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Minister’s Letter – May 2020

Dear UUSA,

I miss you. I see many of you weekly, or even more frequently, in our Zoom Sunday Services and meetings throughout the week. I acknowledge that it’s not exactly the same to come together over internet and phone, but our principles call us to … read more.

How to Block Spam or Phishing Emails

You have probably received emails from people you know or don’t know that appear to be spam or a phishing, i.e. asking you for money or gift cards, etc.

Don’t respond to emails from people you don’t know. If they appear to be someone you know, … read more.

Weather Cancellation Procedure

In the event that Sunday services need to be cancelled, an announcement will be sent via email and will be posted on the UUSA website.  In addition, the office phone message will be updated (by 8:00 AM Sunday morning) and television stations WWLP (Channel 22) and … read more.

Message from the President – January 2020

Hello friends,

Our first Congregational Conversation concerning growth was powerful. The Board asked the Congregation to gather December 15 after worship to explore the wonderful opportunity presented by having so many more people attending our worship.

What prompted this conversation is the UUA-reported knowledge that if … read more.

Men’s Discussion Group Forming

Men are warmly invited to contact Bill Cooksy by calling 413-367-9761 to express interest in joining a Men’s Discussion Group.

The intent is for the group to follow UU principles and to be organized along the lines of the many, already existing small group … read more.

Adult Programing

“Perspectives on Aging in the Valley,” the second outreach/inreach event in the Outreach, Integration and Retention Task Force’s One Night Stand series, was attended by 20 people in late October. The new director of Amherst Senior Services, Mary Beth Ogulewicz, JD, LCSW, shared her … read more.

Choir News – November 2019

Choir news We took an in-choir survey about possibly changing our rehearsal schedule, and decided to keep
the rehearsal time the same as it’s been (Sundays 8:45 – 10:00 a.m) for the time being.

If others in the congregation would like to join the choir, please see … 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.