of Scituate, Massachusetts
First Parish
Unitarian Universalist Church
"What's Happening": November 6-13, 2011
Posted on November 10th, 2011

Religious Education News:

Our young people are exploring food and hunger on local, national, and international levels and learning how they can make a difference. Over the next few weeks, they are conducting a food drive. Normally, when our church gets involved in local food initiatives it is with the Scituate Food Pantry. This year, due to an urgent plea from the Interfaith Social Services, who has a higher volume of families in need than ever before, we are conducting a food drive for them.

On Sunday November 20, 2011, Houses of Worship from all over the South Shore will collect food during worship services and then bring it to Interfaith Social Services food pantry for distribution to impoverished local families. Interfaith serves South Shore residents in need from ten communities ranging from Quincy to Scituate. Each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Interfaith has hosted this ingathering of food at their office in Quincy. Please donate!

Thanksgiving Food Drive:
Sundays, November 6, and 13th for Non-Perishables
Sunday November 20 for perishables such as produce and baked goods. We will deliver the goods after church on November 20, 2011

November Sundays:
November 6: Grades 1-6 Hunger awareness, food drive. OWL.
November 13: Grades 1-8 Holiday pageantry - introduction, choose parts. OWL
November 13: There will be a youth group meeting at 6:30
November 20: Grades 1-6 Food drive, bake sale. OWL
November 27: No religious ed classes. One Room Schoolhouse. No OWL

There will be a meeting before church this Sunday, November 6, at 9:45 for anyone interested in helping out with this years' pageant.

Christine is available for questions, concerns and consultation on Sunday mornings before church and on Thursdays from 9am - 1pm. Please schedule an appointment or drop in to say hello!

In faith,
Christine Bulman

From the Fididdlers ...

Save your pinecones for our next workshop. We’ll be making sparkling fire-starters!

Claire Sherman is keeping an inventory of items ready for the fair. If you’ve been Fididdling at home, please let her know what you have to add to the list. It will help us in planning our display tables. clairesherman@comcast.net

Don’t forget….Every Wednesday…
in the Old Sloop Room…10:30 am - 1pm

Among Ourselves:

  • Our sympathies to Barbara Leavitt on the death last week of her Mother, Mona Fornell. Barbara's family celebrated her Mom's 100th birthday in September. Happy memories.

  • The Parish Committee voted to accept Beth and David Dubuisson's generous offer to loan their harpsichord to our Church. Thank you to Alliance and Unity Club for helping with the moving costs. When it arrives, Beth will have it placed at the front of the sanctuary, where we may all see it. What a treat it will be for us when Beth plays it. Thank you, Beth and David.

  • Please notice the new table in the front of the sanctuary. Kudos and thanks to Jack Shaw.

  • The Parish Committee voted to give the old organ (not working, too expensive to repair, and with no monetary value to speak of) to Michael Kilduff. We are glad it will have a good and welcome home.

  • Eileen Donaldson was recently involved in a car accident but Alan reports that she is now recovering at home.


Saturday, November 5 9:30 - 11 AM Steel Magnolias
Wednesday, November 9 10:30 AM -1 PM Fididdlers
Wednesday, November 9 6:00-7 PM AA

Please email Maggy at the church office with any items to be included in the What's Happening (weekly) and Sloop's Log (bi-weekly) newsletters. Calendar items and meeting days and times would be very helpful. Be sure to mention which newsletter you are submitting items for. Thank you!

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