Category: News

Green Sanctuary News: What is Green Burial?

I recently attended a small interment service at Wildwood Cemetery. It was a beautiful summer morning. The guests surrounded the body, which was clad in just a shroud. The minister spoke briefly, and we sang while lowering the body into the grave and scattering it … read more.

Adult Programing – What’s Doing with OIR?

OÍR stands for Outreach, Integration, and Retention and it’s a task force convened
earlier this year by UUSA’s board of trustees. OÍR a Spanish word that means “to hear,” and we spend much of
our time hearing the voices and stories that awaken energy in our congregation … read more.

Religious Education Ministry – October 2019

Thank you to all of you who attended the UU Fall Picnic! Like with many potlucks, we had a moment where
we thought we might have too many desserts and appetizers, but patience and time and more people brought
more food. Children took advantage of the toys … read more.

Notes from the President – October 2019

Hello friends,

September began for the Board with time set aside at our monthly meeting to learn more about and strategize for a new way of helping our congregation understand and participate in yearlong stewardship. We are very excited about integrating conversations about sustainability, responsibility, and … read more.

Minister’s Letter – October 2019

Dear UUSA,

Wow, what a first month we have had! Now that our program year has begun, it’s wonderful to see you all in
the magic of being together in worship. I am excited for many things beginning and relaunching. This year’s
Coming of Age cohort is beginning … read more.

Religious Education Ministry – September 2019

Our official Religious Education (RE) September start is coming up on September 8th! As in the past, our elementary RE program will vary from one week to the next. We will be mixing cooking, mindfulness, art, science, and literature activities in with our discussions about … read more.

An Interview with Fred Small

by Pat Rector

In association with UUSA’s Green Sanctuary Committee, I agreed in May to talk with the Rev. Fred Small, Minister for Climate Justice of Arlington Street Church UU Church of Boston. Small had preached a powerful sermon on climate issues early in the spring … read more.