Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)

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

Volume 5, No. 18 April 22, 2016
In This Issue

Stewardship Sunday is April 24, 2016
"Keep the Fire Burning"

Please remember to come to church on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 am and the Worship service will begin at 10:30 am with Bill Ames in the pulpit.

As is our tradition in recent years, you will write out your pledge in the Sanctuary during a special time in the service. We will collect them in the Pledge Communion bowl as we walk to our closing circle.

For more indepth information, see the previous newsletter article. 
There will be RE for the children.

How does Unity Church make your life better? I encourage you to take a few minutes and really think about how Unity Church improves your life. Maybe you've been cared for in your time of need. Or you've had the opportunity to care for someone else. Perhaps you feel recharged after the Sunday morning respite from your hectic week. Or you grow personally after reflecting on the service leader's message. You might enjoy the company of people outside your weekly "circle" whom you would not meet outside of church. Or you appreciate the feeling of being part of something much larger than yourself. A feeling of spiritual connection might move you. Maybe you feel proud when Unity serves the wider community. My guess is that Unity Church makes your life better in these and many more ways.

What is it worth to you? As the saying goes "You don't know what you've got until it's gone." To appreciate "what you've got" take a few minutes to imagine what your life would be like if it were gone. What void would be created in your life if it weren't for Unity? ... Now that you know "what you've got" and how much of a positive impact Unity has on your life - what is this all worth to you? It takes a lot of time and money to make Unity what it is. What are you willing to sacrifice to keep what you've got, and just as importantly, to make sure others can have it too?

How will you contribute? Both the nominating committee and the stewardship committee are out in full force working hard to gather the time and money needed to support the miracle that is Unity Church. I encourage you to reach deep - into your calendars and wallets - so that your contribution reflects the value of Unity.
Yours in Service,

Jason Gold, President 

Important Message from the Nominating Committee
Unity Church is an congregation that is organized and governed by the members within the congregation.  Please review the information from the Nominating Committee and consider where you can participate.

Nominations must be submitted by April 29th. 

In Worship

April Theme:   Renewal

April 24: Bill Ames, preaching. Stewardship Sunday. Breakfast at 9:30 and Worship Service at 10:30. 

May Theme: Mindfullness
May 1 : "Paying Attention." Reverend Richard Trudeau, preaching. Richard had an experience with some weeds that caused him to feel he had been taught a lesson.  But he had trouble deciding what the specific lesson was. Was it, "Stop and smell the flowers"? or, "Every cloud has a silver lining" or, "The best things in life are free"?  He finally decided it was, "Life is better if you pay attention."

May 8: Mother's Day. Multi-generational Sunday Service. Deanna Greenstein, preaching.
May 15: Jennifer and Victoria Gold, preaching.
For more detailed information,
please visit the Services Schedule on our website.

Remember to welcome Stacy Hamalian, Custodian of Unity Church           

Stacy is our new part-time Custodian of Unity Church.    Stacy has a full workload at Unity, so please refer all requests for assistance to the Buildings and Grounds Coordinator, Ernest Cohen.

When you see her, please welcome Stacy to Unity Church.

Fellowship Spring Activities
 Mark your calendars!  

Stewardship Breakfast Sunday April 24, 2016
before church
Take Me out to the BallGame - May 1, 2016 - Cookout and Wiffle Ball games (you'll be home in plenty of time before the Red Sox play the Yankees.)
June Jubilee - June 12, 2016 at Ames Estate, Sunday service and lunch. More details will be forthcoming.  
Questions can be directed to Audrey Davies at her email

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The CommUnity Closet still needs a coordinator for volunteers.
There is a room full of laundered clothes hanging in Holly House, just waiting for the CommUnity Closet to open.  There are people who need this clothing, given freely without proof of need. The time is now to meld these two together.  An initial business plan is available to be review by one or two people. There has been contact with a few organizations that are willing to bring people to the CommUnity Closet in a van. Volunteers are ready to help with the staffing.
Are you willing to step up to foster this service to people in our community?
Link Click here to see more details about this community outreach.
Click here to send an email to Jason Gold if you are interested.

Remember these important dates !                 

Unity Church Annual MeetingSunday, May 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - Parish Hall. This is one of the year's important meetings to attend.  Lunch and childcare will be provided.
All Committee reports are due by Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to Gail Bruno, in the church office.  These reports provide information for the Annual Meeting. 

"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." - Maya Angelou

We are grateful and say Thank You 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

April 2016 Office Hours
Monday - Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 *Office will be closed on April 4, 2016
 *Evening hours only on April 6, 7, 8  and the week of the        18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Please contact the office at 508-238-6373 prior to visiting.

You can also  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

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