Photos of the Week for September 22, 2020

Photo of the Week #1

The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry celebrated its 25th anniversary on September 19, 2020.  
Posing with the commendation they received from Jean McMurrary (Executive Director of the Worcester County Food Bank) are, front row, from left, Jodi Rymer, Linda Morse, Denise Darrigrand, Jean McMurray, Dianne Mann (Co-Director of Loaves and Fishes) and Betsy Wood (Co-Director of Loaves and Fishes).  
Back row, from left, are Kim Mann, Mary Kilburn, Vickie Cox-Lanyon, Melissa McKeon, Erica Krenis-Peck and Pete Lanyon. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #2

Betsy Wood, right, gets emotional as she holds a commendation she has just received on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from Jean McMurray, the Executive Director of the Worcester County Food Bank, for her 22 years of co-directing the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.. Applauding are, from left, volunteers Jodi Rymer and Melissa McKeon. Loaves and Fishes began at St. John’s Episcopal Church in 1995, as a joint venture with the Wachusett Food Pantry. Wood began co-directing with her husband in 1999. In 2009 it moved to UUCW. Wood’s co-director in the UUCW years has been Diane Mann. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #3

From left, Vickie Cox-Lanyon, Jean McMurray, Executive Director of the Worcester County Food Bank and Dianne Mann, Co-Director of the Food Pantry talk in the parking lot during food distribution on Saturday, September 19, 2020. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #4

Native plant expert, Ellen Sousa, second from right, talks to members of the Garden Committee on Sunday, September 13, 2020. The Garden Committee is beginning the process of planting native plants among the existing plants in the UUCW gardens. Sousa is the owner of Turkey Hill Brook Farm in Spencer ( and is working with the committee. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #5

Bart Hill built a video platform at the back of the church, repurposing the wood from two pews that were removed to make room. Photo taken on September 20, 2020. Photo by Betty Jenewin.

Photo of the Week #6

At bottom is a song for these times, currently posted in the UUCW bathroom.
‘Come, Sing a Song with Me’ words and music by Carolyn McDade ©1976 Surtsey Publications Co. from ‘Singing the Living Tradition’ 

Photo of the Week #7

In the photo at eft, Kim McCoy sets in the new peace pole with help from Peter Salmela and Susan Stepp. In the photo at right, Religious Educaiton Director Deb Selkow stands beside the newly installed peace pole. Photos taken in May of 2003. (photos by Judy Savage)

Photo of the Week #8

In this photo from the UUCW archives, taken in the spring of 2012, members of the Greater Worcester Humanist Group are shown sponsoring a Responsible Electronics Recycling Event at UUCW. 
Steve and Ann Jasperson are shown holding up the sign at left. Don Guyton is in the orange sweatshirt.
Metech Recycling, a Certified e-Stewards recycler, provided secure shredding of all data-containing devices. Ninety-five percent of all the materials brought in were recycled for remanufacture. (photo by Betty Jenewin)