Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 7/3/2015

Weekly Link 7/3/2015


This Week in Worship

Sunday, July 5

Summer Worship @ 10:30 am in Parish Hall

Worship leader this week is Jeff Stoodt

The topic is “The Declaration of Interdependence”. In the service we’ll be reading the declaration and sharing our thoughts on how our nation sustains itself by awareness of its interdependence.

The Nursery will be closed for the summer.
All children are welcomed to attend the service.

Summer Service Schedule for July:

  • Sunday, July 5 – Jeff Stoodt
  • Sunday, July 12 – David Egan
  • Sunday, July 19 – TBD
  • Sunday, July 26 – Rev. Hank Peirce

Religious Exploration

NO Religious Exploration during the summer. We will be back in the Fall! Please register your child/children for the 2015 – 2016 season.

First Lego League

Sunday afternoons 1-2:30 starting this fall

We are forming a new team for kids who will be between 8 and 12 years old next school year. We will be meeting on Sunday afternoons starting in late August. First Lego teams are limited to 10 members. To register, or for more information, please contact Bridget Sitkoff.

News and Announcements


Great Opportunities to Volunteer and/or Enjoy Jazz Concerts. To sign up or get involved in any of these opportunities, please contact Rev. Rebecca Hinds at 617-318-6010, x214

Every Saturday, 10am-1pm: Fair Foods at the UU Urban Ministry

Building Community through Healthy Food. Volunteers needed to work with Fair Foods to sort, package and sell healthy, low cost fresh produce. You will work with and meet many of our Roxbury neighbors. Lemonade, gardening, and cooking demonstrations too!

Mondays and Wednesdays, July 6-Aug 15, 10am-noon: Gardening with Young People of Roxbury

The Roxbury Youth Program Summer Employment Program and Youth Against Mass Incarceration will be working in the gardens from 10am-12pm. They welcome volunteers to work side-by-side with them.

Saturday, July 11, 1:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 15, 1 pm: Jazz concert on the UUUM lawn

A neighborhood music, arts, and culture festival featuring The Makanda Project, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Steel Band,Citywide String Orchestra, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and more! Please join us! We are looking for congregations to host an arts and crafts table for children at these events.
Come early to get a bag of produce from Fair Foods!

MeditationPlease remember that two programs continue to meet throughout the summer.

Monday evenings at 7:30. Join Elyse Foster for Yoga in the Parish Hall. The group meets all year.

Sunday mornings at 9 am and Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. Meditation in the Children’s Church for 30 minutes. Questions? Contact Tracey Robinson


Please contact Kiki if you need to get details about your situation.

FYI – Starting in late July — Town Hall will have a new Traffic Pattern

Town Hall Traffic Pattern

REMINDER: Notices for The Link must be submitted by 5pm each Tuesday. Please keep the notice to one paragraph. We welcome a small graphic or photo. This deadline allows us some time to review the information, and prepare The Link and the Order of Worship. Community Events are listed if there is room available. Depending on the length of the announcement, it may be edited to fit our space limitations. We need to have the deadline met and the email sent to both email address to assure that your announcement is in The Link and Sunday Announcements. We aim to have The Link finalized by noon on Thursday as well as having announcement printed by then. The office is closed on Fridays.

MSPCA AngellMSPCA Angell receives donation from children of First Parish Milton

The children elected to donate proceeds from Children’s Church offerings to a worthy organization. This year’s recipient was MSPCA Angell. They received a Certificate of Appreciation and some other momentos from them. Check out the bulletin board between the Director’s office and the Nursery to view the items. You will also see the last art project from the Passages Class.


Kiki’s Corner

Summer Season at the Office

The office will be open during the summer. Office hours will be Monday – Thursday 10:30 am – 2 pm from June 22 through September 3. Rev. Hank Pierce, Kiki Giatis, Miriam Saavedra and Kevin Harnden all will be taking time off and vacation during the rest of June, July and August. Tim Steele and Sara Elizabeth Santa Cruz will return in September. Hank will be away for General Assembly from June 22 – June 29, Kiki will be away June 25 – July 5, Miriam will be away July 3 – 7. Miriam and Kiki will not be working on Sundays throughout the Summer.

If you have an emergency pastoral care issue while Hank is at GA, please call his cell (781.495.9891)

The Link will be published each week. If you are planning to visit the office, please call ahead to make sure someone is around.


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Worship, 10:30am in the Meetinghouse

Silent Prayer & Meditation, 9:00am in the Children’s Church


Please consider volunteering for important Sunday worship positions like ushering, hosting social hour, providing flowers for worship, and lighting the chalice. Sign Up Here!