OCTOBER 8: Changes in the UU Bylaws with Rev. Tom Schade
OCTOBER 15: LGBTQ+ History with Rev. Karen LeBlanc
OCTOBER 22: Social Justice
OCTOBER 29: Honoring the Ancestors
Did you miss Sunday service? Watch it here!
What does it mean to be a people of HERITAGE?
October 8: The Gifts of Reclaiming Our Roots
October 15: The Gifts of Our LGBTQ+ Roots
October 22: The Gifts of being Rooted in Science & Reason
Walking Field Trip
October 29: The Gifts of Honoring & Grieving Our Roots
Badgers Parting Gifts by Susan Varley Spoken by Ruby Dee
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our long-time member, Jean Kellaway. Jean was an important part of our church, active on just about every committee there was at some time. She was previously married to our former minister, Rev. Richard Kellaway. Jean was a serious collector of art, including paintings, sculptures, and fabrics from her travels all over the world. Our prayers are with her children, Ron and Andrea, and her grandchildren, Ethan and Angela, at this difficult time. We will announce plans for a memorial service when the information is available.
DINNERS FOR EIGHT
For those of you new to the church, and for those who would like to participate in Dinners for Eight this year, please email me at email@example.com. Breaking bread together is a great way to get to know church members and friends.
You can sign up to host the dinners and participate in the dinners as a guest, or just be a guest. I have a form I will forward to you to find out what are your preferences so we can meet them as best we can. If you would like to host but do not have enough room at home, you can host at church. I really am in need of hosts at this time and have not had enough to get everyone to a table every month.
The way it works is I give the host a list of people who are interested in participating and the host contacts everyone to see if they are available for the evening the host chooses for the dinner. We generally hold the dinners on a mid month weekend, either Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights. The host prepares the main dish and assigns the guests to bring either a side dish, an appetizer, a dessert, or for those who don't cook, a beverage and/or bread. I try to coordinate the host and dinner guests so that there is a mixing of guests at each hosts' table each month.
It really is a good time, and we would love to have you.
Lynn Whitney, Coordinator
Drum Circle will take place on the THIRD Sunday this month on October 15th.
Just as a reminder, the office is closed on Monday, October 9, for Indigenous Peoples' Day.
The festival will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Center Street between the Town Hall, 40 Center St., and the Millicent Library, 45 Center St. There will be Japanese and American music and food, martial arts demonstrations & more!
Each person is important.
Be kind in all you do.
We help each other learn.
We search for what is true.
Each person has a say.
Work for a peaceful world.
The web of life’s the way.
Build the beloved community, free from racism and oppression.
First Unitarian Church in New Bedford
71 8th Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Administrator ext. 10
Minister ext. 13
Minister Board Members & Officers
Rev. Karen D. LeBlanc President
Director of Religious Education
Yasmin Flefleh-Vincent Vice President
Director of Music
Randy Fayan Treasurer
Jessica DeCicco-Carey Clerk
Maria Jackson Trustees
Sexton Joan O'Beirne
Anthony Gonsalves Mary S. Rapoza
Sunday Sexton Eileen Sorrentino
Sunday School Teacher Committee Chairs
Morning Walker Endowment
House and Grounds