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Kenya-Connecticut connection finds its roots, continues work with help from Unitarian Universalist Church of Norwich

 

UUCN is justifiably proud of it's members Wayne & Emely Silver, and all the work they do through their all-volunteer organization, American Friends of Kenya (AFK).

 

The May 24 article by Glen Alan Cheny for the Norwich Times (a New London Day publication) lays out the history of AFK, its growth and capacity over the years since it's founding in 2004, and the journey of the many volunteers who've helped the organization achieve it's mission.

 

We've linked to the article online below - check it out, and you'll understand why we are so proud of Wayne & Emely, and how essential people like them and their "army" of volunteers are.

 

Living a principled life isn't easy, but it's oh-so-rewarding!

 

Link to Norwich Times article

 

 

UUCN Provides Buses to Help Residents Get To The Polls on Election Day 2020

Once again, the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF NORWICH is putting its resources where it's values are and sponsoring buses to take residents of Norwich to their polling places. We are sponsoring THREE buses that will run according to the schedule below.

The Norwich Branch NAACP is sponsoring an additional bus to help get citizens to the polls.

Click one of the buttons below to view the Norwich Bulletin article online, and to see our Facebook post about the buses including route information. Please remember to employ social distancing and wear your personal protective equipment when traveling to and from the polls.

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Norwich Bulletin's "Historically Speaking" column features addition of Ellis Walter Ruley Memorial Park to Connecticut Freedom Trail

Efforts of Ellis Walter Ruley Committee celebrated during Connecticut Freedom Trail Month

The original article ran in the September 28 edition of the Norwich Bulletin and includes information about Ellis Walter Ruley - a significant artist and resident of Norwich. 

Longtime UUCN member Lottie B. Scott, local attorney Frank Manfredi, and current Norwich NAACP President Shiela Hayes worked on the committee with countless volunteers to create the memorial park. Past UUCN Member Robert Groner designed and laid out the park.

Click HERE to view a PDF of the article in a seperate browser window

Photo of Ellis Walter Ruley Memorial Park by Shiela Hayes

 

The New England Region UUA has recognized UUCN for our gift to our local community - we're SO glad to be recognized, and looking forward to hearing a lot more about the good results the organizations we've supported create!

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Aaron Daniels - "Rose City Resident" for Norwich Magazine - September 2020

UUCN's own Aaron Daniels is the featured "Rose City Resident" in the September 2020 issue of Norwich Magazine.

Click the button below to read a PDF of the entire article - and join us for Zoom services starting Sunday, September 13!

Here's a link to the article:
https://uunorwichct.org/uploads/8fdI8JKQ/AaronDaniels-Norwichmagazinearticle.pdf

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Check out our audios of past sermons below:

 

Before the COVID-19 pandemic changed how we gather for worship, we were favored to have wonderful speakers from our community and from our members.

Check out the list of sermons below that were recorded during live services - we'll add more sermons as we continue to expand and celebrate our spiritual lives.

Call us today at 860-889-1062 for additional details regarding our spiritual and community gatherings

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