Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)
"We Pledge to Walk Together..."
Volume 2, No. 1, July 6, 2012
In This Issue
Notes from the President
The Hawk Lands
Walter's Stories
Summer Services


Rainbow Flag


UCNE Arch Graphic

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Notes from the President

Budget Meetings Continue 


The members of Unity Church agreed at the recent annual meeting that the Finance Committee would hold three "unofficial" gatherings at which members of the church could help formulate a plan to bring our aspirations in line with our budget constraints.


The first meeting was held on Wednesday June 27. To see notes from that meeting click here. 


The next meeting will be held on Wednesday July 11 at 7:15 pm in the Chaffin room. This discussion is an open ended opportunity to explore the ministries of the church and the budget constraints under which we must proceed.


At the final meeting on Thursday August 3 at 7:15 pm, we will recap prior discussions and try to formulate a sense of the congregation to present to the executive body for further deliberation and action.  


Remember, if you need childcare during these meetings, please contact Cheryl Brigante at by Monday July 9, 2012.


Unity Retreat with Bridgewater

On June 13, 2012, twelve people from Unity Church joined First Parish Church in a retreat led by Peter Bowden. In an exercise to envision our church in five years, the group got together and shared what they saw. To see the notes from that exercise please click here.

Hope you are having a wonderful summer so far!

Chris Pender
President, Unity Church of North Easton

Minister's Summer Schedule

Summer Services

Summer Office Hours 



A New Visitor at Unity Church 
UCNE Hawk 2012
Our friend the hawk has been seen quite often these days perched atop the steeple on the quatrefoile (which means "four leaves" in Latin - maybe he thought it was a tree?)

Thanks to Ellen Dehm for this photo. It is a nice reminder to be sure to look up once in a while.

Do you have Photos to Share in the Unity News?

We are always looking for great photos from the Unity Church campus and congregational activities to use in our online news. If you have something you would like to share, or have any questions regarding the Unity News, please contact Cathy Adler at
Unity's First Annual Pride Breakfast
UCNE Pride 2012 - Staff Cropped
Our wonderful staff
L to R:
Andy Champagne-Willis, Audrey Davies, Michael Achey, Cathy Adler, Peter Leitch, and Bob Champagne-Willis.
Missing from Photo:
Cheryl Brigante and Ellen Dehm (photographer)

UCNE Pride 2012 - Liz & Tony Cropped
Liz Keeling and her Dad, Tony, enjoy some breakfast.

UCNE Pride 2012 - Jeff & Luis Cropped Jeff and Luis return for a visit! 

Jeff Parker and Luis Duque, long-time members of Unity who moved away from the community, returned for a visit during the Pride weekend breakfast. It was good to see them!
L to R: Audrey Davies, Jeff, Bob Champagne-Willis, Andy Champagne-Willis, Luis Duque.

UCNE Pride 2012 - Cheryl CroppedUCNE Pride 2012 - Michael A Cropped
Cheryl Brigante and Michael Achey get organized! 
Walter's Stories 

Walter Tramontano has a head full of stories, with great characters and different plot lines. They began as bedtime stories for his daughters.


Cathy Adler is helping him put his stories down on paper. If anyone else would like to help out, please contact Cathy at or Walter at or 508-238-8447.

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! 


GoodSearch Logo  

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!


Amazon Logo  

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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