Thursday, May 2, 2013
Unitarian Universalist Church downtown has completed the internal phase of a capital campaign aimed at restoring its steeple to the town skyline. Now, the congregation is seeking support from the public.
The following was provided by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield: You may have walked by and seen the recent painting of the exterior, parked in front of it while going across the street to the Library, or even attended one of the many concerts held there. The historic Unitarian Universalist building has been a mainstay of the Wakefield landscape and skyline since 1859. The original Greek revival meetinghouse was built in 1839. But the spire had to be removed a few years ago for safety reasons and the tower and belfry structures have deteriorated. At a recent Public Forum there were votes of confidence and support from town officials that Wakefield neighbors and friends would help the church close the gap between steeple …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Up to 50 teams can participate in the upcoming competition focused on Wakefield's local history.
The following was provided by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield: Celebrate our 200 years in Wakefield with this entertaining but challenging Wakefield History Scavenger Hunt while learning some local history! All of the answers can be found without any prior Wakefield historical knowledge. Answers to questions like “What three countries does one step on as they walk up to The Rockery?” Organize a team up to 4 adults, with or without any historical knowledge. This scavenger is a great activity to do with a few friends or as a family. Additional children, age of 12 and under, may be included on a 4 person team with one adult for every two children. Each team must have at least one team member who is 18 years of age or older…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Last week, the front of the church was getting a fresh coat of paint. Meanwhile, an ongoing capital campaign is working to raise funds to put a spire back on the landmark building.
As part of their ongoing renovation and repair effort, members of Wakefield's Unitarian Universalist congregation reported that painters were on the job last week working on the front of the landmark downtown structure. The church is currently undergoing a capital campaign aimed at trying to restore a spire to the building. Click here for more about that effort. Depending on how much money is raised, one of three different outcomes is expected for the project. The congregation is also set to celebrate its 200th anniversary with a special service this Sunday, April 28th.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Show at UU Church in downtown Wakefield starts 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6th.
The following was provided by Linden Tree Coffeehouse: The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is pleased to present The Jammin’ Divas on Saturday, April 6th at 8 pm. The Jammin Divas are Aoife Clancy (IRE) Grammy Nominee with Cherish the Ladies, Becky Chace (USA), and Kath Buckell (AUS). Linden Tree Coffeehouse audiences have heard Aoife and Kath in past solo performances. Together, with Becky, they blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures featuring stunning three part harmonies against plush melodies. The audience is drawn into an experience that transcends three continents history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influence and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
With all three options for its steeple project still on the table, Unitarian Universalist Church will begin outside fundraising campaign soon. Congregation marks 200th anniversary on April 28th.
Members of the Unitarian Universalist congregation in downtown Wakefield have raised about $100,000 so far in their ongoing campaign to possibly fund a new steeple for the nearly 200-year-old building. Back in January, the church hosted a public forum where members discussed three options of varying costs, ranging from restoring a 40-foot steeple to the building to placing a small dome at the top of the building to simply removing the remainder of the steeple parts from the top of the steeple and replacing it with nothing. The church building on Main Street in downtown Wakefield near the common was constructed in 1839 and the congregation first formed in 1813 at the Amos Boardman House in town. On Sunday, April 28th at 3 p.m., the 64-…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Concert at Unitarian Universalist Church in Wakefield on Dec. 23 highlights the holiday music of 19th Century America.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The following is an announcement from the Standing Room Only Concert Series: In the Boston area during the Civil War, Christmas trees were a new phenomenon and many of our favorite carols were being penned by local composers. Nationwide at that time our country faced a divisive split in allegiances, however, that makes this election season look tame. With “A Civil War Christmas” on Sunday, December 23 at 7:30 at the Wakefield UU Church, the Standing Room Only concert series presents music that inspired Americans at our most difficult time to keep the faith - in each other, in the founding principles of the United States, and in the interdependent web of all existence. The first half opens with “Ashokan Farewell”, the haunting theme from …