Summer Supplies Drive & Collection/2019 Summer Worship Services Schedule/Summer Office Information

Summer Supply Drive and Collection

Rev. Aaron Payson

UUCW has been approached by Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, LIFT Worcester and the LGBT Asylum Taskforce with requests for supplies and furniture items this summer.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry logoThe mission of the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at UUCW is to extend compassionate help in the form of food and other related resources to people in our local area. We are one of the many food pantries supplied by the Worcester County Food Bank ( We also accept donations from individuals.

Living In Freedom Together (LIFT) is a survivor-led organization comprised of those who have overcome commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), and professionals sensitive to the needs of this vulnerable and marginalized population. Our mission is to provide resources, advocacy, and support to empower individuals to exit and recover from the impacts of CSE, and to end prostitution.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Asylum Task Force is a ministry of Hadwen Park Church and a community-based organization dedicated to supporting and empowering LGBTQI individuals who are seeking asylum in the United States.

Hygiene Items & Personal Supplies for LIFT and Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry (*, ** items needed most by LIFT)

  • Deodorant
  • **Baby wipes
  • *Feminine wipes & hygiene supplies
  • *Shampoo
  • *Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Washcloths
  • Underwear (women’s size 5)
  • Socks
  • Bras (32 a-b)
  • *Flipflops
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razers (Women’s & Mens)
  • Sunblock

Items can be brought to church and placed in the blue cart in the fellowship hall.

LGBT Asylum Task Force is moving 4 of their clients into a house near Hadwen Park Church this weekend and is in desperate need of various furniture items including:

  • beds – preferably double or queen
  • other bedroom furniture
  • area rugs

If you have such furniture items you’d like to donate, please contact Denise Darrigrand asap () to arrange pick up.

2019 Summer Worship Services Schedule
Summer Services at UUCW are a unique opportunity to worship and share in an informal environment.  Beginning on June 23 through September 1, folks will gather at 10 AM in our air conditioned lounge for a service conducted by a member or friend of the congregation. While there is no child care or Religious Exploration Program for children during the summer, these services are family friendly and people of all ages are welcome. 
This Nugget will be updated as more details about our summer services come in,
look for it on our website HERE!
June 30 – Book Swap facilitated by Sean Reynolds & Sheri Linn 
Bring a book/take a book to kick off the summer reading season! 
July 7 – Mara Pentlarge – Thinking More Easily About the Climate 
July 14 – Evan Wilson – Global Travel: Exploring our interconnected web
International travel often includes the magic of airplanes and the privilege of citizenship. In this week’s summer service Evan will share insights from travels abroad and how they illuminate our interdependent web. Come share some of your travel stories and hear about Evans recent trip to Latin America! 
July 21 – Kim Napoleone – Creative Arts   
July 28 – Karen Stephenson – Sound Bath Meditation
Aug 4 – Brian & Rachel Keyo – Puppy-palooza 
Aug 11 – Kathy Landry – Tree Whispering: a guided meditation to communicate with trees. 
Aug 18 –  Krista Bennett – Details to be Announced
Aug 25 – Craig Van Batenburg – On Adoption 
Sept 1 – Book Swap Followup facilitated by Sean Reynolds & Sheri Linn
Join Sean & Sheri to reflect on our summer reading.

Summer Office Information
Jennifer Landry, Office Administrator

A few housekeeping notes before summer:

Summer office hours will take place on July 2, 9, and 16 from 9 am to 1 pm. I will be on sabbatical from July 17 – September 2, returning to regular office hours on September 3. Other staff will be covering office needs over the period of my sabbatical, so if you have office needs please call 508-853-1942 and choose option 0 (zero) to leave a message to schedule an appointment  by phone, or email the office at Please see below for contact information for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry – with limited office coverage over this summer it is important to get in touch with the Food Pantry directly!

Message News: The mid-Summer Message will go out (if there is anything to share) on July 31. The deadline for articles for it is 9 am that morning!

In Case of Emergency: If you have any sort of pastoral or building-related emergency, please call 508-853-1942 and choose option 6.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry: To get in touch with volunteers from the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, please call 508-853-1942 and choose option 9, or email . Food Pantry dates over the summer are Saturday July 20, and Saturday August 17, 10 am – noon.