Sunday Services at 10 a.m. via Zoom

We look forward to having you join in this Sunday’s UUCUV virtual Worship Service at 10 am. You are welcome to join the zoom meeting at 9:45 and chat with each other until 10, with video on so you we can all see each other. Below is the zoom link. Please let us know ahead of time if you need help with zoom.

If you already have Zoom on your laptop, tablet or phone: Open Zoom, click on Join a Meeting, and put in this Meeting ID: 792 198 974

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Meeting ID: 792 198 974

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Virtual Services and Gatherings

We hope you will join us for virtual Sunday worship and other creative on-line alternatives to stay connected to each other and our faith while we cannot meet in person. Read Rev. Jan’s message of hope and connection here.

Using Zoom: If you already have Zoom on your laptop, tablet or phone:  Open Zoom, click on Join a Meeting, and put in the listed Meeting ID #. Alternatively, click the link provided below.

Sunday Service, April 5, 10 a.m.–“Teach Me What Love Is”  with Rev. Jan Hutslar 

The beginning of the service will be intergenerational and children are encouraged to be with us!

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/792198974

Meeting ID: 792 198 974

Sundays at 9:30 a.m.–RE Sunday Children’s Service

The Congregational Zoom Room opens at 9:15 for children and those who care about them to settle in. Spiritual Exploration with Teacher Jenny and DRE Laura runs between 9:30 – 9:55. We then transition to the 10 am multi-generational service (ID 792 198 974) for family lead chalice readings and story for all ages.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/629301603
Meeting ID: 629 301 603

Mondays at 9:30 a.m.–Moving Meditation with Qigong, YinYoga, Breathwork and Mudra Meditation 

Sessions every Monday morning 9:30 – 10:30 lead by DRE Laura Moberg for teens and adults. Arrive at 9:15 to settle in. Stay a while after to check in and chat!Show up in loose fitting clothes with an optional pillow, blanket and coffee/tea thermos. Contact Laura at education@uucuv.org for more information. 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/602080344
Meeting ID: 602 080 344

Wednesdays at 4 p.m.–StoryTime with Jenny

Sharing wisdom and stories for the young and young at heart.
Gather Wednesdays at 4 pm to listen to stories read by Jenny, the children and adults who want to share in this delightful wisdom hour. Welcome to bring your own contribution! Contact Laura at education@uucuv.org for more information.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/666391541

Meeting ID: 666 391 541

Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.–Lunch with the Minister

Join Rev Jan during your lunch break as we explore some thoughts on living in difficult times.  Let’s share our thoughts and wisdom with each other.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/619598533

Meeting ID: 619 598 533

Sunday Services Going Virtual until further notice

My dear community,

We are going virtual!

To do our part slowing the spread of the virus so that the health care system can handle what may come, we have decided:

  • Until further notice, we will not be meeting in person for worship or any other gatherings.
  • We are planning to offer virtual Sunday worship and other creative on-line alternatives to stay connected to each other and our faith. We will post here how to connect with us as soon as it is set up.
  • We are setting up a way for our congregation to reach out to one another in an organized manner to ensure that everyone has connection and support.
  • The Book and Music Sale has been postponed to September 26.

I invite a balance between thoughtful, practical preparedness and sensitivity to the most vulnerable among us with a practice of soul care.

This moment demands much of us. We need to find the spark of life within us and do what is needed to keep it alive.  In the face of news and updates and non-trustworthy authorities,

in the midst of all the fear of the unknown, we need this alive, healthy, deeply-connected-to-all place to return to that centers, calibrates, nourishes and aligns us to that which is real and true and life-giving.

This is our work. Take the quiet time, the music time, the laughing time, the prayerful time to find your light. And shine it. The world needs it. We need it.

Just as we have responded with courage and care to the crises and tragedies and setbacks of the past, we will again.

With many blessings and prayers,

Jan

minister@uucuv.org and (315) 714-9287

FREE Energy Movement for Dissolving Stress: A Workshop for Children, Caregivers and Teachers- Saturday, Feb 29

10 a.m.- 12 p.m. with POTLUCK FOLLOWING

With Laura Moberg, MA, HHP, LicAC.

All are welcome to join in learning proven movements for everyday life to thrive in a challenging world. Learn to move and breathe your way to peace. 

Please RSVP to Laura Moberg with your interest in attending: vinddottir@gmail.com

February Services – 10 a.m.

Our theme for February is Resilience.

Questions to consider about resilience for February, this month that sometimes has us feeling like it will always be winter:

Where does our own resilience come from?

How do we nurture resilience?

And how does our community create a cushion for the times when we need resilience to handle what life has dished up?

Feb 23: Finding Hope in the Midst of Adversity, A Chaplain’s Quest

In the face of pain and suffering that feel overwhelming, how do we manage to go on another day?  Guest minister Rev. Nancy Pellegrini will explore resilience in the context of her work as a hospital chaplain and encourage you to think about what your own sources of hope might be.  

Rev. Nancy Pellegrini received her Master of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 2013.  She and her husband recently moved back to Hanover, NH from Charleston, SC.  For the past six years Rev. Pellegrini served as the Chaplain at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Assistant Minister at the Unitarian Church in Charleston.  She is currently doing additional chaplaincy training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  She previously had a 20-year career as a military analyst specializing in nuclear arms control at the CIA.  

          

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Soupathon- Friday, January 24

5-7 PM

It’s that time of year again!    Soup, Glorious Soup!  Our famous semi-annual Soupathons feature more than a dozen delectable, hot,homemade soups. Try them all!  Accompanied by crusty, zesty breads,scrumptious homemade desserts, cider and coffee. 

The perfect supper for family and friends on a cold winter evening.

$10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 years old, kids under 5 are free.

“Responding with 2020 Vision to the Climate Crisis” Talk and Workshops Jan. 11, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

UUCUV hosting.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Jim Antal, public theologian, activist, and author of “Climate Church/Climate World.”  Workshops: Advocacy for the Green New Deal (Rev. Jim Antal), Effective Legislation at the State Level (Reps Zachariah Ralph of VT & Lee Oxenham of NH), and Actions in Churches & Communities (Rev. Tom Kinder & Rev. Telos Whitfield)

No need to register, FREE and open to the public.

Chalice Camp MLK Jr. Day

Register to join us for Chalice Camp on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20th from 8am-5pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley in Norwich, VT. There will be games, arts and crafts, learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and his work, snacks, and lots of fun!  Children ages 5-12 are welcome to join us on a first-come-first-served basis. We have room for 16 children and have professional adult teachers to supervise.  This camp is free for UUCUV members and only $40 for non-members. Please visit our website to register: www.uucuv.org  or contact Mandy Ruest at education@uucuv.org for more information.  

January Services

Our theme for January is Integrity.

How do our values, beliefs and understandings live in alignment with our actions, our words, our being-ness? We can see this work of a life of integrity as both personal and communal work.

January 26 – Compassionate Communication–Yes We Can 10 a.m.

Our guest speaker on Jan. 26, Rev. Olivia Holmes, hopes to offer a joyful experience of another way of communicating, countering the toxic rhetoric of the current political campaign season.
Rev. Olivia Holmes is a retired UU minister specializing in interim ministry in Northern New England in the last 10 years of her service to our faith, following 6 years as the Director of International and Interfaith Relations at the UUA in Boston.  She currently serves as Vice President of the Northern New England District, and is chaplain to the Volunteer Fire Department in her hometown of Temple, NH.

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Holiday Singalong

Friday, December 20, 6-8 p.m.

Come join us for an evening of caroling!  We will gather around the piano and sing our favorite holiday songs. All voices are welcome.   This is a family friendly event with the emphasis on fun, friends and lots of singing.  Come for a few songs or the whole evening.  Music provided.