This Sunday’s service: Celebrating our youth

Religious Education Sunday 2012

Please join us for Religious Education Sunday on April 14, as the Reverend Frieda Gillespie and Director of Religious Education Ashley Murphy lead a service that will feature the children and young adults in our Religious Education Program.

Also this Sunday, our Share-the-Plate offering will be donated to River House, a homeless shelter in Beverly. River House provides a safe place to sleep, a filling supper, and a fortifying breakfast for up to 34 men each day. The staff also helps the men find jobs, permanent housing, and medical care.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Visitors are always welcome.

Following the service, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., members of the Social Action Committee invite everyone to join them for lunch and a movie: The 800 Mile Wall, a 90-minute documentary on the construction of the new border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the effect on migrants trying to cross into the United States.

The Unitarian Universalist Association has a long history of support for migrant workers, refugees, and other displaced people. “Immigration as a Moral Issue” is currently one of our congregational study/action issues. The film presents an unflinching look at a failed U.S. border strategy that many believe violates fundamental human rights.