Summer Sundays

Summer 2020 Sunday Services at Hopedale Unitarian Universalist Community

For the 10th summer in a row, Hopedale’s Social Justice Committee is planning June and July Sunday services. Our format is less formal than usual, and we’ll be changing things up from week to week, including one field trip. But the focus is always on the integration of Hopedale’s appreciation of the season as it intersects with social justice agendas and local opportunities.

This year, because the COVID-19 Pandemic, most of the services will be on ZOOM, Sunday mornings 10:30-11:30 A.M. For access to the Meeting I.D. and Password, please contact Libby at mearle1945@gmail.com .

  • June 7- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am. UU the Vote, Service Leader Libby Earle.  We will explore ways UUA and local groups are acting to ensure voter access.
  • June 14- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am. Citizens Climate Lobby: Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Service Leader: Libby Earle.  Presenter: Steve Schlather.
  • June 21- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am. Examining Systemic Racism: discussing Poor People’s Campaign Virtual March. On Saturday, June 20, 10am, the Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington will have arrived online (june2020.org). It promises to be the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history. How did it go and what did we learn?

  • June 28- 10:00- 11:00 am. Live stream is available to the public.
    U.U. Association General Assembly Sunday Service.
    Join us virtually for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. The worship service will include a collection from the Tomaquag Museum, an indigenous museum featuring an extensive collection and archive of Southern New England tribal communities. Members of the public are welcome.  
                          
  • July 5- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am. Sadly, area Pride parades and events are cancelled this year due to COVID-19. We’ll discuss the current challenges of the GLBTQ+ community.
  • July 12​- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am.  Life in the Era of Pandemic: A Conversation About the Past, Present and Future. Participants will have a chance to share their insights and speculate on the future. Download the colorful worksheet. Service Leader: Libby Earle, ​​Presenter: Liz Woedl.

  • July 19- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am.​ Is this the Human Race? A service for all ages and hands on simultaneous, creative ​​​adventure! For this fun adventure you will need the following supplies: several 81/2 x 11 plain white paper, pencils (or age dependant: pens, markers, crayons), scissors, and a flat working surface (preview directions: https://youtu.be/21qi9ZcQVto). ​​Service Leader: Libby Earle, Storyteller: Bethany Smith, Creative leader: Liz Woedl.
  • July 26​- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am.Response to Social Distancing: A virtual coffee hour. (You might want to virtually share ​​​your refreshments.) ​​Service Leader: Bethany Smith