Knitting Circle, Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Blue Room

Knitters of all levels and ages 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, Philaslade1@gmail.com and the Caring Team.

Monthly Food Drive for People’s Pantry
Sunday, June 2, 2019

More than ever people are depending on social services to make ends meet and People’s Pantry provides help.  All donations are accepted, but please no outdated or perishable items.  Suggested items are cranberry sauce, rice, stuffing mixes, beans, soups, stews, chili, low-sugar cereals, hot cocoa mix and other canned staples.

UU Support Group for Families and Friends
of Alcoholics and Addicts
Sunday, June 2, 11:30 am, Orange Room

1st Sunday of the month ongoing, following service.

Sacred Supper & RE Volunteer Appreciation Night
Friday May 31, 6 pm, outside in the Garden
Weather Permitting

Mark your calendars, for the next Sacred Supper night of dinner worship, community, music, and good food. Our next Sacred Supper will be held, weather permitting, outside in the North Parish garden, on Friday, May 31st at 6 pm.  It will be a Sacred BBQ of sorts and we will enjoy nourishing food, conversation, and connection!

We will also celebrate community and show our gratitude to all of the hardworking RE volunteers with a special recognition!  RSVP to Israel, at northparishintern@gmail.com

Cooks, helping hands, and decorators are encouraged to sign up!  As always, music makers are encouraged to contribute their talents to the celebration!

Crossroads Concert, Saturday, June, 8 pm, Parish Hall

Featuring Port Cities, Doors open at 7:30 pm, show time is 8 pm, tickets $20, for tickets and info visit crossroadsmusicseries.org.

 

 

The North Parish Book Group will finish the church year with a discussion of the movie, The Leisure Seeker, at 7:30 pm in the Blue Room on June 12th.   The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call “The Leisure Seeker”.  Their road trip recaptures their passion for life and their love for each other and provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.  Watch the movie ahead of time and join us for the discussion.  Contact Suzanne Adams at sue@gndhome.com with any questions.

El Taller Meet-up, Thursday, June 13, 6 – 8 pm
275 Essex Street, Lawrence

Have you been meaning to check out the El Taller meet-up?  Please stop by, grab some food, and join the discussion!  El Taller is a café/ bookstore/ community gathering space.  More info:  Deb Olander, debolander@comcast.net.


Vegetarian Potluck, Monday, TBA

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 – Tuesday, TBD, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Blue Room

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.

Bread & Roses Food Prep, Fourth Saturday of the month, NP Kitchen

Bread & Roses is a soup kitchen in Lawrence that serves daily meals to those in need. For many years, North Parish has prepared a dinner meal for them to be served on 4th Saturday of each month. We pick up the ingredients and prepare a meal of Shepherd’s Pie in the Parish Hall kitchen that we deliver to them that afternoon. The commitment is only for a couple of hours on a Saturday (from 1-3pm) and is a very worthwhile service project that is becoming more important in these tough economic times. I am continuing to create a list of people who would want to participate in the future. Please contact Carolyn Murphy at csmerac@aol.com.  You will be assisting people who need a helping hand and feel better for doing it!

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. 

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 or Laura Howell, Director at directorgreatpondsangha@gmail.com.

Glorious Gardeners – 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 Debb Putnam at deborahputnam@gmail.com.

 

The North Parish office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  It is recommended to call ahead to confirm that someone is in the office.  Thank you.

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