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UU Mass Action Fundraiser and 4th Annual Story Slam!

A Story Slam is like the NPR show, “The Moth”
When: Sat Nov 4, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: First Church Unitarian, Littleton 19 Foster St., Littleton

Get your tickets today!      

Facebook Page   Flyer:  Story Slam Flyer, 2017

$30 for one ticket – Invite a friend! 2 or more tickets, $25 each – Early bird until 10/26
Starting 10/27 all on-line tickets and tickets at the door are $40

If you want to purchase tickets by mail, send your check to:
PO Box 224, Greenbush, MA 02040 – Please write Story Slam in the memo line
This year we another fabulous line up of 6 story tellers!

Our emcee is 2015 story teller finalist, Rev. Robin Bartlett, Senior Pastor, at First Church in Sterling, MA, a multi denominational church affiliated with the UUA and the UCC.
Our Story Tellers are:

  Rev. Lynda Sutherland, Minister, First Parish Church in Northboro
  Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero, Minister, First Parish Unitarian Church in Chelmsford
  Sam Wilson, Director of Youth ministries, Minister, Winchester Unitarian Society
  Rev. Jo Van Rue, Minister-in-Residence, First Parish in Concord
  Rev. Steve Edington, First Church Unitarian, Littleton
  Rev. Nathan Detering, Senior Minister, UU Area Church Sherborn

Light refreshments will be served. Please support the work of UU Mass Action by having a great time at our annual Story Slam! Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!! You need a fun night out!

Committee Hearings:

10/17 Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
H.2914/S.426 The Environmental Justice Act, 9:30 AM, Hearing Room B1
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Postponed Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy 

Gas leaks bills – hearing postponed – Note DATE CHANGE from 10/17

S.1847/H.3400 Clarifying Authority & Responsibilities of DPU, Sen. Eldridge/ Rep. Kulik
S.1855/H.2698 Protect Ratepayers from Pipeline Expansion Costs, Sen. Jehlen/Rep. Gordon
S.1845/H.2683 Protect Consumers from Paying for Gas Leaks, Sen. Eldridge/Rep. Barber


Build Relationship with Our Neighbors at the Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland

The Interfaith Book Club Presents: Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
When: Sun Oct 15, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: ICB Wayland, 126 Boston Post Rd, Wayland

The story of a pastor, a rabbi and an imam and the friendship that grew out of their search for mutual understanding.
Join the conversation – it’s ok if you don’t read the book
RSVP here:

Mendelsohn Lecture Series Presents: Passage at St. Augustine

When: Sun Oct 15, 4:00 PM
Where: UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, John Eliot Square, Roxbury

The story of the 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement that transformed America.
Documentary and panel discussion featuring film maker Clennon L. King and community activist Mimi Jones

For more information, see flyer Passage at St Augustine_Oct 15_ flyer

Build Relationship with Our Neighbors at the Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland

The Interfaith Book Club Presents: Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
When: Sun Oct 15, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: ICB Wayland, 126 Boston Post Rd, Wayland

The story of a pastor, a rabbi and an imam and the friendship that grew out of their search for mutual understanding. RSVP here:

Mobilizing Congregations for Justice

When: Sun Oct 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: First Universalist Society (Unitarian Universalist), 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin
Suggested donation: $20 per person, Pre-registration not required

Congregations can be a powerful force when mobilized for justice work. This training will teach, model, and practice 3 central tools for community organizing that can be used to build a more loving and powerful justice-centered community.

In many congregations, activists struggle to get to a place where the justice work is owned by the whole congregation, rather than a select few. Our trainer, Matt Meyer, offers specific tools of community organizing, translated for the context of a congregational setting. We’ll vision what it looks like when the worship, music, board of directors, RE program, and finance committee are brought into a shared vision and how the basic tools of community organizing can help get us there.

Matt Meyer is a founding organizer for the Greater Boston Chamber of Cooperatives. He’s also founder two housing cooperatives and the Boston Cooperative Investment Club and has lent a hand on environmental, labor, and legislative campaigns.

For more information: Contact Vicki Coates,

Sustainable House of Worship (SHOW) Workshop

When: Sun Oct 15, 1:30 to 5:30 PM.
Where: First Church of Christ Longmeadow, 163 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA

Leading by example can be a powerful part of our moral responsibility to care for creation. Reducing the carbon footprints at our houses of worship will lower energy bills and free up funds needed for other important purposes. Participants will learn about solar power; how to upgrade electrical, heating & AC equipment; the building envelope; and the need to change behaviors.

Register in advance at Fee is $20 payable online or at the door
1:30 -2:00 PM: Refreshments, registration and networking/ 2-5 PM Workshop presentations
For more information contact Vince Maraventano at or 617-244-0755.
All faiths welcome! Two participants from each congregation are encouraged to attend.  

Flyer: SHOW_Longmeadow_Oct15 print

The famous Days in Solidarity with African People!

When: Tue Oct 17, 7:00-9:30 PM
Where: First Baptist Church in JP, 633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Do you want to be part of history in the making? If Malcolm X was alive today, would you want to hear him speak? Come to the historic Day in Solidarity with African People, a free event in a national speaking tour coming to Boston on Oct 17th! Come hear Akile Anai, a 20-year old African woman straight from the working class, who ran for office in Florida on a platform of reparations to the Black community; as well as keynote speaker Chairman Omali Yeshitela, an internationally respected Black Power freedom fighter, also of the working class, and leader of the Uhuru Movement since nearly 50 years!
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Decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

When: Wed Oct 18, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Where: Cape Cod Community College, Lecture Hall A, 2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable

What decommissioning involves and what should be done to protect our health, our environment and our wallets. Featuring PLAC (Plymouth Legislative Advisory Coalition) Members: Mary Lampert of Pilgrim Watch, Dr. Jim Garb and David Agnew. Slide show presentation and Q & A session

White Privilege Symposium on Cape Cod

When: Fri Oct 20 and Sat Oct 21

Where: Nauset Regional High School

Register NOW: Cost: Adults $100 College Students $75 High School Students $50 Discount for people who work at the conference.

Leaders and Friends on Cape Cod, in partnership with The Privilege Institute, we are pleased to announce the White Privilege Symposium on Cape Cod. This landmark symposium will take place at Nauset Regional High School on Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21, 2017.

Courageous Women of Resistance

When: Mon Oct 23, 7:00 PM
Where: Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. 617-266-6710

Sponsored by The Tree of Life Educational Fund and UUs for Justice in the Middle East – MA Chapter

Fayrouz Sharqawi, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, is the Advocacy Coordinator at Grassroots Jerusalem (GJ), a platform for Palestinian community-based mobilization, leadership and advocacy in occupied Jerusalem.

Madonna Thunder Hawk is a member of the Oohenumpa band of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and has a long history of grassroots activism prior to her formative work for Lakota People’s Law Project (LPLP) as a Tribal Liaison. She is co-founder of Women of All Red Nations (WARN), as well as the Black Hills Alliance—which prevented corporate uranium mining in the Black Hills and proved the high level of radiation in Pine Ridge reservation’s water supply.

Citizens Uniting to Restore the Republic

Presented by UU Mass Action Economic Equity In Politics Certified Working Group
When: Fri Oct 27, 7-9 PM
Where: Unitarian Church of Marlborough Hudson, 80 Main Street, Hudson

Learn about local initiatives to combat the corrupting influence of money in politics
and advance the ideal of “one person, one vote.”

Civics Matters: promoting forums for information that matters
Presenters from:
– American Promise
– We The People MA
– Respresent.Us: Boston
– Voter Choice Massachusetts

Co-Sponsors: Concerned & Informed Voter Collaborative, Hudson Democratic Town Committee, Hudson Republican Town Committee, Sawyer Hill Resistance    Flyer:  citizens_united_simple_r4

The Paul Hush Memorial Forum Presents:
Population Challenges for a Crowded World

When: Sun Oct 29, 2:00 PM
Where: Brewster Meeting House, 1969 Main St, Brewster

Featured Speaker: John Seager, CEO Population Connection (Formerly, Zero Population Growth)
John Will offer an overview of root causes, impacts and ways to meet the growing population challenge, illustrating the intersections between: Population stabilization, The Environment, Social Equity and
Women’s Empowerment   Flyer: FPB POSTER Oct 29 -pic John Seager Forum (1)

MA Interfaith Power & Light Annual Conference

When: Wed Nov 1, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: First Parish in Framingham, Scott Hall, 24 Vernon St., Framingham

Global warming is a moral issue we are compelled to address. We will continue to reduce our carbon emissions to ensure that the U.S. collectively can meet or exceed the Paris agreement goals. Learn how Massachusetts can lead by passing legislation to move to a clean energy future. Hear what congregations are doing to reduce carbon pollution, engage their communities and witness publicly.


“Why Massachusetts Needs a Carbon Pricing Law” by Senator Mike Barrett.
“Solar Access 4All Legislation” by Andrea Nyamekye (Neighbor to Neighbor) and Joel Wool (Clean Water Action)
“Advocating for 100% Renewable Energy for the City of Framingham” by Larry Decker (First Parish, Framingham) and Mike Croci (Sustainable Framingham)    Flyer:MIPL_AnnConf_email 101017

Singing in Solidarity: Music From Many Faiths and Cultures

When: Sun Nov 5, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Greater Framingham Community Church, 44 Franklin St., Framingham

Featuring Willie Sordillo Quartet and Nick Page of the Mystic Chorale
Proceeds to go to the Neighbors Fund of the Framingham Solidarity Network to support immigrants who need legal or bond assistance and families in crisis. For sponsors and more info, see Flyer: Poster–draft 4

Speaking By Heart: The Art of Speaking Without a Manuscript

When: Nov 5 – 7, 2017
Where: The Rowe Center, Rowe MA
Find a full description and Register HERE

Workshop Leader: Rev Stephen Shick

Are you a pastor, an activist, or someone yearning to communicate with greater effectiveness socially or in your business? Whether you’re a seasoned speaker or you’re about to face your first audience, or even if you’re preparing to speak at a family gathering, do you have a feeling that you could be a better speaker — if only you knew how?

Student Immigrant Movement Annual Celebration:
A Legacy of Resistance

When: Fri Nov 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 McClennan Hwy, East Boston Register

Join the Student Immigrant Movement to Celebrate a year of defiance in the face of Trump, and welcome SIM’s new leadership to the staff. If you’re not able to attend but would like to donate a ticket to a low-income student, click HERE

48th Annual National Day of Mourning

When: Thurs Nov 23, 12:00 noon
Where: Cole’s Hill, Carver St, Plymouth MA
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Lead sponsor: United American Indians of New England (UAINE)

Since 1970, Native Americans and our supporters have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.

Winnona LaDuke: Celebrating a Decade of Community Conversations

When: Fri Dec 8, 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain

We would like to invite you, on behalf of the Jamaica Plain Forum, to Celebrating a Decade of Community Conversations on Sunday, November 5th, featuring Winona LaDuke of Honor Our Earth as keynote speaker.

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate for the Green Party. Learn more


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