Thursday, September 21 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, “Bound,” in Rice House. We begin to gather at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. ALL are welcome! Please click HERE for more information.
Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23
Starfish Annual Day of Service
UU Wellesley volunteers will once again be heading up to Camp Starfish in Rindge NH for our annual service trip. Youth (both middle and high school) will leave after school on Friday, September 22 from our parking lot, and spend the evening there having dinner, playing games, and doing bonding activities. The following day, Saturday, September 23, the rest of the congregation will join them for a variety of service projects. The congregation will leave from the church parking lot at 8am, or you can drive separately — plan to be there by 9:30am. We will have lunch there and head back home around 4 pm. Sign-up HERE.
Sunday, September 24, 12:00pm in Parish Hall
Our Ministerial Search Committee will provide a brief update on their progress, and will highlight key take aways from the congregational survey and the UUA General Assembly. The Standing Committee will present its plans and priorities for the year, including implementation of the Shared Ministry decision-making model for church programming and operations.
Sunday, September 24, 7:00pm in Rice House
Crafts & Conversation
Please come join us for Crafts & Conversation (craft is optional), Sunday, September 24, at 7pm in Rice House. In the past, crafts have included quilters, weavers, knitters, menders, and coloring mandala books. However, if you don't have a specific craft, do you have a button that needs sewing, or you just want to clean out your purse, or address envelopes in the company of others? No craft or project is necessary. Just come and enjoy the company of others.
coming in October
Sunday, October 1 at 10:30am in the Sanctuary
Multigenerational Blessing of the Beasts
Celebrate October’s worship theme of “courage” by courageously bringing your live animal, your photo of a beloved animal (living or departed) or stuffed lovey beast and bless them for the love they share.
Sunday, October 1 at 9:30am or 11:45am in the Chapel
Small Group Discussions led by the Ministerial Search Committee
The Ministerial Search Committee will host two final "small group discussions," one before the worship service and one after the service. If you have not yet joined a Search-related small group discussion, please attend one of these sessions so we can hear from you. The sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss the survey report.
Equal Exchange Sales
Fair trade coffee & treats from Equal Exchange will be available for sale during Social Hour on Sundays, October 1, 15 & 29. 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!
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 6:15pm in the Sanctuary
Choir 101 is back! 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 in a small, supportive group setting. This course is by no means a requirement for joining the Adult Choir; it is merely offered as a stepping stone for those who wish it. Singers highschool age and older are welcome! We will meet from 6:15 to 6:55pm in the Sanctuary on Wednesdays in October. Please contact Director of Music Suzie Cartreine HERE for more information, or to sign up.
Sunday, October 8
Family Promise Hosting Week Begins
We will be hosting the families being temporarily housed by the Family Promise program for our first of only two host weeks this church year. We'll need volunteers for providing dinners, desserts, and supplies, and for overnights, set-up, and breakdown. The volunteer sign-up board will be in Parish Hall during Social Hour on Sundays, Sept 17, 24, and Oct 1. Visit the UU Wellesley website HERE for more information about this initiative.
Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm in the Chapel
A Journey From Your Backyard to Global Warming: What does local have to do with global?
Our 7th Principle tells us to respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. This presentation will focus on what you can learn from a walk in your yard that connects what you’ve seen to explanations of why the Earth is warming. Trust us, it’s not fake news . . .
Saturday, October 14 at 6:30pm in members' homes
This is the first of this year’s Small Dinners. These are fun, casual potlucks with groups of approximately 8 people each. The host provides the main meal, and guests are asked to bring an appetizer, side, salad or dessert. For those with children, babysitter expenses will be reimbursed upon request. If you’d like to host or attend, please contact the church office HERE. Please advise of any dietary restrictions or preferences. We hope you’re able to attend!