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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
12:00pm – Light refreshments and Childcare Provided
We look forward to seeing our new members especially at our annual meeting. We ask all members to attend, particularly so that we will have a quorum for voting purposes. Two meetings a year are required by our Bylaws–a semi-annual and an annual meeting. We will conduct the business of the Society, affirm new committee members, vote to elect new members for our church board, and vote to approve our budget for next year. We cannot vote upon anything unless we have a quorum.
This past week, May Day and the pagan holiday of Beltane arrived. Children and adults alike are invited to gather on the lawn at noon this Sunday, May 7th, where Cathy Burton will lead us in a joyous May pole ritual. Weather permitting, coffee and snacks will be outside, and everyone can take part in the fun. And, hey- discuss anti-racism as you are so moved. Like so many others, this Sunday is a layering of ALL that is our lives. See you there.
The Social Justice Committee will be presenting the UU’s “Guide to the Congregational Study Action Issue 2016-2020: The Corruption of Our Democracy”. Starting April 30th for three (3) sessions in the conference room to the left of the stage at noon. Please plan on joining us. Donna King, SJC Chair
This study guide explores current issues and challenges we now face in our democracy. Including learning about the Supreme Court decision in “Citizens United” that ruled Corporations are People and Money is free speech and how that is effecting our democratic process. It is a call to envision our role as a faith community to promote a societal ethos that affirms dignity for all, that takes responsibility for the human role in ecological disaster and openness to rethink our use of political power and production of wealth.
On April 23, we will recognize new members with a brief ceremony during the church service. A few words by the Minister, the President of the Board of Governors and a member of the Membership Committee will welcome them. The new members then sign the Membership Book and receive some welcoming gifts from the congregation.
If you are interested in becoming a new member, please call the church office at 508-992-7081 or email the office at email@example.com. Recently we have had New Member Bio’s in our program and the biographies were a big hit. The biographies share a bit of your lives with the congregation.
If you have any questions about New Member Sunday, feel free to email Linda Holbrook (co-chair) Membership Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“No right is more precious to a free congregation than that of choosing its own minister. No right is more precious to a Unitarian Universalist minister than that of choosing the congregation with whom she will share her ministry.”
Installation of Rev. Jordinn: Last May we conducted a joyous vote to unanimously call Rev. Jordinn as our new Settled Minister. On April 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm we will conduct a special service to officially install Rev. Jordinn as our 22nd minister. This is a shared and special ritual bonding our congregation with our minister. All members are strongly encouraged to participate in this foundational milestone for our church community. Come and lend your voice and presence to this very special occasion, where we will also be welcoming Rev. Ann Fox as our Minister Emeritus.