While we won’t immediately be gathering together for in-person services, the church building and grounds are available for small groups to meet. Ten masked individuals can gather in Stetson or Holyoke, fifteen masked folks can gather in the Sanctuary, and fifteen masked-while-moving/unmasked-while-sitting people can gather on the patio. For further details on Reopening, Click Here. Remember to contact Teresa, our office administrator, if you’d like to reserve one of these spaces to meet.
News from the Buildings & Grounds Committee
B&G would like to send out another big “Thank you!” to the members who have already contributed to our Sponsor-a-Project fundraiser this summer. Just a reminder…it is not too late to participate! Click here to donate.
As mentioned in our recent email, we have been busy hiring contractors, supervising projects worked on by both professionals and volunteers, and have many projects in the works to brighten up our physical building and give attention to those areas sorely needing it. We held two Summer work days and are already planning our next:
Autumn Work Day--Saturday, September 25th from 9-1
Please join us that day as we do our first round of Fall clean-up of the grounds, level some patio bricks, organize RE supplies currently spread out among the DRE office, hallway cabinet, and multiple classrooms…and other necessary tasks. We will follow the UUCM protocols for safety, so please bring a mask to wear. Email email@example.com to let us know you’ll be there. This will help in planning out projects. If you’re unable to commit ahead, please know that even last-minute help is welcomed. Bonus for volunteers: you can see all the areas that have already been repaired/replaced/repainted and so forth!
We look forward to the day we can be together for services on Sunday mornings, in person…until then, it is our mission to take excellent care of our buildings and grounds and to have UUCM members return to a space that reflects how much we all collectively care.
Sincerely, your B&G Committee:Hilary Doliber, Steve Krom, Susie LaBrie, Bill Smalley, and Mark Wilhelm
LIFEBRIDGE Needs Your Help!
Dear UUs, For the past 40 years, some of us have cooked the meal at Lifebridge (nee Crombie Street) the second Thursday of the month.
Recently, we have been cooking at home and one of us picks up and delivers the meal to the Lifebridge kitchen. Sue Levine is our head cook and supplies the recipe for us all.
Our numbers have declined in the past three months, and we need a few fresh and eager cooks.
If interested, please call me at 781-631-8581. Our next meal will be on 9/9.
Hopefully, Jack Weltner
Lisa Gery had done the majority of care for our Memorial Garden for many years and stepped down last fall.
Our church needs someone to step up to volunteer as Chair for our Memorial Garden. Responsibilities are working with church admin, Teresa, regarding interments and preparing for interment. The decision for locations rests with Building & Grounds and there is an operating plan to follow.
Please contact Bill Smalley or Stephen Krom.
Building & Grounds Autumn Work Day
Saturday September 25th from 9 to 1
Please join us that day as we do our first round of Fall clean-up of the grounds, level some patio bricks, organize RE supplies currently spread out among the DRE office, hallway cabinet and multiple classrooms…and other necessary tasks. We will follow the UUCM protocols for safety, so please bring a mask to wear. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’ll be there. This will help in planning out projects. If you’re unable to commit ahead, please know that even last-minute help is welcomed. Bonus for volunteers: you can see all the areas that have already been repaired/replaced/repainted and so forth!
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.
In the fall we plan to have a workshop, and maybe a panel discussion, to help with questions and offer help with the feelings this process may engender. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to one of us.
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