Youth Group Service Trip – Super Storm Sandy Recovery

This past July, twelve youth and six adults travelled to the Rockaway Peninsula of Queens, NY to assist in recovery efforts after Super Storm Sandy. It was an amazing experience! The youth will share their experience with a worship service at some point in the year. Thank you to everyone who donated to make this trip possible. A special thank you goes out to Pauline Sciarappa, Amy MacDougall, Marvin Davis, and Jim and Peggy Slack for donating $100.00 or more to the group. We would also like to think Ace Hardware of Westborough for donating tool aprons to the entire group.youth group photo Sandy service trip

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Religious Education Program Open House

The Religious Education Committee is holding an Open House this Sunday, September 21st, beginning at 9:30 AM, for anyone who would like to learn more about the liberal religious education program for preschoolers through high school youth. The mission of our program is to bring together adults, children, and youth to actively build a supportive community that embraces diversity, inspires confidence, encourages growth, and develops values that we take with us on our life journey. Please join us on Sunday as members provide tours, offer information, and answer questions.

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Sunday September 21, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

 

Rev. J. Mark Worth

“Why I’m a Unitarian”

In the first part of a two-part sermon, Mark tells how a Methodist Sunday school teacher inadvertently converted him to Unitarianism. Later, in October, he’ll explain how the Methodist converted him to Universalism with “Why I’m a Universalist.”

This is a Sanctuary start for children.

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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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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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