Every week following our Sunday worship service, members of our congregation head from the Sanctuary to our Parish Hall for coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation. When the weather is warmer, we hold Social Hour outside in our lovely courtyard. Adult volunteers and UU Wellesley staff act as hosts. Social Hour offers the opportunity for conversation on an unlimited number of topics. There are special greeters who reach out to visitors to insure that all feel welcome. Social Hour generally runs from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, and includes both children and adults.
Deeper connections are often forged during social activities outside of regular Sunday hours. Potluck dinners offer visitors and new members a chance to get to know church members and learn more about our congregation, while enjoying great food. All are welcome at periodic Crafts & Conversation gatherings, where we work on individual crafts (knitting, rug hooking, quilting, weaving, mending, among others) and enjoy pleasant conversation. Experienced crafters often give pointers to those who are experimenting!
Soup with Friends brings the older members of our congregation together every other month for conversation and lunch. The group enjoys a half hour discussion led by our minister, followed by a lunch of soup, cheese, bread, and dessert cooked and served by a group of “kitchen elves.” The elves, who are younger adult volunteers, build connections while working and eating together in the kitchen. The older participants enjoy being served and connecting with one another in our Parish Hall.
For information about any of these activities or if you are interested in adding a new one, please contact the UU Wellesley office HERE.
UPCOMING SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Friday, September 8 at 6:30pm in the Chapel
Welcome Back Potluck
The whole family is invited to bring a dish to share. Meet our new Acting Religious Education Director, reconnect with old friends, and make new friends! Appetizers will begin in the Chapel at 6:30pm with dinner in Parish Hall at 7:00pm. To sign up, check to make sure you have already signed up and selected what food to share, or make changes, click HERE. We hope to see you all there!