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Summer Safari Series 2020 ~
Takes place every other Sunday at 10am beginning, July 5!

Join us for our virtual Summer Safari Series where we “travel” to fellow UU churches throughout the summer!  Our series includes five shared worship services from the area, including Westborough, Northboro, Berlin, Hudson, and Grafton/Upton.  Parishioners from each church can participate with all five “safari” services.

Please see details below with full service descriptions, bios, and online access information.

Everyone is welcome ~ we hope to see you then and wish you a wonderful, healthy, and joyful summer!


Sunday, July 5, 10am
Unitarian Universalist Society of Westborough (UUCSW) with Lisa Shumway
“America the Beautiful”

“America the Beautiful” is a much-beloved anthem.  In this service, we will explore the history and imagery of this song.  What images do the words “America the Beautiful” bring to mind for you?  Come prepared to share your thoughts on this Independence Day weekend.

About Lisa Shumway ~
Lisa Shumway is a 25 year member of UUCSW.  She has served in many roles at UUCSW, including Trustee and currently as Treasurer.

Join Zoom Meeting ~
To join us online, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84253517018
To call in, dial 301-715-8592, meeting ID: 842 5351 7018

Please Note ~
While the service begins at 10am, we will open our Zoom meeting room at 9:30am (our normal summer service start time) to avoid confusion and allow folks to visit before the service begins.


Sunday, July 19, 10am
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northboro with Debra Zagaeski
“Smile Though Your Heart is Breaking”

We all live in precious and precarious times.  There are threats to our physical, emotional, moral/ethical and spiritual lives all around us.  It is at exactly times such as this that we need to allow ourselves the relief that comes from a smile, a laugh, a touch of lightness.  Join us for a morning where we will explore laughter yoga as a restorative spiritual practice. 

About Debra Zagaeski ~
Debra Zagaeski is a credentialed religious educator.  She serves as the Director of Religious Education for First Parish Northborough.  Debra enjoys exploring a variety of creative spiritual practice to manage stress and nurture body and mind. 

Pam office@firstparishnorthboro.org is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Time: Jul 19, 2020 10:30 AM

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Meeting ID: 919 1197 4050

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Sunday, August 2, 10am
First Parish Church of Berlin with Rev. Janet Newton
“Soul Amendments: Useful Practices for Increasing Spiritual Yield”

If we want to grow a more bountiful garden, we cannot ignore soil amendments — we add compost or wood ash, seaweed or manure — to improve soil structure by modifying the ground that exists naturally in our area. If we don’t spend time growing the soil, our gardens struggle to produce year after year. So what about some soul amendments? What tools for building up our spiritual lives might help us to grow more bountifully, even in the most challenging times? What resources do we have to improve our “soul structure” for more fruitful living?

About Janet Newton ~
Rev. Janet Newton is an ordained UU minister who currently serves a federated church (UU and UCC) in Berlin, MA. Originally from Los Alamos, NM, where she grew up steeped in science and the natural world, for the past 6 years Rev. Newton has lived year-round on Martha’s Vineyard with her Islander wife, Maria, and their 4-year-old daughter, Orion. 

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Sunday, August 16, 10am
Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson
with Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann
“Lessons from a Pandemic”

We are living through an unprecedented global crisis. What have you learned during this time of social distancing? What has COVID 19 taught us about strength, vulnerability, risk, interconnection, community, leadership, health and more? Join Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann and the Unitarian Church of Marlborough & Hudson for this interactive Safari Sunday worship service on Zoom.

About Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann ~
The Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann is an Honors Graduate of Andover Newton Theological School.  Prior to her current position, she served as the Associate Minister of this congregation for five years, co-founding UCMH’s Spiritual Growth and Community Center during that time.  She received her call to the ministry from a religious educator’s background and has served this congregation and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta as a Director of Religious Education.  Rev. Alice lives in Hudson with her spouse, Alan, their home-schooled teenager, a dog, and two cats.  They’re all delighted to welcome her young adult home for college breaks.  In her spare time she enjoys walks in the woods, contra dancing, live action role play, and reading.

Topic: Safari Sunday Worship Service Aug. 16, 2020
Time: Aug 16, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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Sunday, August 30, 10am
Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton with Rev. Daniel Gregoire
“Everything is a Miracle”

The 19th century poet, Walt Whitman, asked “Why make so much of miracle? As to me I know nothing else but miracles.” This is the worldview that our faith calls us to as Unitarian Universalists. In this service, we will appreciate the magic and the mystery in everyday life and we will come to better understand that everything is a miracle worth celebrating.

Rev. Daniel Gregoire ~
Rev. Daniel is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton UUSGU. He was called to serve USGUU in June 2016. Rev. Daniel is excited to spread the unique message of Unitarian Universalism, a transformative encounter with the Holy through Love and Service to all.  He sees UUSGU as a vital, spiritual home for people throughout the bucolic Blackstone River Valley area of central Massachusetts. His warm and engaging, spiritual presence, embraces all people no matter what race, culture, sexual orientation or ability and it matches the welcoming and engaging culture of UUSGU.  

Online Access Information ~
This service is broadcasted on Facebook live visit www.facebook.com/uusgu on Sundays at 10am.