CandlesThis week is our Social Action Shabbat, and we hope you will join us!

Social Action Shabbat

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Location: The First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 2 Westford St., Chelmsford (across the street from the Chelmsford Common). We will be in the chapel, a white building to the right of the main church and next to the parking lot. After a Shabbat service by Rabbi Sparr, Lowell House will bring presenters to speak about the Opioid crisis.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr is scheduling office hours for the coming weeks; please contact her via email or phone. In an emergency or urgent need, do phone at any hour (508-736-5555).

Religious School

Sunday, December 2

No school. Please see your Weekly Hadashot e-mail for details of our hiatus as we transition to the new space.

A Note on Our New Space

I know many of you are eager to settle in to our new space at 151 Warren St., as am I. Once we signed the lease 10 days ago, the workers immediately began the tasks needed to make the space ready for our use. While they have not yet given us a final date, we expect it to be within the next couple of weeks. Thanks to all of you for your patience. We know that Hanukkah is coming up and are hoping we can celebrate together in our new space, but as of right now, we cannot confirm this. Rest assured we’ll keep you posted. Wherever we gather, then, individually or together, may we find joy and peace in kindling light this season. (If you are looking for Hanukkah ideas, blessings, and other resources, try these from the Union for Reform Judaism.)

–Robin Frisch, TEMV President

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Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Visit the signup page to choose your date or email with your preferred dates. ​We ask all members to sign up to host twice. It’s one simple way to help the community!

The complete Service schedule for the year is here, along with our full calendar of events.


Mah Jong

During the time of transition into our new space, please email if you would like to play, so that we may tell you where we are meeting. We are flexible as to dates and times based on the availability of those who wish to play.

Food and Toiletry Collection

Please stay tuned for information on donating food and toiletries to the Lowell Transitional Living Center once we have moved into our new space.

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