Sabbatical Chat and Worship Workshop
September 15, September 29, October 6
Join Rev. Vicki in the sanctuary after coffee hour to learn about the ministry of the church during her sabbatical from November 10-May 10, 2020. Who is doing what? Where are you needed?
In the absence of the minister, the congregation has an opportunity to hear a variety of perspectives from the pulpit and to connect with each other and with newcomers in a particularly intimate way, discovering or strengthening each one’s own ministerial awareness and gifts.
The Sabbatical Chat will take about 15 minutes, after which those who would like to can stay for hands-on training for involvement with worship services, ushering and greeting.
Thursday, June 13, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Please bring a brown-bag lunch
Wisdom Circle is a monthly gathering geared toward seniors to share the perspectives and life experiences of older age. It is intended to be supportive and informative, a program, both of faith development and pastoral ministry.
The facilitator will be Gloria Kozlosky.
UUCGL Annual Meeting on June 2 at 10 a.m.
The Annual Meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn will be held on Sunday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m., in the sanctuary, as we integrate our annual meeting with our worship service. A Board of Trustees slate of Officers and Members at Large, as set forth below, will be presented for election at the meeting:
Past President: Scott Nowka
President: Michael Celona
Vice President: Eileen Cummings
Treasurer: Sarah Cecil (through 2020)
Assistant Treasurer: Rebecca Greene
Clerk: Jeff Gunther
At Large: Suzanne Forgione (through 2021)
At Large: Jeff Gunther (through 2021)
At Large: Mark Vander Linden (through 2022)
At Large Ruth Griffin (through 2022)
Rev. Tom Schade re-narrates the history of contemporary Unitarian Universalism from the 1940s through the merger to the present in a four-part sermon series. For four different eras, he will talk about what religious liberals were most concerned about, what challenges they faced, and how they were changed by the events of their time. He argues that our faith has a shared story which tells the truth of our experiences, and which gives us tools to face the future.
June 24: Part 1: “Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer” – Religious Liberals in the 1940s and 1950s.
July 8 Part 2: “Joining the Revolution” –
UUism in the 1960s and early 1970s.
July 22: Part 3: “But What Are We For” –
UUism in the 1980s and 1990s.
July 29: Part 4: “Utopians Radicalized by Reality” –
UUism in the 21st Century.
Each worship service will also include typical hymns and readings of that era.
Rev. Schade is a life-long Unitarian, and the son of a Unitarian minister active in the UU ministry from 1947 to 1955. Rev. Schade (the younger) served the First Unitarian Church of Worcester from 1999-2012. He now lives in Pawtucket, RI. He writes a blog “The Lively Tradition” (www.tomschade.com) where he explores the intersection of contemporary UU public theology and current events.