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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
196 Elm Street, Braintree, MA
Mid Summer 2019 Monthly Newsletter
From the Board of Trustees
This summer time brings us to a time of transition with comings and goings.
We are saying goodbye and thank you to our present contract minister, Rev Clyde Grubbs, who completes his service here on July 31. He will present his last service for us on Sunday July 28th – a recap of happenings at the UUA General Assembly. After the service we are hosting a special coffee hour/brunch to thank him for his commitment to All Souls over the past 2 years. Please put this on your calendar to attend.
We will be saying hello to our new minister, Rev Joanna Lubkin, on August 1. Rev Lubkin has preached here on 2 occasions in the past. She has shared with us this brief bio.
Rev. Joanna Lubkin is a Unitarian Universalist minister, raised and rooted in Judaism. She serves half-time as the UU and Humanist Chaplain at Wellesley College, and is an Affiliated Community Minister at Arlington Street Church. She brings a passion for music and song-leading, preaching, social justice, pastoral care, and snuggling good dogs and cats (and her Universalist theology says they are all Good Dogs and Cats). Her path to ordained ministry included a community organizing fellowship, a Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, and two years at Hebrew College Rabbinical School before transferring to Andover Newton Theological School to complete a Masters of Divinity. Joanna lives in Jamaica Plain.
We have also said a very fond and sad farewell to our longtime member, Doris Goss. Doris was remembered by her loving husband, George, her family and friends at a service held at All Souls on July 7. She will be sorely missed by all.
Summers also bring us more informal services in the Parish Hall. The worship and music committee has put together and recruited service leaders with some very interesting themes. There are at 9:30. We hope to see you there.
We will again be collecting backpacks and school supplies to be donated to Braintree Schools. We will accept donations until Sunday August 25 when we will fill the packs so that they can be brought to the schools prior to school opening
With warm regards,
Linda Steiner and Joseph Maloney
Social Action and Environment Committee
The Braintree Community Food Pantry is asking the All Souls community for donations this summer, of supermarket gift cards, dish detergent, laundry detergent, toilet paper, soap and toothpaste.
Please bring what you can to the church and I will arrange for delivery or pickup with the food pantry.
Andrew Pearce, Chair
Social Action and Environment Committee
SUMMER SERVICES AT ALL SOULS CHURCH OF BRAINTREE
June 23 2019 Beowulf and the Hero’s Journey Emily Bularzik and Mary Mitchell
June 30 2019 The Spiritual Writing Group Presents Diane Doucette, Maureen Crimmins,
Maren Morales, Marge Kearns, Mary Mitchell
July 7 2019 State of the Union: Reflections on America Rev. Steve Wilson
July 14 2019 Castaways and Survivors: Lessons learned Rev. Steve Wilson
by reflecting on these two challenging
Reality TV Shows.
July 21 2019 The U.S. Military is Made up of Our Mark & Linda Cozzens
Sons and Daughters
July 28 2019 Highlights of UUA’s General Assembly Rev. Clyde Grubbs
[The service will be followed by an
Appreciation Send-off for Rev. Grubbs]
August 4 Galileo and the Universe Marge Kearns
August 11 Topic to be determined Huda Bugazia
August 18 Creating a Covenant for All Souls Church Covenanting Catalyst Committee
Kathy & Andy Pearce, Daniela Osborne,
August 25 If Boston’s Buildings Could Speak, by Freddie Lauren McGrath, Author
September 1 Topic to be determined Andrew Pearce
MID SUMMER AT ALL SOULS CHURCH
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Dickens Pre-Planning Meeting August 4 10:15 am
Drumming, Sunday August 4 at 7pm
South Shore Singing Meditation, Monday August 12 at 7pm
Board of Trustees August 19, 7 pm
South Shore LGBT Seniors and Friends Brunch, Saturday August 31 10am
Women’s AWOL Wednesdays 6:45pm
Gay Men’s Group, Every Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:30pm
Craft & Yard Sale! Saturday, September 21, 10 am- 3 pm. All Souls Church, 196 Elm St, Braintree, Corner of Church & Elm Streets. Come shop or sell. Seller spaces just $25 and space with a church table included just $35.
Maureen Crimmins June 19
Lauren McGrath June 28
Natalie July 23
Kaitlin Lord July 25
Maureen Ellstrom July 31
Mary Mitchell August 1
Jessica Ellstrom August 11
Ken Ellstrom August 11
All Souls Church of Braintree
P.O. Box 850219
Braintree, MA 02185-0219
The Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs, Minister
The Rev. Meredith Anderson, Minister Emerita
The Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh, Affiliate Community Minister
Jacob Clapper, Musical Director
Jessica McCormick, Church Administrator