Red Bow Fair Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Crafter Applications

All applications must be received by September 1, 2017
Letter to Prospective Crafters (click here)
Crafter Application (click here)

Second Thursday meet-ups at El Taller, 275 Essex Street Lawrence – Thurs., August 10th, 6 – 8 pm

These monthly gatherings are meant to be an opportunity for fellowship, discussion and planning around multicultural and racial justice issues. If you haven’t yet been to El Taller, summer is the perfect time to find out what you’ve been missing – great coffee, milkshakes, beer & wine, and a menu of delicious food, including breakfast burritos for dinner! Anyone is welcome – grab a bite and join the discussion. The evening often brings surprising conversations and intersections!

Vegetarian Potluck and Movie, TBD

Sponsored by the Climate Justice Task Force. If you are new to vegetarian cooking or don’t have time to cook, there is always an abundance of food so please come anyway. We organize these potlucks in an effort to highlight the adverse effect the meat and cheese industry has on climate change and in the hopes that more and more of us will take the Meatless Monday pledge.

North Parish Knitting Circle – TBD

Knitters of all levels are welcome. Drop in and knit a square or begin a prayer shawl. Yarn, needles and treats will be available. Hosted by Prayer Shawl Coordinator Phila Slade and the Caring Team.

Registration for Ferry Beach Weekend is now open!!

North Parish congregants are invited to sign-up for a get-away weekend Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Ferry Beach Conference Center on the southern Maine coast in Saco. Registration deadline is September 8, 2017. There are two lodging options: dorm, or camping. Meal options are 4 meal package or a la carte. See coordinators Nancy Lennhoff and Lynn Wentzel, or stop by the Ferry Beach table at coffee hour! Info and Registration Form .

Morning Meditation for Everyone – Fridays, 8:30-9:15 am

Great Pond Sangha offers a “secular mindfulness style” silent sitting meditation plus short walking meditation (outside labyrinth in good weather). Drop in. Newcomers & beginners welcome. Free. Meditation cushions and chairs are available. For info contact Coordinator Grace Durfee

Buddhist Meditation – Wednesdays, 7:30- 9 pm, Chapel

Each Wednesday the Great Pond Sangha offers guided meditation and discussion in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, guest teachers, Dharma talks. Drop in. Newcomers/Beginners welcome. Free. Meditation cushions and chairs are available. For more info contact Mark Lemire or Susan Malloy at

Weekly Weeders – Tuesdays, 9:00 am

Join us in the North Parish gardens for chatting and relaxed yard work. Getting to know each other and pooling our knowledge are important aspects of what we do. Weather dependent, we will gather. Come when you can. To add your name to our contact list, email

UU Support Group for Families and Friends of Alcoholics and Addicts First Sunday of the month at 11:30, Lee’s office

This ongoing UU Support Circle is for Family Members of those living with addiction. All welcome.

First of the Month Food Communion – Sunday, October 1

The Social Action Council of North Parish sponsors a First of the Month Food Collection to benefit the Peoples Pantry. Please remember to bring non-perishable Soup, salad dressing and boxed cereal. Please feel free to donate as much or as little as you would like.

The North Parish office will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30a.m. to 5:00pm. It is recommended to call ahead to confirm someone is in the office.
Thank you.