New! Our Affiliated Community Minister

The Board has invited Rev. Nancy Pellegrini to be our UUCUV Affiliated Community Minister.  Nancy writes:

“I am excited to become the Affiliated Community Minister at UUCUV!  Community ministers serve beyond the walls of the church, in my case as a hospital chaplain. The purpose of affiliation is to create a mutually beneficial relationship connecting the affiliated minister with a congregation and the congregation to the minister’s work in the wider world.  My contributions as Affiliated Community Minister will include preaching a complimentary sermon annually and leading an adult education class, providing pastoral care training, or giving a presentation on chaplaincy. During this current crisis I have offered to assist Rev. Jan with pastoral care or other needs as they arise.  I am inspired by the friendliness and the commitment I have experienced at UUCUV and am looking forward to being affiliated with this wonderful congregation.”  

–Rev. Nancy Pellegrini

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 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:

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:  or contact Mandy Ruest at 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.