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. 

UU Wellesley hosts concerts!  Please click HERE for information about upcoming musical programs offered by outside groups.  Visit our Music in Worship page to find out how you can take part in UU Wellesley's music program this month.

 

Wednesdays, October 18 & 25 at 6:15pm in the Sanctuary
Choir 101

This is an Adult Education class for anyone interested in choral singing. This course will give you a head start (or a refresher) on basic musical terminology and symbols. We will also explore our voices and cover the rudiments of sight-singing.  Singers high school age and older are welcome! We will meet at 6:15pm in the Sanctuary.  Please contact Director of Music Suzie Cartreine HERE for more information, or to sign up.

Wednesdays, October 18 & 25 at 6:00pm in the Chapel
Midweek Centering

Please join us on Wednesdays at 6pm in the Chapel for a time to center and renew in silence, reflection and community.  Guided and silent meditation will be offered along with an opportunity to voice a prayer of joy or concern.  In addition a brief reading will be offered for silent reflection (Lectio Divina).  Please enter through the door at the top of the steps outside the Chapel.  If you arrive late, please join quietly as you take your seat in meditation. 

Friday, October 20 at 7:00pm in Rice House
Pride Movie Nights @ UU Wellesley

The LGBTQ Interest Group is excited and proud to sponsor this exciting program—Pride Movie Nights @ UU Wellesley.  Please join us for our next movie, “When Night is Falling,” in Rice House. We begin to gather at 7:00pm, and the movie starts at 7:30pm.  ALL are welcome! Please click HERE for more information.

Sunday, October 22 from 12 to 3pm
“Beyond Categorical Thinking” Workshop

The Ministerial Search Committee encourages you to attend this important workshop developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association for congregations searching for new ministers. Its purpose is to promote inclusive thinking in congregations, help us look "outward" at possibilities, and broaden our perspective for great candidates at UU Wellesley. Lunch will be provided. We want to hear your voice in the conversation!

Sunday, October 29 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 on the above Sundays; 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!

Friday, October 27 at 6:00pm in Parish Hall
Pizza and Principles

Ever wonder how we can apply our UU principles to living our everyday lives?  Interested in getting to know people at UU Wellesley you don't get to interact with as frequently and make intergenerational connections?  Just want to eat pizza and do some fun activities with your community?  Pizza and Principles is for you!  This year, our Religious Education program and the UU Learning Community are presenting a series of dinners where we will come together to explore how to "live the principles" in our day-to-day lives.  Developed by Westminter Unitarian Church, Pizza and Principles is a fun chance to discover the practical side of our faith and make new connections.  And of course, there will be pizza!  We will be focusing on the first principle: We affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of all persons.  Come for food, fellowship, and fun activities, including a quick craft!  A signup link will be available shortly to rsvp for the event.  There will be a small charge for pizza; please feel free to contribute a side dish, as well.  Save the date, and tell your friends! Email Elizabeth Foster, Acting Director of Religious Education, or Sarah Meister, Ministerial Intern, for more information.

Sunday, October 29 at 10:30am in the Sanctuary
Multigenerational Halloween-Themed Worship and Haunted House

Bravely “wear what you fear” and celebrate our final Sunday of a month of “courage” in costume!  Worship will be Multigenerational and festive.  A child-friendly Haunted House follows.  All are welcome!

Coming in November

Sunday, November 5 at noon in the Chapel
"The Freedom to Marry" 
The LGBTQ Interest Group and the UU Learning Community are excited to present “The Freedom to Marry,” a documentary that tells the spellbinding, inside story of the movement that resulted in the 2015 decision by the Supreme Court to make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The victory was brilliantly orchestrated by gay rights activist Evan Wolfson and by Mary Bonauto, the Boston GLAD (GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders) attorney who was the main litigator of the battle. Please join us for lunch immediately after the worship service. The movie, which is 90 minutes in length, will begin at 12 noon. And bring your friends!