Photos of the Week for April 5, 2022

Photo of the Week #1

Mandisa L. Thomas presents “Changing the Narrative: Pioneering Black Voices in History, Humanism, and Justice,” the 2022 Dr. Irving & Annabel Wolfson Memorial Lecture, during the service on April 3, 2022. Earlier in the service Ms. Thomas was presented the 2022 Wolfson Award by the Rev. Aaron Payson. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #2

Helen Wolfson, left, delivers the Wolfson Family Remarks over Zoom during the 2022 Wolfson Memorial Lecture service on April 3, 2022.  At right is Helen’s husband Eric Thomas.

Photo of the Week #3

In this photo from the UUCW archives, long-time church members Bruce and Mary Plummer are presented with going-away gifts from the Rev. Aaron Payson during the service on Sept. 25, 2016. The Plummers were relocating to Florida after having been members of the church for 30 years. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #4

This photo takes us back to circa 1988 when the Rev. David Miller took the church youth on what we believe was the Chipuxet River in Rhode Island. Tom Pierce was on the trip also, and some of the youth were Katie Pierce, Chelsea Thompson and possibly Melissa Hench, Erica Lilja and Kate Singleton. Jen Innis paddled bow in a canoe with Rev. Miller. (photo courtesy of Tom Pierce)

The following photos were taken this past Sunday when we were visited by our friends from Rise Above. They used our Fellowship Hall and parking lot to assemble care packages for the college students in their program. The captions are testimonials from a few of the students they have helped.

Photo of the Week #5

“I just want to thank Rise Above for every care package that was sent out. You truly are a blessing. These care packages are amazing and I am beyond thankful for your support. It has been a rough semester for me. I really needed this.” -Daishawn, nursing student, UMass Dartmouth

Photo of the Week #6

“I have just received my package and it put a HUGE smile on my face! Thank you all so much. ❤️ I appreciate it so much.” – Aria, Health Services Management, UNC Charlotte

Photo of the Week #7

“THANK YOU so much for the Rise Above mystery box . I call that because every year I am just blown away with what you guy’s send me . I am grateful for the things you send and they are very helpful. It is the highlight of my day when my package comes.” -Davonda, radiology student, Bristol Community College