Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jews, Christians and Muslims: Together in Prayer

Announcing a very special event by the Merrimack Valley People for Peace:

"Please come together with the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations to pray for Shalom, Peace, Salaam. As children of Abraham, we will celebrate the richness of our life and faith - the washing of hands and the blessing and sharing of bread.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Cascia Hall, Merrimack College; 315 Turnpike Street; North Andover, MA


Welcome: Sister Mary Ellen Dow, S.N.D., Director of Campus Ministry
Adhan – Call to Prayer: Mr. Tarek El Heneidy
Prayer of Nourishment and Rebirth: Sharing of Bread and Water
Rabbi Dawn Rose, Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley, Lowell
Rev. Raymond Dlugos, O.S.A., V.P. of Mission & Ministry, Merrimack College
The Rev. Marsha Heydenreich, Faith Lutheran Church, Andover
Mr. Tarek El Heneidy, North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice
Musical Offering
Mr. Christopher Wood, Liturgical Music Minister, Directing the Merrimack College Music Ministry

This event is free and open to the public

Cascia Hall is wheelchair accessible

Light refreshments will be served

Made possible in part by a grant from the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Help Haiti

Would you like to do something to help the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake?

You can give through the joint UUA/UUSC Haiti Earthquake relief fund at this link.

Monday, January 11, 2010

That 5th Principle...

Photo: A picture I took at the 2009 GA in Salt Lake City.

I just preached on the 5th Principle of the UUA yesterday (affirm and promote the "right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large") and today I see this article in UU World on major changes being proposed to the UUA's General Assembly by the "5th Principle Task Force". I think most of the recommendations are right on the money. We shall see what happens!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Service cancelled

This Sunday (January 3), the 10:30 a.m. worship service has been CANCELLED due to poor driving conditions.

See you on January 10th!