Photos of the Week for May 28, 2024

Photo of the Week #1

The lesson on May 26, 2024 in Religious Exploration class was about Memorial Day. At top, Director of Religious Exploration Robin Mitzcavitch holds a poppy as she tells the story of the flower’s association with Memorial Day. Garden-On team member Carole Howe explains to the children that a Memorial Garden will be created on UUCW grounds. (photos by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #2

History was made today, May 26, 2024, at UUCW as our brand new organ was played for the first time during a service. Here, Music Director Matt Johnsen strikes the first note of the first song, “Prelude in C Major,” by J. S. Bach. Fun fact: Matt plays the organ in his stocking feet; others wear special organ shoes. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #3

4-year old Elijah and his grandmother Mara Pentlarge, right, participate in the May 21, 2024 Climate Justice Action behind Worcester City Hall.

Photo of the Week #4

#uucwreads highlights the ways that books are part of our members’ and staff’s lives. Author Loree Griffin Burns paid a visit to TidePool Bookshop in Worcester on May 19, 2024, for an author talk and book signing for her latest book, “One Long Line – Marching Caterpillars and the Scientists Who Followed Them.” Here, Loree talks about pine processionary caterpillars, the subject of her book. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #5

Did you know that we have Lady’s Slippers starting to grow in our UUCW gardens? The backstory is cool. Last year Leo DaSilva planted 15 bare roots that we purchased from a nursery. To give the roots the correct growing environment (mycorrhiza), with permission from the property owner he brought in some forest soil and set it in the bed. Two are now blooming ❤️ and others will bloom in the future. ❤️❤️❤️ (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #6

This photo from our UUCW archives takes us back to May 27, 2021 when the Women’s Social Circle attended a wine tasting at Higgins Armory. Clockwise, from lower left, are Maya Desai, Dianne Mann, Michele Hernandez, Rachel Keyo, Linda Rich, Claire Breyton, Sherri Linn, Vickie Cox-Lanyon, Debbie Merrill, Peg Daly, Susan Crossley, Cristina Heffernan, Moira Rouse and Alison Lanyon. (photo by the Sommelier)