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 16: Resilience, Reverence and Revenue: Believing in the Possible Stewardship Celebration with Lunch provided by the Board to follow the service
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.
Experiencing awe is a spacious feeling of the vastness. This awe and mystery bring us a sense of connection to all that is and to each other. Research shows that experiencing awe makes people kinder, more generous and more compassionate. When we take awe a bit deeper, we encounter reverence. Let us explore awe and reverence together this month.
Sunday, December 22– Awestruck at Winter Solstice, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, December 24 – The Call of the Star: A Christmas Eve Service for all ages, 5 p.m. Join in community to celebrate this holiday with reverence, joy, song and laughter. All are welcome.
Sunday, December 29 – A Child’s Christmas in Wales reading, 10 a.m.