Weekly Update - August 27th, 2020
Safari Sunday: “Everything is a Miracle”
August 30th at 10:00 am
The 19th century poet Walt Whitman asked, “Why make so much of a miracle? As to me I know nothing else but miracles.” This is the worldview that our faith calls us to as Unitarian Universalists. In this service, we will appreciate the magic and the mystery in everyday life and we will come to better understand that everything is a miracle worth celebrating. This Safari Sunday service is hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton and led by Rev. Daniel Gregoire. All are welcome.

Join or watch at: facebook.com/uusgu
For a full listing of all UUCSW Summer Services, click here or download our printable 2020 Summer Services Flyer.
September 6th Service Input Requested!
On Sunday, September 6th (Labor Day weekend) we will honor American workers and those among us who are working and navigating the ever-shifting tides of the pandemic.

If you are working, we invite you to share your story about how things have changed for you since March. Are you a frontline worker providing essential services to the community? Did you have to close your business to stem the spread of the virus? Are you working at home now? Are you a teacher getting ready to return to the classroom or teach online? Are you working from home while caring for your children? Have all the changes been difficult or has there been a silver lining?

In addition to your story, if you are willing to share a photo of yourself in your "new normal" work environment, we would love to include it in a slide show during the service! Please send stories and photos to program.chair@uucsw.org.

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!
Sharon Barrett and Lisa Shumway
September 6th Service Leaders 
Racial Justice Committee
Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm, an opportunity to discuss the book How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi will be offered. An interview with Dr. Kendi from the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival is available at aspenideas.org/sessions/how-to-be-an-antiracist. Kim Hall and Jerry Breecher will facilitate. Join us at zoom.us/j/88916111195.
Help Get Out the Vote with “UU the Vote”
Join a Letter Writing Campaign
We, the UUCSW Social Justice Committee, are participating in a “UU the Vote” letter writing campaign to encourage lapsed voters in targeted states to vote in this year’s presidential election. Join us and we will give you voter names, addresses and standardized voter-specific letters that you will personalize by handwriting your reason for voting. Marge Fisher and Jerry Breecher will sign up through UU the Vote with the sponsoring organization, VoteForward. They will download lists of voters and will email you a PDF of the voter-specific letters which you will print. Here's a link to more information.
DRUUMM Regional Caucus September 19th
Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) invites BIPOC Unitarian Universalists to participate in its Fall 2020 DRUUMM Regional (virtual) BIPOC Caucuses. As we face a world on fire and the dehumanizing impact of racism, we need one another more than ever for our own healing and liberation. DRUUMM is organizing these member-led BIPOC spaces with the intention of deepening our connections with one another, being present to one another’s stories and truth, and fostering systems of care. The New England Regional BIPOC Caucus is September 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. More information can be found at druumm.onefireplace.org.
UUCSW Zoom Meeting Links
UU Knits (every Mon at 6:30 pm): zoom.us/j/588727151
Book Group (2nd Fri at 7 pm): zoom.us/j/605989233
Tuesday Community Hour (7 pm): zoom.us/j/345487625
Thursday Community Hour (10:30 am): zoom.us/j/102826335