Fairhaven, MA – SouthCoast Progressive Voices (SCPV), sponsored and organized by The Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven, will host a series of seminars this fall to explore ideas through conversations with experts in fields of broad public interest, including but not limited to current affairs of a local, regional or national nature. This series will gather individuals from the local community for two-hour engaging discussion sessions, which will take place at the Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven, MA and will be open to the public. In lieu of charging for this series, donations will be gladly accepted.
SCPV Speaker Series: American Society in a Time of Transition, 7:00 p.m., September 14, 2016
How did we get here? Where could we be headed? What major challenges are weighing on our future prosperity? Presented by Michael Goodman, Professor of Public Policy, Executive Director of the Public Policy Center, and Acting Chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Register online at http://bit.ly/TimeofTransition
SCPV Speaker Series: Spirituality for Nonreligious People, 7:00 p.m., October 12, 2016
Can one be spiritual while a nonbeliever or a member of no religious denomination? Presented by Chris Stedman, author of Faitheist, alumni of Meadville Lombard Theological School, and Executive Director of Yale University’s Humanist Community. Register online at http://bit.ly/SpiritualityforNonReligious
SCPV Speaker Series: Elder/Consumer Fraud for Caregivers, 7:00 p.m., November 9, 2016
What you should know to protect yourself, those in your care and those you love. Presented by Lucilia Prates, Director for the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program. Register online at http://bit.ly/ElderConsumerFraud
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven (UUSF) forms a vibrant, compassionate and safe spiritual community that encourages free religious expression and lifelong learning. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit us at www.uufairhaven.org.
Weaving the Web, Blessing of the Backpacks, and our All-Church Picnic
Sunday, August 28th. 10:30 a.m. Worship (Parish Hall Auditorium)
12:00 p.m. Blessing of the Backpacks (Church Lawn)
12:15 p.m. All Church Picnic (Parish Hall Dining Room and outside)
This Sunday, August 28th, our new minister Rev. Jordinn Nelson Long will lead us in an all-ages worship service in the parish hall. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m, and is entitled “WeavingtheWeb.”
Rev. Jordinn will introduce us to our September worship theme of Covenant, as we create a ribbon weaving in celebration of the diversity and beauty of this gathered community.
Welcome back; please bring a length of ribbon for each member of your family (and we’ll have plenty extras here at the church if you forget).
Join us afterward for the Blessing of the Backpacks on the church lawn (12:00 p.m.).
Our Farewell Summer all-church potluck picnic will immediately follow. We’ll share sandwich fixings, sides, and dessert; gluten free and veggie options available.
Flower Communion Sunday is our final Worship Service until we resume on August 7th with a drumming service led by Ed Rooney. Don’t forget that summer services begin at 9:30 and meet in the Parish House…
Below is a list of the August service leaders and topics:
August 7th Ed Rooney – drumming
August 14th Pat Cooney – Gandhi’s Seven Deadly Sins
August 21st Jean Lawlor – Poetry/Prose Circle with accompaniment from Dwight
(10:30 services begin on Sunday, August 28th, when our new minister, Rev. Jordinn Nelson Long, will lead us in “Weaving the Web.” We’ll begin at 10:30 in the Parish Hall; bring a length of ribbon for each member of your family, or we have plenty of extras.)
Please volunteer if you can! Beth Kelley is in need of “Greeters” for Homecoming Weekend, June 25th from 10am – 4pm. If you can spare an hour or more to welcome guests/visitors she would be much obliged! Please see Beth at Coffee Hour or contact her (508-758-6311). Church building information cards are available.
Also, if you can help out with tours during the summer, July and August – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm, it would be greatly appreciated!!
The End-of-Church-Year picnic will be held following the church service on Sunday, June 12th, on the grounds surrounding Harrop Center. There will be salads and desserts prepared by the Women’s Alliance and offerings from the grille (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers) by the Men’s Fellowship. Lawn games for the kids and for adults will be set up. Please plan on joining us!!
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.