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Come support the Me&Thee
on Friday, February 3rd


Teresa Ines (Coelho)

Our church’s Me & Thee Music opens its winter season with a compellingly varied lineup beginning with the vibrant rhythms of Brazil from someone we all know well. The schedule kicks off with the warm sounds of Brazilian Jazz and bossa nova by the Teresa (Coelho) Ines Quintet on Friday, February 3 beginning at 8 pm.  Teresa, who has been our church administrator for many years, was born in Rio de Janeiro and has performed to sold out houses at the world-famous jazz clubs and concert halls across Europe, South America and Brazil.  Teresa is also well-known as a music teacher who leads children classes here at UUCM and across the North Shore.

For more information, please click HERE

Tickets are $25,  Students $10.  Locally, tickets are available at Arnould’s Gallery, Washington Street, Marblehead. Online Info and No-Fee Tickets: meandthee.org.  No phone orders are accepted and no other ticket websites are authorized.

Click HERE to listen to their music.

Celebration of Diversity in Film

Amplifying Voices: A Celebration of Diversity in Film is the first of what will be an annual two-day film event at The Cabot in Beverly, MA celebrating and screening the perspectives and artwork of filmmakers of color. The event takes place February 3 – 4, 2023.The weekend includes a feature film on Friday night and Saturday night and a group of film shorts Saturday afternoon. 

Our goal is to build an understanding for audiences on the North Shore of Boston (and beyond) through our theme of “lived experiences” as told by filmmakers of color. We hope this will spark new ways of thinking, prompt conversations, and create empathy and understanding as the audience undergoes, through cinematic storytelling, an experience outside of their own.

Reproductive Justice Service

Would you like to participate in a Reproductive Justice worship service? 

January 22 marks the anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision, which, as we know, was overturned on June 24 of this past year in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization. As Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray wrote in this press release on June 24, “Unitarian Universalists are committed to Reproductive Justice, a framework created by Black women in the 1980s and 1990s, which affirms the human right to have children, not to have children, to parent the children one has in healthy environments, to safeguard bodily autonomy, and to express one's sexuality freely.” So on Sunday January 22 in the new year, our worship service hour  will be dedicated to reproductive justice. If you would like to participate in some way–sharing music, a reading, a story, etc.– please let Rev. Jenna know by emailing her at jenna@uumarblehead.org. Thank you, and onward!

UUA Disaster Relief Fund


The UUA Disaster Relief Fund has put out a call to congregations to consider donating to this fund, today. The atmospheric river flooding that devastated parts of California throughout the month of January has left the fund nearly depleted, while congregations applying for emergency assistance are still in need. You can read more and donate here

Aging, Decaying, Dying, and Divinity

Aging, Decaying, Dying, and Divinity, is an eight-session group discussion, led by Jack Weltner, Christine Van Gemert, and John Butler.  It will start on January 9th at 2 PM next year in the Nichols Room.  We will have eight meetings, every other week.  If you are interested, please send your name, phone and email address to jacfkweltner@gmail.com

An Amazing Array of Online Classes for YOU!

This is a heads up that sometime over the next month, UUCM members and friends will have early access to register for an amazing array of Zoom classes led by local UU ministers that run the gamut from Leadership in Changing Times (co-led by Rev Jenna) to queer theology (restricted to folks who identify as queer) to sermon writing for lay leaders to movie making, and so much more! We wanted to share a video with you from Rev. Chris Jablonski, one of the co-creators of what we call the CommUUnity Collaborative, to give you more of a taste of what this will look like. You’ll be hearing more soon, but the important thing to remember is that UUCM folks have early registration access, and class space is limited! Feel free to write to Rev. Jenna if you have any questions. 

COVID TESTS AVAILABLE
We have a box full of covid tests with a January 26th, 2023 expiration date.
The box is in Sanctuary on the very last pew.
Please take as many as you would like!
IMPORTANT: the expiration date is 6 months later than the date stated on the boxes.

The UUA is working to rewrite the 7 Principles and other changes 

Look for  "UUA Article II" under About Us

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UUCM History Book

Lisa Gery worked with JoAnn Silva to publish Mike Gery's comprehensive history of UUCM. It is an interesting read.

Contact Teresa (teresa@uumarblehead.org) to get your own copy.

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End of Life: Expect the Unexpected

an offering from your
Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead Pastoral Associates

Dear Church Community,

We are pleased to share with you a form developed by Sue Haas and the Pastoral Care Associates to help us prepare for the end of life, expect the unexpected, and assist those left behind after we have died (click button below to download). It suggests what might be important or relevant information for our survivors to have on hand at the time of our deaths, and offers a place to gather and store that information in advance. You can fill this out electronically or print it out and give copies to any of your loved ones. The church would like to have copies of any wishes for your memorial service - please send copies of these pages to Teresa to store for the minister.
Please contact Teresa or Seth, or Trish Sullivan or Jack Weltner.
Sincerely,


Your UUCM Pastoral Associates
Roxanne C, Jay M, Trish S, Nancy D, Holly J, Sally S, Sheila D., Judy D, Sheila C-B, Jack W,  Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd 

CASA MARIPOSA 

GIVE THE GIFT OF SPONSORSHIP

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As the holiday season is upon us, partnering with our Immigrant neighbors is an especially important time.  At this time of year, our families are even more aware of the time and space that separates them from their loved ones in their home countries.   

Often when we donate in various charitable directions we have an idea where that support is going, but in Casa Mariposa land we know exactly where it goes, and who it benefits.

So please consider the Gift of Sponsorship on a one-time basis (to our General Sponsorship fund) or on a monthly basis via: Venmo: @jean-hamburg, bank check or personal check.

There is also an option to help our capital campaign via Pay Pal through the website: www.casamariposa.org  ensuring that our 1839 Casa can have ongoing needed repairs!

Please feel to reach out with questions, thoughts, or even creative ideas about how to get to know more about our Very Special Casa Community.

Thank you! 
 

FOR SPONSORSHIP DETAILS PLEASE CLICK HERE

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Check out our Facebook page for another way to see what’s going on at UUCM!

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