Unitarian Universalist Congregational

Society of Westborough

Sunday Morning at UUCSW

Before Service at 9:30 am

Choir Rehearsal

Service at 10:30 am

The Meaning of Racial Justice

Led by members of the Racial Justice Committee

Please join us as we reflect on the meaning of racial justice, both to us as a congregation and individually.  We will be looking at some of the work done by Michelle Norris, creator of the Race Card Project, as she presented in her book, “Our Hidden Conversations: What Americans Really Think About Race and Identity”. 

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

Join us online at zoom.us/j/89873989254

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

Masks encouraged in the sanctuary. 

Share the Plate organization for March -

Special Olympics of Massachusetts

Special Olympics Massachusetts offers sports training, recreational activities, and leadership programs to people with intellectual disabilities. These programs develop self-confidence, independence, and create a sense of belonging. By fostering an environment of empowerment and compassion, Special Olympics is not only transforming the experiences of athletes but influencing societal perceptions and attitudes towards intellectual disabilities.


UUCSW Calendar & Announcements

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Thurs, March 21, 7 pm - Garden Committee Meeting
  • Sun, March 24
  • 9:30 am - Choir Rehearsal
  • 10:30 am - Sunday Service
  • Mon, March 18 - Knitting Group
  • Weds, March 27, 7 pm - RE Committee Meeting

Pledge Update 3/21

Have you had the chance to pledge yet?

If so, THANK YOU! If not, pledging is easy! You can pledge in Realm (go to the giving link in the left column), fill out a pledge form found in the sanctuary and hand it in, or email Bruce Hall at [email protected]. If you’d like to discuss your specific pledge, please call Bruce at 650-380-4675. You can also discuss our pledge campaign with anyone on the pledge committee, or any member of the Board of Trustees.

Pledge Update: The 2024-2025 UUCSW Pledge Campaign - Growing and Sharing Together – is going great guns! We are at $83,085 - more than halfway to our goal of $150,000! 

You can see our pledge brochure here to learn more about our pledge campaign theme and  goals. To help you rightsize your pledge, we’ve created a pledge Giving Guide which offers tools for looking at your particular circumstances and helping you to pledge accordingly. If you should choose to increase your pledge, once again all pledge increases will be matched dollar for dollar

We had a great Celebration Sunday service on March 10. You can hear Rev. Laurel’s sermon here and see Bruce Hall (head of the pledge committee) kick off the service with a short video here.

Thanks for helping us Grow and Share Together!

Youth Group Shopping Trip for Local Refugee Families

Youth Group was busy at Target this weekend, shopping for dental hygiene products for local refugee families. This need was identified by the Westborough Fire Department, and Youth Group was happy to answer the call! The items will be given to the Fire Department for distribution to the families.

Many thanks to Rev. Laurel and the Youth Group for making the shopping trip, and to all who have donated to the Minister's Discretionary Fund. We are glad we have the ability to donate these necessary items to local families in need.

Vote Forward

The Racial Justice Committee is committed to encouraging voters as a way for citizens to make a difference. We are sending letters to potential voters in historically underrepresented communities in the electorate. The names and addresses are brought to us by Vote Forward. Sheila McPharlin is coordinating the project. If you would like to participate, please contact her at [email protected] or by phone. 860-304-4668.

UUCSW Music Survey

Have a favorite hymn or a song you wish we sang in church? Interested in singing, but hesitant about singing in front of a crowd? We're looking for your input into how we do music at UUCSW. Please fill out this survey to share your thoughts!

Fill out the Music Survey HERE

Welcome Blanket Project

Join us in welcoming refugees to the US by helping to collectively craft a blanket to donate to the Welcome Blanket project.

The Racial Justice Committee invites those who knit or crochet, whether novice or expert, to join us in creating a joint gift of welcome from UUCSW. Imagine 16 knitted or crocheted, 10”x10” squares from individual members and friends sewn together as one warm, melting-pot welcome! Deadline for completed squares is April 14, 2024. Jane Walsh is coordinating, offers this Q&A sheet and will be available after service on March 17 and 24 to answer questions. She can also be reached at [email protected] or 508-393-9206 (please leave a message). 

SMOC Food and Clothing Drives

This month's SMOC food and clothing collections will be delivered on Friday March 29th to the Worcester Shelter. Donations may be made on Sundays in church, or on Thursday afternoon, March 28th, at the Ruggles Street door, between 4:30 and 5:45. Bologna may be stored in the upstairs parlor refrigerator.

SMOC food and clothing donations may now be dropped off in the box in the Sanctuary every Sunday. Bologna can be stored in the upstairs refrigerator in the parlor. If you need alternate arrangements for drop-off, please contact Pauline Sciarappa at [email protected]

Book Group

Our next book group meeting will be Fri, April 12 at 7pm at Central One Bank, 40 South Street, Westborough. The book this month is Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

Summary: In this exhilarating novel, two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.

Please contact Susie Wells with any questions: [email protected].

All are welcome!

UUA and Community News

Please mark your March calendars for a virtual screening of PRECONCEIVED, a powerful new documentary about 'crisis pregnancy centers' - the ground game of the anti-abortion movement - and Zoom discussion with the filmmakers, experts featured in the film, and activists working to stop these groups from undermining our reproductive health and rights in Massachusetts!

Register now and get your exclusive link to watch the film from March 18 - 25 and join a virtual forum with the filmmakers and experts featured in the documentary on March 24th.

Register at: bit.ly/preconfilm


For more information contact: [email protected]

March 21, 2024. 7:00 pm ET / 90 minutes long

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness that 2.2 billion people live without access to safe water. We are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs and Rev. Karen Van Fossan into a conversation on this important and sacred day. They are defenders and protectors of water; two spiritual leaders in our UU movement who will help us build a heart-centered approach to a right relationship with Mother Earth and her waters.


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