This Week at All Souls - April 16

So much happening at All Souls - Sunday's service promises to be a musical delight - Register your kids for Camp being held next week at ASC -  Lots of things coming up in the next few weeks.  Read all about it in this week's news.

Sunday, April 20

April 20  How Many Years was Easter?     Steve Wilson
(Easter Sunday)
We think of Easter Sunday as a day. Each year, the faithful commemorate that first Sunday when Jesus appears to have left the tomb. All good, it is a momentous moment to mark. However it was when it happened, it was a day that caused much stir. Today we look back at the Easter story asking - how many years did it take to get to Easter?

Owen Korzec will be playing Electric Bass during service today.

Please bring a finger food to share during coffee hour after service

 

Thank you


Thank UU's to Linda Cozzens for organizing the letters from home campaign for soldiers stationed abroad.  As you know, each Sunday, Linda brings in cards and the name of 'this week's hero'; members of All Souls write messages of thanks, hope and news from home in the cards. Linda then sends all the cards off in one batch.  Thank all of UU who take a few minutes to write those messages.  Read about it HERE 
 

Next Week


Kids Camp
April Vacation Week Camp - Spring 2014

Between 9 and 12 from Patriots Day April 21st through Friday April 25th (school vacation week), we are hosting a school vacation camp for children. Details and events are still in in the works, but we will cook and plant, and learn new skills and cap it all off on Friday with some sewing opportunities for even the very young while the older kids and adults participate in sewing quilts and bags for children fighting serious illnesses.  (See the Quilts for Kids Workshop below)

Registration cost is $20 per child. Please See Kelly Santilli and/or Rev. Steve for more details.


Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26
10 to 3 Quilts for Kids Workshop

Friday In Parish Hall
Saturday in Sanctuary
Making Quilts for Kids and Hospital Saddlebags. Volunteer Quilters Transform Donated Fabrics into Patchwork Quilts that Comfort Children in Need  Hospital Saddlebags fit over a hospital bedrail or wheelchair and allow a child to store their belongings in a safe and colorful place. The completed quilts and saddlebags are made using donated materials and are given to hospitalized children --many fighting serious illnesses.

Those with portable sewing machines are asked to bring them along. If you are good at sewing, we could really use your help to guide others!

A lunch will be provided.

 

Coming Up


The May Chimes Deadline is Sunday April 27.  Please email your submissions to office@allsoulsbraintree.org


Reduced registration rates for General Assembly will increase on May 1st, so if you plan to register you should do so on or before Wednesday, April 30.   Go HERE

 

The Ballou Channing District (BCD) Spring Conference and Annual Meeting will be held in Franklin, MA  on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 am to 1:30 pm.  This gathering of UU’s from our region is open to all.  It will be held at the First Universalist Society, 262 Chestnut St, Franklin, MA

To register, go  HERE  Registration is free.
The day will end with a celebration of the BCD retiring District Executive,  Rev. Bill Zelazny


ASC Cleanup Day
Our annual outdoor clean up the grounds day will be Sunday, May 4th, after church.  Linda Cozzens is leading this event.  Please wear work clothes, bring gloves and rakes and stay with us to do a few hours of raking and cleaning up.


 

SAVE THE DATE!


Saturday, May 17 - 6 pm  Family Friendly Talent Night and Pot Luck Supper
Bring a Dish to Share and Your Talent (Big or Small, Silly or Serious)  Sing a Song (or two), Play an Instrument, Tell a Joke ... come join the fun!


Saturday, June 21 - 10 to 3  Community Yard Sale at ASC
As with last year, our main focus will be on renting space to sellers to bring their own items to sell.  $30 a space.  $10 to use an ASC table
More details to come



 
CALENDAR    
Sunday, April 20
9 am Choir
10:30 am service
11:30 am Coffee hour
7 pm GA in PH

Monday, April 21
Kids’ Camp
3:30 pm Irish Step Class
7 pm Quincy Bay AA
7 pm Singing Meditation

Tuesday, April 22
Kids’ Camp
11 am Women's Sharing Circle
7 pm Buddhist Reflections
8 pm AA

Wednesday, April 23
Kids’ Camp
6 pm AWOL

Thursday, April 24
Kids’ Camp
6:30 pm Yoga Circle
7:30 pm Gay Men's Discussion Group

Friday, April 25
Kids’ Camp
10 – 3 Quilts for Kids Workshop
6:30 pm TOPS
7:30 pm Twelve Step

Saturday, April 26
10 to 3 in Sanctuary - Quilts for Kids Workshop
10 am LGBT Senior Brunch in Hall
6 pm Pot Luck Supper

Next Sunday, April 27 - 12 noon First Budget Hearing
 

 
 

This Week at All Souls April 9


Sunday Service
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above graphic by Jessica Ferguson UUmediaworks


Sunday April 13

Palm Sunday: The Way to Be Attitudes
- Rev. Steve Wilson

On this Palm Sunday, we stop to look at a collection of famous phrases from famous historical figures. Beginning with some of Jesus’ most famous and beloved lines that blessed the poor, and meek, and the downtrodden (known formally as the Beatitudes), we look at other clear and concise statements from the likes of Moses to Buddha and what they might mean for us today.


 Please bring a 'finger food' to share during coffee hour after service.
Join the conversation on FACEBOOK
        This
   Weekend
Saturday, April 12
  • 9:30 - 4:30 Pediatric First Aid and CPR day-long course. $85  Bring bag lunch. 
  • 5 pm Ballroom Dance Party $10
  • 6:30 pm Circle Dinners at various locations Contact Linda Cozzens
Sunday, April 13
  • 12 noon New Member Class
  • 12 noon Meet with the Development Committee to plan a Talent Night May 17 and our Annual Yard Sale in June
  • 2 pm Navigator Scout Registration $25 deposit
  • 6:30 pm Chalice Circle

 
Calendar    Go HERE to visit our online calendar

Wednesday, April 9
6 pm AWOL
7:30 pm Chalice Circle

Thursday, April 10
6:30 pm Board of Trustees
6:30 pm Yoga Circle
7:30 pm Gay Men's Discussion Group

Friday, April 11
6:30 pm TOPS
7:30 pm Twelve Step

Saturday, April 12
9:30 - 4:30 Pediatric First Aid and CPR - Register at healthednewengland.com Fee for this very special class is $85. 6 hrs
Learn how to recognize and treat common emergencies in infants and children, such as choking, bleeding, shock, head injuries, burns, poisoning, drowning, and allergic reactions. CPR/AED (defibrillator) training for all age victims is also included. Appropriate for babysitters, childcare professionals, parents and teachers. Fulfills professional childcare requirements. American Heart Association certification cards issued. If attending both sessions, bring a bag lunch or you can go to a local restaurant for a quick lunch.
Ask about signing up for just the CPR or Pediatric First Aid.

5 pm Ballroom Dance Party - final night.  Next series starts again in May.
Offered by Kalin Mitov. Call for INFO 339-832-2812

6:30 pm Circle Dinner - Did You Sign up in the ASC Parish Hall to host a dinner or attend and bring a part of the meal - various locations (not at the church)?  Contact Linda Cozzens, Circle Dinner Coordinator, with questions.

Sunday, April 13
9 am Choir
10:30 am service
11:30 am Coffee hour
12pm Development Committee
12pm New ASC Member Training
2 - 3 pm Navigator Scouts* signup $25 deposit
6:30 pm Chalice Circle
7 pm GA (Gamblers Anonymous)

*All Souls is excited to be hosting a new Navigators USA scouting program for children. This youth scouting program "welcomes all people, boys and girls and adults no matter  what gender, race, lifestyle, ability, religious or lack of religious belief." It believes " the greatest challenge for the future of our planet is whether we will earn how to get along with people different than ourselves."   Registration for children ages 5 to 9 will be this coming Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 3 pm.  $25 deposit.  The final fee will depend on the number of children who join. They plan to meet twice a month Sunday afternoons at All Souls Church, beginning May 4, from 2 to 3:30 pm.

Monday, April 14
3:30 pm Irish Step Class
7 pm Quincy Bay AA

Tuesday, April 15
11 am Women's Sharing Circle
8 pm AA

Wednesday, April 16
6 pm AWOL
7:30 pm Chalice Circle

Outside Community
Edible Gardening & Composting - Saturday, April 19th, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Logan Auditorium, Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 
781-848-0405  (In conjunction with One Braintree, One Book 2014: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver)

Join Joan Hutcheon and Pat Morey from Sustainable Braintree to learn all about edible gardening in small spaces and composting.  Joan will begin with Gardening Ideas for small spaces, introducing edible plants.  Pat will finish with the why's and how's of composting for wherever you live.

This week at All Souls Braintree - April 2


This Saturday Night -
Braintree Folk Coffeehouse April 5 at  7:30  pm  Tickets HERE. 
Don't forget to sign up for the Circle Dinner organized by All Souls Church - at various locations April 12.  
Sunday Service
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Words by Robin Slaw. Graphic by S Braswell



Sunday, April 6 - 10:30 am
The Mystery of Ministry    What is a minister, actually? What do we expect from them? Are ministers shamans with special, magic knowledge, a personal connection to God? Are they advice columnists, prophets, doctors, orators, actors, administrators, CEOs, counselors, teachers, politicians, friends, parents (or all of the above)? Are they somehow better than laypeople, or are they just more peculiar? Some expect a minister to challenge us to be our best, and if we fall short, to confront us. Others believe that the minister should just preach a sermon every Sunday, then shut up, go home and let us run the church the way it's always been run.


This Coming Sunday -
Please Welcome Guest Speaker Dan Tinen
and Guest Musician Kristen Cooke who will play the oboe 


Dan Tinen is a long-time UU layperson who has experienced many different ministers over the years. Dan will take advantage of his amateur status to share some things from the pulpit that a professional minister might not say. This is a chance for us to reflect upon these people we often take for granted.  Currently a member of a different (yet oddly similar) All Souls Church in Greenfield, MA. Dan is a writer, musician, and electronic media specialist.

Kristen Cooke is a graduating Masters student at Boston University, where she studies with Mark McEwen. At the age of 17, Kristen was a featured "Rising Star" at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. She holds a Bachelor of Music with honors from Wilfrid Laurier University.  At BU, Kristen is a member of the Phiata Woodwind Quintet, which was recently selected as a finalist at several national chamber music competitions. In fall 2014, she will begin work on her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.



Please bring something to share during coffee hour after service on Sunday.
Join the conversation on FACEBOOK

       This Saturday Night

Live Music 
Braintree Folk Coffeehouse
featuring the Dennis Brennan Band
with Neptune's Car opening
Saturday, April 5  at 7:30 pm, doors open 7 pm
Refreshments available
Tickets HERE



 

Free Mind Body Spirit Series

Pilgrim Church Wenham
Wednesday, April 2
7 to 9 pm
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The Gardeners’ Guild of Braintree  April 7 at the Masonic Hall, 403 Washington Street Braintree at  7 p.m.

 “PERKIN’S PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN: RETROSPECTIVE, RECIPES AND SELF-RELIANCE”.

Interactive discussion and slide show on the Perkins Park Community Garden, going into its 5th year.  They will also talk about upcoming community workshops, including worm composting and making compost tea.  Share garden members' "produce to table" dishes for you to sample, and review the benefits and ease of eating out of your own garden.

Please bring a guest to this very interesting presentation for only $1.00





Saturday, April 12 Circle Dinner
Suggested gathering time 6:30 pm


Members and friends sign up to be a guest or host dinner at their home – everyone brings a dish. Sign up in the Parish Hall
 

 




 
Calendar

Wednesday, April 2
6 pm AWOL
7:30 pm Chalice Circle

Thursday, April 3
6:30 pm Yoga Circle
7:30 pm Gay Men's Discussion Group

Friday, April 4
6:30 pm TOPS
7:30 pm Twelve Step
8 pm Ballroom Dancing

Saturday, April 5
7:30 pm Braintree Folk Coffeehouse at All Souls Parish Hall  Doors Open at 7 pm
Tickets are $12 in advance online and $15 at the door

Sunday, April 6
9 am Choir Practice
10:30 am Service
11:30 am Coffee Hour
7 pm Drumming
7 pm GA

Monday, April 7
3:30 pm Irish Step Class
7 pm Quincy Bay AA

Tuesday, April 8
11 am Women's Sharing Circle
8 pm AA

Wednesday, April 9
6 pm AWOL
7:30 pm Chalice Circle



 
Wednesday, April 2 from 7 to 9 pm
New Beginnings (Transforming Unhealthy Habits)
at Pilgrim Church Wenham

Learn about substance abuse and recovery!  Hear from Haley, a person in recovery…..Lyn Frano, Weymouth Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator…..David Morgan, Safe Prescribing Consultant from the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office…. and Warren Nicoli, Narcan Educator, Manet Community Health Center.

Haley will share her story. Lyn and Dave will present information on current trends in substance use, share help resources, and info about what the town is doing to address prescription drug and heroin use/abuse.  Warren will present how to prevent opioid overdose and will have Narcan kits available free of charge.  Visit HERE


Correction
The Quilts for Kids Workshop will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 from 10 to 3, not Thursday and Friday.  Please see Marge Kearns with any questions. 



General Assembly News - Visit this website for info

Info including nearly 200 classes being offered HERE
March 31 is the last day to apply to be a GA Volunteer
(Check under 'Registration' for the details.)
Submission Deadline extended to April 15 to apply to the Ballou Channing District for a $250 BCD scholarship to General Assembly
April 30 is the last day to get the discounted early registration rate for GA.  It's also the application deadline for Davidoff scholarships for lay leaders.

This Week at All Souls March 26

Stay a while after coffee on Sunday,
help us cut fabric into squares to make our quiltsforkids

SAVE THE DATE!
Braintree Folk Coffeehouse April 5 at  7:30  pm  Tickets HERE. 
Circle Dinner organized by All Souls Church April 12.  Details in this issue.
 
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Sunday Service
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Sunday March 30 - 10:30 am

Experiences of Beauty  (Participant Voices)   

Today the democracy and spirituality of All Souls will be on display when three of our newer members will give voice to some of the most beautiful things that have happened to them.

Please bring something to share during coffee hour after service on Sunday.

Sunday March 30 after coffee hour - 12 noon to 3 pm - Please stay and help with Fabric Cutting to prepare for our Quilts for Kids Workshop.  If you have fabric cutters, sharp scissors, rulers, please bring them along. Come, help us in this worthwhile cause.  You don't have to be a quilter, just be able to cut fabric according to the guidelines we provide.  Each year, All Souls Church volunteers  transform donated fabrics into colorful quilts for hospitalized children.  At the workshop, quilters (from novice to expert) will use the fabric squares to create quilts.  Pictured below are the quilts ASC made last year.




Next Sunday, April 6 - 10:30 am
Please Welcome Guest Musician Kristen Cooke
who will play the oboe during service. Kristen is a graduating Masters student at Boston University, where she studies with Mark McEwen. At the age of 17, Kristen was a featured "Rising Star" at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. She holds a Bachelor of Music with honors from Wilfrid Laurier University.  At BU, Kristen is a member of the Phiata Woodwind Quintet, which was recently selected as a finalist at several national chamber music competitions. In fall 2014, she will begin work on her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Join the conversation on FACEBOOK
        Save
     the Date


Braintree Folk Coffeehouse
featuring the Dennis Brennan Band
and Neptune's Car
Saturday, April 5  at 7:30 pm, doors open 7 pm
Tickets HERE

 


Saturday, April 12 Circle Dinner
Suggested gathering time 6:30 pm


Members and friends sign up to be a guest or host dinner at their home – everyone brings a dish. Sign up in the Parish Hall

 


General Assembly News

Info including nearly 200 classes being offered HERE

March 31 is the last day to apply to be a GA Volunteer or receive a GA scholarship. (Check under 'Registration' for the details.)

April 8 is the last day to apply to the Ballou Channing District for a $250 BCD scholarship

April 30 is the last day to get the discounted early registration rate for GA.  It's also the application deadline for Davidoff scholarships for lay leaders.


 



 
Calendar
The above image is from quiltsforkids.org



Wednesday, March 26

6 pm AWOL

Thursday, March 27
6:30 pm Yoga Circle
7:30 pm Gay Men's Discussion Group

Friday, March 28
6:30 pm TOPS
7:30 pm Twelve Step
8 pm Ballroom Dancing

Saturday, March 29
10 am LGBT Senior Brunch
6 pm Pot Luck Supper
(Please note, no movie this evening)

Sunday, March 30
9 am Choir Practice
10:30 am Service
11:30 am Coffee Hour
12 noon New Member Training
12 noon to 3 pm - Fabric Cutting to prepare for our Quilts for Kids Workshop.
7 pm GA

Monday, March 31
3:30 pm Irish Step Class
6 pm Finance Committee
7 pm Quincy Bay AA
7:30 pm Book Group

Tuesday, April 1
11 am Women's Sharing Circle
8 pm AA

Wednesday, April 2
6 pm AWOL
7:30 pm Chalice Circle



Next Saturday April 5

 
7:30 pm Braintree Folk Coffeehouse 
at All Souls Parish Hall  Doors Open at 7 pm
Tickets are $12 in advance online and $15 at the door
More Info Here

This Week at All Souls March 19

Highlights this Week
This Friday -  Ballroom Dancing at 8 pm

Sunday - New Member Training

April Chimes Submissions Due March 24

CLICK HERE for online calendar
Sunday Service
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Jessica Ferguson graphic



Sunday March 23   10:30 am
The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die
 
  It's Also Bring a Friend to Church Sunday
with Steve Wilson



Based on the book by John Izzo, today we look at what more than 200 happy fulfilled people in their golden years have compiled to say are the most valuable lessons and truths they have come to live by. This service is a good simple service to bring anyone you might think might fit here at All Souls with us.

Please bring something to share during coffee hour after service on Sunday.


Following coffee hour, our New Member Training will take place at noon.  This week's session is "UU 101 - Unitarian Universalist History and Theology"


All Souls Pledge Month continues
Pledge forms are available in a folder hanging on the bulletin board across from the church office.
or CLICK HERE to download a pledge form.
Join the conversation on FACEBOOK
  Highlights
     Happy
     Spring!

Friday, March 21 at 8 pm

Ballroom Dancing -
Just $10 per person at the door
Friday, March 21
8 - 9 pm
Friday, April  4     
8 - 9 pm
Friday, April 11    
8 - 10 pm

There will be no class on March 28th.
 
A safe and welcoming space is created for same sex couples, but the event is open to all couples and singles, regardless of orientation.  Dancers are identified as leaders or followers.  After learning some basic steps and trying them out with one partner, Kalin has people switch their partners several times.  People who have been doing the dance steps as a follower find someone else to dance with who is a leader. This could result in a mixed couple or a same sex couple.   It's pretty fun!

Offered by Kalin Mitov  339-832-2812  for Info



 

 

Calendar
Calendar - Click HERE for ASC's online calendar

Wednesday, March 19
6 pm AWOL
7:30 pm Chalice Circle

Thursday, March 20
6:30 pm Yoga Circle
7:30 pm Gay Men's Discussion Group

Friday, March 21
6:30 pm TOPS
7:30 pm Twelve Step
8 pm Ballroom Dancing
Offered by Kalin Mitov. Call for INFO 339-832-2812

Saturday, March 22
Private Wedding - use of building

Sunday, March 23
9 am Choir Practice
10:30 am Service
11:30 am Coffee Hour
12 noon Development Committee
12 noon New ASC Member Training
6:30 pm Chalice Circle
7 pm GA

Monday, March 24
APRIL CHIMES SUBMISSIONS DUE
3:30 pm Irish Step Class
7 pm Quincy Bay AA

Tuesday, March 25
11 am Women's Sharing Circle
7 pm Buddhist Reflections
8 pm AA


Other News
 

Combination Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Class

Saturday, April 12    9:30 to 4:30

Learn to save the life of an infant, child and adult victim. Course content will include CPR, choking emergencies, and AED (automatic external defibrillator) training.  Participants will also learn how to recognize and treat common emergencies with young children, such as burns, bleeding, shock, fractures, head injuries, spine injuries, fever, and allergic reactions. Participants will receive American Heart Association certification. This course is appropriate for child care professionals, parents and babysitters. The cost is $75 (the discounted rate for church members), or $85 for non-members. Preregistration is required. If interested, please contact Barbara at Health Ed of New England,  781 582-1440 www.healthednewengland.com