December 11 at 4:30pm – Each year, our choir and music director offer us special readings and holiday music to get us in the spirit of the season. Bring your family and friends and children over 10 years of age to witness this special music and to join in singing carols with our choir.
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10am-4pm. Our Parish House will be brimming with handcrafted gifts, baked goods, holiday greens and much more!! Select from a variety of original gifts while enjoying holiday music. A delicious luncheon of assorted soups and sandwiches will be available for purchase in the Harrop Center from 11:30am-2pm. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year – let’s make it a huge success!! Also enjoy a tour of our beautifully decorated Sanctuary from 10am – 4pm.
We will hold our Semi-Annual meeting on Saturday, November 19 at 9am. All members are requested to attend two congregational meetings per year. Non-members may attend as a witness but cannot vote. This is the major way we can communicate with you about important issues. Please do your very best to attend. Thank you. Childcare will be available in Harrop Center.
The Social Justice Committee will be collecting winter gloves, scarves and hats for men, women and children through the month of November for distribution by the Salvation Army to the poor and homeless in New Bedford. These can be clean used or new. We are hoping everyone can bring in something for this very worthy cause. Bring your items to the SOCIAL JUSTICE TABLE container during coffee hour.
Wednesday, November 9th, 7pm. Elder/Consumer Fraud for Caregivers: Protect yourself, those in your care and those you love. Lucilia Prates-Ramos, Activist, Advocate and Statewide Director of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program. This event is free and open to the public. Register online at http://bit.ly/ElderConsumerFraud
Wednesday, October 12th, 7pm. Southcoast Progressive Voices presents Nick Bohl, an artist and educator who has been creating YouTube videos about atheism and society for over 8 years. He is the director and teacher of the E.O. Wilson Big Question Lab, HCH’s secular Sunday school, and has recently released a video series using his own art and music to express his spiritual and philosophical growth without religion entitled [I Wonder]. The event is free and open to the public. Register online at: http://bit.ly/SpiritualityforNonReligious.
“It’s creepy and it’s kooky, mysterious and spooky” … it’s “Music of the Macabre … and More. The concert, a presentation of the church’s Music Committee, will benefit the Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven. To get you into the spirit of Halloween, you’ll be regaled with spine-tingling music on the organ, some melancholy (and amusing) piano compositions, a couple of Broadway songs (with sad endings), some suitably hair-raising violin tunes, a bit of ghoulish humor, and chilling stories and poems. The suggested donation is $10 for the program, which is intended for audience members 16 and older. Light refreshments will follow the concert.
Citizens for Economic Justice, a sub group activity of the Social Justice Committee, has partnered with We the People MA., American Promise National, Interfaith Caucus of Move to Amend, Unitarian Universalist State Action Network and the Unitarian Universalist MA.: Certified Working Group: Economic Equity in Politics (EEP). Together we will work to overturn the Supreme Court decision “Citizen’s United” that declared corporations are people and money as speech. Delegates at the 2016 General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio selected “The Corruption of Our Democracy” to be the 2016-2020 Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI) of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) of Congregations. Our common goal is to win the 28th. Amendment to overturn “Citizens United”, end corruption of elections and reclaim government by the people. We will be presenting and exploring the question, “As corporations use “corporate personhood” and “money as speech” for their interests rather than the people’s needs, can a Constitutional Amendment be passed to protect us”? We look forward to your participation in exploring this issue and your continuing support.
Shepherds Pantry Schedule for this church year is as follows (all times are Saturdays from 8:45-11AM at the Long Plain Methodist Church, 1215 Main Street in Acushnet): (2016) October 22, December 10, (2017) January 28, March 18, May 6, June 24 & August 12.