“Why Hopedale? Acceptance and Growth.” Is Hopedale Community a place where you come for comfort, affirmation and refuge from the difficulties of life? Or is it a place where you expect to have your assumptions challenged, your faith expanded and your life transformed? To be a vital religious community, the answers these questions really must be “Yes, yes, and both.” On October 16, we will also celebrate Association Sunday with a special offering to benefit programs by the Unitarian Universalist Association which support the continued spiritual development and education of our ministers. Service leader: Bob Thurston. Student Minister: Bruce Beisner. Potluck will follow the service.