Family Promise Training on October 15th

helpJoin us for our next Family Promise Training on October 15th!

Family Promise is an interfaith non-profit organization committed to meeting the growing need to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support to families without homes. Founded in 1986 in New Jersey, Family Promise affiliates now exist in 41 states across the country, with more than 160,000 volunteers contributing their talent and energy. Since its founding, Family Promise has served over 500,000 people (mostly children); nearly 80% of Family Promise clients are successful in securing permanent housing after participating in the program. Family Promise North Shore Boston is the fourth affiliate in Massachusetts, serving families in our area.

The heart of each affiliate is the Interfaith Hospitality Network, religious congregations who furnish sleeping quarters and meals for families participating in the program. On June 1, 2014, at the annual congregational meeting, UUCM voted to join this Interfaith Hospitality Network.

This commitment will require participation from all members of UUCM, as well as supporting congregations. We welcome you to join us!! When hosting the FPNSB families, there are a variety of tasks that will need to be done. Every job, big or small, is important – the success of this effort depends on us all!! Volunteers who have contact with FPNSB families are required to attend a short training class, and submit a CORI form (background check). The next training session is scheduled for October 15th, at 7:00 pm, at UUCM, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead.

Russell Queen, Director of Family Promise North Shore Boston, will present a volunteer training at UUCM on October 15 at 7:00 pm.

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Reverend Wendy welcomes you to UUCM

Reverend Wendy welcomes everyone to UUCM
Reverend Wendy welcomes everyone to UUCM

Come in. Come into this place which we make holy by our presence.

Come in with all your vulnerabilities and strengths, fears and anxieties, loves and hopes. For here you need not hide, nor pretend, nor be anything other than who you are and are called to be.

Come into this place where we can touch and be touched, heal and be healed, forgive and be forgiven.

Come into this place, where the ordinary is sanctified, the human is celebrated, the compassionate is expected.

Come into this place. Together we make it a holy place.

This invocation, Come into this place, was written by Rebecca Edmiston-Lange, and reflects our desire to build a welcoming, inviting and socially-conscious community.


 

We’re excited that you found your way to our web site and hope you will continue on your journey and find your way into our sanctuary. We are a community of all ages, histories, identities, gifts, and challenges. Please join us as we reach for a better tomorrow. We look forward to meeting you!

Our community gathers for many events and activities throughout the week but our primary gathering takes place on Sunday morning at 10:30 am. There you will be welcomed into an hour-long worship service that includes a time for gathering, a time for prayerful or meditative reflection, a time for a central message from the pulpit, and some fabulous music.

If you would like to talk to me, please call the office at 781-631-1215.

Reverand Wendy von Courter, Parish Minister