Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse

Springfield, Vermont

Weekly Services

10am - 11am

In-person and on Zoom

Please join us in-person at 21 Fairground Rd  Springfield, Vermont

Or on Zoom  Meeting ID: 613 077 9853


December 10, 2023

"Connecting with the Water Element"  with JoAnn Bregnard

It’s now winter, so let’s wade into the Water element from Chinese Energetic Medicine, and discover how going deep into what might be hidden to us helps us find our courage
Order or Service:

Gathering Music



Reading and Chalice Lighting: From the Essene Book of Meditations and Blessings by Danaan Parry, the blessing for Sunday during the season of Samhain

Opening Words: “Water” From The Lunar Dao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons, by Deng Ming-Dao

Song: #4 I Brought My Spirit to the Sea 

Story for All Ages: The Creation of Turtle Island (from Robin Wall Kimmerer)



Meditation: Water meditation and affirmations with jala mudra

Anthem: I’ve Got Peace Like a River/The Water is Wide

Connecting with the Water Element

Song: #28  View the Starry Realm

Closing Words: Margaret Atwood on Water

Chalice & Bell

Joys & Sorrows


Transition music

Coffee Hour


Upcoming Services:

Dec. 17th: 5pm Evening Service for Solstice  with Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine

Dec. 24th: Worship Committee

Dec 31st: Will Hunter


Our Affirmation:
Love is the doctrine of this church
The quest for truth is its sacrament
And service is its prayer
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To serve the need of all beings,
To the end that all souls shall
Grow into harmony with the Divine
Thus do we covenant with each other
And with the source of our being

Meetinghouse News


Weather Permitting



Souper Sundays are back!

Every 2nd Sunday, after Services, we will be having soups, breads and drinks. $4 for members and guests eat for free!

Upcoming date: Dec 10th

Volunteers to make soups and bring breads are needed, reach out to Ellen Allman at or 802-463-5129


Winter has arrived in Vermont!

If weather is bad and we can not do in person services we will do them on Zoom only.

An email will be sent out by 9am on Sundays if we are doing Zoom only. A notice will be posted to the website as well as our Facebook page so please keep an eye out for those updates.

Any questions, please send an email to


Members, friends and visitors who have found meaning in our services and programs are invited to make a one-time or recurring donation to the Meetinghouse. 

Please send checks to:

UU Church

PO Box 944

Springfield, VT 05156

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Our Services are each Sunday starting the second Sunday in September until mid-June, with two services in July and two in August.

Services: 10 am to 11 am Coffee Hour: 11 am - Noon

“Share the Plate” is a program where each month we take a collection for an organization that is alignment with our principles. Please consider giving to our monthly program recipients

December Share The Plate:

We have chosen The World Food Program as our December Share the Plate nonprofit recipient. Jeff Taft-Dick, a long-time member of the church, worked for the WFP around the world prior to his retirement.

The World Food Program (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition by 2030, one in ten people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.
For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.

Art Adventures

2nd & 4th Thursdays

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

On Zoom

A Zoom group for folks who like to play with color, drawing, reinventing objects, & general creating. There might be laughter, daring & surprises. Have paper, colored pencils or crayons or your favorite medium ready. Interest & questions? Contact; Toni Streeter, Ann Marie &/or Ti Knoepfel. Or email

The Meetinghouse Virtual Choir

The Meetinghouse Virtual Choir is open to all who would like to participate. Singers need not live in the Springfield area – we even have singers from out of state! Sing one song, or sing many – its up to you!

Rehearsals (optional) are on Tuesday mornings at 10am on zoom.  If you like to sing and would like to participate, please contact Julane. (802) 463-9719.

Or drop in to a Tuesday morning rehearsal: 

Zoom Link:


June Brink - Office Administrator

Julane Deener - Choir Director



COLLECTOR - Ellen Allman


Bob Allman - President

Bill Brink - Vice President

Dick Andrews - Treasurer

Becky Tucker - Clerk

At large:

Tina Feindel, Toni Streeter, Pat Callahan

Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse
21 Fairground Rd
Springfield, VT 05156


Mailing address: P.O.Box 944 Springfield, VT 05156