• Photos of the Week for March 30, 2021

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    Dave Bonneau sings “How Could I Ever Know?” during a videotaping session at the church on March 25, 2021.

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    In this photo from the UUCW archives, Laura Lenahan and Barry Brigham staff the UUCW table at the 2011 stART on the street festival.
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  • Photos of the Week for March 23, 2021

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    The Closing Hymn is sung during the Youth Group service on March 21, 2021.

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to February 4, 2018 when the congregation sang the closing hymn.
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  • Photos of the Week for March 16, 2021

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    The UUCW Book Club met on March 10, 2021 to discuss the book “Dominicana’ by Angie Cruz.

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to September 7, 2014 and the Ingathering Water Ceremony following the service.
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  • Photos of the Week for March 9, 2021

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    The Rev. Aaron Payson, wearing the garb of Masked Man, conducts the March 7, 2021 service, the theme of which was ‘Let’s Be Superheroes.’ The Stewardship team – Dave Schowalter, Moira Rouse and Sherri Linn – presented Maskman & Robin – Episode 1, a skit related to this year’s stewardship campaign.

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    Eva Anderson warms up on March 5, 2021 before recording ‘Blue Boat Home’ for the upcoming Youth Service.

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to September 7, 2014 when Rachel Wagner, soprano, sang during the first Soulful Sundown service of the church year. The service was Disney-themed, and called “Mirror Mirror…” Soulful Sundown was a contemporary, eclectic vespers service held on Sunday evenings.
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  • Photos of the Week for March 2, 2021

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    Music Director Matt Johnsen, left, accompanies Kim McCoy, Paul Marr and Vickie Cox-Lanyon as they rehearse before a video recording session on February 25, 2021.

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    This item from the UUCW scrapbooks takes us back to December 23, 1956 when those who joined the church received these certificates.
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  • Photos of the Week for February 23, 2021

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    Sherri Linn places bags in carts in preparation for filling on February 19, 2021. The filled bags will be distributed the following day for Food Pantry.

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to February 26, 2017 when the choir sang “Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire” during the Music Sunday service. The theme that day was “A Wintry Mass.”
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  • Photos of the Week for February 16, 2021

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    #uucwreads (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/uucwreads/) highlights the ways that books are part of our members’ lives. The Rev. Cheryl Leshay, Community Minister, owns over 1,000 books, encompassing 15 filled bookcases, as well as cookbooks in her kitchen and more books on e-readers Nook and Kindle. Fun fact: The book she is holding, “Called to Community,” has a chapter about her and campus ministry. (photo by Bruce Leshay)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to Sunday, March 5, 2017 when Iron Blimp took a bow after performing “Climbing the Stairway to Seven,” a pledge campaign song modeled on Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” A Zeppelin knock-off, they are, from left, the Rev. Aaron Payson, and Stewardship Committee members John Odell, Cristina Heffernan and Dave Schowalter.
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  • Photos of the Week for February 9, 2021

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    UUCW Sexton Steve McNally cleans up the Shore Drive sidewalk after the snow storm on February 8, 2021. Photo by Kim McCoy.

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    This is a still image from one of three videos included in the February 7, 2021 service. Jenny DelGizzi portrays “Cussy Mary” from the book “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.” The service was based on the book, our All-Church Read.

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to the Vespers service on December 20, 2015, when the Rev. Aaron Payson gave a reading during the Candle Lighting portion of the service. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

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    This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to the Youth Service on March 20, 2016, when the youth and Robin Mitzcavitch stood together at the end of the service. (photo by Betty Jenewin)
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  • Photos of the Week for February 2, 2021

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    This January 25, 2021 photo shows UUCW’s Catherine Roberts writing notes, a practice she has deepened during the pandemic.

    She estimates she has written several hundred notes during this time of COVID.

    Catherine says “I have always been a note writer and have several pen pals. My job already asks me to sign typed thank you letters, but I switched to handwritten notes to make them more personal. I love finding a letter or notecard in the mail, so I send them out, too. This makes me feel grounded and on track. I have so many memories of receiving letters from my grandmothers, and don’t want this practice to go away.” (photo by Jacob MacDonald)

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    This image was done by Bart Hill in 2007-2008, part of a series he calls “Light at the Church.”

    Bart’s inspiration came after he noticed the way that light washes throughout our building.

    Fun fact: Bart was 4 or 5 when he first took his mother’s Brownie Camera out to make photos.

    Then, seeing his father’s and uncle’s love of photography, he’s been clicking every since.

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    This undated photo from the UUCW archives shows Loree Burns, left, and Cathy McDonagh at Ferry Beach.   (photo by Judy Savage)

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    The photo from the UUCW archives shows a  church event in 1993 attended by, from left, Jan Cutman, Valla Fotiades and Tom Pierce. (photo by Judy Savage)
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  • Photos of the Week for January 26, 2021

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    Jenny DelGizzi (upper left square, holding up the book) moderated the virtual All-Church Book Discussion about Kim Michele Richardson’s “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” after the service on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

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    UUCW’s Rev. Aaron Payson delivered the Invocation during the city-wide virtual “Day of Hope – Worcester Prayer Service in Solidarity With Our Nation” on Wednesday morning, January 20, 2021.

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    #uucwreads highlights the ways that books are part of our members’ lives. Alma, who is now 9 years old, was the motivator behind UUCW starting a composting program when she was 8. She’s a voracious reader, who loves the “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls,” in particular the parts about Rachel Carson and the Black Mambas. Fun fact: Alma decided to write a letter to Elizabeth Warren to ask her to double down on environmental issues, and she pitched state-wide composting programs as an idea!

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    #timemachinetuesday takes up back to November 18, 2017 when people spontaneously stood and joined hands while singing the song “Lean on Me” during the party that Deb and Joe Zawielski put on in Fellowship Hall. The Zawielski’s, shown center right in this photo, threw the party to thank people for their support during Joe’s medical situation. (photo by Betty Jenewin) #weremember

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    #flashbackfriday takes us back to January 10, 2016 when ministerial intern Beau Rivers gathered the baskets after the Children’s Collection. (photo by Betty Jenewin)
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