On the Road Sundays

this Summer

All services are at 10:00 am

8/13 -  "Life's a Beach" with Rev.

Misty-Dawn Shelly at First Parish Church Berlin - FPCBerlin.

Join Rev. Shelly and explore the ways the beach provides a metaphor for the complicated ways we live with the earth. Is life really a beach? This is an all-ages worship service that will include interactive elements including sand, beach balls, and refreshments.

8/20 - "Lessons in Oil Paint" at UUCSW, led by Rev. Laurel Gray

UUCSW Announcements

Book Group

Our next Book Group meeting will be held this Fri, August 11. We will be reading Lady Clementine, by Marie Benedict.

We will meet at Kim Hall's house,

8 Schipper Farm Lane, Southborough at 7pm.

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

From the Racial Justice Committee:

Infant Clothing Needed! You are invited to help us answer the call from Dr. Sara Shields from the Family Health Center of Worcester (FHCW) https://fhcw.org/ Recall that Dr. Shields spoke to us this past Spring during a Sunday service about maternal health and infant mortality. 

The FHCW Baby Shop is running low on supplies. We have collected and donated items in the past. The Baby Shop is currently in need of infant clothing sized newborn through 24 months.

The Racial Justice Committee sees this action as a nod toward helping those harmed by social systems that created unfair circumstances. Collections will be Sunday August 20 immediately before and after the service; and again, on Thursday August 24 during the traditional SMOC collection time. Stay tuned for a September collection date.

For alternative drop off arrangements please contact Pauline at [email protected]; for other questions please text/call Nancy at 508-259-0923. Thank you!

SMOC Food and Clothing Drives

SMOC Food & Clothing Collections are on the following Thursdays:

August 24

September 28

4:30 pm

Ruggles St. Door

Rev. Laurel's Summer Hours

Rev. Laurel will be in office

July 17-21 and August 7-20th. You may contact her at [email protected] with any questions.

Community News

Town of Westborough Seeks Donations for Families Recently Sheltered in Westborough

Nine families are being placed in a hotel in the Town of Westborough. The Select Board, Public Safety departments, Public Health department, the legislative delegation, and other enlisted state agencies mobilized immediately to coordinate the pressing needs of these roughly 40 individuals, which includes children.

The Town is currently seeking donations for the families housed in our community. Currently, we are NOT accepting used clothing, cash donations, or household items.

In order to strategically coordinate needs, we will be accepting donations at the Westborough Fire Station 42 Milk Street, between 10am-2pm from August 9, 2023 through Friday, August 11, 2023.

Click here to see a list of needed items:

Town of Westborough Seeks Donations

Update on Ohio Vote

Thank you to our post card writers!

The Ohio amendment to the constitution was voted down! This means that passage of an upcoming initiative to promote access to abortion will still only require a simple majority (over 50 %) in order to pass.


Thanks to all,

RJC and SHAG members


Friday, Aug 11

7:00 pm

Book Group

Sunday, Aug 13

Service at First Parish Berlin

Mon, Aug 14

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Sunday, Aug 20

Service at UUCSW

Sunday, Aug 20

2-5 pm

RE Retreat

Mon, Aug 21

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Weds, Aug 23

7:00 pm

RE Meeting on Zoom


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