White Fragility Book Discussion

White Fragility - Robin DiangeloThursday, January 30, 6:30 PM In the Chapel

As part of our ongoing commitment at Unitarian Universalist Society: East to confront our own White Supremacy culture, Rev. Josh will continue a discussion of Robin Diangelo’s best-selling Beacon press book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. If you didn’t participate in last June’s discussion, that’s not a problem. All are welcome. Purchase the book now! If you need help purchasing the book, or if you’d like childcare for the event, please contact Rev. Josh at 860-646-5151 or minister@uuse.org

Confronting Our Own White Supremacy Culture

an Antiracism Conversation

presented by members of the UUS:E Social Justice / Anti-Oppression Committee: Azucena Minaya Llantoy, Rhona Cohen, David Luchetti, Rev. Josh Pawelek

Sunday, January 19, 1:30 to 4:00

This workshop will consider:

  • The characteristics of white supremacy culture in institutions
  • Antidotes to those characteristics
  • The need to expand the Black/White dichotomy in dialogues on race
  • What we can do at UUS:E to build the beloved community

Please register with the UUS:E office during regular business hours at 860-646-5151 or uuseoffice@uuse.org. Need childcare? Can’t make it but want to receive relevant information? Let us know!

Family Chalice Workshop

Join us to make your very own
Family Chalice!

Happy chalice

Saturday, January 11th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Enjoy pizza & drinks, learn about why the chalice is the symbol of our UU faith, and create your own personalized family chalice to use at home. Start a new family tradition!


RSVP by 1/8 to Gina at Redirector@uuse.org, or
on our facebook event page.

$3 per person suggested donation to help
defray the cost of pizza and supplies.

Honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2020 at 7 – 9 PM

(snow date January 27, 7 – 9)

“The Arc of the Universe Bends toward Justice.”

From the Rev.Theodore Parker to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The nineteenth-century Unitarian minister Theodore Parker believed that the main function of a democratic government was to promote and assure fairness and justice for all people. He influenced the thinking and writing of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this class, we will focus on the ways these three extraordinary men created our modern understanding of the nature of justice through the beauty and power of their sermons and speeches.
Led by UUS:E member Carol Lacoss, retired high school English and American Studies teacher

Yule Ritual

Yule Ritual Flyer

Join the UUS:E Pagan Study Group for a multigenerational ritual of Yule Sunday, December 22nd, 2 – 4 PM  Unitarian Universalist Society: East Main Room

All are Welcome!

Yule is the pagan festival also called the Winter Solstice and celebrates the rebirth of the Sun and the Sun God. On Yule, we experience the longest night of the year. Although much of the winter’s harshest weather is still ahead of us, we celebrate the coming light and thank the Gods & Goddesses for seeing us through the longest night.  Join us to welcome the return of the sun!

Please bring either a light snack or a favorite holiday dish to share after the ritual, when we can share experiences and ideas.  We hope you can join us in the celebration.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to uuseoffice@uuse.org pr 860.646.5151 to make sure we have enough supplies for all.

Holiday Worship with the Larger Manchester Community

Manchester Interfaith Thanksgiving ServiceManchester Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Featuring Keynote Speaker, Diane Clare-Kearney of Manchester Adult Education

Sunday afternoon, November 24, 4:00 PM

At Temple Beth Sholom B’Nai Israel
400 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of RemembranceWednesday evening, November 20, 7:00 PM

Metropolitan Community Church
155 Whyllys St., Hartford

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance conducted in communities around the world to remember transgender people who’ve been murdered because of their gender identity or expression. It is a solemn occasion, yet one filled with hope for a more just and humane future.


Women’s Suffrage

Thursday, November 7, 7 – 9 PMWomen's Suffrage
Chapel, Garden Level

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment — votes for women. Historian, former state senator, and Unitarian Universalist Society: East member Mary Ann Handley will present an informative talk. Bill Ludwig, Manchester Town Troubadour, will present music of the period. Thursday, November 7, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Chapel. All are invited. 

Black Lives Matter: State of the Movement


A Conversation about the ‘State of the Movement’

With Bishop John and Pamela Moore Selders, co-founders of Moral Monday CT

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Society: East

Main Meeting Room

Questions: Contact Rev. Josh Pawelek at (860) 646-5151.

To Love Your Neighbor, Know Your Neighbor Event

Sunday, November, 10th at 2 PM

The CT Council for Interreligious Understanding and Unitarian Universalist Society: East presents a moderated question and answer session designed to increase understanding of the varied religious beliefs and practices of our CT neighbors. Panelists will include members of the Jain, Hindu and Sikh faiths. Bring your questions and meet new friends on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 2 PM at Unitarian Universalist Society: East.