• Photos of the Week for January 24, 2023

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    January 22, 2023 was New Member Sunday. Participating in the ceremony are, from left, Anne Armstrong (nm), Dianne Mann, the Rev. Aaron Payson, Sheri Linn (President), Jeff Steinmetz (nm), Ken McDaniel (nm), Shirley Traite (nm), Chris Ryan (nm) and Maryan Ryan (nm). (photos by Betty Jenewin)

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    From left, Dave Schowalter, Nancy Baffa, Susan Crossley and Sean Reynolds take part in a break-out group during Paula Cole Jones’ “Building A Culture of Inclusion” Workshop after the service on January 22, 2023.

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    This photo from our UUCW archives takes us back to May 14, 2017 when the mentors helped sing the Coming Of Age teens through their Belief Statements during the COA Service. The refrain was”You are ready now, my sweet child. You are holy now, my sweet child. Take my hand, and we’ll walk this together.” Mentors are, front row from left, Beth Posner-Waldron, Nancy Baffa, Jane Houghton, Claire Breyton, Jan Cutman and Bart Hill. In the back row is Lee Hill.

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    This photo from our UUCW archives takes us back to an udated Annual Meeting. From left are Judy Savage, Bill Derr, Peter Ringo, Karen Tobin, Bruce Plummer, Mary Fitton, Margos Stone, Dave Schowalter, Ana Gregory, Larry Raymond and Audrey Clary.
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  • Photos of the Week for January 17, 2023

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    Song leader Moira Rouse, right, leads the Choral Introit “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round” during the service on January 15, 2023. Dianne Mann sings at left. (photos by Betty Jenewin)

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    JaganNath Khalsa accompanies pianist Matt Johnsen on “Amazing Grace,” the Prelude on January 15, 2023.

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    This photo from the UUCW archives, takes us back to Religious Education Sunday in 2011 when Maia, center, looked over at her mother, Deb Selkow, during the singing of a hymn. Deb was honored during that service upon her retirement as Director of Religious Education.

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    Director of Religious Exploration and Eduction, Robin Mitzcavitch, leads a discussion on food security and giving on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
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  • Photos of the Week for January 10, 2023

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    The Annual Question Box Service, aka “Preaching Without a Net” was held on January 8, 2023. Instead of a prepared sermon, the Rev. Aaron Payson took questions from the congregation. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    January 8, 2023 was another Soup Sunday. John Odell, left, is shown after getting his soup from Kristen Payson, right. Cristina Heffernan is cashiering, center. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    In this photo from our UUCW archives, Debbie Merrill is shown organizing clothes for the Yard Sale on June 11, 2016. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This photo from our UUCW archives takes us back to February 3, 2016 and Lunch with the Minister. From left are Doris Horgan, Susan Crossley and Lynn Ritchie. (photo by Judy Savage)
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  • Photos of the Week for January 2, 2023

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    Nicholas Choquette, now of blessed memory, is shown driving a truck on a youth group trip at the non-profit organization H.O.M.E. in Maine. (photo by Bart Hill).

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    Peggy Veal, front row center, now of blessed memory, sings with the choir in the Fall of 2007. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This year’s Shoebox Project was a success! Here is a photo of some of the children at African Community Education with their shoeboxes at their Holiday Party on December 21, 2022.

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    Rev. Jennifer Innis, Guest Minister, delivers the Reflection “Brave New Words: Beginning Again” during the service on January 1, 2023. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    People who can be identified in this circa 1996 group photo from our UUCW archives are Carlton Davenport, Steve Cantor, Ted Peskin, Larry Laverdure, Jane Dutton, Judy Savage, Laurie Henderson, Gary Chalmers, Peter Green and Karen Tobin.

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    This photo from our UUCW archives takes us back to February 18, 2018 when the Rev. Aaron Payson, tenor, sang “I Wonder As I Wander” during the service. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This photo from our UUCW archives takes us back to Mother’s Day, May 14, 2000 and Annie’s Child Dedication. From left are Samantha McDonald, Karen Tobin, the Rev. Aaron Payson, Annie, Melissa McKeon and Larry Colby. (photo by Judy Savage)

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    February 28, 2016 when members of the congregation sang a hymn. They are, from left, Joe Zawielski, Linda Miller, Nancy Hancock, Beth Posner-Waldron, Greg Gustafson and Ed Robinson. (photo by Betty Jenewin)
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  • Photos of the Week for December 20, 2022

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    Director of Religious Exploration Robin Mitzcavitch shares candlelight during the Candlelighting Ceremony portion of Vespers on December 18, 2022. (photos by Betty Jenewin)

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    The Rev. Cheryl Leshay Calls in the Directions during the Solstice service on December 18, 2022. She is calling in the East.

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    Some of the participants in the radio play during the Solstice service on December 18, 2022 were, from left, Rachel Wagner (Owl), Kai (Child), Reina Quidon (Narrator 5) and the Rev. Aaron Payson (the maestro who pulled it all together). The play was “Who Loves the Dark?”

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    Pauline Courchesne, left, “The Shoebox Lady,” and J.P. Perkins, Program Director at African Community Education, pose with the shoeboxes of gifts donated for 70 children and youth in the ACE program. J.P.’s car was just loaded up to bring the shoeboxes down to ACE on December 18, 2022.

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    #uucwreads highlights the ways that books are part of our members’ and staff’s lives. Sue Hegedus has been a member of her book club for 44 years. It was founded in 1978 by Ansley Siter, Elizabeth Johnson, Linda Holbrook, Donna Mayberry, Canan Avunduk and Sue. Initially the group read only books by women, but over the years became more inclusive. It started at the church but now meets in members’ homes. Next book up for the group is Maggie O’Farrell’s “The Marriage Portrait.”

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to May 14, 2017 when mentors and mentees walked in together at the beginning of the Coming of Age service.

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to October 15, 2017 when the choir sang Nick Page’s “We Pray,” the Choral Introit. They are, back from left, Paul Marr, Joe Ruivo, and Kim McCoy. Middle row, from left, Dianne Mann, Linda Orcutt and Susan Castañeda. Front row, from left, Shah Salmi and Donna LaMura.
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  • Photos of the Week for December 13, 2022

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    Susan Crossley, left, and Nancy Hancock bring poinsettias into the sanctuary to decorate the chancel on December 9, 2022. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    #uucwreads highlights the ways that books are part of our members’ lives. Author Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., is shown with her eight books. They are books for elementary and middle school aged readers. Her next book is slated to come out in 2024. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    The Rev. Aaron Payson collects a basket from Oden for the Change for Change collection during the service on December 11, 2022. Eisley is at right. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    The Shoebox Lady – Pauline Courchesne – and Ken Basye bag up shoeboxes after service on December 11, 2022. Next Sunday is the last Sunday to turn in shoeboxes. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Attendees line up for the potluck Holiday Lunch With The Minister on Dec. 7, 2022. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to June 8, 2008 when Andrea, right, graduated from the Religious Education program. RE Director Deb Selkow hands her a gift as well as the papers she had done over the years. Mentor Betty Jenewin looks on at left; she had gifted Andrea the bouquet of flowers for her work on the RE display board. (photo by Judy Savage)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to this undated photo of Religious Education Director Catherine Coggan and Gail Howe and Ann Jasperson, co-leaders of the Youth Group.
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  • Photos of the Week for December 6, 2022

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    Big shout out for Catherine Roberts, who facilitates our Coffee Hours after service. She is shown here making the coffee before the December 4, 2022 service. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    It’s the S & S show – Sean Reynolds and Santa, who looks suspiciously like the Rev. Aaron Payson, at the Holiday Craft Fair on December 3, 2022. (photo by Michele Hernandez)

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    Moira Rouse tends the area with lighted Christmas houses and seasonal ephemera for sale at the Holiday Craft Fair on December 3, 2022. Janet Stone gathered these items from the last Yard Sale and stored them in her house until now. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Jenny DelGizzi shows one of her colorful handmade journals that she sold at the Holiday Craft Fair on December 3, 2022. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Matt Bejune plays “Vocalise #9,” the Introit, on December 4, 2022. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to circa 1988-89 and a Youth Group moment with Jen Innis and Albert Einstein. Jen went on to become a UU minister, and will serve as our Guest Minister on January 1, 2023. The Rev. Jennifer Innis is currently the Minister with the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria, IL and the Director of Spirit Play.

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to the Vespers service on December 20, 2015. From left, Dave Bonneau, Moira Rouse, the Rev. Aaron Payson, Kim McCoy and Joe Ruivo sing as John and Emma sit or lay on the steps. (photo by Betty Jenewin)
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  • Photos of the Week for November 29, 2022

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    Guest Musician and Speaker Jim Scott leads the congregation in the Gathering Music “Common Ground” at the beginning of the service on November 27, 2022. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Susan Crossley, left, and Nancy Hancock await people to buy Poinsettias in Fellowship Hall after the service on November 27, 2022. Cost is $20 and they can be purchased online also. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to January 24, 2016 when Loree Burns, right, led the multi-generational discussion of the book “The One and Only Ivan” for the “One Church, One Book” annual All-Church Read. Listening, from left, are Dave Schowalter, Timothy, and Beckley Schowalter. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to a Ferry Beach weekend in 2003. From left, are Carole Carmichael, Dave Firmin, Lorna Lally, a woman who is believed to be the pastor of the church, Mara Pentlarge, Jude Ayer, Judy Savage and Kim McCoy.
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  • Photos of the Week for November 22, 2022

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    From left, the Rev. Aaron Payson, John Yormie and Pauline Courchesne listens as Michael Lusolo talks about ACE, the African Community Education program. ACE was the beneficiary of the 50/50 Collection on November 20, 2022. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Betsy Wood, one of the Directors of the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, shows a couple of posters with the cost breakdown of the food given to a family of four for Thanksgiving. The regular monthly food, Thanksgiving goodies and a gift card totaled $132. 92 clients were served yesterday, November 19, 2022. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    In this photo from the UUCW archives, Cristina Heffernan stepped out from behind the pulpit to show the congregation the banner she wore during the Women’s March on Boston held the previous day, January 21, 2017. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives brings us back to this undated Yard Sale photo of Linda Holbrook working in Fellowship Hall. Linda says “The church yard sale was not to be missed and certainly became better and more organized as the years rolled by. So many people together with Gladys and Paul Gustafson in the kitchen keeping us strong with their coffee. I still use some of Lil Young’s dessert dishes and the pack and play crib from Deb Smith Selkow for my grandkids.”
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  • Photos of the Week for November 15, 2022

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    Music Director Matt Johnsen was joyously welcomed back during the service on November 13, 2022, after an extended medical leave. He is shown here playing the Prelude for the service, “Meditation from the Thin Space of St. Paul’s Cathedral” by Peter Ostroushko. (photos by Betty Jenewin)

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    The children from the Religious Exploration program announce that they have filled 23 bags of Thanksgiving fixins with donations taken during the service on November 13, 2022.

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    Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry doyenne Betsy Wood explains the history of the Food Pantry to the children in our Religious Exploration Program on November 13, 2022. She is showing them her official t-shirt.

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    In this photo from our UUCW archives, Morgaine and Kristen Payson distribute homemade soup (Turkey Chili or Potato Leek) during Fellowship Hour on January 8, 2017. Annie is in the background.

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    In this photo from our UUCW archives, Denise Darrigrand, left, hands a rose to new member Michele Hernandez during the New Member Ceremony on May 15, 2016. Michele is currently church Treasurer. Others, from left, are Bill Derr, the Rev. Aaron Payson, Matt Bejune, David Williams and Lynn Gostyla.
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