PT Music Director Wanted

The Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough (Massachusetts) is seeking a part-time Music Director. The position begins September 2014 and runs to mid-June 2015 with an option for renewal. The candidate must be an accomplished pianist able to play a variety of styles of music and also be an experienced choral director. An ability to play the organ is a plus. Instruments are a 1920 Chickering grand piano, electronic organ, and an 1895 Ryder tracker pipe organ undergoing restoration.

One service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The choir performs 3-4 times a month and rehearses before the service. There are occasional special music programs. The successful candidate will oversee the entire ten-month music program, including the hiring of guest musicians, in consultation with the minister.

The time required is 5 to 7 hours per week except for one week a month when another program takes place. Remuneration is $175 per week for thirty-two weeks (a total of $5,600) for the period September 2014 through mid-June 2015. This includes Christmas Eve.

Please email resumé with covering letter to uucswestboro@verizon.net.

 

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Sunday April 27, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

Program Sunday

UU Welcoming Congregation Committee Leading

“Diverse Lives, Universal Love”

The Welcoming Congregation Committee will lead the service today, bringing a diverse group of speakers from the LGBTQ and Allied communities, including members from our congregation. Representing different generations across the age spectrum and stories that reflect the myriad experiences of living as or being a family member of an LGBTQ person. Our speakers will perhaps bring you a smile, provoke you to laugh, or possibly bring tears to your eyes, but without a doubt they will enlighten you and demonstrate why our work to become an official Welcoming Congregation is so important.

There is no RE programming today.

 

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Comprehensive Sexuality Education Program for 7-9th Graders, Our Whole Lives Information Session, November 3rd

The Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough will be commencing a comprehensive sexuality education program called Our Whole Lives (OWL), a program created jointly by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. The OWL program helps students in 7th through 9th grades gain the knowledge, values and skills they need to lead sexually healthy, responsible lives.

The program is designed to support the role of parents as the primary sexuality educator of their children.

Parents seeking information about and an overview of the program are welcomed to attend the OWL Information Session on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3-5 p.m. at the church, at 64 West Main Street, Westborough. Parents will have the chance to access the curricular materials, ask questions and meet with the facilitators during the informational session.
The OWL program is slated to begin on November 17th and run through March 2014. Participants need not be members of the congregation.

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Does Our Church have Snow Days?

If church needs to be cancelled due to bad weather, you can find out a few ways:

a.  WBZ –TV or CBSBoston.com will list us as closed (they no longer read them on the radio)

b.  There will be a message on our Facebook site.  (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unitarian-Universalist-Westborough/126170144106772?fref=ts).  Be sure to “like” our page so you can get this information!

c.  The outgoing phone message at church will be changed to reflect our closing.

What if there’s no power?  If you hear of significant power outages in Westborough or conditions are unsafe for you to drive, it is probably best to stay home.  We will do our best to keep you notified, but power outages certainly prove most challenging!

 

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New Funding Program Begun

NEW  FUNDING  PROGRAM:  Beginning Sunday, 2/3/13, we will are implementing a new way to raise money for our church.  We will be selling Stop & Shop gift cards, which can be used whenever you do your grocery shopping.  This will cost you nothing, but the church will receive 5% of every card sold!  The cards will come in $20, $50 and $100 increments.  Cards will be sold in the Chapel after services.

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Giving to the 21st Century (and beyond) Endowment Fund

Many people support endowments because they want to make a difference in a lasting way, to leave a legacy for the future.  They expect their contributions to be invested wisely, to grow in value, and to produce a reliable revenue stream in perpetuity.  Donating to the UUCSW’s 21st Century Fund is an easy way to do that for our church.

Anyone can make a gift to the UUCSW’s 21st Century Endowment Fund at any time.  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation before the end of this year, simply write a check to the church and note that your gift is for our endowment.  It’s that simple.

If you would like further information about this fund or have interest in donating stock, in setting up a charitable annuity or in other ways of supporting our endowment, please contact any member of the endowment committee: Kathie Metzger, Ken Young, or John Metzger.

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