For further information contact:
Rev. Tracy Johnson
Online Auction to kick off 25th-anniversary events
"Rising on the Hill," the first-ever online auction sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House (UUMH) in Chatham, is scheduled to go live from May 9 to 21 and will benefit the programs and activities of the Meeting House. The auction will kick off the 25th anniversary year of the group's move into one of the most welcoming spots in Chatham, at the five corners intersection of Main Street and Queen Anne Road.
A link to the auction is available now for preview at www.uumh.net. Donated items available include an overnight stay in Chatham at the popular highly rated Chatham Guest Rooms, dinner for two with wine at Twenty Eight Atlantic, Wequassett's five-star restaurant, cruises in popular local waters including Pleasant Bay and Stage Harbor, specialty food and beverages, artwork by talented local artists and much more.
Although a small group of Unitarian Universalists had met at the Creative Arts Center since 1986, it wasn't until October 1996 that the congregation purchased the former Christian Science Church in Chatham to be the permanent home of the 37 member congregation. Today the Meeting House, part of the Unitarian Universalist Association, is home to 120 members offering programs in support of social justice, community outreach, youth activities, and more. With the exception of 2020, the "Bearly Used" community Thrift Shop has operated in the basement of the building every summer since 2003.
Orleans resident and longtime member Jane Eccles recently recalled that October day 25 years ago. The group marched down Crowell Road "from the Creative Art Center to our newly purchased Greek Revival Meeting House. "Someone pushed the speaker's lectern down the street," she added, to the accompaniment of a bagpiper from First Parish Brewster.
For more information go to www.uumh.net or call Rev. Tracy Johnson at 203-217-7991