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Bell Street Chapel

 

Standing on the Side of Love in the West End and Beyond ...

We are a congregation rooted in Unitarian Universalism that seeks to build community both within and beyond the walls of our building. Join us for worship every Sunday at 10:oo am, as we gather in community for a time of reflection, inspiration, and music. 

Childcare is available during worship. Also, Religious Education for school-aged children is available during the school year.

 

Our mission is 
to welcome all people into our loving community;
to nurture each other;
to deepen our spirituality together
         and to work for peace and social justice

Theme-Based Ministry at Bell Street Chapel
 
This year at Bell Street we have organized the program year into monthly themes. This means that each month we will explore a particular theme in worship, religious education, and other aspects of church life.

Every month will focus on a different religious or spiritual theme, and we will explore these areas through a Unitarian Universalist lens.
 
The newsletter will include weekly questions (called "Possible Ponderings") to consider and engage as an individual, a family, or in other aspects of our lives outside of church. Check out this month's questions in the section below.
 
Themes for the year include:

March – Salvation
April – Letting Go
May – Grace
June - Simplicity
March 2016
SALVATION
Possible Ponderings
March 6-12: Think about a time when you yearned for connection and nurturing. What was most helpful to you at that time? Where and how did you find that connection and nurturing?
 
March 13-19: If we are called to build beloved community here on earth, what does that mean about the legacies we leave behind?
 
March 20-26: How does your involvement with Bell Street Chapel help you live out your values? Where do you see the intersection of your finances and your values playing out the most?
 
March 27-April 2: When was a time that you felt a need for renewal and rejuvenation? Write about this idea in your journal or discuss with a friend or family member.
 

Upcoming Events
 
Registration open for UUA General Assembly! This year General Assembly will take place in Columbus, OH and the theme is “Heartland: Where Faiths Connect.” Find out more information at this link.
 

RESCHEDULED Wednesday, March 16, 6:30-8:30pm: Board Meeting (Parish House)
 

Thursday, March 24 @ 6:30pm: Pub Theology at the Grange
 

Saturday, April 2, 9am-12pm: Ballou-Channing District Annual Meeting, (UU Society of Fairhaven) Meet other Unitarian Universalists from Rhode Island and surrounding communities! Make connections with other congregations! If interested in attending, please speak with Rev. Weis.
 
Love Reaches Out
Celebrations, Losses, Milestones, and Calls for Fellowship
Cindy Palmeiri fell and broke her ankle. If you are able and willing to bring meals, provide rides, or otherwise offer support to Cindy and Kathy, please contact Ellen Smith (Caring Committee Coordinator) at 401-474-0115 or ellen.smith2@gmail.com. Thank you!
The Huertas family welcomed their fourth child, Jahshua Javier, on February 25th! He was 8 lbs 10 oz, and healthy! Mom and baby doing well. If you would like to send a card of congratulations, please send it to: 132 Cass Street, Providence, RI 02905
March Worship Schedule
 

Sunday, March 13 @ 10am “Reflections on Salvation: A Lay-Led Service,” Ray Perreault and Audrey Greene, leading
 

Sunday, March 20 @ 10am "Salvation is a Verb,” Rev. Weis, preaching
 

Sunday, March 27 @ 10am “Rejoice and Renew: a Multigenerational Easter Service,” Rev. Weis, preaching
Join Rev. Weis for her office hours this winter! 

In an effort to be more present in our West End community, Rev. Weis will start holding Community Office Hours starting September 8th. Each Tuesday from 2-5pm, join Rev. Weis for a conversation, coffee, or bite to eat at Seven Stars Bakery (Broadway location).

If you're looking for more traditional office hours, you can find Rev. Weis at the Bell Street office on Wednesdays from 2-5pm (or by appointment). 
 
RSVP to this event by emailing MWeis@uuma.org.  
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