Down dark snowy roads
Our cars bearing food and faith
And other weighty loads.
The abbey waited calmly
There stirred scarcely a flake
Though the blizzard on Friday
Had made the HUUMS Board shake.
As we had long planned.
We cooked, cleaned, and scrubbed
And we all lent a hand.
It was a sort of spiritual practice
And wouldn’t you know
Some of us (see Sean in the pic)
Took on a saintly glow.
That were really quite absurd
Of this all one can say
Is that pictures speak louder than words.
For which Seth set the stage
We contemplated the future of our movement
To take the next step– turn the page.
And of course our day-long workshop
Which made us come alive
Ou r small groups taught us much
And brought tears to our eyes.
comrades and colleagues,
And kept our energy levels up
When threatened with fatigue.
We learned a very great deal
About small group ministry
For which we all are grateful
To M’ellen Kennedy!
And might have wished to stay
We hope you all will think of us
When you are away.
And remember now this thought
With a dose of good cheer:
If you didn’t make it this time,
There’s always next year!
After a long summer, full of travels, CPE and other adventures, the HUUMS community returned to school. The first week back was busy. By tradition, HUUMS is responsible for hosting the first Noon Service of the year, which was geared towards the theme of togetherness and welcome. Later that week, HUUMS gathered together to reconnect as a community, sharing stories of summer, and offering a chance for members new and old to meet. Worship was followed by fellowship outside, where pizza was shared and enjoyed by all.
A few weeks ago, HUUMS and other seminarians from around Boston gathered in Cape Cod for a time of reflection, fellowship and fun. We participated in workshops led by Peter Bowden and Rev. Amy Freedman and in the UUA program Gathered Here, led by Clara Barton District President Justine Sullivan. In addition, we enjoyed dinners together, celebrated two birthdays and overall just had a good time. Special thanks to all those who helped make it happen!
Every year, HUUMS hosts a retreat for all members of the Unitarian Universalists seminary community around Boston. It is a wonderful time to get to know each other better and deepen our understanding of our UU identity and sense of call. Below is the registration form and all the details around the weekend. Please feel free to invite anyone who might be interested in participating. We hope you will join us!
To reserve tickets, please follow this link!
This exciting movie will inspire seminarians and ministers alike to explore the always pressing questions of the public role of ministry and the need to love and heal others while managing our own personal lives. Issues of ministerial boundaries, spirituality, vulnerability and the practice of ministry today will be evoked by this honest and proactive film. Check out its reviews on Rotten Tomatoes!
The screening will take place on February 28th at 6:30pm at AMC Loews Theater in Harvard Square.
The panel discussion will take place on February 29th at 6:30pm in the Sperry Room of Andover Hall at Harvard Divinity School.
The panel will feature the Rev. Marilyn Sewell, Harvard Divinity School Faculty Dudley Rose, Emily Rose, and Cheryl Giles and the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Kerry Maloney.
We hope to see you there!
Every year, HUUMS elects a new Board and celebrates the transition in leadership through worship. This year, the transition was marked through a special service that highlighted our shared call and expressed gratitude for the departing 2011 Board. We were blessed to hear a homily by new President Celie Katovich and a set of vows written by the newly elected Board.
For more details on the new 2012 Board, please see the About page on this website.
The new HUUMS Board as they are inaugurated into leadership: