UUMH Chatham Weekly Bulletin - October 10, 2022
Sunday Services
Sunday Services begin at 10:30 AM. Please join us in person or by Zoom. 
Our Zoom Sunday Services may be accessed through the following link: CLICK HERE, Meeting ID: 949 1161 9547, Passcode: 885325

Sunday, October 16th - "Take Heart" - Rev. Tracy Johnson
Our Soul Matters theme this month is courage, a word rooted in the heart.  How can we wrap our hearts around the many ways we are asked to be courageous these days?
Greeters: Joan K./ Bonnie

Sunday, October 23 - "A Portable Sanctuary" - Rev. DL Helfer
Today we harken back to early Judaism to consider what sanctuary is, where we find it, and how, even, we carry it with us.
Greeters: Kathy/ Joan C.
Rev DL Helfer is non-binary, and in general, avoids boxes that trap them into “this” or “that.” Instead, they search for possibility, for deeper truths, and share those glimmers of possibility with others. Rev. DL is presently pursuing a Master of Social Work and serving as a hospital chaplain. They hail from Southern California but now call Providence, RI home. They share that home with their beloved partner and their 20-year-old cat. 

Sunday, October 30 - "Wampanoag Art for the Ages" - Lee Roscoe
Lee Roscoe of Brewster, an author, poet, playwright, and actress, will speak about her new book Wampanoag Art For the Ages.
Greeters: Deb/ Joe
UUMH CUSP of the Future REPORT
Thank you to all who participated in the discussions on the future of UUMH. You may be wondering where all of the discussions and ideas will lead us. Now, you will have a chance to find out at a special hybrid meeting following the service on Sunday, October 16th.
The CUSP of the Future Team will present a summary of discussions and some possible options for the UUMH. This is an information and discussion meeting with no voting. There is simply too much involved and time is needed to digest this information before any specific actions are decided. When completed, the full report will be posted on the UUMH website in a members-only section for you to review the entire report. 
Thank you,
UUMH Cusp of the Future Team
Cycles of Life - Practical Planning 
Join us for 3 practical discussions on planning, legal, and spiritual care through the dying process. Discussions on three consecutive Wednesdays, from 2 PM to 3:30 PM, October 12th, 19th, and 26th at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 819 Main Street, Chatham. 
  • The first discussion is on Wednesday, October 12, with a representative from a local funeral home along with Rev. Tracy Johnson. There will be a PowerPoint presentation, green alternatives, and what to expect if planning a church service or celebration. There will be time for Q&As.
  • On Wednesday, October 19, the discussion is with a Registered Nurse specializing in Holistic Care. It will include physical and spiritual support for loved ones and caretakers. Bring your thoughts and questions. 
  • The last discussion on October 26 will focus on legal matters and estate planning. The speaker will be Pamela Marsh of Counsel, Chamberlain Law Group LLP.  Q & As will be welcomed.
To attend any of the discussions, please RSVP to 508-945-3264 or Walk-ins are welcome. This is open and free of cost to all who are interested. Masks are required. The Pastoral Care Team at UUMH Chatham is presenting this series of workshops. For more information: UUMH.NET.
UUMH Pumpkin People Display
The UUMH Pumpkin People display, “Come as You Are” is being set up in Kate Gould Park in Chatham this Saturday, October 14 at 10 AM. The display, organized by Gail Eldredge and Gail Tilton, will be up through the end of October. Anyone who is interested in helping set up is welcome to join us!
Book Discussion with Rev. Tracy 
Friday, October 21

We recently talked about censorship and banned books throughout the ages. Here (click) is a reading list of present-day books and some old favorites. I invite you to read one between now and Friday, October 21st when we meet for discussion. Here are the details:
Friday, October 21st at 10:00 AM on Zoom
Topic: Banned Books Discussion
Time: Oct 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 961 3136 4095
Passcode: 111374
Enjoy - Reverend Tracy
UUA's Disaster Relief Fund
The UUA's Disaster Relief Fund is receiving grant requests from Florida UU congregations due to the devastation that Hurricane Ian has wrought.  Preliminary damages to one church are at least $20K with members having lost homes and property.  Please consider making a donation to help our siblings in faith. 
Go to:  Disaster Relief and Resources |
With a compassionate heart -
Rev. Tracy
Social Justice October Outreach: Lower Cape Outreach Council
In October, our Community Outreach will be for the Lower Cape Outreach Council (LCOC).
LCOC's mission is "Helping our neighbors in need." They do this through comprehensive services such as housing assistance, career development, a food pantry, financial assistance, WIC Program, Micro-Loan Program, and more. Donations can be made via check to UUMH with LCOC Community Outreach in the memo line, through our website's DONATE button, or in person on Sunday mornings.
Thank you for your generosity!
Sustainable Practices Film Series
at The Orpheum Theater

A Silent Transformation
Saturday, November 5th  |  9:30 AM
NR | 1h 10min | Documentary
The cooperative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective well-being in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion, and cultural discrimination. As the modern economy increasingly denies vast sectors of the population basic amenities for a decent life, this co-operative spirit is as critical as ever. However, over the years the co-op sector has become insular and poorly understood.
A Silent Transformation sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of different communities across the Province of Ontario, Canada. By addressing their needs collectively they are helping to regain the radical vision of cooperation. In these communities are the seeds of economic democracy, global solidarity, and a new popular movement to transform society! Will it grow and flourish?
UUMH October Newsletter 
Click HERE
Saturday Meditation Group
“Our body talks to us in Feelings and Sensations. Meditation Practice is taking time out to listen.”
The Saturday Meditation is at 9:30 AM - attend over Zoom from anywhere!
Contact Gail Tilton -
Link Zoom Meeting: pwd=OUZDbzdjSzZoa2dybGo4cWp4dnNPUT09
Meeting ID: 937 1731 3258
Passcode: 040260
Why I Joined
This series of member quotes evolved from UUMH's index card survey of the congregation last fall. 
"Click & Go" Links
"We Are Unitarian Universalists" (video), UUA
UUMH Chatham Video Sermons/UUMH YouTube Channel:

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