Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)
"We Pledge to Walk Together..."
Volume 2, No. 2, July 13, 2012
In This Issue
Minister Musings
Reporters & Photographers Wanted!
Summer Services


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UCNE Arch Graphic


 Minister Musings 


Dear Ones,


Every morning I read from Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening. In his meditation for June 8th he starts with a quote from Buddha's Little Book on Instruction, which says, "Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a great tree in the midst of them all."


He goes on to say that it is really hard to remember to rest like a great tree when gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow, praise and blame are swirling about you. In trying to avoid the difficult aspects of life we can be like a tree that is never fully open to the sky. Dwelling on our difficulties is like a tree trying to hold on to a storm that otherwise would pass.


Things may seem stormy right now. However, the storm will pass, and all the more quickly and safely the less we hold onto it. The storm will pass and the tree will remain because our roots are strong, the bedrock of our principles sound and good. "No storm can shake my inmost calm, while to this rock I'm clinging," says one of our hymns. So let us hold firmly to what is most important, and do our best to let the storm pass.






Minister's Schedule

From July 17th- 31st I will take the remaining two weeks of vacation. After that, I will most likely take an additional two weeks to do some college touring with my son.


As usual, I have arranged for nearby colleagues to cover for pastoral call for me. So call them. Even when I am away and someone is covering for call for me, in case of a crisis you can reach me at 781-366-5701.

Pastoral Care Coverage

July 2nd - 14th: Ed Hardy will cover pastoral call. (cell) 508-221-4346 (home) 774-501-2625

July15th- August 17th: Jim Robinson the minister in Sharon will cover pastoral call 781-784-3652 extension  2



Summer Services

Summer Office and Minister Hours 



Unity News Editorial Staff and Reporters Wanted!
Have you always wanted to be a Cub Reporter, regardless of your age? Would you like to learn a bit about online writing and publishing? Well, you have a perfect opportunity right here at Unity Church!
In the second year of our new online Unity News it would be great to get fresh ideas and article contributors, and also find people interested in future design and editing of the news. 
Anyone interested in writing, newsletter design, photo-journalism, and/or learning how to use Constant Contact for newsletters, messaging, or surveys, please contact Cathy Adler, Managing Editor for Unity News and the web, and Marketing Chair, at
or 508-243-6679. 

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
UCNE Doorknob Reminder: Budget Meeting August 3

The final meeting in the series regarding the budget will be held on Thursday August 3 at 7:15 pm. The FInance Committee will recap prior discussions and try to formulate a sense of the congregation to present to the executive body for further deliberation and action.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Achey at, or Chris Pender at 508-238-9181 or 

New to Unity Church?
New to Unity Church? 

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.  


The Fundraising Corner
Click the link above to see fundraising opportunities for Unity Church.

Upcoming Events 

Contact Info
For questions or comments regarding this message, please contact Cathy Adler, Unity News Managing Editor & Web Administrator, at .

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