Weekly Update - June 3rd, 2021
Sunday Service: "Coming of Age"
June 6th at 10:30 am
This service will be led by our Coming of Age group. As Unitarian Universalists, the Coming of Age ritual is a time when we recognize the transition from childhood into the beginning of adulthood. The youth spend weeks reflecting on their core values and what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, which culminates in this service. This is a moment to celebrate them and honor their transition.

To join online, go to zoom.us/j/89214621289
To join by phone, call 301-715-8592, meeting ID 89214621289
Mark Your Calendar! Annual Meeting June 13th
UUCSW's Annual Meeting will be Sunday, June 13th at 12:00 noon on Zoom. Please see the Annual Meeting Warrant here.
"Circle Sundays" Summer Services
This summer we are joining together with First Parish Northboro, the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, and First Parish Church of Berlin for virtual "Circle Sundays" services.

The services are taking shape, but we are still looking for service leaders on July 25th and August 22nd. If you have an idea for a service, please send an email to Sharon Barrett at program.chair@uucsw.org.
Ujima Fund
Check your US mail! Kathie Metzger and Sheila McPharlin, on behalf of the Finance and Racial Justice Committees, have sent us an invitation to invest in Boston's working-class Black, Indigenous and People-of-Color (BIPOC) communities by supporting the Ujima Fund – an established democratic investment mechanism for raising capital to finance small businesses, real estate, and infrastructure projects (ujimaboston.com). We aim to raise together $2,500, have that matched by funds already earmarked for investment (up to $2,500) and then invest in the Ujima Fund a total of $5,000 on behalf of UUCSW. Questions can be directed to Kathie or Sheila.
SMOC Food Drive for June
Please consider participating in a food drive to benefit the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC). They are especially in need of: 6-8 ounce juice boxes; fresh fruit, especially apples and clementines; 16 oz. packages of bologna; and soft granola bars. There will be a collection on Thursday, June 24th between 4:30 and 5:45 pm at the Ruggles Street door. Please reach out to Libba Moore at libbamoore13@gmail.com ahead of time if there’s a better time for you. Thank you for your help with this.
Clothing Drive for SMOC
SMOC has identified the need for clothing, especially for men. Donated items can include: new socks and underwear, and gently used sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts, and jeans. Please bring your donations to UUCSW on Thursday, June 24th between 4:30 and 5:45 pm, the same day/time as the monthly food drive. If this timing does not work for you, please reach out to Nancy Siegal at Nsiegal185@msn.com or Pauline Sciarappa at psciarappa@gmail.com for other options.
Spiritual Resources for the Month of June
This month's Soul Matters resources explore the theme of Play.

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