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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

Board Starts Seeking Search Committee Candidates in March

The UUSA Board of Trustees will begin contacting each member of the congregation seeking input for candidates for the search committee.  Provided the new by-law passes the process will be as follows; A. Search Committee. The Search Committee for a Minister shall be composed of seven Active Members of our Congregation. The Congregation will nominate … Continued

Special Congregational Meeting on Search Committee on Sunday March 12

There will be a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, March 12, after the service to amend the UUSA Bylaws to create a larger Ministerial Search committee with four elected and three appointed members. A section of the current bylaws reads: A. Search Committee. The Ministerial Search Committee shall consist of five Active Members elected at … Continued

UUSA Board Announces Formation of Legacy Circle

This year the UUSA Board is announcing the formation of the UUSA Legacy Circle. The purpose of the Legacy Circle is to honor those who have made contributions to our Endowment Fund.  While we welcome any and all contributions to the Endowment, we want especially to recognize members or friends who have supported the Endowment … Continued

Coming of Age has exciting plans for the new year

  Our middle school youth, and a few 9th graders, have been going through a program called Coming of Age (COA). CoA will meet primarily first and second Sundays from (4:45) 5-6 (But check schedule).  Parent Groups will also meet first and second Sundays from (4:45) 5-6. In May, the group will go on a pilgrimage to … Continued