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.  

Energy Movement for Dissolving Stress

A Workshop for Children, Caregivers, and Teachers 

 With Laura Moberg, MA, HHP, LicAc

Saturday, January 4th

10am-Noon with potluck to follow

Learn proven movement remedies that you and the children can do in everyday life to thrive during challenging times:

  • Chinese Medicine & Qigong
  • Modern Energy Medicine & BrainGym
  • Yoga, Mudras & Mindfulness
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with Tapping

At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley

320 RT 5 South, Norwich, VT 05055

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.

Caroling & Visiting Nursing Home residents on Christmas Morning!

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 or the office.

Family Cookie-Making

Friday, Dec 13 at 5 pm

All are welcome! Come cut-out cookies and decorate them with friends young and old.  There will be holiday music, refreshments, and of course, cookies! Please feel free to bring a new friend.  Show them how much fun we have at UUCUV!  Please bring cookie sheets, rolling pins and favorite cookie cutters.  Traditional sugar cookie dough, cookie cutters and colored egg yolk paints for decorating will be available.  If desired, bring alternative dough or decorations.

Medical Aid in Dying Video

patientchoices.org/videos.html

Medical Aid in Dying Video: An end-of-life option in Vermont that many want to know more about.  

Al Gillotti, husband of UU member Susan Gillotti, chose to hasten his death in September 2018 when his brain tumor returned and he did not want further surgery or radiation. Vermont’s Act 39, medical aid in dying, allows Vermont residents to choose this option when there is a prognosis of six months or less to live and one is able to self-administer. Al asked Rev. Jan and Phil and Claudia Kern, UU members, to be present with Susan. In June 2019 Patient Choices Vermont, a non-profit educational organization, asked Susan if she would be willing to describe the experience. Jan and Phil joined her for the taping. A seven-minute video of the interview was released on November 5, 2019 and can be seen at patientchoices.org (click on “stories” and then on “videos”) or by googling “Al Gillotti VT”.