Visit our church Calendar for the full schedule of meetings and events at UU Wellesley Hills.  Click HERE for more information about Adult Learning opportunities.  Click HERE for information about programming for children and youth.

Visit our Music in Worship page to find out how you can take part in the UU Wellesley Hills music program this month. 

MAY

Sunday, May 5 during Fellowship Hour in Parish Hall
UU Wellesley Goods, Services, Vacation Home, Fixed-Price Dinner Auction

Bidding begins at 11:30 and ends at 12:30!

Sunday, May 5 at 12:30pm on the sidewalk front of UU Wellesley Hills
Black Lives Matter Vigil

The UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy and Witness Interest Group, an initiative within our social justice programming, invites you to stand with us against white supremacy and for racial justice and human rights. We will be holding our monthly 15-minute silent vigil in recognition that Black Lives Matter, beginning in the courtyard. For more information, please visit the Advocacy and Witness page on the UU Wellesley Hills website HERE

Monday, May 6, 13 and 20 from 2-4pm at Quebrada Baking Co.
Coffee Chat with Rev. Kelly

Our minister invites you to drop by 272 Washington Street for casual conversation in a cozy setting.

Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 5:30pm in Rice House
“Completing Our Relationships: Four Things That Really Matter in Love & Life” Book Study
Join Rev. Kelly in Rice House for this book study of Dr. Ira Byock’s The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living. According to Dr. Byock, we all need to tell our loved ones these things directly: “Please forgive me”; “I forgive you”; “Thank you”; and “I love you.” Each of our four evening sessions will be dedicated to exploring how and when we might make these declarations for the good of our relationships. Please RSVP for this course to UUWellesley@Gmail.com and be sure to purchase the book ahead of time; the title is also available as an audiobook. You can also download the study guide online.

Thursday, May 9 at 7:00pm in Parish Hall
Understanding Autism Through Brain Science
Northeastern University researchers Dr. Matthew Goodwin and Dr. Karen Quigley (a UUSWH member) will offer perspectives on emerging science of emotion and of autism spectrum disorders, and how this relates to our current understanding of autism. Dr. Goodwin is developing practical solutions for helping those with autism spectrum disorders, including using wearable devices to detect physiological disruptions that can lead to behavioral challenges and distress for those on the spectrum and their families. There will be time for audience questions. Attendees can enter a prize giveaway to win a copy of Lisa Feldman Barrett’s How Emotions Are Made, about how the brain works to create emotions and other mental experiences. The ideas in this book will be used by Dr. Quigley in her remarks.

Saturday, May 11 at 8:30am in Parish Hall
Men’s Breakfast and Discussion “Loss Happens”
The next Men's Breakfast will be held in Parish Hall on Saturday, May 11th at 8:30am - we hope that you will join us! Please contact David Barnard if you plan to attend. Ellis Johnson and Bob Farrell will be leading the discussion focusing on dealing with death and loss. Eric Pierce and David Barnard will be food coordinators. The group will also spend time reflecting on the last Men's Retreat. Do we want to do it again? If so, where? What are the best dates?
* While the Breakfast gatherings are planned with men in mind, everyone is always welcome; just let us know so we can plan accordingly. We recognize that the grief from experiencing a loss or death is not gender specific. Therefore, ANYONE who would benefit from this discussion is very welcome to attend this breakfast. We would love to have you join us!

Sunday, May 13 at 3:00pm in the Sanctuary
Wellesley Choral Society Mother’s Day Concert

In this concert, the chorus, led by its Music Director, Edward Whalen and accompanied by strings and continuo, will perform both sacred and secular works that honor mothers. These include music by Rheinberger, Brahms, Dvorak, Grieg, and Tavener, as well as the premiere of a new work by Whalen. A reception will follow to which all audience members are cordially invited. Tickets are available at the door: $20 General Admission; $15 Seniors or Students; Children 12 and under free. A limited number of free tickets are also available for Wellesley seniors at the Wellesley Senior Center. (Call 781-235-3961 first to check availability).

Monday, May 15 at 5:30pm in Rice House
Listening Session with Rev. Kelly
Rev. Kelly is listening! Come share your hopes for the congregation, your concerns, your favorite bits of history, any vision you have for our shared future. Rev. Kelly wants to hear from you. Join us!

Saturday, May 18 at 10:00am to 3:00pm on the Lawn
2019 UU Wellesley Hills Spring Carnival
The 2019 UU Wellesley Hills Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 18th - weather permitting! There will be ponies, frozen lemonade, classic carnival games, snazzy prizes and lots of little ones with huge smiles! Please consider donating just a bit of your time to make this fun community event a success. Volunteers are needed in 2-hour shifts (8-10am, 10-noon, noon-2pm and 2-4pm). Sign up by adding your name to any open yellow block in the online sign-up sheet or contact Jessica or Singu directly. We also have space for a few more vendors, so if you know of anyone who sells craft items or does a craft activity that would be appropriate for ages 5-pre-teen, please contact Jessica or email carnival@uuwellesleyhills.org for a vendor application.

Saturday, May 18 at 7:00pm in Rice House
Pride Movie Night Presents “Imagine Me and You”

For our next Pride Movie Night, we will be screening “Imagine Me and You” from 2005. A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends. Watch the trailer HERE.  We gather at 7pm in Rice House, and the movie starts at 7:15.  Join us for popcorn, entertainment, and a facilitated discussion following the film.  ALL are welcome!!  Find the entire Pride Movie Nights@UUWellesley Hills schedule HERE.

Sunday, May 19 at 12:30pm in the Kitchen
Cooking for Bristol Lodge

Click HERE for more information.

Sunday, May 19 to Saturday, May 25 at the Parish
Family Promise Hosting Week

UUSWH will be hosting the families being temporarily housed through the Family Promise program starting on Sun. May 19 for the second of only two host weeks this church year. We are looking for volunteers to serve as a dinner leader or helper, to purchase supplies, to stay overnight, and to prepare bedrooms and put everything away at the end of the week. The volunteer sign-up board will be in Parish Hall during Fellowship Hour. If you won’t be at Fellowship Hour and want to volunteer, please email Molly Walsh or Elaine Mittell. New volunteers and new Family Promise coordinating team members are always welcome. Click here to read more about Family Promise Metrowest's amazing work to prevent and address family homelessness in our area.

Coming in June