Author Archives: Brendan Shea

Covenant FAQs

Why are we holding Covenant Writing Sessions? As Unitarian Unversalists, our religion is a covenantal one; that is, we do not have a creed we subscribe to, but we agree to covenant with each other within our church. Covenants are living things – they come alive by the act of fulfilling them and periodically checking … Continued

Covenant Weekend

Beloveds,   Happy New Year to all those I have not seen yet. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday time with friends or family or both.   We are off to a new year, even if it may feel like some things have not changed one iota. But things are changing, in specific, the covenant … Continued

Black Lives Matter banner slashed; has been replaced

Hi all, I wanted to inform everyone that a couple days ago, we discovered that our Black Lives Matter banner (which was recently restored after having been stolen) was slashed. We have replaced it with a new banner, and will be reporting the incident to the police. Rather than discourage us from displaying the banner, … Continued

We’ve received a Growth Grant!

I’m proud to announce that UUCM has received a Growth Grant in the amount of $1000 that we plan to use for some accessibility improvements as well as to help repair our sign! This grant was made possible by the Tyngsboro UU church, which recently closed; they wanted to ensure that some of their remaining … Continued

Thanksgiving Volunteer opportunity with the Food Pantry

The Community Cupboard Food Pantry located in the church will be having its large Thanksgiving distribution of food on Thursday 11/16, and volunteers are needed on that day from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM to help pre-bag the Thanksgiving baskets for 150 people. Each will client will receive a frozen turkey and all the trimmings, … Continued

🎃👻💀😈 Halloween Party! 😈💀👻🎃

Join the RE Committee for a potluck dinner and Halloween party on Saturday October 28 from 5:30-8:30 pm in Benker Hall!! Wear you costumes and bring some games as well as a dish to share. See you there!

Black Lives Matter banner restored after being stolen

Those of you who have been at church over the past couple of weeks may have noticed that our Black Lives Matter banner was missing.  The banner was stolen at some point about two weeks ago. Earlier today, it was restored with a new banner.  We are also planning to have a more public rededication … Continued

Our New Interim Music Director

We are thrilled to announce that Alex Cumming has agreed to be our Interim Music Director, at least through December. His first Sunday with us will be October 15. Many of you may remember Alex, a friend and neighbor of Vivian’s, who was featured in our successful Ceilidh in April of 2016, as well as … Continued

Sign up for a Soul Matters Small Group!

Dear UUCM Community: You have probably heard that our church is currently engaged in Soul Matters, a year-long, theme-based spirituality program.  A central element of the Soul Matters program is small groups of eight people who gather once a month to engage in a spiritual activity and thoughtful discussion.  The groups are a great way to connect with others … Continued

Update from the Worship, Covenant and Goals workshop

Last Saturday, church members, the Board, the Worship Committee, and Rev. Marta met in Melrose to discuss several topics: our worship service, our covenant, and goals for this coming church year.  Here are some highlights from those discussions.