Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)

"Welcoming people into community to grow in  thought, spirit, and service to others.
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Volume 4, No. 14, May 15, 2015
In This Issue
Church & HH Colorform
Annual Meeting this Sunday!!

Dear Unity Church Members,

As you know, the Annual Congregational Meeting is this Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Please make every effort to attend. Childcare will be provided. As you probably already know, for us to hold and take votes at our Annual Meeting, a quorum of Voting members is rerquired. Per our
bylaws, "... no less than 25 Voting Members shall constitute a quorum..."

Just as with civic voting, it is important for church members to be present and to participate in our governance process by attending the Annual Congregational Meeting, hearing updates on the health of our operations, and voting on leadership positions.

This year, there are several critical articles on the warrant, such as
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jason Gold, President.


Cheyl B 2013 A Note of Thanks
from Cheryl Brigante

Thank you to my Unity Family for your help during my recent recovery from breaking my leg. 

I was in quite a panic after it first happened. But when everyone's offers of help started pouring in, I was overwhelmed with confidence that I would get through this ordeal easily because of your help. 

Thank you to everyone for your phone calls, meals, grocery store runs, library book drop-offs, loans of mobility devices, rides and your love. I am so thankful to call you all family and know that I have such great support when I need it. You are all a blessing. 


General Assembly  2015

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process.

 

Anyone may attend.

Here's where to find the agenda for this year's meeting on June 24 - 28, in Portland, OR.



June is Pride Month
excerpted from the UUA web site

"For decades, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) have actively supported full equality for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ), and have affirmed and celebrated LGBTQ members of our congregations and communities.

One powerful way to stand on the side of love with LGBTQ people is to join Unitarian Universalists everywhere in celebrating Pride.

History of Pride
Alternately known as "gay pride," "LGBT pride," or just "pride," this celebration offers a space to affirm, celebrate, and be proud of sexual diversity and gender variance.

The origins of today's Pride celebrations are generally credited to the Stonewall Rebellion of June 28, 1969. One year later marches were held in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and within a few years they had spread to cities beyond the United States. In the 1980s Pride celebrations expanded beyond the march format and started to become weekend-long festivals in many cities. In the 1990s, more and more Pride celebrations began making transgender inclusion a priority. In 2000 President Bill Clinton made history when he declared June "Gay & Lesbian Pride Month." President Barack Obama has declared June "LGBT Pride Month" each year he has been in office.

Today there are Pride celebrations in cities throughout the world, and there are many variations on the theme, such as youth pride, black pride, transgender pride, Latino/a pride, bear pride, and many more. Many (but not all) Pride celebrations happen in June."



Chalice Only
Almost Summer Service Time
Spring has finally arrived and the Worship Committee is making plans now for summer services. Keeping the church open for our congregation and for visitors during the summer is important. 

Our church Vision calls for creative worship to build a healthy community, not to take the summer off!

Building on the simpler informal services we had last summer, we are planning 8 services between July 12 and August 30. Since Rev. Kristen will not be here, we need lay leaders from the congregation to lead the services. 

Our theme for summer services is "Journeys" - literal, figurative, or metaphorical journeys. 

Summer services begin at 9:30 a.m., are intended to be 30-45 minutes with traditional service elements (chalice, community prayer, closing circle) with a brief sermon, sharing, music, or inspiration from the lay leader. Childcare will be provided and there will be social time with lemonade in the Chaffin Room afterward.

If you have ideas for a service on the theme, please contact Ken Love by email, phone or at social hour. As President Jason stated, we are looking for services that:
  • Reflect our UU values
  • Provide relevant and inspirational worship
  • Courageously attempt something new!
We will not have Ricjard Hill, our Music Director, services available during the summer, but if you can play piano or guitar and are willing to assist with music at some of the services, also please let us know. We will be featuring songs from the new UU songbook...and probably a few 'Journey' hits!

Ken Love
508-238-7290


"Rite of Spring" Organ Concert
by Richard Hill, Music Director & Organist

When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:15 PM
Where: Unity Church of North Easton

Richard Hill, Organist will play Lully, Lang, Langlais and Leavitt to Utterback and Scott Joplin.

Admission is free and this concert is open to all.
Unity CHurch is handicapped accessible



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