Our summer services are more casual than they are the rest of the year: our choir takes a break, our minister takes some vacation time, and our formal religious education program for children and youth goes on hiatus until the fall. Children of all ages are always welcome and we will have a comfortable playroom for parents who may need to take them out of the service if they get fidgety. Most of the summer services will take place in the air-conditioned Parish Hall.

What doesn’t change, no matter the season, is our need to be together, to connect with old friends and welcome new ones. We gather in the spirit of peace and reverence, taking a deep breath to prepare our hearts, minds and souls for the week to come. If you have questions about our church or about Unitarian Universalism, please don’t hesitate to ask someone on the staff or to e-mail our minister. You can learn a lot about us on our website, but we want to learn about you, too. It is good to be together.

Wisdom Circle
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)

WISDOM CIRCLE

Please bring a bag lunch to our next gathering this Thursday, March 14.

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 facilitators are Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, Gloria Kozlosky and Ruth Griffin.

Sweet Sale – Sun., Feb. 10 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The UU Women will be having their annual Sweet Sale on Sunday, February 10. Cook up your favorite sweets and bring them to the Parish Hall on Saturday morning, February 9, for the UU Women to package in festive red ribbon and bows.

Wisdom Circle

12:00-1:30 in the Fellowship Room

Please bring a bag lunch to our next gathering on February 14.

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.

Sunday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m. service: Sacred Space
Our December 23 service is dedicated to all those who have supporting roles in life’s drama. They’re not stars but they shine in their own way. We will have a violinist this morning. Come for some peace and beauty in the midst of the holiday stress.
Monday, Dec. 24, 5:30 Candlelight Service

We gather for our traditional service of carols, stories, and a Christmas message. All ages are welcome. Please join us for Christmas punch and fellowship afterward.

Our December Worship services explore the sacred in our lives.

Please join us each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. as we begin this special sacred season together.

Dec. 2 Sacred Time

Dec. 9 Sacred People

Dec. 16 Sacred Light

Dec. 23 Sacred Space

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 30 Sacred Fire

“We Carry On For Them” -All Souls Sunday Celebration 
10 a.m., Oct. 28
Halloween Party afterwards!
Join us for our celebration of the ancestors and for a really fun Halloween party afterwards! Kids, come in costume! Please feel free to submit the photos of ancestors and loved ones who have passed away in the past year to Rev. Vicki for inclusion in the slide show, or framed photos for the altar table is also great
Sunday, October 7 – 10:00 a.m.
Blessing of the Animals
The Peace of Wild Things
 
Animals as teachers of peace. 
Bring your furry, scaly, feathered friends on leashes or in carriers for a Blessing of the Animals service. Stuffies and photos also welcome.

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.