LUCY STONE COOPERATIVE
SUMMER 2011 NEWSLETTER
Hello Friends, Supporters, Acitivists, Co-opers, and People of Faith!
Welcome to the summer edition of the Lucy Stone Cooperative newsletter. We’ve been keeping busy at LSC, even as some of us are traveling for the summer. We wanted to be sure and introduce you to our housemates, and make sure that you knew about an upcoming opportunity to live at the Lucy Stone Co-op. There are other chances to join us at the house and at our big annual celebration & fundraiser. A special thanks to those of you who joined us at our last work day and at our reception at General Assembly; we enjoyed meeting and seeing you!
Lastly, if you haven’t yet seen, we were prominently featured in UUWorld magazine’s summer issue, and we invite you to read that story. We hope you enjoy reading about what we’re up to and that you might find an exciting way to get involved!
Yours in Cooperation,
The Lucy Stone Co-op family
Who is the Lucy Stone Cooperative?
Our 11-bedroom house is full up with 12 people. We are 22-44 years old. We are teachers, video editors, musicians, Unitarian Universalist Association staff, carpenters, seminarians, social workers, social work students. We are Agnostic, Catholic, United Church of Christ, Jewish, and Unitarian Universalist.
Apply to live at Lucy Stone for Sept 1
We are looking to create a community that is diverse in race, class, ages, and stages of
life. We encourage families, seniors, empty-nesters, and everyone in between to apply.
Our values are based in Unitarian Universalism, but we welcome anyone with an interest
in integrating their spirituality with their daily life, no matter their faith background or
religious affiliation. We are looking for housemates that are commited to open and honest
communication and building both an internal community among housemates, as well as
an external community of neighbors, activists, and people of faith.
To apply or just to learn more, please email us at Living@LucyStoneCoop.org
Application deadline: July 10
Sunday Night Singing
Community members are invited to join us for dinner every Sunday at 7pm. After dinner we have a soulful and celebratory singing night, using music from “Rise up Singing” and the UU hymnals.
Wanna come by this Sunday? 7pm at 28 Moreland St. in Roxbury. Just send us a note to let us know you’re on your way!
October 15th - Save the Date for our Annual Celebration & Fundraiser!
Our biggest event of the year is coming up on October 15th. Mark your calender now and get ready to join us for an amazing evening of food, dancing, beverages, lovely people and the incredible New World Soul music of Zili Misik.
We’re also looking for volunteers to help with the party planning. We’ll need folks to get food, decorate, setup, and especially to help get the word out. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in helping to make this amazing party happen.
LSC Reception at General Assembly
Lucy Stone held an reception at the the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly on June 25th. Held in Charlotte, North Carolina, the reception featured a slide show documenting work days and dinners at our new home in Roxbury, the work of the planning team, quotes from Lucy Stone herself, and information about the UU Community Cooperatives. With pastries, fruit and veggies provided by Earth Fare, delicious food and conversation were enjoyed by approximately 30 guests. We sang songs including "Guide My Feet" and "Walking with You," and offered information on the founding, investment structure and values of the Lucy Stone Co-op. Co-op members made connections with friends of Lucy Stone that we hope to continue and strengthen over the years!
“Living Their Values Cooperatively”, article in UUWorld, by Michelle Bates Deakin
It’s a cold March night in Boston. But inside the Lucy Stone house, there’s a feeling of Thanksgiving in the air. Chairs of assorted sizes, stools, and even a tall drum are crowded around two dining room tables pushed together to form a T. Tapered candles and a flaming chalice cast a warm glow over the mismatched glasses, mugs, and place settings for sixteen.
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