Sunday, September 21, 2014

UU Society of Amherst
PO Box 502
121 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01004-0502

Phone: (413) 253-2848
Office Hours: M-F 10 - 2
Sunday Service
: 10:30 AM
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Read Rev. Alison Wohler's welcome message.

Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. We invite you to explore our principles and mission, read some sermons, browse our latest news and come to a Sunday service (10:30 AM with a social hour after the service).

 

 

 

  

Next Sunday Service

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:30 AM

The Rev. Alison Wohler

I cannot believe the horrible things going on all around us, all the time; every day.  It can be debilitating.  How to cope.  How to feel like I'm doing "something...."  How can I take seriously the conclusions of Steven Pinker's Better Angels of our Nature

Announcements

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All are invited!

An Angel Among Us: Re-dedication of Amherst's Stained Glass Treasure

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 4 PM – 6 PM

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst Meetinghouse

121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Re-dedication Ceremony 4:30 – 5 PM

Please join us and help us celebrate the return of our Tiffany stained glass window,fully restored through The Town of Amherst’s Community Preservation Fund Program. Light refreshments and tours of the renovated Meetinghouse will follow the ceremony.

Sponsored by The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst

 

We Are Home!

On Sunday, April 13, we joyfully returned to our 1893 Meetinghouse and its brand-new addition! We are once again offering Sunday services and religious education classes at 10:30 AM at:

121 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA

Many thanks to the members of First Congregational Church for their hospitality during our construction project.

 

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Upcoming Events

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:30 AM

The Rev. Alison Wohler

I cannot believe the horrible things going on all around us, all the time; every day.  It can be debilitating.  How to cope.  How to feel like I'm doing "something...."  How can I take seriously the conclusions of Steven Pinker's Better Angels of our Nature


Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:30 AM

Dedicated Offering: This month’s dedicated offering will be held at our service on Sunday, September 21 to benefit Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF), because it is a leading organization in combating the growing Ebola epidemic in Africa. The following paragraph comes from the MSF website.

Since the Ebola outbreak began in March in Guinea, it has claimed 1,427 lives. The outbreak has spread far beyond Guinea, and is now raging unabated. A total of four countries are now affected: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization has declared the largest-recorded Ebola epidemic an “international public health emergency,” yet the international effort to stem the outbreak is dangerously inadequate. MSF teams on the ground are seeing critical gaps in all aspects of the response: medical care, training of health staff, infection control, contact tracing, epidemiological surveillance, alert and referral systems, community education, and mobilization. All countries require an immediate and massive mobilization of resources.  Doctors Without Borders has been responding to the outbreak since March, and now has 1,327 staff working in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, treating a rapidly increasing number of patients. 

Since its founding in 1971, Doctors Without Borders has led in the delivery of medical services in crises all over the world. It was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1999.  Eighty-seven cents of every dollar goes to support their programs. Although Doctors Without Borders is not able to earmark our donation for the Ebola outbreak, we feel it is the best way to contribute to combating the epidemic.  If you will be making a donation by check, please make check payable to UUSA and write "Doctors Without Borders" in the comment section.


Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 PM

Adult Religious Education: The New UU  

The New UU program welcomes, orients, and integrates newcomers into their faith communities. The program addresses the needs of newcomers who want to know more about who we are and what we believe. It provides opportunities for members of your congregation to share with newcomers what it means to them to be a Unitarian Universalist. It gives newcomers a chance to examine their own personal stories in the light of our Unitarian Universalist tradition and heritage. It provides a chance for newcomers to the congregation and long-timers to connect. It provides an explicit invitation to become a member.  This is also a course for anyone wishing a short "refresher" course in their own UU tradition, and it offers a wonderful opportunity to help welcome new people to our community. Offered by the Rev. Alison Wohler from 12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM on September 21, September 28, and October 5 (3 sessions) in the conference room. Please sign up for this class with Alison by contacting her or Judy in the meetinghouse office at 413-253-2848 or office@uusocietyamherst.org.  Bring a sandwich !


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Rentals

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Hall and Meeting Rooms for Rent

(Short- and Long-term)

Phone 413-253-2848

or email office@uusocietyamherst.org for details.

Home Stays

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Home Stays for 2014 Family Weekends

Members of The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, a Welcoming Congregation, are willing to host families and friends who will be visiting students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, and Smith College this October. No minimum stay.

The basic rate for a room with one or two beds, $125 per night for 1-2 guests, includes continental breakfast. No minimum stay. Ask about arrangements for larger parties.

For more information, email our Home Stay Coordinator. (Please note: This is a fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst.)

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