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UUSA Big, BIG Tag Sale on Saturday, September 30th, 9 AM-3 PM

We are less than a month away from this important Fall fund-raising event.  Search those closets, attics, sheds, barns and hidden places for the treasures you have in your homes. Donate them to one of the UUSA groups to which you belong and are sponsoring Tag Sale tables or contact Sue Kelly (413/559-9934) to make donations. … Continued

Connecticut River Clean-Up Scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Green Sanctuary Committee is again sponsoring this year’s event for the UU Society of Amherst. Karen Fisk will lead our team this year . Ron Grosslein will help with the planning. Please give Ron a call (413- 253-5638) or email (ron@swallowtail.com), or sign up after a service, to let us know you want to … Continued

September Offering from the Interim Minister’s Inkwell

A New Year of Possibilities I have always appreciated the summer months for their warmth, their fecundity, and their adventures. It is al-ways good to have a break from one’s routine and to embrace life from a different perspective. Admittedly, there is an element of sadness to leave the lazy hazy days of this season … Continued

Ministerial Search Committee July-August 2017 Update

Hello from your Ministerial Search Committee! July and August have been very busy and all members of the committee have jumped into this work with both feet. Our most important work has been the creation and fine tuning of our Congregational Survey. This survey will help to create a meaningful picture of our congregation’s current … Continued

The Search for a New Minister is On!

The Search is On! Your Ministerial Search Committee is already hard at work in the search for a new settled minister who will be the best match for the UUSA. During our kick-off, day-long retreat (facilitated by our Ministerial Transitions Coach, Debby Bergh), we discussed our next steps, deepened our understanding of the entire search … Continued

Title of Minister Emerita bestowed on The Rev. Alison Wohler

At a Special Congregational Meeting before the service on June 4, our members voted unanimously to bestow the title of Minister Emerita on The Rev. Alison Wohler, our Setttled Minister from 2005-2016. We were pleased to see her light our chalice once again during the service led by our Interim Minister, The Rev. Cynthia A. Frado (at left … Continued

Social Action in April

MAKE A DIFFERENCE The UUSA recently voted unanimously to sign the UUA/UUSC Declaration of Conscience, a statement about putting our Unitarian Universalist values into action to resist hate, fear and bigotry. Below are resources that make it easy for you to do just this in these times of great challenges to our values. The first … Continued

April Musings from the Interim Minister’s Inkwell

I’m writing this on the Ides of March, looking out my window at the piles of snow left over from yesterday’s late winter storm. In an odd sort of way, this reminds me of the final month of pregnancy. Those last few weeks of anticipation feel longer than the previous 34-36. There is such a … Continued

Stewardship

Abraham Lincoln once said, “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” Not everyone is in the same place on the “pets are people, too” continuum. But we can all grasp the wisdom behind Lincoln’s good-natured humor. After all, one of our Society’s founding principles, and … Continued

Small Group Ministry: Small Group Opportunities!

The Small Group Ministry Program currently has openings in existing groups, and we are always interested in forming new ones. Perhaps you have an idea for a specific kind of group. There was talk recently of an intergenerational group, for example. We welcome your ideas and participation! For more information contact Anne Louise White (413-367- … Continued