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ADULT CHOIR:

The choir rehearses on most Thursday evenings and sings approximately monthly at Sunday morning services.  Contact Lemmy Gurtowski, our Music Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you are interested in joining the choir.

BOUNDLESS WAY ZEN MEDITATION

Boundless Way Zen Northampton meets every Tuesday evening for Zen meditation practice in the Parlor of the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main Street, Northampton, MA. Meetings include a brief chanting service and two periods of Zen meditation (zazen) separated by a short period of walking meditation. Anyone is welcome to attend our Tuesday evening Zen practice periods. There are no special requirements and no cost, although donations are gratefully accepted. David Shunyo Caruso and Laura Washburn serve as co-practice leaders for Boundless Way Zen Northampton. The evening starts formally at 7:30 sharp and winds up at 8:30 or a little after. Please visit our website at www.northamptonzen.org for more information.

GROVE STREET INN MEAL SERVERS:

This group provides meals on a regular schedule to Northampton ’s shelter for homeless individuals, the Grove Street Inn.  Meals are prepared at the Society and then brought to the shelter.  We cook on the 3rd Tuesday of every month so this is a 1 – 2 hour commitment per month.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY INTERFAITH HELP FUND:

This group works with other religious organizations to provide one-time emergency financial assistance to residents of Hampshire County who have exhausted their own resources.

INTERFAITH EMERGENCY COT SHELTER:

Provides volunteer assistance to the staff of the cot shelter one night a week from November 1 to April 30.  We organize one or two teams a month to cook and serve food for about 24 people.  The YRUU youth serve on one team a month and the other team is available as needed.

PASTORAL FRIENDS:

Pastoral Friends are members of the congregation who are available to offer an occasional meal, ride, or other assistance to other members in need. You can become a Pastoral Friend by contacting the Pastoral Care Team and adding your name to their list. Call the office 584-1390 and leave a message at extension 207, or speak with any member of the team.

SMALL GROUP CIRCLES:

    Supporting each other to become our best selves
        listen   -   speak   -    be heard   -   connect

Small Group Circles offer a wonderful opportunity for newcomers and long time UU members to get to know one another on a deeper level.  Participants commit to once-a-month meetings, October through June.  These are facilitated groups that offer an opportunity to discuss spiritual topics from a heart space, allowing us to know each other in a new way.  Groups for 2021-22 will either meet in a hybrid form combining a living room with Zoom as needed, or fully on Zoom.  To sign up, use the form found in the Quick Links on the homepage.  To be assured a space, sign up by September 26.  After that date, members will be admitted as space allows. 

For more information, contact Katie Olmstead at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 413-585-0564.

SOCIAL HOUR:

This is our chance to greet old friends and meet new ones.  The Social Hour takes place after the service.  It takes a team of five volunteers each Sunday to put on our Social Hour. It is expected that everyone will volunteer regularly.  This is a great way to meet people!  This is a great way to meet people!  Sign up to help with Social Hour here.

USNF THE VOTE:

In 2021, we’re supporting local groups who do grassroots organizing year round, and working on state and national-level actions that have compelling strategies to protect and strengthen democracy. Work has already begun to prepare for the 2022 election. If you want to learn more about USNF the Vote, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be connected to Dave Roitman.

YOUTH GROUP:

Our highly valued Youth Group is for high school aged youth. It is part of our Religious Education program. For more information, visit our Youth Group page or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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