Other Weekly News

Updated on January 22, 2021

The Not Boring Book Group

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/6525468701?pwd=b2JuMlI5TVJzWTNHZ2ZyUzVYcFh1dz09

February’s book Caste by Isabel Wilkerson will be discussed on the 3rd February at 7 to 8:30 PM. Caste was chosen In conjunction with the UCS Social Justice community action. Please feel free to join us, as always you do not need to have read or finished reading the book to attend. The Rev. Jolie Olivetti will be joining our conversation on the 3rd and there will be many community opportunities for further exploration of the many ideas and questions raised by reading this impressive, well written book. Keep an eye open for Social Justice news.

Hope you will join us Wednesday, February 3rd at 7PM in the Virtual Library Zoom link.

Our next Not Boring Book Group read is: The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali the Sharon Public Library’s One Book, One Town pick. We will be discussing on March 3, Wednesday at 7PM.

 
 

Conversations at the Meeting House

Is This the Time for Racial Justice by David Nelson Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6525468701?pwd=b2JuMlI5TVJzWTNHZ2ZyUzVYcFh1dz09

Meeting ID: 652 546 8701
Passcode: 3652

Fellowship Committee

Virtual Game Night Saturday February 6, 5:00 – 6:30 pm on Zoom. The youth of the Fellowship Committee invite you to another all-ages virtual game night! Fill out this form to help us choose a game and to tell us if you can make it (if you’re not familiar with the games on the form, you can do a web search to check them out): Game Night 2.0! (google.com). Zoom link for the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84598532915?pwd=dVlwN0lPNlU1TmV2RjMxWG9BTjNPZz09

The sign-up form is now live for the first ever Church Cheer Gift Exchange, organized by the Fellowship Committee. Join us for a secret-pal style gift exchange! You will be given the name of someone to get a gift for, and someone in turn will get you a gift. A fun way to spread some cheer this socially distanced winter. Sign-ups will close on February 8th, so hurry and fill yours out now! More details and explanations for common questions can be found here. If you have questions or need help with the sign-up form, contact the exchange coordinator Chelsea Gould (chelsea.c.gould@gmail.com)

Join Us via Zoom on Friday, February 12th at 7pm, when The Fellowship Committee will host UUSharon’s answer to The Moth Story Hour, a popular NPR storytelling program. Our zoom version, StoryTellers, will feature 10 volunteer speakers sharing stories on the theme, “An Extraordinary Thing that Happened to Me” in no more than four minutes each. Follow this link for speaker signups now to make sure you get a spot! No signup is required for audience members, the zoom link to attend can be found on the calendar event listing.

Stewardship Committee

Monthly Stewardship Gathering: UCS Giving History and the UUA Giving Guide
February 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Free

Please join the Stewardship Committee to review the Unitarian Church of Sharon’s recent giving history.  During last month’s Stewardship Gathering, we had an interesting conversation about why UCS is so meaningful to many of us.  Members and friends certainly donate time, talent and treasure to the Church.  While time and talent gifts are vital to our community, treasure is necessary to keep lights on, maintain our historic building, educate our children and pay professional staff.  Your annual pledge helps us maintain services but we also hope to inspire and thrive.  This month’s gathering will look at the current fiscal year’s pledges.  How much do families and individuals give?  The UUA offers congregations the UUA Giving Guide which helps congregations and families think about financial stewardship from an aspirational perspective.  We hope this conversation will inspire you to think a bit differently about your financial commitments to the UCS.

Join the Zoom Meeting using the browser in your computer:

https://zoom.us/j/6525468701?pwd=b2JuMlI5TVJzWTNHZ2ZyUzVYcFh1dz09 

Meeting ID: 652 546 8701  Password: 3652

 

Canvass Cottage Meetings:  All In & All Together 

The Stewardship Committee will kick-off the Annual Canvass for the July 2021-June 2022 Fiscal Year on March 7, 2021.  This year’s theme is “All In & All Together”.  Our objective is to ask members and friends to make a financial commitment to the Unitarian Church of Sharon for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.  These commitments allow the Board to plan and budget for the next fiscal year.  Since financial pledges are the UCS’s most important source of income, this is a vital annual process.  With that in mind, the Stewardship Committee will host a series of small group Canvass Cottage Meetings to discuss the following:  

 What Does Stewardship Mean to You? What Does the Unitarian Church of Sharon Mean to You?  What Inspires You?  What do You Aspire To? What is the Giving History at the UCS? What is the UUA’s Giving Guide? How Can Your Financial Commitment Inspire and help us Aspire to What is Important and Vital?

We’ll encourage you to pledge using the on-line form and we’ll show you how.

Please join us at one of the six meetings on March 10th (11 am), 13th (9 am), 14th (noon), 17th (11 am), 20th (9 am) and 21st (noon).  Each Zoom meeting will last 60 minutes. See the Church calendar at http://www.uusharon.org for the Zoom link.  

Please RSVP to Peter Raskin at stewardship@uusharon.org.       

 

To see upcoming events, go to our calendar.

For more information, see our monthly newsletter.