Sunday Morning

Ingathering Sunday

Led by Rev. Laurel Gray

Please join us for Ingathering Sunday with our traditional Water Communion. We will have water available in the sanctuary, or you may bring your own water that is meaningful to you. Water Communion is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources.

This service will be held in the sanctuary and on Zoom:

Join us online at

Join us by phone at 301-715-8592, meeting ID 89873989254

Masks encouraged in the sanctuary. 

Religious Exploration Classes will be starting Sunday, September 17 at 9:30 am. We will begin with a kickoff party to welcome everyone back to our church home!

UUCSW Announcements

Greeters Needed!

Now that we are back in the sanctuary, we need to have smiling faces greeting our friends at the doors. 

Can you arrive at 10 am and help with this important task?

Please sign up using the "Sign-Up Genius" link below for dates that work for you.

Thank you in advance for your support!

The Membership Engagement Team (MET)

Sign Up to be a Greeter!

Youth Group Advisors needed!

Our High School Youth Group offers age-appropriate and fun ways to explore spirituality, leadership, service, and engagement with the community and peers. Youth are supported in their journey by advisors and staff.

What are the responsibilities of a Youth Group Advisor?

  • Attend Youth Group meetings 1-2x per month, usually on Sunday evenings.
  • Relate well to and enjoy working with high school aged youth.
  • Work with our high school youth to plan outings, community service, and fundraising. The DRE and the teens will be responsible for taking the lead on planning and outreach. The advisors facilitate meetings and accompany the teens on occasional outings.
  • Help youth build relationships in the community through service.
  • Provide a safe environment.
  • Foster creativity and “thinking out of the box”.
  • Communicate problems or concerns to the DRE and/or Minister.
  • Have fun!

Youth Group advisors must be at least 25 years old.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Colleen at [email protected]

Garden Committee Meeting

Tuesday September 19th at 7 pm on Zoom.

Please contact Phyllis if you need any further information.

Book Group

The book this month is Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl. The September 8th feast will be hosted by Judith Nicholson, 49 Lackey St. 

Contact Susie Wells at [email protected] with any questions.

SMOC Food and Clothing Drives

SMOC Food & Clothing Collections are on the following Thursdays:

September 28

October 26

November 16

December 20

4:30 pm

Ruggles St. Door

Community News

Do you have items to donate for the Westborough Community Chorus Yard Sale?

Please contact Myra Kinnamon at [email protected] or

508-898-2586, to arrange a drop-off day and time between Tuesday, August 1, 2023 and Saturday, September 2, 2023

Donation Requirements:

 Items must be clean and in good working condition

o NO dents, chips, cracks, holes, or stains

Items Accepted:

 CLEAN household items Including linens, home décor, holiday décor tools, gardening items, etc

 Wardrobe accessories including scarves, gloves, purses, belts, neckties, etc

 SMALL furniture only

 Jewelry

 Books, DVDs, Musical Items (Vinyl records, CDs, sheet music)

 TVs – Flat screen only

Items NOT Accepted:

 Computers and accessories/electronics/VCRs

 Heavy exercise equipment

 Clothing (accessories only, as noted above)

 Stuffed animals

 Cassette tapes/8-track tapes

 Magazines, encyclopedias, reference materials, textbooks, computer manuals

Westborough for Life!

Stay. Connect. Thrive.

We will be participating as an exhibitor in the upcoming Westborough Connects event - Westborough for Life! Stay. Connect. Thrive., taking place at Westborough High School on Sunday, September 10th from 1-4 pm. This free community program is aimed at adults from age 45-99+. Through an expo featuring community clubs, businesses, and organizations; a variety of mini courses; and participation in fun activities aka "funtivities," the event offers many ways to connect and live well in Westborough. Whether you are curious about opportunities to join local organizations, you want to feel like a kid going back to school by taking a short course on an interesting topic, or you’ve always wanted to try your hand at activities such as salsa dancing or pickleball, this event is for you. Stop in anytime during the day- or stay the whole time. Invite local friends, family and neighbors, too. We hope to see you there. 

For more information, check out the event page: , or visit or ask us!

Town Announcement: 

On Saturday, September 30, 2023, a special Flag Burning ceremony will be held at 1 pm at Veterans Freedom Park, 169A West Main St., Westborough, sponsored by the Veteran Advisory Board, and supported by the WFD, WPD, and the DPW. There will be a special equestrian presentation by the Framingham Lancers, one of the oldest cavalry organizations in the country. All are welcome to bring their worn-out flags that are ready to be retired. Families are invited to learn about the handling and disposition of our cherished flag and to enjoy the entertainment. 


Fri, Sept 8

7:00 pm

Book Group

Sun, Sept 10

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Welcome back!

Mon, Sep 11

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Sun, Sept 17

9:30 am

RE Kickoff Party

Welcome back!

Sun, Sept 17

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Mon, Sep 18

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Tue, Sep 19

7:00 pm

Garden Committee

Sun, Sept 24

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Mon, Sep 18

6:30 pm

UU Knits



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