Due to incredibly slick conditions on our property, which are affecting the walkways and handicap parking/ramp in particular, all UUSF services and programs are cancelled this Sunday, January 7th.
Your safety and that of the public visiting our building are top priorities, and the unusual nature of this storm created a layer of ice that our snow removal contractor cannot address until temperatures rise again.
We look forward to welcoming you back on Sunday, Janury 14th, when we will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day with an all-ages service led by our minister, Rev. Jordinn Nelson Long.
UUSF offices are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, January 9th, at 9:30 a.m. Our thanks in the meantime to our property team and leaders who have worked during this cold spell to keep our buildings dry and systems in good working order until we are together again.
In faith, and until soon,
Larry DeSalvatore and the UUSF leadership team
Unitarian Memorial Church . Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven
102 Green Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Doors open at 6:30; service begins at 7:00 p.m. We’ll conclude the service with a candlelit “Silent Night,” accompanied by the UUSF choir and violinist Heather Church. Nursery care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is available in Harrop Center (the Tudor Manse accessible from Center St.) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Children are also welcome to attend the service.
An offering will be taken to support the pastoral fund of the church, which helps with heat, housing, and care for the infirm.
Starting this month, UU Society of Fairhaven is embarking on a multigenerational adventure–Reimagining Sundays! One Sunday per month, we’ll “do church” differently, exploring that month’s theme in a variety of hands-on ways. In different spaces in our buildings and grounds, and through deeper ways of touching our communities, we’ll share fun and laughter, and take a new look at what matters as we build days and lives of connection and meaning.
September’s theme is Beauty, and this Sunday September 24th, we will set out to discover it in surprising places–and to share what we find. Kids and adults meet in the sanctuary at 10:30 sharp, and wear comfortable shoes or bring your best travelin’ wheels. You’ll be guided outside on a self-paced scavenger hunt for the lovely and unexpected, or you may remain with Rev. Jordinn inside our gorgeous building, where we’ll look more deeply at the beauty that surrounds us here. We’ll rejoin each other at the end of the hour for song and a very special invitation.
We can’t wait. See you soon . . . and get ready to Re-Imagine Sundays.
(Questions? Reach out to Rev. Jordinn at email@example.com)
We’ll gather in the dining room for circle worship with a guest pianist. Come for centering, silence, and song. All ages welcome, and we’ll also have a “maker space” in the basement for creative kids (and adults) who want to get their church on by making something with friends. No nursery care provided, but our tiniest friends are welcome among us. Rev. Jordinn Nelson Long
Guest Minister – Rev. Joanna Lubkin will lead a worship focused on how we can support our congregants, friends, and loved ones with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Come healthy, come hurting, come loving, come afraid, come yearning to help. Rev. Jo is the Unitarian Universalist Chaplain at Wellesley College and is an affiliated community minister at Arlington Street Church in Boston. She studied at Hebrew College Rabbinical School before finishing her Masters of Divinity at Andover Newton Theological School. Joanna sings in the Arlington Street Church choir and at The Sanctuary Boston.