Golden Gala – Dining & Dancing Across the Decades

Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future

Golden Gala

Dining & Dancing Across the Decades
Friday, October 4, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Georgina’s Restaurant, Bolton

Don’t miss the highlight of our anniversary year!! A delightful evening for young, old and everyone in between! Dinner, dancing and the premiere of Sandy Johnson’s song about our first half-century!

The menu offers vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options. Buy tickets every Sunday after services from August 4 – September 15. $20 for adults and teens, free for children age 12 and under, $60 household maximum. On-site child care for 5 and under by reservation. Can’t get to church on a Sunday? Email Lesley Schurmann to make reservations: [email protected]. Let’s celebrate 50 years of Unitarian Universalism East of the River!

FAQ 50th Gala Button

September Milestones ~ This Month in UUS:E History

September 1968: More than 85 people attend a meeting at Buckley School to explore forming a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Manchester. Publicity circulated by Malcolm Barlow and supported by the Connecticut Valley District Extension Committee. Nearly 80 people vote to form a UU congregation.

September 1979: On September 9, the first service in our new building on West Vernon Street begins with a congregational procession and “Prayer for This House.” On September 23, UUS:E holds an open house and dedication to serve the larger community. Those participating included a rabbi, a priest, and protestant clergy, along with other community leaders.

Looking forward to other 50th Anniversary commemorations, including:

  • “Revisiting the Empowerment Controversy,” discussion of Rev. Morrison-Reed’s book about friction between the Unitarian Universalist Association and African American UUs. September 19 at 3 and 7 PM. See article elsewhere in this issue.
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward. A legacy service on November 3.
  • Save the date for an Affirmation Reunion on December 1 (Thanksgiving weekend). Help build the contact list by emailing [email protected].

Questions? Ideas? Want to volunteer for anything?? Contact Anne Carr: [email protected]