Request for Public Witness to be sanctioned by the Governing Board & Congregation:

Forum on May 20, 2017 at Noon

The Justice Ministry Team has requested the congregation discuss the possibility of a congregational justice statement such as hanging a banner outside our building (such as side of Parish Hall or above Meeting House doors) in public witness to support marginalized people in our neighborhoods.
We look forward to hearing your reflections.
Another design.
Previous Design
If there is enough support, we would make a motion to be considered at the Annual Meeting.
We are in communication with other UU congregations who have hung banners to learn from their process and experiences.
We feel that our collective communication on the justice issues facing us today is important for our spiritual practice and community service. The communication among us is more important than any physical banner, yet we are hoping we can make statements of public witness.
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Thank you for considering our request,
We still recommend:
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Even if you have just begun reading this book, you will have a new perspective. There is a Reading Group Guide beginning on page 614 which we will use to get our conversation started. This conversation will not be like a book report for school, this is a vehicle for greater understanding so that we might become better humans and allies.

The Warmth of Other SunsPreview book by Isabel Wilkerson – The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration is a highly acclaimed historical study which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction. WikipediaOriginally published: September 7, 2010 AuthorIsabel Wilkerson 
Linda Clark
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MARCH for Our Lives, Worcester

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Worcester Islamic Center Food Drive held December 10

We helped prepare welcome boxes for 200 area families, primarily refugees and other people in need.

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December 6 National Vigil to #EndGunViolence Held at Trinity Church. Northboro

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ONGOING ISSUES

Environment Justice, Women’s Rights, Workers Rights, Prison Reform and Against Gun Violence witness events are ongoing. Follow UU Mass Action on Facebook or http://www.uumassaction.org/  for great opportunities.Environment Justice, Women’s Rights, Workers Rights, Prison Reform and Against Gun Violence witness events are ongoing. Follow UU Mass Action on Facebook for great opportunities.

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Celebrate our Success! 

The Raise Up Mass coalition will deliver 272,000 signatures to the State Office on December 5th.
Congratulations to all! Paid Family and Medical leave and a $15 minimum wage will be a reality for millions of Massachusetts workers thanks to you!

Update on Criminal Justice Reform

The Criminal Justice Omnibus bills have both passed the senate and the house.Signed into law!

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Please sign the Declaration of Conscience on the UU Service Committee website! 

This is something you can do right now! I you haven’t already. You can sign as an individual. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to make this Declaration as a congregation? Let’s talk about it. http://www.uusc.org

2017 SOULAR JAZZ FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 10, 2017

First Parish Northboro ~ A Day of Sun and Music http://soularjazzfest.com/  GRINGO KINGS: https://youtu.be/wvOTZNni4ks