Visit our church Calendar for the full schedule of meetings and events at UU Wellesley. Click HERE for more information about Adult Learning opportunities. Click HERE for information about programming for children and youth.
Visit our Music in Worship page to find out how you can take part in UU Wellesley's music program this month.
Friday, January 19
Winter Potluck & Annual Stewardship Kick-off
Stewardship Chairs Peter Stoner and Tim Fulham and the Standing Committee invite you to a potluck supper. Please join us for a festive evening in support of our congregation and our future! Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the Chapel at 6:00pm; dinner in Parish Hall at 7:00 pm. Please click here to sign up! Questions? Please contact Lise Olney, email@example.com.
Saturday, January 20 at 8:00am in Parish Hall
Tales of the Trail - A Special Men's Breakfast
The Men’s Breakfast Group is hosting this special event open to all ages and genders. Steve Fogg will tell us about his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail. In so doing he will show some of the many photos he took along the way. This truly remarkable accomplishment took him over six months to complete, averaging 11.4 miles a day with a 35-pound backpack. The 2,190-mile trail goes through 14 states and has a total vertical gain equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest 16 times! A continental breakfast will be served – suggested donation is $5.00. Please RSVP HERE by January 18.
Sunday, January 21 during Social Hour in Parish Hall
Equal Exchange Sales
Fair trade coffee & treats from Equal Exchange will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit UU Wellesley's youth programming/activities and, with your help, we hope to bolster our support for this year’s program building efforts. Please consider stopping by the sale table; you will be supporting our youth along with perpetuating fair-trade practices. Click HERE to see UU Wellesley on the Equal Exchange website and learn more about the program!
Sunday, January 21 at 12:00pm in the Chapel
Classic TED talks by Susan Cain and Brene Brown
Two best-selling authors describe their research and share personal anecdotes in these crowd-pleasing talks, which have been viewed tens of millions of times. “The Power of Introverts” and “The Power of Vulnerability” make the link between living authentically and achieving goals. Click HERE for more information.
Saturday, January 27 at 7:00pm in Rice House
Pride Movie Nights@UUWellesley
We will be screening Carol, a romantic period drama, based on the 1952 romance novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (republished as Carol in 1990). The film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, and Kyle Chandler. Watch the trailer HERE. We begin to gather at 7pm in Rice House, and the movie starts at 7:30pm. ALL are welcome!
COMING IN FEBRUARY
February 3, 6:30pm in members' homes
Hosts provide an entree, and guests contribute an appetizer, side or dessert. For parents who need child care, we will gladly reimburse babysitter costs. Please plan on participating! For more information or to sign up, click HERE. Please identify any food allergies or other dietary restrictions.
Sunday, February 4 at noon on the sidewalk front of UU Wellesley
Black Lives Matter Vigil
UU Wellesley’s Advocacy and Witness Interest Group, an initiative within our social justice programming, invites you to stand with us against white supremacy and for racial justice and human rights. We will be holding our monthly 15 minute silent vigil in recognition that Black Lives Matter. For more information, please visit the Advocacy and Witness page on the UU Wellesley website HERE, or contact us HERE.
February 11, 11:30am in Parish Hall
Bristol Lodge Fundraising Luncheon
Mark your calendars for the annual Bristol Lodge luncheon for the congregation on February 11, during social hour. The Bristol Lodge Ministry Team will cook and serve the Bristol Lodge meal (macaroni-meat-cheese casserole, salad, and bread) to the congregation to raise funds for our ongoing work. Recommended donations for the meal: Individuals $6, Children under 12 $3, and Families $15 max.
February 15, 7:00pm in the Chapel
Book Discussion on Racial Justice
Following up on themes explored in the January 7 teach-in on racism, UULC invites you to a discussion of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a 2014 book about a young lawyer’s work to exonerate a death-row inmate. The author, Bryan Stevenson, was a featured speaker at the 2017 UU General Assembly. As a companion book, UULC is also suggesting The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. This is the chosen text for World of Wellesley’s third annual community read and the author, Richard Rothstein, will be speaking at a March 26 event elsewhere in town.
Sunday, February 18 at 12:00pm in the kitchen
Cooking for Bristol Lodge
We will need cooks on Sunday and deliverers on Monday. If you would like to join in the fun, please let us know HERE. Teens welcome!