On Sunday, Nov. 29, over 50 people gathered at a special CAT* Event at Unitarian Universalist Society: East in support of the efforts of 350.org and other environmental, religious, labor, and social justice groups to pressure world leaders to take serious action on climate change at the Paris negotiations this December. We took a group picture with the UUS:E solar panels as a backdrop.
November’s Coffeehouse/Open Mic night at Unitarian Universalist Society: East opened the season with a line up of wonderful performances! Music, sing alongs and good stories were on the perfomance list. Come join in Saturday, December 5th at Unitarian, 7 PM. Signups and Happy Hour start at 6. Bring your dinner and beverage, chat with friends and enjoy the show.
The Rev. Josh Pawelek will officiate at the interment of Carol Shapiro’s ashes on Sunday, October 25th at 1:00 PM in the UUS:E Memorial Garden. All are welcome. Carol was a beloved, long-time member of UUS:E. She is fondly remembered for her tender heart, her poetry, her creativity, her love of cats and her friendship.
Carol disappeared from her apartment in Manchester on August 31, 2007. In June of this year, police were finally able to confirm by DNA analysis that human remains discovered in Vernon, CT in March of 2013 were Carol’s remains.
At the time of her disappearance, police were fairly confident that she had ended her own life. While suicide is still the most widely accepted explanation for Carol’s death, there is not yet conclusive evidence that she took her own life. Even without full confirmation of the cause of death, Carol’s family and the members and friends of UUS:E are greatly relieved that she has finally been found, and that she will finally ‘come home’ to a congregation and to land that was very special to her.
Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
St. Monica’s Episcopal Church
3575 Main St., Hartford
Remember Sustinet? Remember the Affordable Care Act? There’s been enormous progress in the work of bringing affordable, accessible health care to all CT residents, but despite that progress, more work remains. Join the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care and members of local Christian, UU, Muslim and Jewish congregations for an interfaith evening of learning and strategizing. This event takes place at St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, 3575 Main St. in North Hartford. Dinner will be provided. What progress has been made? What work still remains? What role can we play in improving and expanding access to quality, affordable health care in our state? This event is sponsored by the UUS:E Social Justice / Anti-Oppression Committee. Questions? Want to car pool? Contact Rev. Josh at (860) 652-8961 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The following article was prepared for Standing on the Side of Love by UUS:E’s Rev. Josh Pawelek regarding Unitarian Universalist participation in the recent Moral Monday CT / BlackLivesMatter action in downtown Hartford. SSL article.
A Presentation by the Connecticut Center for a New Economy
Tuesday, April 7th, 7:00 pm
The Social Justice / Anti-Oppression Committee is excited to welcome Renae Reese, Executive Director of the CT Center for a New Economy (CCNE), for a presentation on jobs in CT. Concerned about higher unemployment rates in urban and people of color communities, CCNE has developed a powerful jobs campaign in New Haven, and is now looking to develop that campaign on a statewide level. Renae Reese will present employment data from CT’s urban centers, and offer insights into how we can organize to build a better state economy for all.
Open Invitation to Members and Friends of Unitarian Universalist Society: East
Dear Members and Friends of UUS:E,
on the behalf of:
Unitarian Universalist Society: East
of Manchester, CT
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist
of Northborough, MA
you are joyfully invited to attend the Ordination of
Andrew MacDonald Moeller
into the Unitarian Universalist Ministry
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM
153 West Vernon Street
Manchester, CT 06042
Clergy, Religious Educators, and Seminarian are invited to gather and robe beginning at 3:30 PM
Please RSVP to email@example.com