• Photos of the Week for October 19, 2021

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    Maya Desai and Dianne Mann, not shown, passed the plate for the collection during the Sunday service on October 17, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Bart Hill poses on posts he’s just set on Oct. 15, 2021. They are the foundation for our Little Free Library, which he also built. Mike Mitzcavitch helped Bart set the posts, which are at the front of the church property on Shore Drive. The library will be dedicated on October 31, 2021. (photo by Mike Mitzcavitch)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to February 2, 2018 when from left, Matt Bejune and George made an announcement for an upcoming Game Night. The Rev. Aaron Payson looks on. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to Ferry Beach circa 2001-2003, with Connor, left, and Drew playing in the sand. (photo by Judy Savage)
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  • Photos of the Week for October 12, 2021

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    From left, the Rev. Cheryl Leshay and her sister, Melinda Stewart, sing the “Cherokee Morning Song,” the Introit of the October 10, 2021 service. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    From left, Joe Ruivo, Dianne Mann, Bruce Leshay, the Rev. Cheryl Leshay, Barry Brigham and Moira Rouse dance to the song “Let it be a Dance,” the closing hymn of the October 10, 2021 service. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    From left, Beth Posner-Waldron, Ruth Silver, Carole Howe, Kate Sweetser and Vickie Cox-Lanyon discuss writing postcards on October 6, 2021 for the Get Out The Vote Campaign. The effort was organized by Vickie and Beth.

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    The High School Youth group and their adult advisors pose on October 9, 2021 during a shopping trip to buy food to cook for the Interfaith Hospitality Network Family Shelter. (photo by Maya Desai)

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    In this photo from the UUCW archives, the Breakfast Crew poses at Ferry Beach circa 1995. They are, back row from left, Liz Rotti and Betty Jenewin. Front row from left are Mary Bastian, Susan Nest and Marty Flint, who is a professional chef. (photo by Judy Savage)

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    In this photo from the UUCW archives, Pamela Tiger, right, gives instructions for dancing the Maypole at the conclusion of the Beltane service on May 1, 2016. (photo by Betty Jenewin)
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  • Photos of the Week for October 5, 2021

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    The Rev. David Miller, Minister Emeritus, delivers the Reflection “Four Questions to Ask Yourself” during the service on October 3, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    COA mentors and mentees stand on the Chancel for COA introductions during the service on Sept. 26, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    From left, Desi, Eve and Sandy Stutsman, Rhane Lenahan, Mason, Laura Lenahan, Andrea Cruz, Victor and Wiliam Cruz participate in the Child Dedication Ceremony during the service on Sept. 26, 2021. Desi is 13 months, Mason is 11 months and Victor is 1 year old. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Jessie Gildea Trowbridge, fourth from left, leads a discussion after service on Sept. 26, 2021 on choosing a different name for the church. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Halo, left, and Leo paint the Little Free Library yellow after the service on Sept. 26, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    From left, Mara Pentlarge, Susan Crossley and Beth Posner-Waldron participate in a Climate Strike at Worcester City Hall on Oct. 1, 2021. Through ‘Friday’s for Future,’ and called ‘Uproot the System,’ it was sponsored by Sunrise Worcester, 350 Central Mass and Mothers Out Front. (photo by Libby Westie)

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    In this photo from the UUCW archives, the Sunday service on February 10, 2008 was when both Stan Selkow, left, and the Rev. Aaron Payson briefly wore a tiara. To Stan’s right are Max and Andrew, both eschewing a similarly distinctive headpiece. (photo by Betty Jenewin)
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  • Photos of the Week for September 28, 2021

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    Mara Pentlarge shows her wares at the Flea Market on Sept. 25, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Linda Morse, host of the Mobile Farmer’s Market when it stops at UUCW on Thursdays from 11 AM – 12 noon, is shown at the market on September 23, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    From left, Mason looks on as the Rev. Aaron Payson anoints him at his Child Dedication Ceremony on Sept. 26, 2021. At right are his mom Rhane Lenahan, his grandmother Laura Lenahan and Wiliam Cruz. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    In this photo from the UUCW archives, estimated to have been taken between 2001-2003, people line up at Ferry Beach before dashing into the water. (photo by Judy Savage)

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    In this August 23, 2014 photo from the UUCW archives, Sharon Templeman, left, describes her needlework as her daughter, Kim Napoleone, displays it for those in attendance at “A Summer Art Service.” (photo by Betty Jenewin)
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  • Photos of the Week for September 21, 2021

    All photos this week taken by Betty Jenewin.

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    Karen Stephenson encourages the congregation to join her in saying “GWUUCM,” the acronym for “Greater Worcester Unitarian Universalist Campus Ministries” during the service on Sept. 19, 2021. It was Rally Day Sunday and Karen and others spoke about the variety of ways that this congregation lives out its mission and ministries through work on committees and teams at the church.

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    Evan Wilson, left, and Nancy Hancock spoke on Rally Day Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Evan spoke about the Side With Love Committee; Nancy spoke about Lunch With the Minister and the UU Book Club.

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    Dave Schowalter, left, and Maya Desai talk about the Women’s Group and the Men’s Group respectively on Rally Day Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, joking that they’d gotten their phones mixed up.Dave Schowalter, left, and Maya Desai talk about the Women’s Group and the Men’s Group respectively, joking that they’d gotten their phones mixed up.

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    The UUCW Board held their monthly meeting on Sept. 13, 2021.

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    Happy birthday, Food Pantry! Food Pantry Board of Directors members, from left, Betsy Wood, Marilyn Raymond and Denise Darrigrand pose on September 18, 2021, the 26th anniversary of the Food Pantry. They each hold $25 gift cards, which will be distributed to guests in honor of the anniversary. Not present for the photo was fellow Board of Directors member Linda Morse.

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    Volunteers David Fields, left, and Evans Waldron shop for squash for UUCW’s Food Pantry at the Worcester County Food Bank’s warehouse on Sept. 17, 2021. UUCW picked up 2,207 pounds of food for distribution the following day.

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    From left, Evans Waldron hands a case of chicken soup to Brian Keyo at the Worcester County Food Bank’s warehouse on Sept. 17, 2021. UUCW rents a UHaul once a month to transport the food from the Food Bank to church. Brian drives it.

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    From left, David Fields, Evans Waldron and Denise Darrigrand are shown at the Worcester County Food Bank’s warehouse on Sept. 17, 2021. Waldron and Darrigrand are loading food onto a belt to be weighed.

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    Youth in the COA class pose with their mentors and supervising adults as they assemble to go out to Concord for a canoe trip on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.
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  • Photo of the Week for September 14, 2021

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    Joe Ruivo dusts the underside of the pews on Sept. 11, 2021, Church Work Day. Joe and others washed, scrubbed, swept, vacuumed, dusted and polished to get the church ready for the first service of the 2021-22 church year on the following day. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    How’d they do that? To get the first image in this slideshow, Betty Jenewin lay on the floor and pointed her camera at Joe Ruivo at the back of the church dusting the bottom of the pews. Betty used a mid-range telephoto lens (115mm) to make the pew legs look compressed. (photo by Robin Mitzcavitch)

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    Vickie Cox-Lanyon dusts and polishes the pews during Church Work Day, Sept. 11, 2021. Vickie organized the volunteer work crews for the day. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Pauline Courchesne sweeps Fellowship Hall during Church Work Day, Sept. 11, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Kim McCoy works on a cabinet door in Fellowship Hall during Church Work Day, Sept. 11, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Russell washes toys from the nursery on Church Work Day, Sept. 11, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Youth in the COA class pose with their mentors and supervising adults as they assemble to go out to Concord for a canoe trip on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    From left, Desi, Eve Stutsman, Victor and Andrea Cruz interact in the foyer on Sept. 12, 2021. (photo by Dianne Mann)

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    Jessie Trowbridge, left, participates in the Ingathering Water Ceremony after the service on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Board President Sheri Linn is at right. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    The Rev. Aaron Payson, left, and Board President Sheri Linn, right, laugh as Jenn DelGizzi explains that she will be using her coffee as a symbolic representation of water during the Ingathering Water Ceremony after the service on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    Music Director Matt Johnsen plays a frame drum for the song “Mother I Feel You” at the conclusion of the Ingathering Water Ceremony after the service on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Pauline Courchesne stands at left. (photo by Betty Jenewin)
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  • Photo of the Week for September 7, 2021

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    The Garden-On team poses after the service on Sunday, September 5, 2021. They are, from left, Betty Jenewin, Ruth Silver, Melissa McKeon, Leo DaSilva, Carole Howe and Jan Cutman. They are debuting their new t-shirts, designed by UUCW’s own Jane Moore Houghton, artist and designer. The team planned and conducted the service on September 5, 2021. It was on native plants and was titled “Saving the World One Plant at a Time.” (text by Betty Jenewin / photo by Linda Rich)

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  • Photo of the Week for August 3, 2021

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    Youth Group gathers for some evening Summer fun. Photo by Robin Mitzcavitch.

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  • Photo of the Week for June 29, 2021

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    Members of the Social Threads quilting cooperative show off their quilt at a meeting on Sunday afternoon, June 27 in Fellowship Hall. Photo by Robin Mitzcavitch.

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  • Photos of the Week for June 22, 2021

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    The Rev. Aaron Payson holds up a native plant as he tells the congregation that everyone is welcome to take one home to plant in their own home garden.  The Youth Group potted up the plants, which were donated by Leo DiSilva of the Garden On Team.

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