Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)

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

Volume 5, No. 10, Dec. 23, 2015
In This Issue

so beautiful.
2015 Winter Solstice Service
Winter solstice occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun's daily maximum elevation in the sky is the lowest.

The solstice lasts only a moment in time and has many different names such as "midwinter", "the longest night", "the shortest day" or ""the first day of winter". The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days.

Children writing and drawing their intentions for the new year.our intentions now in the fire. together.The wonder of fire.Lief Codianni our fire protector.

The Sun's light will grow from this night on. We are a circle of light. Let this light grow to fill us, heal us and the people around us. Let this light grow to help all people heal themselves and our beautiful planet Earth.

UCAN Colorform Logo 03Dec2012 UCAN Making Spirits Brighter  

The car was loaded from top to bottom with holiday gifts for families in our area.  Thank you to everyone for purchasing gifts and financial donations. Thank you Melanie Willis and Jenn Gold for providing the organization.

In Worship

December Theme: Spirituality

December 27: "Music Service". Led by the Music Committee. This Annual Multi-generational service celebrats the power of music to communicate what the spoken word often cannot.  Unity Church hosts this service for the Five Points Cluster 
of churches who will also be contributing their music talents. 
January 3 :  Unity Church will participate in a 5 Points Cluster shared worship service hosted by the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton.  Unity Church will be closed that day.  The topic will be"A New Year's Ritual :  "A little remembering, a little forgetting, and a little hoping." led by Rev. Beverly Boke.  Worship service at 10:30 am at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church at 1508 Washington St. Canton, MA 02021 only 8 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.

The Worship Committee: Ken Love, Katelyn Haven, Kate Meneses, Carol Heap, Cheryl Brigante. Your reflections about Sunday services are always welcome. 

Financial Update                

Your finance committee offers warmest wishes for Happy Holidays. As you enjoy these moments of good cheer, we hope you are keeping Unity Church in mind. We wished to update everyone on where we stand
with collections.  Year to date we have collected $31,480 out of a total of $89, 690 pledged. This represents about 35% of total pledged and most folks are up to date. Thank you! 
Please feel free to rush in any last minute contributions with which to take advantage of this year's tax deduction. Best wishes to all.  -Michael Achey

Short term housing needed.

Frank Smith's house is on "the market" and will likely be sold in the very near future. At this time of year, people want to move in as soon as possible after passing papers. Frank is looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment to rent for 6 months or longer in the Easton area. Please email Frank at francis-smith@comcast.net

Keeping in touch over the miles by Cheryl Brigante

I encourage everyone to remember our members and friends who are temporarily away from their permanent homes.

*Ed and Lyn White are wintering in Florida and you can find their address in the UCNE Contact List. 
*Carolyn McCafferty is in Abu Dabi and mail can reach her at 380 EFSS, Unit 61114, APO AE 09853-1114 

The Contact List is on our web site under the Member Access menu, after you log in as a member. 

Hands & Flames 
 Religious Education Update

We will resume Religious Education on January 10, 2015, preparing for our Children's Chapel service in the spring. Everyone is welcome to assist with our children on Sundays. 

When the Weather Outside is Frightful
Snowy Hoe Shop & Trees
For the safety of our friends and members, in case of extreme weather conditions, please call the church office (508-238-6373) after 8:00 a.m. on the day of the Service or church event for a message about whether the Service or event has been canceled. 

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!

Like hope, trust, and love, gratitude is both a feeling and a spiritual practice. - Christine C Robinson, Alicia Hawkins  

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

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

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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