10AM : Sunday February 5th, 2023 In the turning of the wheel of the year, Imbolc sits between Winter Solstice & Spring Equinox. Celebrate the life that is getting ready to come forth in Spring. Learn some traditions around this time of year, like the ancient Celtic goddess associated with Groundhog’s Day, and participate inContinue reading “Imbolc Service”
Sunday, January 29th at 10am by Boden Azora-Minda – Buddhism is not all about suffering. Mudita is deriving pleasure from seeing others do well. This practice softens our hearts and helps us to gain an inner source of infinite joy.
Thursdays, 6:45pm. In-Person @ the Fellowship Hall. The group practices mindfulness meditation and is led by Boden Azora-Minda. Each meeting includes a talk, a meditation period and time for questions. All are welcome and beginners are encouraged. The group meets in the Peace Sanctuary.
Sunday, January 22th at 10am by Laura Reichsman – We all have our own recipe for a happy life, but are there some common ingredients? Come find out!
Saturday, January 21st @ 7:00p Maggie Neff, local singer and musician, is the opening night performer. We hope you will come by and bring your friends and family. Please spread the word and let’s make the first show a fun evening. Great music, great coffee ,great snacks and with you all, a great group ofContinue reading “Fresh Ground Coffee House Re-Opens for 2023”
Saturday, January 14th @ 3pm If you love to craft and chat, or just chat, you are welcome! Come and craft with company, learn and/or teach a craft, swap ideas and/or supplies. Knitting, crocheting, quilting, origami, scrapbook-ing, drawing, painting, singing folk songs, dancing, organizing a junk drawer, shooting down rubber duckies with nerf darts….YOU decideContinue reading “UUSG Crafternoon”
Sunday, January 15th at 10am by Julie Para – We welcome all who walk through our doors without discrimination based on age, race, occupation, gender, other religious affiliations, or sexual orientation. In 2014 UUSG was designated a Welcoming Congregation. Why are we revisiting this process now? This service promises to engage your brain, heart, soulContinue reading “Aren’t We Already a Welcoming Congregation?”
A Successful Yes we CAN! Poster Sale and Food Drive In June, UUSG held a Yes we CAN poster sale where people paid in cash or cans (get it? 🙂 ) of non-perishable food! All proceeds, over 250 food items and $200, went to the Gardner CAC. We hosted free kids activities—check out the picturesContinue reading “Raising Funds for the Gardner CAC”
By Sue Blain. Green America is a great source of information about things we can do in our everyday lives for a cleaner environment. A couple of examples from their archives include 21 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle and 13 Toxic Chemicals Lurking in Your Home. The recycling article includes links for where you can recycle variousContinue reading “Want some great ideas for a green life?”
As a congregation, we voted to update our investment selection for the church endowment to a Socially Responsible fund offered by Calvert. The Executive Committee brought the issue to light at a forum and the congregation agreed that this was an important aspect of being committed to social action. Calvert fund holdings are screened onContinue reading “Socially Responsible Investments”
UUSG participated in the Peace Flag Project by creating beautiful images of peace on fabric squares. Members & friends connected via Zoom to work on their contribution showing what peace means to them. The squares will be mailed to be sewn together and displayed on a city building in Half Moon Bay, CA. The flagContinue reading “Peace Flag”
This fall, The Social Action Committee reviewed the UU the Vote effort. Members took action by joining existing “get out the vote” campaigns such as Vote Forward to write letters to voters in swing states. The letters focus on why voting is important, instead of urging people to vote for a specific candidate. Letter writersContinue reading “UU the Vote”
The UUSG Social Action Committee organized a successful fundraising effort by selling “We Believe…” signs and donating the $250 proceeds to Gardner’s Community Action Center. The Center provides many services to economically disadvantaged individuals in Greater Gardner, including the healthy food, fuel assistance, medical transportation and more. You can donate directly to the CAC atContinue reading ““We Believe” Sign Sale Raises Funds for Gardner CAC”
The SAC is currently working on a design for a banner to hang above the entrance to the church, that will convey the Seven Principles in short easy-to-read phrases.
Below are some great organizations, gathered and vetted by Sue B., that are doing vital work toward peace and justice. You can help by signing up with one or more and taking part in their online campaigns and/or making a donation. Online petitions and other actions work by virtue of the number of people whoContinue reading “Take Action”