Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future

Affirmation Reunion December 1

Mark your calendars for the Affirmation Reunion on Sunday, December 1 (Thanksgiving weekend)! We’d love to see as many Affirmation Alums, Mentors and Advisors as possible—going all the way back to the first class in 1982! Stay for coffee hour to reconnect with “old” friends.
We are looking for alums from all decades to be greeters, chalice lighters, etc. at both services. Contact our office at [email protected] if interested. And can you help build our contact list? Spread the word – the more “affirmammals” the merrier!

Jazz Concert Benefits UUS:E 50th Anniversary

The Amuse Blues Jazz Trio—our own Steve Dauphinais, Paul Shumsky, and Ryan Ford – returns with a relaxing afternoon of jazz on Sunday, November 3 at 4 PM. The trio brings an eclectic mix ranging from Cole Porter and Kurt Weill to Henry Mancini and Gabriel Faure. Suggested donation $15 for this 50th anniversary benefit concert, no one turned away.

What Legacy Will We Leave?

As we near the end of our 50th Anniversary year, what legacy are we leaving for those who will follow us – here and in the larger world? How does each of us give to our beloved community: our time, our treasure, our deep attention and so much more. These questions are the focus of the November 3 service, titled Looking Back, Looking Forward. We will honor the generosity of those who are no longer with us, and face the challenges of our future. Presented by Jean Labutis and the Legacy Giving Committee.

November Milestones ~ This Month in UUS:E History:

November 1970: Arnold Westwood installed as the first settled minister of Unitarian Universalist Society of Manchester.

November 1971: Our first holiday fair is held at Center Congregational Church. Two years later, it has become a very successful fundraiser and a focus of members’ energy, with workshops offered almost weekly.

Our Anniversary Twin Scarecrows on Main Street2019 UUSE Carecrow

Have you seen our happy pair of “care crows” in front of Bui Restaurant on Main Street in Manchester? Thanks to Carol Marion of the Growth Strategy Team, we’re bringing our celebration out into the community. Watch for the twins to make another appearance near the meetinghouse front door in November! UPDATE! The twins are now watching UUers arrive at the meeting house. Wave if you see them.