Holiday Events

Carol Sing at UUCUV–Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM

UUCUV will host the Second Annual Community Carol Sing in the UUCUV Sanctuary. All are welcome to come with family and friends to sing songs of the season. It is informal. Participants request specific songs, and the group sings them with gusto, accompanied  by piano. There will be music and word sheets for all. During a refreshment break, Jane Sachs and Jo Shute will lead their bell choir in favorites of the season. Please join us for an evening of fellowship and musical fun!

Holiday Blue Vespers Wednesday, December 19, 6:00 PM (UUCUV)

If you would like to take a breath, have some quiet and reflective time in a small group, or if for you this holiday season is more challenging than merry, please join us for this contemplative vespers service.

Christmas Eve Services–Monday, December 24

            4:30 PM Christmas Pageant with Sparrow

                                     simple potluck

            6 PM Candlelight Service with Rev. Jan

 

Come Caroling & Visiting Nursing Home residents on Christmas Morning!  Dec. 25

Once again we will be visiting two area nursing homes on Christmas morning to bring good cheer to the residents. You are welcome to bring cards and your singing voice – though no singing ability is required!  Song sheets will be provided.  We will hand out some holiday cards and stuffed animals.  We will visit Hanover Terrace on Rt .10  in Hanover at 10 AM, and Genesis – Lebanon Center near Wilson Tire off Rt. 120 in Lebanon at 11 AM. If there is sufficient interest we may form a carpool from the meeting house.  Come to one or both! For more information contact Rich Greenlee: hartlandvt@aol.com or 802-436-1150.

 

December 16: Transcending Mystery

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

December Theme: Mystery

December seems like a perfect month to explore the theme of mystery. There is something magical about the beginning of winter, the snow and the sparkles, the darkness calling us to explore our own inner world of mystery and wonder.
We are a curious and questioning people and this theme gives us an opportunity to give in to the unknown, to surrender to the mystical realms of our world.

December 9: These Bodies, These Blessings

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

December Theme: Mystery

December seems like a perfect month to explore the theme of mystery. There is something magical about the beginning of winter, the snow and the sparkles, the darkness calling us to explore our own inner world of mystery and wonder.
We are a curious and questioning people and this theme gives us an opportunity to give in to the unknown, to surrender to the mystical realms of our world.

December 2: Courting Mystery

10 AM with Claudia Kern speaking

What is mystery?  What in this season calls us to it?  Why might it be important to attend to it?  How might we do so?

December Theme: Mystery

December seems like a perfect month to explore the theme of mystery. There is something magical about the beginning of winter, the snow and the sparkles, the darkness calling us to explore our own inner world of mystery and wonder.
We are a curious and questioning people and this theme gives us an opportunity to give in to the unknown, to surrender to the mystical realms of our world.

 

Indian Dinner –Nov. 16 at 6:30 PM

Enjoy a menu of favorites from past dinners including:

Chicken Korma

Chickpea dal in brown onion sauce

Pumpkin and coconut puree

Aloo Gobhi (potatoes & cauliflower)

and more…..

To reserve email claudia.anne.kern@gmail.com or polly1gould@yahoo.com

This dinner is a fundraiser to send our minister and four UUCUV women

to visit our partner church in Mukhap, India in February.

A minimum donation of $20 is suggested.

24th Annual Pods for the Pulpit Craft Fair—Nov. 23 & 24

10-4 at Tracy Hall in Norwich, VT

Twenty-three years ago, the UUCUV’s Social Responsibility Committee wanted to raise funds for charitable giving. We came up with the idea of making star shaped ornaments from milkweed pods to sell. Although we no longer make the ornaments, we have kept the name, Pods for the Pulpit, because it has become so well known. Money raised at the Fair (it’s been around $10,000 in recent years) goes to Ways and Means with half dedicated to charitable giving and half benefiting the UUCUV.

According to chairwoman Sally Page’s calculation, over the past 23 years we have given away over $150,000 to various local non-profits (which are selected each year by the congregation at our annual meeting). This year the two that will benefit are The Haven (which we all know about) and UV Strong, which helps people in Vermont and New Hampshire affected by natural disasters, especially floods.