Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)
"We Pledge to Walk Together..."
Volume 1, No. 8, June 8, 2012
In This Issue
Minister Musings
June Jubilee
Thanks to ...
Ministries Survey
Summer Services


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Minister Musings



Summer is nearly here! One way we celebrate it at Unity Church is with our June Jubilee, an informal outdoor worship service followed by a picnic and fun. The past three years June Jubilee has been rained out, but as of this writing (knock on wood) it looks like we'll be outdoors this year!


In the past we have had this event at the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Ames but this year we will be at Queset Garden, behind the Ames Free Library.


The Brass will play for our service, which begins at the usual time of 10:30 am. Our service will include a Flower Communion so bring flowers to create a communal bouquet. During the Flower Communion, each person chooses a different flower to bring home.

We have arranged to have access to the library's bathrooms so we can continue with the picnic and games afterwards. Please bring lawn chairs, a meal for yourselves, and a dessert to share. Any lawn games you might enjoy? Bring those, too.


See you soon!



Minister's Summer Schedule

Services This Month

 Adult Circle of Trust 


June Jubilee and Flower Communion Details for this  Sunday!

Mark your calendar. Set your reminder. Pick your Flower. Sunday June 10, 2012, our 10:30 am Sunday Service will be held outside at Queset Garden, behind the Ames Free Library,  for our annual June Jubilee and Flower Communion!

The United Brass accompanies this service, during which our flowers are made into one bouquet. Each person then takes a flower home at the end of the service. Flowers may come from your garden or purchased from a floral shop.

After the service we can stay on the grounds until 2 pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets, their own lunch to eat, a dessert to share, and yard games to play.

Queset Garden is behind the library at 53 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356. Entering from Main St, onto the main driveway, bear left at the fork in the road and park in the designated spots, if that fills up park back on Main St.

If it rains that day, the service will be held at Unity Church with United Brass playing inside. Even if it does rain, everyone is encouraged to bring their own lunch to eat, a dessert to share, and yard games to play.

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Brigante at 508-409-8386 or
Big THANKS to Our Beloved Choir for another wonderful season...
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Back Row, L to R: Greg Wolfe, Frank Smith, Bob Champagne-Willis Front Row, L to R: Jennifer Gold, Susan Moffa, Nicola Wilbur, Beth Eaton Missing from Photo: Tom May, Sue Merow, Richard Hill, Music Director.

...and to our Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE), Deanna Greenstein,
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and to many, many others.
At a worship service in May, Lay Leadership was recognized for their tireless commitment and personal contributions to Unity Church. 
To see this list of wonderful members
 and friends,
click here.  
Don't Forget to Take the Ministries Survey 

Just a gentle reminder to take the Ministries Survey before it closes on June 9 at 5 pm.

Click here to get to the online survey, or pick up a hardcopy in the church office.

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Need an Extra Pair of Hands?

Feel like you don't have enough hands to tackle your "To Do" list? Need help babysitting, gardening, cleaning, cooking, baking, or shopping? Call Paige Brigante for an extra set of hands. Pay what you can to help a college student fund an educational trip to India, or simply enjoy the generous help of a fellow UU! 

Contact Paige at 774-284-1484 or .   

Our Summer Services

This summer Unity Church has something new! We have seven Sundays without Rev. Tess, and we have seven principles. This was too perfect a match to pass up, so during this summer let's celebrate our Seven Principles.

The Worship Committee is so excited to try this more intimate, slightly shorter, hopefully cooler, Sunday Worship with you! This is a great way to become more familiar with the principles if you are new to our Faith, or to return to the roots if you've been here a while.


How will it work? Click here to read more...  


Want to Ride Your Bike to Church?

Now you have a place to park it! Thanks to two anonymous donors, we have a new bike rack behind Parish Hall.

Bike Rack 


Big THANK YOU to Our Sunday Helpers!
Thanks to our volunteers for April through June who help to make our service wonderful:
  • Worship Associates/Service Leaders: J Haven, Ken Love, Lori Miller-Freitas, Lynn Santiago-Calling, The Emerson Coventant Group (MaryLu Love, Audrey Davies, Sue Merow, Bob Champagne-Willlis, Cheryl Brigante, and Nancy D'Uva) 
  • Greeters/Ushers: Edie Marsdon, MaryLu and Ken Love, Lori and Richard Freitas, Lisa and Rob Gilgan, David Olson, Kathie Malefatto, The Penders, Emerson Covenant Group, Frank Smith, Pat and Chris Pender 
  • Coffee Hour Hosts: Lynn Santiago Calling, Kate haven, Kerryanne Cummins , The Emerson Coventant Group 
Unity Church Aiding Neighbors (UCAN)

Click the link above to learn about Social Justice at Unity Church.  


Part-time Child Care Provider Needed for Nursery

We are looking for another person to help provide child care in the Nursery during Sunday worship services. The hours are 10:15 am - 11:45 am on occasional Sundays. This is a paid position. Applicants do not have to be church members.


For more information, church members should log in and navigate to the web site  Members Access/Volunteer & Staff Opportunities page.


Non-members, please contact Cheryl Brigante at 508-409-8386 or


The Fundraising Corner


Unity Exchange **NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE as of May 23!** 

The Unity Exchange is a place where members and friends can offer gently used items to others for just a donation to the church. Be sure to check there often, as items are added as they are offered! 


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We've just made it easier for you to support Unity Church. We registered Unity Church with, a company that helps non-profits like ours raise funds through the everyday actions of our supporters. Here is how you can help: 

  • Use GoodSearch when you search the internet - they will donate a penny to us every time you do
  • Use when you shop online - they work with more than 2,500 major brands, have over 100,000 coupons and donate a percentage of every purchase you make to us.
  • Enroll in the they will donate up to 6% of every dollar you spend when you eat at one of 10,000 participating restaurants.

Get started by clicking the "Become a Supporter" button on our profile page at!


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Every time you use the link above, or the one on the Fundraising Corner page on our web site, to purchase goods from Amazon, Unity Church receives 4% to 8.5% of what you've spent, depending on our volume of purchases.


 Mario's Trattoria 

Save your receipts when you eat at or take out from Mario's, right here in North Easton! We receive 10% of every dollar spent at Mario's. Put your receipts in the fundraising box at Holly House, or put them  in the collection plate at a service. So easy!!


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