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July 10, 2020
July 11, 2020
  • Drop-in with Staff

    July 11, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring a morning beverage of your choosing, bring your family, or just bring yourself! Each Saturday morning at 10 am the staff will be holding open zoom space so we can check in and be together in these weird times. The zoom invitation is below.

    Topic: Coffee Hour with Staff
    Time: Saturdays at 10 am

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/315937092

    Or call: 646-876-9923  meeting ID: 315 937 092#

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July 12, 2020
  • Worship service via Zoom

    July 12, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Beginning on Sunday, March 15, we will meet each Sunday at 10am via Zoom for Sunday Worship and Community Connection. 

    Follow this Zoom link for our 10am Sunday morning services: https://zoom.us/j/936829478

    Alternatively, to call in by phone dial: 1-646-876-9923; use meeting ID 936 829 478#

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July 13, 2020
July 14, 2020
July 15, 2020
July 16, 2020
  • Short Story Discussion Group

    July 16, 2020  9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Please join us remotely as we discuss a different short story each week.

    If you'd like to join the group, please contact the church office (office@uubedford.org).

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  • Lay Pastoral Care Team

    July 16, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Being With the Questions

    July 16, 2020  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    What will the future look like? What risks are worth taking in this pandemic? How can I take care of myself and do my job? How can I connect during isolation and maintain or build friendships? How do I know if I’m doing enough for my community, for my family, for justice?

    These are some of the questions on our minds these days. It can be helpful to have a place to sit with these questions, not to pin down answers,but to let answers come gently to us.  We are starting an experimental summer program of small group sessions that is an intersection of a vespers-style worship and a small group ministry.  Our ministry team will share facilitation of our gatherings, to bring in different perspectives and areas of ministry and learning.

    The plan is to offer six sessions over the rest of the summer. They will take place every two weeks beginning July 2 and last an hour. The general structure of our time together will include a chalice lighting, some guided meditation, a reading, silence, time for group reflection, music, and lifting up of joys and sorrows. Anyone age 14 and older is invited to participate.    

    If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Rev. Annie Gonzalez Milliken <parishministeruubedford@gmail.com>.

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July 18, 2020
  • Drop-in with Staff

    July 18, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring a morning beverage of your choosing, bring your family, or just bring yourself! Each Saturday morning at 10 am the staff will be holding open zoom space so we can check in and be together in these weird times. The zoom invitation is below.

    Topic: Coffee Hour with Staff
    Time: Saturdays at 10 am

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/315937092

    Or call: 646-876-9923  meeting ID: 315 937 092#

    Click to open in Google Calendar

  • "Another World is Possible"

    July 18, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    I know many of us are wondering what to do with this moment in history. The uprisings for Black liberation and community safety have been changing our world in beautiful and disorienting ways. The grief and rage that sparked this latest round of protests is deep. There are many ways to learn more, practice anti-racism and continue with or join the movement.

    As one small piece of this work, Rev. Annie Gonzalez Milliken will be offering three workshops over the course of the summer to explore building a world of community safety and transformative justice. They will take place on Saturday afternoons. They will function as a series but you can also just come to one of them! While Rev. Annie will present some material, much of the wisdom will be crowd-sourced from the folks who are present. 

    1. Where have we been? Saturday June 27th 4 - 5:30 pm
    We'll share some stories around how we've come to understand racism and explore the way that anti-Blackness has been intentionally woven into our policing and prisons. We'll also honor collective grief around our country's history and present. This will be appropriate for senior youth and adults.

    2. Where are we now? Saturday July 18th 4 - 5:30 pm
    We'll share our own feelings and experiences with police and learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement and its demands We'll honor the rage that fuels this powerful movement and explore our own reactions to anger. This will be appropriate for junior and senior youth and adults. 

    3. Where are we going? Saturday August 8th 4 - 5:30 pm
    We'll share our experiences around punishments (punitive justice), trying to make things better when we mess up (restorative justice)and changing situations to make behavior better (transformative justice). We'll explore ways to practice transformative justice in our homes, institutions and towns. We'll look at ways to address the fear that can come up for some of us when we imagine a world without prisons or police. This will be appropriate for all elementary school children, youth and adults. 

    Contact Rev. Annie <parishministeruubedford@gmail.com> if you'd like to join any of these discussions.

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July 19, 2020
  • Worship service via Zoom

    July 19, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Beginning on Sunday, March 15, we will meet each Sunday at 10am via Zoom for Sunday Worship and Community Connection. 

    Follow this Zoom link for our 10am Sunday morning services: https://zoom.us/j/936829478

    Alternatively, to call in by phone dial: 1-646-876-9923; use meeting ID 936 829 478#

    Click to open in Google Calendar

July 20, 2020
July 21, 2020
July 22, 2020
July 23, 2020
  • Short Story Discussion Group

    July 23, 2020  9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Please join us remotely as we discuss a different short story each week.

    If you'd like to join the group, please contact the church office (office@uubedford.org).

    Click to open in Google Calendar

July 25, 2020
  • Drop-in with Staff

    July 25, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring a morning beverage of your choosing, bring your family, or just bring yourself! Each Saturday morning at 10 am the staff will be holding open zoom space so we can check in and be together in these weird times. The zoom invitation is below.

    Topic: Coffee Hour with Staff
    Time: Saturdays at 10 am

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/315937092

    Or call: 646-876-9923  meeting ID: 315 937 092#

    Click to open in Google Calendar

July 26, 2020
  • Worship service via Zoom

    July 26, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Beginning on Sunday, March 15, we will meet each Sunday at 10am via Zoom for Sunday Worship and Community Connection. 

    Follow this Zoom link for our 10am Sunday morning services: https://zoom.us/j/936829478

    Alternatively, to call in by phone dial: 1-646-876-9923; use meeting ID 936 829 478#

    Click to open in Google Calendar

July 27, 2020
July 28, 2020
July 29, 2020
July 30, 2020
  • Short Story Discussion Group

    July 30, 2020  9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Please join us remotely as we discuss a different short story each week.

    If you'd like to join the group, please contact the church office (office@uubedford.org).

    Click to open in Google Calendar

  • Being With the Questions

    July 30, 2020  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    What will the future look like? What risks are worth taking in this pandemic? How can I take care of myself and do my job? How can I connect during isolation and maintain or build friendships? How do I know if I’m doing enough for my community, for my family, for justice?

    These are some of the questions on our minds these days. It can be helpful to have a place to sit with these questions, not to pin down answers,but to let answers come gently to us.  We are starting an experimental summer program of small group sessions that is an intersection of a vespers-style worship and a small group ministry.  Our ministry team will share facilitation of our gatherings, to bring in different perspectives and areas of ministry and learning.

    The plan is to offer six sessions over the rest of the summer. They will take place every two weeks beginning July 2 and last an hour. The general structure of our time together will include a chalice lighting, some guided meditation, a reading, silence, time for group reflection, music, and lifting up of joys and sorrows. Anyone age 14 and older is invited to participate.    

    If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Rev. Annie Gonzalez Milliken <parishministeruubedford@gmail.com>.

    Click to open in Google Calendar

August 1, 2020
  • Drop-in with Staff

    August 1, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring a morning beverage of your choosing, bring your family, or just bring yourself! Each Saturday morning at 10 am the staff will be holding open zoom space so we can check in and be together in these weird times. The zoom invitation is below.

    Topic: Coffee Hour with Staff
    Time: Saturdays at 10 am

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/315937092

    Or call: 646-876-9923  meeting ID: 315 937 092#

    Click to open in Google Calendar

August 2, 2020
  • Worship service via Zoom

    August 2, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Beginning on Sunday, March 15, we will meet each Sunday at 10am via Zoom for Sunday Worship and Community Connection. 

    Follow this Zoom link for our 10am Sunday morning services: https://zoom.us/j/936829478

    Alternatively, to call in by phone dial: 1-646-876-9923; use meeting ID 936 829 478#

    Click to open in Google Calendar

  • Storytelling Group with Peter Ash

    August 2, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Please join Peter Ash who is hosting a First Parish group of people interested in supporting the art of Storytelling at First Parish.
    We will plan to meet (via Zoom for  now) on the first Sunday of each month. The meeting room will open at 3:30 for gathering; formal meeting begins at 4:00pm.

    If you would like to join this meeting, email Joan Petros (Parish Administrator) at office@uubedford.org.

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August 3, 2020
August 4, 2020
August 5, 2020
August 6, 2020
August 7, 2020
  • First Friday Potluck

    August 7, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Get on line this Friday at 6:30. No food, of course, except whatever you might provide for yourself. Zoom Log-on instructions will be posted on Anno. Contact the office if you miss them (email: office@uubedford.org).

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August 8, 2020
  • Drop-in with Staff

    August 8, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring a morning beverage of your choosing, bring your family, or just bring yourself! Each Saturday morning at 10 am the staff will be holding open zoom space so we can check in and be together in these weird times. The zoom invitation is below.

    Topic: Coffee Hour with Staff
    Time: Saturdays at 10 am

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/315937092

    Or call: 646-876-9923  meeting ID: 315 937 092#

    Click to open in Google Calendar

  • "Another World is Possible"

    August 8, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    I know many of us are wondering what to do with this moment in history. The uprisings for Black liberation and community safety have been changing our world in beautiful and disorienting ways. The grief and rage that sparked this latest round of protests is deep. There are many ways to learn more, practice anti-racism and continue with or join the movement.

    As one small piece of this work, Rev. Annie Gonzalez Milliken will be offering three workshops over the course of the summer to explore building a world of community safety and transformative justice. They will take place on Saturday afternoons. They will function as a series but you can also just come to one of them! While Rev. Annie will present some material, much of the wisdom will be crowd-sourced from the folks who are present. 

    1. Where have we been? Saturday June 27th 4 - 5:30 pm
    We'll share some stories around how we've come to understand racism and explore the way that anti-Blackness has been intentionally woven into our policing and prisons. We'll also honor collective grief around our country's history and present. This will be appropriate for senior youth and adults.

    2. Where are we now? Saturday July 18th 4 - 5:30 pm
    We'll share our own feelings and experiences with police and learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement and its demands We'll honor the rage that fuels this powerful movement and explore our own reactions to anger. This will be appropriate for junior and senior youth and adults. 

    3. Where are we going? Saturday August 8th 4 - 5:30 pm
    We'll share our experiences around punishments (punitive justice), trying to make things better when we mess up (restorative justice)and changing situations to make behavior better (transformative justice). We'll explore ways to practice transformative justice in our homes, institutions and towns. We'll look at ways to address the fear that can come up for some of us when we imagine a world without prisons or police. This will be appropriate for all elementary school children, youth and adults. 

    Contact Rev. Annie <parishministeruubedford@gmail.com> if you'd like to join any of these discussions.

    Click to open in Google Calendar

August 9, 2020
  • Worship service via Zoom

    August 9, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Beginning on Sunday, March 15, we will meet each Sunday at 10am via Zoom for Sunday Worship and Community Connection. 

    Follow this Zoom link for our 10am Sunday morning services: https://zoom.us/j/936829478

    Alternatively, to call in by phone dial: 1-646-876-9923; use meeting ID 936 829 478#

    Click to open in Google Calendar