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 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.