UU friends, members and your minister are participating in pandemic relief:
  • Rev. Linda is on the Community Foundation for Nantucket board and working hard on the Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief

  • Rev. Linda is on the Interfaith Council, the board for the Nantucket Food (Pantry), Fuel and Rental Assistance

  • Rev. Linda working with Pastor Garfield Bloise of SHIM (Servants Heart International Ministries) has received a grant from the Community Foundation to have to go meals for folks with food insecurity who may be unhoused. These meals will be served from the UU Meeting House (observing proper distancing and good practices of care) on Mondays from 5pm-6:30pm beginning Monday May 11th.

  • Nancy Adrian is a nurse working at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital

  • Nancy Rappaport, Director of Gosnold, Nantucket offering a wide range of services for those struggling with mental health

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  • Office Manager Sue Mynttinen, through her work as the Program Director with the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention is leading a collaboration of agencies providing virtual service and empowerment opportunities for island teenagers

  • Our Communications Committee is sponsoring uplifting radio ads on 89.5 WNCK

  • The Immigration Resource Center, housed in the UU Meeting House, continues to work with undocumented immigrants.

  • Joy and Greg Margolis of the Culinary Center have a new meal delivery program. Through a generous donor and fund, every meal purchased on their website will be matched in their "Get One, Give One" program.

  • Lora Stewart, as Chair of the Caring Team has been to staying in touch with folks through phone calls and text messages.

  • John Merson, in his work with Children of Vietnam is supporting the organization's effort to deliver food and critical supplies to impoverished families while the country remains in a national lockdown.

  • Carl Borchert is sending photos to Our Island Home residents of spring flowers and fun things. He is also posting information and tips on Facebook Nantucket Year Round page, clapping for health care workers and advocating for construction workers.

  • Susan Berman and Ray Saunders are performing in lots of online "open mic" nights, as well hosting their own Sunday night performances to raise money for island non-profits.

  • Dr. Natalie Chambers continues to help her patients, day and night.

  • Paul Connors is using his sense of humor to entertain and cheer people up via email.

  • Susan Richards, in her role at the Nantucket Community School is still conducting play groups and reading stories.

  • Sea Glassman is giving free coaching sessions to help writers jumpstart their projects.

  • Alison Forsgren is sewing masks for members of the community.

  • Andre and Anne Spears are donating to front line workers in NYC, Nantucket and nationwide, as well as supporting their local restaurants and cultural organizations.  Andre adds that he is also contributing to an "Ecopoetics" poetry anthology.

What are you doing to help at this time? Email Sue at office@unitarianchurchnantucket.org to tell us if you are sewing, delivering meals, checking in on neighbors or some other important job, big or small. Let's get proud of what we give!

Second Congregational Meeting House Society, Unitarian Universalist

11 Orange Street

P.O. Box 1023

Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-5466

office@unitarianchurchnantucket.org

 

Church office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon

Minister’s office hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. - noon and by appointment

Parsonage: 508-680-6498

revlinda@unitarianchurchnantucket.org

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