Weekly Update - May 21st, 2020
Special Announcements
UUCSW to remain fully online through August
In the interest of the health of our congregation and community, the Board of Trustees has voted to keep all operations, including Sunday Services, online through August 31st. We are continuing to review relevant guidelines and best practices as we look towards next year.
Congregational Survey - Please respond by May 27th
The UUCSW Board has formed a Religious Education Task Force to review our current program and suggest changes as necessary to ensure its effectiveness and sustainability. As part of our work, we would like to survey the whole congregation to understand your views and hopes for religious education at UUCSW. Please take 5 minutes to complete this Member Survey by May 27th. Thank you for your time!

From the RE Task Force: Diana Beck, Erin Gold, Tim Nourse, Cecilia Owens, Pauline Sciarappa
Mark your calendar! Annual Meeting June 14th
UUCSW's Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom at 11:30 am on Sunday, June 14th after service. All Members are encouraged to join us and make your voice heard. The Zoom log in/call in information will be provided in the Weekly Update; if you need assistance accessing Zoom in order to participate, please reach out to office@uucsw.org.
Weekend Worship
"Bridging" Service this Saturday!
May 23rd at 2:00 pm
led by Rev. Laurel Gray
Due to this past Sunday's Zoom outage, we were unable to host our planned "Bridging" service for our teens graduating from high school. Please join us on Saturday afternoon for this rescheduled celebration!

To join us online, click zoom.us/j/88140326815
To call in, dial 301-715-8592, meeting ID 88140326815
Sunday Service: "Choices"
May 24th at 10:30 am
led by Jim Kirk
We are always making choices. Big choices, little choices. Individual choices, group choices. Red choices, blue choices. Me choices, you choices. One of the biggest choices we make as a country is to go to war. As we prepare to honor those who have died for the wars we have waged, let’s explore choice and what that means. (Please note: this service will discuss war and may not be suitable for all children.)

To join us online, click zoom.us/j/293107677
To call in, dial 301-715-8592, meeting ID 293107677
Summer Information
Register for UUA General Assembly
GA is coming up June 24th-28th and you can register as a virtual participant! All registrants will have access to the GA Virtual Participation Portal, which combines multiple modes of engagement that include chat, Q&A, and polling. Registrants are able to watch and ask questions in live sessions including workshops and business sessions. Voting Delegates are also able to propose amendments in the live business sessions, participate in debates, and vote in general sessions. To register, go to: uua.org/ga/off-site/registrants.
Looking forward to Summer Services...
This summer as we continue to follow the UUA's guidance for gathering, the Program Committee will host online Summer Services beginning Sunday, June 21st. They will take place on Zoom and begin at 9:30 am. (Please note this is one hour earlier than our normal service time.) The format will be relaxed and interactive with readings and reflections setting the tone. We hope you can join us!
COVID-19 Information
UU Mass Action COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Community based efforts are leading the way in caring for people in crisis in need of resources. UU Mass Action has established a COVID-19 emergency fund to provide aid to partner organizations helping people in many affected communities and is aiming to collect $50,000. Funds are distributed every week based on need. Consider making a one time or recurring donation. Directions and more information here: uumassaction.org/blog-posts/2020/4/6/covid19-emergency-fund-for-uu-partners
Help restock the Westborough Food Pantry!
In Your Shoes is promoting a contact-less pick-up food drive to help restock the Westborough Food Pantry on Saturday, May 30th. Please leave donations at the end of your driveway by 9:00 am. For a detailed list of suggested donation items and to register your street address for a pick-up, please visit inyourshoeswestborough.com.
Local COVID-19 resources available at uucsw.org
We have a new COVID-19 Resources page on the UUCSW website with information that you may find helpful at this challenging time. Included are links to local updates, mental health services, special information for seniors, and more. If you are aware of a local resource that we should add to this page, please email office@uucsw.org.
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