Save the Date! Art, Wine and Crafts Event – Friday Evening, June 16

 

Talking about Domestic Violence- Sunday, May 28, 11:30am, Blue Room

There will be two opportunities to talk with Ministerial Intern Wendy Page about the topic of intimate partner violence: Sunday May 28th after the service in the Blue Room; joining Wendy will be Kathy Jones, a Domestic Violence Survivor Advocate. Tuesday May 30th at 7 PM in the Blue Room.

Worship Arts Meeting, Friday, June 2 at 6pm, Parish Hall

Meet to generate ideas for ways that Lee and the worship committee can add musical, visual and movement elements to worship services for the next church year. The evening will start at 6:00 pm with fellowship and the sharing of beverages and finger foods and the meeting will start around 6:45 pm. We have a core group but would love to have more people with more ideas. We envision this meeting as a forum for ideas not a commitment to becoming part of a committee although volunteers to implement the ideas will be welcomed. Please let Suzanne Adams know, sue@gndhome.com, if you are interested and if you know, what you can bring. Also please let her know if you are interested but cannot attend on the 2nd.

UU Support Group for Families and Friends of Alcoholics and Addicts – Sunday, June 4, 11:30, Lee’s office

1st Sunday of the month, this ongoing UU Support Circle is for Family Members of those living with addiction. All welcome.

First of the Month Food Communion – Sunday, June 4

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.

El Taller Second Thursday gatherings, June 8 at 6pm

The MCTF offers an opportunity for fellowship, discussion and planning around multicultural issues and racial justice. Anyone interested in joining the conversation is encouraged to stop by, grab some food, and join the discussion. El Taller is a café/bookstore/community gathering space located at 275 Essex Street in Lawrence. RSVP to debolander@comcast.net.

Crossroads Music Series – Saturday, June 10

Featuring Stanley & The Undercovers . Doors open at 7:30 pm. You can buy tickets on –line, at the door or from Kim Adami kim.adami@verizon.net 978-687-9405. For more info and to check out our upcoming season, go to www.crossroadsmusicseries.org

Family Mental Health Group – Sunday, June 11 at 11:30am

This informal support group will meet in the Orange Room.  All are welcome.  Facilitated by NP member Ben Tittler.

North Parish Book and Movie Group – Wednesday, June 14, 7:30pm

The group meets monthly to discuss books and movies. Read the book or watch the movie on your own time before the meeting. For the 2016-2017 schedule click here. All are welcome. Please contact Suzanne Adams at sue@gndhome.com with any questions. We will meet in the Parlor or Blue room.

Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Group – Tuesday, June 20, noon, Parlor

Welcome! Bring your bag lunch, and join us for discussion and community. We gather for lunch monthly on the third Tuesday.

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 grace@balancewithgrace.com.

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 greatpondsangha@gmail.com.

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 deborahputnam@gmail.com.

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