We Support My Brother's Table

My Brother's Table Annual Walk on October 23
They'll be back in-person on the 3 mile route along the Swampscott/ Lynn shoreline on October 23, walking to help nourishing our neighbors in need. Please join the walk route or walk virtually your own way. Registration is open now and can be accessed at www.mybrotherstable.org/walk-2.

Holiday Gift Card Collection
My Brother's Table is collecting $20 gift cards (to groceries stores, Wal-mart, dollar stores, and CVS) to give to their guests for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Please help make the holidays a little more cheerful for our neighbors by sponsoring a guest with a $20 gift card. They are accepting cards now through December 20th. You can make a gift card donation on their website: www.mybrotherstable.org/holiday-gift-card-collection

Thank you for supporting My Brother's Table.
For questions please call their office: (781) 595-3224

Save the Dates: B&G Fall Clean-Up Days – Come One, Come All!

UUCM’s Building & Grounds Committee will be hosting two yard clean-up days this Fall (possibly a third, should there be more clean-up to do). Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Saturday, September 17th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, November 5th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Volunteers for these yard clean-up days are vital to keeping our landscaping costs down. More than that, it is a great chance for us to be together, outside on a lovely Fall day, and to catch up with or get to know one another on a level beyond what Sunday services and Coffee Hours allow.

All levels of skill and energy are welcome and appreciated…just bring yourself, some work gloves and a rake if you have them, and a mask in case you need to go inside at all.

We hope you can join us!

Bill Smalley, Steve Krom, Mark Wilhelm, Hilary Doliber and Susie LaBrie

Lynn Family Forward Resource Center’s Ongoing Diaper Drive

UUCM has been contacted by Centerboard's Lynn Family Forward Resource Center for any support/donations we might be able to offer for their new initiative:\

 

Tthe Community Clothes and Diaper Closet. Lynn Family Forward Resource Center serves Essex County families comprised mostly of low-income, single family households & undocumented immigrants that are in need of support with basic everyday essentials.

 

Lynn FRC has opened a Community Clothes and Diaper Closet to help alleviate some stress on families. They are seeking support from the community for donations of Diapers (Any Sizes), Baby Wipes, and any type of Baby Formula.  For any questions,

 

please contact Program Director Olivia Grinstead at ogrinstead@centerboard.org.

Current Building Usage Policy

Dear Church Community,

Please find below the most recent version of the UUCM Building & Grounds Usage Policy, with updates from the May Board of Trustees Meeting.

Please note that

  • while there are still capacity restrictions on some spaces, for most events, these should not prevent them from occurring as they normally would

  • masks are still required to be worn indoors at all times

  • the Board of Trustees reinstated the "no eating and drinking" inside rule at its May meeting, in response to the rising number of Covid cases locally and in Massachusetts more broadly

The Reopening Task Force (which makes recommendations) and the Board of Trustees (which sets church policy) will continue to monitor current circumstances.  We will continue to make recommendations and adapt our policies to find the best balance we can between keeping us safe and minimizing restrictions, knowing that what that looks like will almost certainly change in varying degrees and directions, depending on what is happening with the pandemic.

UUCM Building & Grounds Usage Policy
Effective May 19th, 2022


Available Spaces

The following spaces are open and available for general use:
a.    Holyoke – 25 max capacity
b.    Stetson – 25 max capacity
c.    the Sanctuary – no limit up to city occupancy permit
d.    the patio/outside – no limit
e.    Nichols – 10 max capacity
f.    the kitchen – 5 max capacity

All other indoor spaces remain closed. Weather permitting, we encourage you to open windows and doors to improve air quality and safety when gathering indoors.  Please contact our Office Administrator, Teresa (teresa@uumarblehead.org), if you wish to use or hold a gathering in one of available spaces, so that she can reserve the space for you.

Social Distancing

Proper social distancing, a minimum of three feet, must be maintained in all indoor spaces.

Masks

Masks must be worn at all times in the building. Outside, masks are optional.  The indoor mask requirement includes if you arrive early for a meeting and are the only one in the building. The only exceptions are 1) for staff members working alone in their respective offices, and 2) for worship leaders actively speaking (singing not included) while leading part of a worship service or ritual.

Food & Beverage Consumption

No food or beverages are to be consumed in the building.  Eating and drinking are allowed outside.

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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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 

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