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.”
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 worshipor 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.
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
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
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.