UUCSW Weekly Update
September 26, 2019
Sunday Service: Criminal Injustice – Cash Bail and Incarceration
September 29 at 10:30 am
Muriel Kramer is an advocate for change in criminal justice policy and understands cash bail to be unjust – a system that is both unnecessary and overly burdensome on people of color and all who are poor. Until cash bail is eliminated, she will work to keep as many people as possible from serving pretrial jail sentences.
We need your help to create a welcoming environment at UUCSW!
In order to create a welcoming environment on Sundays, which we all value, from the greeters at our doors to coffee and snacks after the service, we all need to chip in. Please volunteer to be a greeter and/or coffee hour host. There is a sign-up board in the chapel or you can use the sign-up genius link below. In order to fill all the spots, we ask that each of you, to the best of your ability, signs up to greet twice and host coffee hour twice, over the course of the church year. If you are not sure what these tasks entail, please contact Lisa Shumway at Membership@UUCSW.org.

Blood Drive in Honor of Corinne Sciarappa
Make a difference by giving blood at the Congregational Church of Westboro (57 West Main Street) on Saturday, September 28 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

On June 2nd, after her courageous, four-year battle with cancer, Corinne Sciarappa passed away with her loving family by her side. Her long fight consisted of countless trips to the Jimmy Fund Clinic, many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, and nearly 200 blood and platelet transfusions. Through it all, Corinne was dedicated to making the world a better place, and she consistently placed her care and concern for others above her own. It is in this spirit that we invite you to donate blood in Corinne’s memory on Saturday, September 28th. There continues to be an urgent need for blood, and many patients depend on the kindness and generosity of donors like you. Walk ins are welcome, but scheduling an appointment is recommended.  
Social Justice Meeting September 29
Social Justice Meeting this Sunday at noon. Kickoff for the year - where do we want to focus our energies? Please join us.
If Not Now, When? If Not Me, Who?
There is a Climate March and Rally in Worcester this Friday, September 27th. UUs are meeting at 11:30 at Lincoln Square (corner of Highland and Grove streets) to join the march. Wear your Standing on the Side of Love shirt if you have one and join us. Information here.

Last Friday there were over 600 Youth Climate Strike events in the US, thousands world-wide and over 5 million participants. Hundreds of students left classes to attend a rally in Worcester. There were also a hundred or so older non-students and at least ten UUs, making UUs once again 'the people who show up'.

These marches and rallies are all about reminding us to stand behind climate science. We must work together to face the climate crisis and minimize its effects. We can use the science to make good decisions about the products we buy, the energy we consume, how we conserve resources and protect the environment, what we talk to family and friends about and what we require our local, state and national leaders to do. We are in this together.
Social Justice Action
Click below to view this week's Social Justice Action "Green Sheet."