Entries by Victoria Weinstein

We Can Burn But Not Be Consumed

  “Forged In The Fire” A sermon given at UUCGL on November 4, 2018 Courtesy of a tenacious bacteria by the name of campylobacteriosis, I had a full day and a half in a bed at Union Hospital in Lynn earlier this week with a lot of time to watch Netflix on my iPad. So […]

Lynn Food Project

On Saturday, October 20, Bruce Campbell and John Benson, both members of the Green Sanctuary Ministry Team, volunteered at the Food Project’s Lynn farm located next to the Ingalls School. It was a beautiful, sunny morning, as they helped prepare a portion of the beds for a late fall planting. Working side-by-side with the Food […]

Be A Glue Stick

  When I was a teenager I had two very talented friends who starred in many of the theatre productions I was involved in. They were wonderful performers and close friends who had a motto: “Whoever gets in first gets the other one in.” What they meant by that was that whoever made it big […]

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Learn About the Sanctuary Movement

Dear congregation, Given the growing urgency around Trump’s deporation machine even here in Massachusetts, where our neighbors are under threat of arbitrary arrest, detention and separation from their families and communities we must talk about our role in the humanitarian response to this crisis. The three commitments of the UUA’s LOVE RESISTS campaign are: Expand […]

Breakheart Reservation

Breakheart ReservationWalk – August 4 This summer take some time to reconnect with the “interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part!” Come join the Green Sanctuary Ministry Team for a walk at the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus on Saturday August 4th! In keeping with the GSMT’s tradition of sponsoring outdoor activities […]

Minister’s Summer Schedule

  I will be on vacation from July 6-August 3, 2018. Gloria Kozlosky, Membership and Hospitality Ministry Team Chair, is the Summer Caring Coordinator.  Please let her know if you think someone needs a call or visit. She will contact me if there is a pastoral emergency. Liz Weber, UU seminarian, is happy to receive […]

Come Together and Make a Difference

It seems like everybody is fighting these days, on FaceBook, Twitter, backyards and front yards, with family, with friends, with strangers and trolls. “How can so-and-so actually believe the garbage that they see on that news station? Don’t they know that’s fake news designed to divide us?” It’s hard not to blame, not to pity, […]

Yes, We’re Going In Circles

[I offered these reflections during our Annual Meeting on June 10, 2018. – VW] We shaped the arc of this year as a circle. “Draw the Circle Wider” was the theme of our ministry, the metaphor we used for our mission to think expansively and to prepare for a future where we would not fairly […]