Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)

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

Volume 5, No. 8, Nov. 20, 2015
In This Issue

Unity Church - A Caring CommUnity
When we care for one another as a community, we are truly walking in the "ways of truth and affection" and creating a connected community of individuals in a continuous feedback loop of giving and receiving. Imagine a community where needs are recognized, acknowledged, and supported.
Our Caring CommUnity: Are you aware there is a committee available here at Unity Church that attempts to match up short term needs of members of our congregation with services, generously offered by other members?
Examples of some of the services we can coordinate include: check-in calls or visits and hospital visits; meals during a time of illness/injury or family events such as births and deaths; rides to local medical appointment, church services and events, and other community events; home help, such as local errands, moving, emergency shoveling or minor repairs; emergency or last minute child care.
If you have a short term need, or know of someone in our community who does, or have any questions, please contact one of us:
Marie Pires: text or call 774-274-3893
Edie Marsden: call 508-230-9964
Donna Hobart: call 508-588-6383
Also, please consider joining our list of members who have generously signed up to provide one or more of the services the committee coordinates, or one you would like to provide that we have not identified. Be assured, we would not be calling you every week or even every month. We are aware there is a lot of caring help that goes on quietly in our community, as it should be. If you could also help out just once a year through our Caring CommUnity committee, your generosity would reach an even wider circle of members.

5th Annual Fellowship Thanksgiving Luncheon

Our 5th Annual Fellowship Thanksgiving Luncheon is on Sunday November 22 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.  
For more information contact Cheryl Brigante at 508-409-8386 
Please sign up for setting up and cleaning up also. 

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Thanksgiving Food Donations

For the second year, UCAN will be collecting donations for Father's Bills and MainSpring House's Thanksgiving dinner. Father Bill's and MainSpring House provide Thanksgiving dinner for people who are experiencing homelessness in our area. This year, they are requesting carrots, red potatoes, white cooking potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, and butternut squash.

Food or monetary donations will be collected on Sunday, November 22nd at coffee hour.
If you have any questions, please contact Melanie D'Aiello  at 774-281-0488.

 News from Carolyn McCafferty
 in Abu Dabi

Greetings Family & Friends, 

Some of you should have gotten an email from WordPress inviting you to my blog...I finally have it up and running.  I'm still having trouble getting my photos to post, but I'll figure it out.

There are now 4 postings as the journal I've been keeping is being edited and uploaded. In advance, please excuse spelling and grammar errors...my goal is to share and one or two proof reads is my limit for time and attention at this point. The blog doesn't send an email letting you know I've added to it.  Since I have several journal entries to post, that's a good thing since I'm going to try to post every few days to catch up.

 So here's the link. Please share comments.  This isn't just a way for me to connect to you, but I hope it's a way for you to connect with me as well. (Email and text messages are also most welcome!)

In Worship
  • November 22: "Thanksgiving". Deanna Greenstein, preaching. This service will be about being thankful for the unthankful tasks in life.  Multi-generational.  (Thanksgiving Potluck afterwards in Parish Hall.)
  • November 29:  Unity Church will participate in a 5 Points Cluster shared worship service hosted by the Unitarian Church of Sharon.  Unity Church will be closed on that day.  The topic will be "Our Environmental Ethic" led by Rev. Jim Robinson. Family service begins at 10 am and Adult service begins at 10:30 am. The Unitarian Church of Sharon is located at 4 North Main Street Sharon, MA 02067only 7 miles from Unity
    Please contact Ken Love or Jason Gold with any questions about the 5 Points Cluster shared worship service.
For more detailed information,
please visit the Services Schedule on our website.

Updates from Fellowship

Everyone is a Greeter: 
Although we schedule two people to be greeters for every Sunday service, we hope that everyone present considers themselves an integral part of our greeting team.  Remember to say hello to visitors and offer to show them the way to Social Hour. Social hour can be as intriguing as our worship service and we want to share that experience also.

Update your calendar for these events :
December 5, 2015, 1 pm in Parish Hall, Cookie Baking and Sanctuary Decorating.
December 12, 2015, 6 pm in Parish Hall, Adult Holiday Celebration.  

Name Tags:   If you have never had a name tag and would like one, please mention it to a Greeter. If you forget your name tag, we will have blank ones at the back of the sanctuary that you may use occasionally. 

Shopping at Amazon? Start at Unity homepage first.
Do you shop on Amazon.com? Be sure to visit Amazon through Unity's homepage first. Every time you use the Amazon widget, Unity Church receives up to 8.5% of what you've spent at Amazon! During this crazy shopping season, or any other time of the year, 8.5% can add up to a lot for Unity!

Heat for your meeting  

As a reminder, to be sure you get heat for your meeting; please call or email Gail Bruno, our Office Manager, (508-238-6373) email: office@unity-church.com, a week before the meeting, so she can put it on the Master Church Calendar. Please specify your group name, which rooms are needed and the start and end time of the meeting. Buildings and Grounds schedules the heaters according to events on that calendar. If you have any questions about the lights, heat, or other Buildings and Grounds issues, call or email Ernie Cohen (508-339-5658)

Hands & Flames  
Fall Religious Education is in Full Swing!
Assistance is always needed in our Religious Education classroom
If you would like to join in on the fun, please let Deanna Greenstein, Coordinator of Religious Education, know!
All students must have an updated registration form. If you have not filled one out, please see Deanna for one. 
All adults volunteering with youth must have a current CORI form on file. If you have not yet filled one out this year, please see Deanna.

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." Oprah Winfrey

We are grateful for all who contribute to our Unity Church community, those before us in a Sunday service and those unseen whose presence is a service for all. 

null Church Office News
by Gail Bruno, Office Manager

November Office Hours.
Regular Office Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

(office closed on Nov. 3, 11, 26)

Evening hours for these dates only: 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Nov. 18, 19, 20, 25, 27)
Please feel free to leave messages at the church office, 508-238-6373, or email Gail  directly. 
*If you plan to visit the office, please call ahead as Gail's schedule may change monthly.

Looking for Executive Committee and Church Meeting Agendas, Warrants, Minutes, or Member Contact information?
You can find it all on our web site under the Member Access menu, after you log in as a member.

Here is 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/Graphics/Video Credits for this Issue of the Unity News
Ellen Dehm, Cathy Adler, and Deanna Greenstein

Unity News Contact Info
For questions or comments regarding this message, please contact Cheryl Brigante, Unity News Managing Editor,
welcome2ucne@gmail.com .

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