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!

Posted in not categorized    Tagged with no tags

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" "Church is a place where we get to practice being human" "Elizabeth Goudge" "Hope is the thing with feathers" "I Worried" by Mary Oliver "Live to see clearly and the light will come /To you and as you need it." "Love is the doctrine of this church and service is its law" "Pilgrim's Inn" "Teach us to number our days." "The Silence of the Stars" "This Little Light of Mine" "We shall be a city upon a hill" "original relation to the universe" "those people" #UULent 1st principe 200th anniversary 2016 Presidentail politics 2016 Presidential election 2017 Presidential Inauguration 500th anniversary 7th Principle 95 Theses A Wrinkle in Time A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in Abundance Adam Advent African American Alcott All Souls Day All Souls Alliance of Unitarian and Other Liberal Christian Women Amalfi Amy-Jill Levine An Inspector Calls Anne Robertson Annual Report sermon Ascension Day At-one-ment Balance egg at Spring Equinox Balance Ballad of Gilligan's Island to tune of Amazing Grace Beacon Beltane Betty Williams Bible Black Panther Blake covenant Bonnie Prince Charlie Boston Braiding Sweetgrass Brett Kavanaugh Canvass Capuchin Crypt Casablanca Channing Charles Chauncy Charles Darwin Unitarian Charles Darwin Charles M. Schulz Charlie Brown Christmas Eve sermon Christmas Eve Christmas star Christmas Community Day of the Dead Democracy Divinity School Address Duty Earth Day Earth Easter Gospel of Mark Easter Parade Easter story Easter Elizabeth Blackwell Emerson Epiphany Esther Everybody Comes to Rick's Eve Extravagance Ferry Beach Fifth Principle First Parish Ladies' Sewing Circle First Sunday in Lent Forgiveness Frankenstein Franz Gruber Friendship Garden of Eden Genesis 1 Genesis 2 Gilligan's Island Girl before a Mirror God Gospel Gratitude Halloween sermon Halloween Hanukkah Happiness Harry Potter Heroes Honor Hospitality Hurricane Harvey Inside Out Isaiah 40: 1-4 Italy J.B. Priestley Jesus' baptism Jesus Jo March Jo's Boys John 20 John Lothropp John Winthrop Joseph Mohr Joseph Julia Ward Howe Kindness Koran Le Chambon Lenten practice Lenten sermon Lent Linus Little Men Little Women Lord of the Dance Louisa May Alcott Love once again break our hearts open wide Lucy van Pelt Luke 2: 10-14 Luke 2: 10 Luke 2:14 Luke MLK Sunday sermon Mairead Corrigan March for Life March sisters Marcia McFee Marie Curie Mark 14: 3-9 Mark Martin Luther King Martin Luther Mary Magdalene Mary Shelley Massachusetts Bible Society Matthew 6:27 May Day Meditation Meg Murry Membership Sunday sermon Millie Dresselhaus Mother's Day Mothers' Day Mystic Seaport Museum National Airlines flight 2511 Native American Nativity Nelle Morton New Year's sermon No seed ever sees the flower. Old Story of Salvation Oliver Sacks Origin of Species Pageant Palm Sunday Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard Parable of the Leaven Parable of the Mustard Seed Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard Parable of the Yeast Parables Parker Palmer Passover Peanuts Gang Pearl Merrill Pentecost Pharisee Pilgrims Pope Francis Prince of Peace Prodigal Son Protestant Reformation Psalm 51 Psalm 90 Purim Puritans and Ten Commandments Puritans RE News Rachel Carson Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Religious Education OWL Youth Group RE Teachers Religious Education Richard III Rod Serling Sadness Samuel Longfellow Scituate Scripture Separatist Seventh Principle Shavuot Shonda Rimes Year of Yes Silent Night Silent Spring Skywoman Snowflake Fair Sophia Fahs Spirit Spring Equinox St. Valentine Star Wars Stewardship sermon Stewardship Summer solstice Sunday School Super Bowl Sunday 2015 sermon Sydney Carter Thanksgiving sermon Thanksgiving The Brain Center at Whipple's The Conversation Project The Good Samaritan The Prodigal Son The Pursuit of Happiness Thoreau sermon Three kings Toy Story Transcendentalists Tree of Life Synagoge Trump presidency Trump Truth Twilight Zone UU Lent UU good news UU view of Jesus UU women's organizations UULent UU Ubuntu Unitaarian Universalist Unitarian Louisa May Alcott Unitarian Univeralist Unitarian Univeresalist Unitarian Universalist Advent Unitarian Universalist Ascension Day Unitarian Universalist Christmas Unitarian Universalist Easter sermon Unitarian Universalist Thanksgiving sermon Unitarian Universalist Transcendentalism Unitarian Universalist covenants Unitarian Universalist liturgical year Unitarian Universalist sermon for Rosh Hashanah Unitarian Universalist sermon for Yom Kippur Unitarian Universalist sermon for the Days of Awe Unitarian Universalist sermon Unitarian Universalist values Unitarian Universalist women's history Unitarian Universalist women's organizations Unitarian Universalist Unitarian Women's Alliance Unitarian women's organizations Unitarian Unity Club Universalism Universalist Untiarian Universalist sermon Valentine's Day sermon Valentine's Day Vernal Equinox Veterans' Day sermon Via Negativa Walden sermon Wangari Maathai Water Communion What Is a UU? What Unitarian Universalists believe Why do bad things happen Witch-hunt Witches Women's March Wonder World War I Christmas truce You are the light of the world addiction afterlife anam cara angels angel atheist baby dedication baker ban books birds black liberation theology blessed bones bread brevity of life bridging divides broken heart calling can worrying make your life longer? candles canvass sermon change child dedication church covenants church clay bird climate change climate crisis college reunion cosmic costume courage covfefe creation myths creation stories dance darkness death diet diversity do Unitarian Universalists celebrate Christmas? don't believe in God dream drunk from wells I did not dig economic inequality election end of days end-of-life environment evil evolution faith fear of death fear feeding ourselves and others finances fire communion sermon flowers and joy follow football and the church football sermon frameworks freedom funding gardening and joy give the money to the poor giving good graitude grief happy hearing into speech history hopes for 2015 hope hubris human nature hygge immortality imperfection incarnation inequality inequity inherent worth and dignity interpretation journey joy cometh in the morning joy judging justice kairos kite flying kites language lectio divina life changes life of deep fulfillment light listening lost love lucky magi masks meaning in life mission modern-day Transcendentalism monsters mortality new earth new reformation nostalgia nurturing spirituality othering others parable paradigm shift paying attention peace dove peace perspective philia pledging poems poetry polarization political divide post-election sermon potluck suppers power and privilege praise prayer pray priesthood of all believers prosperity gospel racism randomness reason reconciliation regrets response resurrection rich young man risk ritual role of women in Unitarian church sabbath and climate change sacred time salvation science fiction security blanket seed self-acceptance self-esteem sell all your possessions sermon on control sermon on fear sermon on fulness of life sermon on worry sermon seven deadly sins seven generations shooting skeleton slavery social justice sabbath sorrow sower spiritual practice spiritual response to election spiritual thirst spirituality spirituals stars star statistics stories story substance abuse suffering sunrise take something on for Lent talking about death tax collector thanks the church in the 21st century the end of work the woman with the ointment theology time transforming church trees I did not plant trust umami spirituality understanding universe vision vulnerabaility vulnerablility we aren't in control weeping whole hearted wind wishes for end-of-life care witch hats women at the empty tomb worship preferences worship styles worship