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.

November 18: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar–an Intergenerational Thanksgiving Service

Friends who would enjoy contributing to the ritual, we are looking for OFFERINGS OF BREAD to share.  Do you have a kind of bread that fills you with memories?  The great naan from a trip you took?  The limpa of your Swedish ancestors?  Whether boughten or home made, please bring some bread-of-memory if you have the time to do so.  You will have time to say what this bread reminds you of, if you wish to say.  Please label vegan bread and gluten-free bread; that’s a good way to respect the dietary disciplines of our congregation.

November Theme: “Memory”

What is it that takes you back, and where does it take you? These questions invite us to see memory as sacred energy that “wants” something from us, or “hopes” something for us.
The space of memory is elusive. Mysterious. Seemingly beyond our grasp.
It is in the space of memory that we are somehow held together, and also re-assembled. As we remember, we are re-membered.
This month, may this be our charge: To allow memory to flow through us in order that it may patch us back together and keep us whole.
Happy re-membering, re-assembling and re-collecting!

November 11: In Memoriam

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

This worship service will honor our loved ones who have died, honoring all those who have impacted your life– family members, spiritual ancestors, wise ones and beloved pets will be remembered.
You are invited and encouraged to bring photos or mementos to place on our shared altar.

November Theme: “Memory”

What is it that takes you back, and where does it take you? These questions invite us to see memory as sacred energy that “wants” something from us, or “hopes” something for us.
The space of memory is elusive. Mysterious. Seemingly beyond our grasp.
It is in the space of memory that we are somehow held together, and also re-assembled. As we remember, we are re-membered.
This month, may this be our charge: To allow memory to flow through us in order that it may patch us back together and keep us whole.
Happy re-membering, re-assembling and re-collecting!

Sparrow’s reading parenting articles again…

I have admired Maria Montessori’s philosophy since I began  learning about it early in my career, and just ran across a short article on the core of her thoughts.  I rather hate the title of the article, but let’s blame that on the writer trying to make his article click-bait-worthy.   Please replace in your mind the word “Commandments” with “Reminders” and the words “the Perfect Parent” with “a More Mindful Parent”.  Enjoy, friends.