In-gathering & Water Communion Sunday Service – Sunday, September 7th 10:30am

Our ‘In-gathering & Water Communion Sunday Service’ is always the first Sunday after Labor Day. Usually that means the second Sunday of September but this year with Labor Day the earliest it can be, we’re also off to an early start. The service is multi-generational and one that invites everyone to bring some water that has special meaning in their lives. It is a way we get to know one another more deeply as we share a bit of what is important to us and at the same time contribute to the story we create together. The waters are all combined during the service. Some bring a sample from a trip to a place that engaged their spirit, some water from the garden hose and others even offer virtual water representing tears of sadness or joy. A pitcher is always on hand for those who have not brought water but would like to participate by pouring from the pitcher and sharing what it represents. All ages are welcome to participate as we celebrate the start of our new year together. (Service is at 10:30 am, September 7).

Pierce Family Honors Holly With Joint Exhibit In Stetson Gallery Throughout September

IMG_0865SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014, Noon-2 p.m.: Opening reception for “A Hundred Hearts (for Holly)”, an exhibit of work by the artist family Kacy, Steve, and Noah Pierce. For further information, visit or call 781-631-1215.

Tragedy leaves much in its wake, particularly when we lose a young person whose future seemed bright with promise. Losing 15-year-old Holly Windrush Pierce in August, 2004, when she was hit by a car in Vinnin Square, was deeply shocking and heart wrenching for her mother, father, and older brother. Reliving that time as they commemorate the 10th anniversary of Holly’s death has spurred not just pain, but also creativity in Kacy, Steve, and Noah Pierce, all artists.

Finish Reading: Pierce Family Honors Holly With Joint Exhibit In Stetson Gallery Throughout September

Gail Doliber Family Lobster Bake/Church Picnic – Saturday, September 6, 4 pm

Each year on the Saturday before our In-Gathering service, we gather together for the Gail Doliber Family Lobster Bake/Church Picnic. Named after a treasured UUCMer, the picnic will be held from 4 pm until dusk on the church patio. It’s a great way to catch up with everyone and meet newcomers. Feel free to being along a friend as well!

Food: Clam chowder, corn chowder, salad, drinks & dinnerware are provided. Lobster may be ordered for $15 (for scholarship funds please contact me at or 231-884-6434).  Everyone is welcome to bring anything they’d like to eat or share (sandwiches, etc). Desserts to share are particularly welcome!

Schedule: Gather at 4 pm, dine at 5 pm.

Register: RSVPs are IMPORTANT so we are sure to have enough chowder, salad and drinks. They are ESSENTIAL if you are ordering lobster. So, everybody please RSVP by Thursday, September 4th.

Donate: In the past we’ve charged $5 for those just wishing chowder and salad, but we’d like to make this more welcoming, so we’ve done away with this and are inviting everyone who would like to celebrate UUCM’s radical hospitality to donate generously and those who need that $5 to help ends meet to come and enjoy knowing that everyone is welcome!