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Sunday Service – November 30, 2014 – 10:30 AM

Speaking Kathie Metzger, Program Committee Chair

Fear of Failure – Let’s not let it hold us back.  Most of us experience anxiety and concern about situations we have to confront. Sometimes we do not apply for a job or volunteer for an opportunity because we think we are not good enough or someone else will do a better job. While this is probably true in some cases, our own lack of confidence in our abilities may be holding us back from involvement we would enjoy, and situations where we could really make a contribution.

This is a Children’s Worship Circle start.

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Sunday Service – November 23, 2014 – 10:30 AM

Rev. J. Mark Worth
“A Sanctuary For the Spirit”
Before the Pilgrims came to Massachusetts they found
sanctuary in the Netherlands. Some of the Pilgrim Separatists
remained in tolerant Holland and there is a Pilgrim church there
today. The Dutch decided that religion does not need to be
divisive. “Sanctuary” is often something small; we are in truth
each other’s shelter.

This is a Children’s Worship Circle start.

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Wanted: Acting RE Director

Acting Director of Religious Education

Unitarian Universalist Society of Westborough 64 West Main Street, Westborough MA

The Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough is an active and vital congregation with approximately 111 members, 70 children and youth currently enrolled in our religious education program. The volunteer-based program offers classes on Sunday mornings, hosts a youth group, coming of age program, as well as programs like Our Whole Lives (OWL).

We are seeking a part-time Acting Director of Religious Education to help us complete the current church year and prepare for the future.

This position requires vision and leadership, with a goal of increasing spiritual growth while living out the mission of the Religious Education program. This involves fostering a sense of community, building relationships, and encouraging participation of children and youth in the life of the congregation.

The Acting Director will work collaboratively with the Religious Education Committee and the Minister 18 hours per week through June 2015, with the possibility of renewal to a settled position. The hours during the week are flexible but morning work is required on all Sundays other than February 15th, April 19th, and May 24th of 2015.

We offer a salary and benefits package that meets fair compensation guidelines of the Unitarian Universalist Association, commensurate with the candidate’s education and training. This position is accountable to the Board of Trustees with at least one evaluation and review meeting in the Spring to review progress with the expected tasks.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • ●  Training and experience working with children in an educational and/or religious

    setting.

  • ●  Strong interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills.
  • ●  Willingness to embrace and respect diversity of spiritual paths.
  • ●  Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • ●  Working knowledge of Unitarian Universalism, world religions, and religious

    philosophy is highly preferred.

  • ●  UUA RE Credentialing in progress or completed is highly preferred.
  • ●  College degree, preferably in a field related to education, religion, counseling, or

    human services.

● Comfortable with computers and technology.

Responsibilities with the support of the RE committee and minister:

  • ●  Work with the RE committee to further develop the RE program and decide

    curricula for church year 2015-2016.

  • ●  Support teaching teams in preparing reference materials, gathering supplies,

    answering questions.

  • ●  Available Sunday mornings to answer teacher questions, welcome a new family,

    take attendance, provide snack, address any classroom/parent issues.

  • ●  Collaborate on Coming of Age service and multi-generational services with

    Minister. Work with COA students and parents to prepare for spring 2015

    ceremony.

  • ●  Prepare and facilitate Children’s Worship Circle (preschool to 6th grade)

    approximately twice a month.

  • ●  Organize and facilitate twice monthly Youth Group meetings and support

    members with special projects.

  • ●  Communicate with congregation about RE program using a variety of media

    including weekly web site and email updates as well as monthly newsletter and

    bulletin board updates.

  • ●  Organize a Teacher Appreciation service/breakfast, plan Easter and End-of-Year

    parties.

    To apply please send your resume and cover letter to uucswre@rexden.us by December 5th 2014 (or until position is filled). We ask that all applicants, especially those from within the UUCSW, share their intentions only with the Search Committee so that all who might be interested in applying feel encouraged to do so, knowing their privacy will be respected.

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Sunday Service – November 16, 2014 – 10:30 AM

Speaking – Youth Group

“Highlights of the Youth Group Service Trip”
This past summer, twelve youth and six adults embarked on a service trip to the Rockaway Peninsula of New York. Our task was to assist in recovery efforts. Today, the Youth Group will thank the congregation for their support and share highlights of their trip.

This is a Sanctuary Start for the children.

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Sunday Service – November 9, 2014 – 10:30 AM

Speaking Janet Davis and Reverend Mark Worth

“Branching Out”

Trees are a source of wonder and inspiration. With their roots
planted firmly in the ground and strong trunk supporting
branches that blow in the wind, they are a symbol of stability
and flexibility. As trees reach for the sky and continue the cycle
of death and rebirth each year, they are a symbol of hope and
life. There is much to learn from trees, and through song and
story we will experience their wonder and mystery.

This is a Multi-generational service.

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Sunday Services – November 2, 2014 – 10:30 AM

Speaking Reverend J. Mark Worth

“Faith of an Unrepentant Liberal”

In the past several decades the word “liberal” has been trashed so successfully that many liberals refuse to admit that they are liberal.  What is the heritage of liberalism?  What does it mean to be a religious liberal?  Who owns the powerful symbols of flag, family, and faith?

This is a Sanctuary Start for the children.

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