Unitarian Universalist
Church of marblehead 

1-781-631-1215

office@uumarblehead.org

28 Mugford Street

Marblehead, MA 01945

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@2016 by Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. 

OUR

MINISTRIES

We offer a variety of Ministries to reach out to our various communal needs. 

UUCM Choir

UUCM's talented choir is lead by our Music Director Karen Gahagan. Through talent and dedication the UUCM choir adds a beautiful, complementary  dimension to our Sunday Services.

 

UUCM's choir is open through audition. If interested please contact our Music Director.

Spiritual Explorers

Our small group gathers monthly on a Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00 pm with Rev. von Courter in the minister’s study.  We discover, explore, and expand our spiritual beliefs through shared discussion and reflection on readings, varied theologically and emailed to participants one week in advance.  For the schedule of questions, click here. There is a $50 fee, but scholarships are available, if needed, by contacting the minister. 

Meditation Group

We are a small, informal group exploring peace and understanding together.  We always welcome newcomers.  Our group meets every Monday night at 7:00 pm in the Nichols Library at Church.  We share a brief reading, have a partly guided/partly silent meditation for 30-40 minutes and enjoy some quiet reflection and conversation afterward. We usually finish around 8:00 pm.  All are welcome to join in. All you need to do is show up.  

Small Group Ministries

Small Group Ministry (SGM) is designed to foster connection and caring, to provide an avenue for personal growth, and ultimately to strengthen the fabric of our community.  Each group has six to nine members and meets once or twice a month.  Meetings include personal sharing and discussion of a topic designed to nurture spiritual growth.  Facilitators are chosen and trained by the minister to lead the groups.  Each group chooses its meeting discussion topics.  Examples include gratitude, forgiveness, living with loss, music, service to others, our mothers, and living with uncertainty. 

Sunday Seminar

Any adult or teen is welcome to attend our Sunday Seminar which meets Sundays 9:00-10:15 am in the Nichols Library. We are respectful, funny, and enthusiastic learners. Those who attend decide on the topics and present them to the group.

After the presentation everyone has an opportunity to reflect on it. The topics are quite varied and have included UU issues about economic justice, Radical Judaism, near-death experiences, the latest in particle physics, our different notions of God, and the collapse of the American empire.

Pastoral Care Associates

The Pastoral Care Associates (PCAs) are a group of 8-10 UUCM members appointed by Rev Wendy to be "listeners" to those who need to talk or be heard. 

 

The PCAs provide this emotional and spiritual support to ​people during or after a challenging phase of life including illness, caring for another in need, a separation, or difficulty coping with life's challenges.

 

We also organize help in the form of meals and transportation via the UUCM on-line Caring Connection when members are in need. ​

 

We are most viable assisting the Minister during Sunday services. You can contact us through the Minister or directly. Tricia Sullivan and Jack Weltner are co-chairs. 

Volunteer Groups

UUCM has many opportunities to offer service in our church community and the greater community. There are many ways to join in, give back and help out.

Opportunities include:

Social Action

Building & Grounds Clean-Up Days

Cooking/Serving at LifeBridge

Red Bow Fair

Auction

Sunday Greeter/Usher

Web Design/Social Media

Welcoming/Membership Committee

Adult Education

Religious Education/Youth Program

Caring Connection (Rides, Meals, etc)

Sunday Service Reader/Chalice Lighter

Summer Services