Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)

"Welcoming people into community to grow in  thought, spirit, and service to others.

Volume 4, No. 6, November 14, 2014

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In This Issue
Listen to a Sermn
Committee Members List
Thanksgiving Luncheon
Making Music
Covenant Groups
Rockery Lighting
Church Member List
Event Photos!




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Giving Thanks

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This year again Unity Church will help our neighbors at Father Bill's and Mainspring fullfill their Thanksgiving Wish List. 

Last year we donated 50 turkeysThis year, they are in great need of:
  • Fresh Produce
  • 200 pounds of potatoes (Red Bliss, Yukon Gold & White)
  • Squash (pre-peeled and cut preferred)
  • Carrots
We would love to provide as much as possible for these people in need.

Where to bring donations?
Please bring your donations to church on Sunday November 16.

Can't shop but want to help?
Please contact Melanie or Jenn to provide a monetary donation.

Thank you,
Melanie Willis D'Aiello (774-281-0488) anf Jenn Gold (774-284-0693)
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Want to Listen to a Sermon?
Just a reminder that, thanks to our wonderful AV volunteers, Ernie Cohen and Greg Wolfe, sermon recordings are available for anyone who might have missed a service, or anyone would just like to listen again. 


Recorded Sermons from this church year and the last, can be found on our web site  under the Worship, Ministry, and Music menu.

If you have any trouble finding them, or listening to them, please contact our Web Administrator, Cathy Adler.

nullChurch Office News
by Gail Bruno, Office Manager

Ever wonder who's on our committees? Wonder no more! Thanks to many, the Lay Leadership list for this fiscal year has been updated. It is available on our Unity Church web site as a downloadable PDF.

Just  log in as a Member  and under the Member Access drop down menu select Lay Leadership.

Remember, if you have any trouble logging in, just send a note to the Web Administrator, Cathy Adler, using the the instructions on the Member Login page.

4th Annual Fellowship Thanksgiving Luncheon
Our 4th Annual Fellowship Thanksgiving Luncheon is coming up on Sunday November 23 at 11:30 a.m. During Social Hour after the service, gather in Parish Hall for a Seasonal Luncheon! Turkeys will be prepared for us and we all will bring the side dishes.


Look for a sign-up sheet in Parish Hall and start thinking now about what dish you would like to bring. Choices include things like:

  • mashed potatoes
  • stuffing
  • gravy
  • cranberry sauce
  • vegetables, including green beans, corn, carrots, or your favorite
  • rolls or cornbread
  • pumpkin or apple pie, or your favorite pie
  • cookies or a cake

For more information contact Audrey Davies at 508-238-3516.

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Making Music at Unity Church
by Richard Hill, Organist &Music Director

Please join us for musical offerings at or near Unity Church. Here are specific dates for these wonderful recitals, along with other musical offerings by the fine musicians of Unity Church of North Easton:

November 26, 2014, 12:15pm. Ode to Thanksgiving. This Organ Recital by Richard Hill, Music Director & Organist at Unity Church is free and open to the public.

December 6, 20134, 7:00pm. Annual Christmas Concert with vocalists, choirs, and instrumentalists. Donations accepted at the door.

December 7, 2014, 2:00pm.
Unity Church Handbells in Annual Holiday Concert. At DCR's Borderland Mansion Library 259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton. Admission to benefit Borderland Mansion Preservation.

December 18, 2014, 8:00pm. Messiah Sing with Easton Chamber Orchestra and Oliver Ames High School Concert Choir. At Immaculate Conception Church. Bring your own score and sing along.

December 28, 2014, 10:30am. Annual Music Service. All are welcome!

nullCovenant Group News
The Emerson Covenant Group meets the first Monday of the month at the Easton home of May Lu Love. Each covenant group chooses what topics to discuss. This year, we are following the monthly service themes. Consider joing us as we share our thoughts and ideas in a comfortable conversation.

Hope to see you!
MaryLu Love, Audrey Davies, Cheryl Brigante, Sue Merow, Nancy D'Uva, Stephanie Leighton, and Bob Champagne-Willis (and, of course, the memory of R.W. Emerson)

Spiritual Growth Through Personal Connections
What are Covenant Groups?
Covenant Groups are a way to help build and nurture personal connections and foster shared spiritual exploration. Our working truth is that all theology is grounded in personal experience. Our vision is to deepen and enlarge our shared ministry - to ourselves, to each other and to our community. Covenant Groups (also know as Small groups) are transforming many UU churches across the country.

How it works
Groups of 4-10 people meet monthly or twice a month for two hours at a member's house or at church to explore spiritual topics. Each group is guided by a volunteer facilitator. The group agrees to follow our covenant, which acts as a common sense set of guidelines for respectful group interaction, and invites us to serve our church and our wider community.

Our Format
Each time a covenant group meets, we follow a format developed to create a spiritual setting and the structure needed to share our journeys, listen deeply and learn from the experience of others.
Opening Words
Chalice Lighting
Topic Introduction (readings, quotes)
Group Discussion w/questions
"Likes and Wishes"
Closing Words
Extinguish the Chalice

Who typically joins a Covenant Group?
Men and women of all ages, marital and working statuses are members of covenant groups. There are long term church members and those new to the church. A diverse group allows for an interesting cross-section of ideas, opinions and personal experiences. So, come, come whoever you are!

How do I join?
Speak to our congregational President, Jason Gold, for more information.

It's Right Around The Corner
Sure, it's not even Thanksgiving  yet, but is it ever too early to plan for the holiday fun around that quintessential bit of Americana that is the Easton lighting of the Rockery and all the holiday festivities around it?

Our local Lions Club is once again sponsoring this fun weekend, and Unity Church always adds to the spirit with the Holiday Concert on the evening of Saturday, December 6th. 

Click on the globe to see this year's program of events, and keep an eye open for other holiday "goings on" at Unity.

Looking for Unity Church Member Contact information?
You can find it on our web site under the Member Access menu,
after you log in as a member.

Click here to get to the Member Login.

If you have any trouble logging in, just send a note to the Web Administrator using the instructions on the Member Login page.

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Photo Credits for this Issue of the Unity News
Ellen Dehm

Unity News Contact Info
For questions or comments regarding this message, please contact Cathy Adler, Unity News Managing Editor & Web Administrator,
welcome2ucne@gmail.com .

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