NO JUSTICE MINISTRY MEETING ON DECEMBER 12!!!!!

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Consider sponsoring a child with a holiday gift! 

First Parish will be sponsoring the foster children under the care of HopeWell (formerly Dare Family Services.) Dare works with clients referred from the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Developmental Services.  Look for Tracey Turner at a table during coffee hour to deliver your gift. Thank you everyone! Deadline December 17!          www.darefamily.org

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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. The next step is the Conference Committee where the differences in the two bills will be addressed and a final version of the bill will result. In the coming weeks, we will have a summary analysis of the differences between the bills and a list of priorities for which we will be asking your help with advocacy. The conference committee process could take several months. The resulting bill represents a decade of hard work! We would not be here if not for the thousands of legislative visits, phone calls, and letters. Thank you!
Who is on the conference committee: Senate: William Brownsberger, Cynthia Creem, Bruce Tarr House: Claire Cronin, Ronald Mariano, Sheila Harrington

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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