Kelly McCutcheon Adams

Many Paths

In our last Service of the Fellowship year, we will celebrate the many paths we have walked together during this year. Dana Baron and Kelly McCutcheon Adams will lead the service, weaving in the words of Fellowship members describing the hardships, losses, joys and hopes that they have experienced in this most extraordinary year.

Dana Baron is a long-time member of MMUUF and has served in many roles. Now retired, he has recently moved from Essex to Shelburne with his wife Karen.

Kelly McCutcheon Adams has been a member of MMUUF for eight years and is currently serving as the Vice President. She lives in Essex Junction with her husband Paul and their two children, Tess and Riordan. She telecommutes to Boston as a Senior Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Taking Action Through Volunteering

As our fellowship continues the exploration this year of the 4th UU Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning, two of our members will offer separate reflections on the intersection of this principle with the decision to serve as volunteers for various organizations including MMUUF.

Kelly McCutcheon Adams has been a member of MMUUF for the past eight years and currently serves as the Vice President and as the chair of the Welcoming and Membership Committee. She is a Senior Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston and she and her family live in Essex Junction. She currently holds many different volunteer positions which have varying degrees of connection to her own search for truth and meaning.

Kristen Hayden-West joined MMUUF 2 years ago, in part because of the strong connection between the UU philosophy and volunteer engagement. As a lifelong volunteer and the as the former director of Community Friend Mentoring program at Howard Center, she has a range of professional and personal experience with community service. She is a Certified Volunteer Administrator and has taught workshops on the topic, as well as having trained and coached hundreds of volunteers. Her current community service activities include mentoring and participation on not-for-profit committees. Kristen lives in Richmond with her husband, and works for the State of Vermont.

Transitions

MMUUF Member and Vice President Kelly McCutcheon Adams will lead this Sunday’s service, Transitions. This is a return to a tradition of ours to use the final service to acknowledge transitions over the year past and look to the summer ahead. She will be assisted by Maura Collins, Dana Baron, and Jen Levine. Kelly lives in Essex Junction with her husband and their two children. She telecommutes to Boston as a Senior Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Please join us for this special closing service for the year and then please join us for the cookout to celebrate our ten years of fellowship in the barn. The cookout is a potluck with burgers/hot dogs/veggie burgers and beverages provided.

“Mama, why are the flags down again?” Reflections on Activism and Motherhood

Please join us on Mother’s Day as Kelly McCutcheon Adams shares reflections and questions that have come up for her over the past 18 months as her peak in activism has coincided with her children’s increasing awareness of the news of the world. She has been grappling with how to engage them without crossing a line. Kelly is a member of MMUUF and serves as the Vice President and chair of the Welcoming & Membership Committee. She is a clinical social worker and telecommutes to Boston as a Senior Director for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Living Into Covenant: Sharing Our Collective Work

At this special service, we will share the draft of the MMUUF Covenant along with reflections about the process and the purpose. There will be opportunities for discussion (and offline opportunities for wordsmithing). Please join us for this important reflection and discussion. Please remember that each Sunday we ask Fellowship Members to bring a donation … Continued