On Sunday, Nov. 13th we had an incredibly moving service around the idea of caring for those in our community, both within and outside of the church.Caring Network members helped us to see what a difference a kind gesture can make in the life of a congregant.The Al Ghadhbawi family shared their story of coming to Concord and living with despair until “angels” from the UU church knocked on their door.
You can help to spread that sense of belonging by taking a tag from the UUFOR giving tree.On Sunday, December 4th and 11th you will find a tree in the parlor, decorated with tags.Each tag suggests one gift for a member of refugee family that is connected to our church.The suggestions will be for children of all ages, as well as for adults.Price ranges will vary as well.Take a tag, buy a gift and return it wrapped, with the tag on it, on Dec. 11 or 18.
Please consider delivering one set of gifts.This is a great way to make a connection with a family and to truly understand how important it is for the families to know that they have been ‘friended’ by the UU Church.Let Cheryl Bourassa know if you are interested in doing this.
The Concord Interfaith community is exploring the possibilities of starting a Family Promise homeless program in Concord.Should we, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord, join this effort?The Prudential Committee is currently researching this and we need to know what the congregational temperature is for joining the effort.Are you feeling hot, warm, or cold about this? On December 4th and December 11th the Pru will be hosting a forum to discuss this in more detail.We not only would love to hear congregants’ thoughts, we require your input since it would be a major collective commitment.Visit the Family Promise web site at www.familypromise.org to learn more.Attend one of the forums after church on 12/4 or 12/11.We want to hear your thoughts!
“In Harmony with the Earth”
Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Seven billion people. One planet. Harmony is possible if we all become a part of the solution.
RE Christmas Eve Pageant We will perform our Christmas pageant on Christmas Eve, at the 5 pm service. If your child would like to participate, please come to a brief meeting.