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Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse

Springfield, Vermont

 

Welcome Back to Sunday Services!

 

After a summer of two services a month, we are back to every Sunday, starting on September 11th. 
 
A few items of note- after 2 1/2 years of zoom, and some recent practice with hybrid services, we will continue with hybrid, which includes in-person and zoom as ways people can join us from near and far. Thanks to a donation of the projector from Seth Frisbie, and the expertise of Bill and June Brink with technical stuff, we are integrating these two groups in a way that we hope is meaningful to everyone. 
 
Also, we will be having our pre-Covid in-person offering, passing the collection plates. Zoom folks can still donate online or mail checks to the Meetinghouse. And, we will once again be collecting food for the Family Center! So remember to bring a can or box of non-perishable food on Sunday mornings.
 
June has created a new sign-up sheet, on a clipboard on the Harvest Table, for greeters and refreshments. Let’s fill it up! If you are not sure what the greeter job entails, find a description taped to the inside of the music closet door. One for refreshments is inside the kitchen. Isn’t it wonderful to gather again in these ways?
 
See you soon, at the Meetinghouse!
 
Sharon Mueller
Worship and Arts Committee Chair

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Theme for the Year

"Creating Earth Community"


UPCOMING SERVICES

In person at our meetinghouse located at

21 Fairground Rd Springfield, VT

Or on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853

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Service details will be posted at a later time

October 2, 2022 With Will Hunter

October 9, 2022 With Mellen Kennedy “The Most Important Book I Read in Seminary” And it wasn’t the Bible, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Qur’an, the Dhammapada or even the Zend Avesta. Join us for   an exploration of one of the most pressing ethical issues of our time. Please come with an open mind, a loving heart and a sacred body. If You’ll be on Zoom, please bring crayons and paper or something to draw with. Rev. Mellen will be preaching in-person in the sanctuary.

October 16, 2022 With Nancy Crumbine

October 23, 2022 With *to be announced

October 30, 2022 With The Worship Committee


 
 
 
A celebration of the life of Glendon Williams, who died on May 14th, 2022, will be held Saturday October 8, 2022, at 1pm at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse at 21 Fairground Rd Springfield, VT.
A formal service of remembrance will be followed by an informal gathering and refreshments with time throughout for sharing.
Glen was a very creative intellect whose work experiences spanned a wide range from international travel to a professional career in art education, alongside cultivating interests in classical music, writing, animals, and gardening with a special focus on hostas. Please join us and bring your stories to share

 

 

$ Building and Grounds September Update $

Just like our own homes, our Meetinghouse home has most of the same requirements and expenses, such as the physical structure, heat, water, communication, and safety. Sometimes those systems need to be repaired or upgraded. You might have heard that the pump failed this summer and a new one was installed $3,846.

June Brink pursued the phone line and alarm system conundrum and coordinated multiple visits by Countryside Lock and Alarm. Now we have an updated fire alarm monitoring system that uses our internet instead of our phone line. Our phone was not working correctly for several months due to a malfunction with the previous alarm monitoring system but that has been fixed when the new upgrade was put in. The upgrade cost was $1389.

An errand to find the special bulbs needed for the emergency lights informed us that to be in compliance wired-in emergency lights should be installed. As you can guess this is more expensive than replacing bulbs, even if we could find them. We’re in the process of getting estimates to have exit emergency lights installed that is expected to be about $650.

The total for these three projects comes to $5885. Can you pitch in by making an extra contribution to help pay for these necessary expenses? Think of the precious gift of our sweet water from our own well and the reassurance that our building is a safe place from possible calamities. Please consider writing a check with “Pump & Safety” on the memo line. Thank you for your consideration.

Diane Kemble & Rich Confrancesco

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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“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

October Share The Plate

The local Meals on Wheels program is losing some of its funding. Consequently, we have chosen it to be the recipient of our Share the Plate for October. Donations can be mailed to Senior Solutions, 38 Pleasant St. Springfield, VT 05156. Note in your donation that you’d like it to go for the Meals on Wheels program. 


Art Adventures

2nd & 4th Thursdays

10:30 am -12:00 pm

On Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853

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 uuspringfieldvt@gmail.com


Spiritual Makerspace

This initiative, begun in August of 2020, convenes local community members whose passions or vocations align with the Meetinghouse’s mission to nurture the spirit and heal the world. Its goal is to build a network of community leaders who share practical and creative skills that strengthen community resilience. We generally offer a Spiritual Makerspace service once a month. Read more.

 


STAFF

June Brink - Office Administrator

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Julane Deener - Choir Director

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2022-2023

COLLECTOR - Ellen Allman

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Bob Allman - President

Pam Kilberg - Vice President

Dick Andrews - Treasurer

Pat Callahan and Pam Kilberg - Co-Clerks

At large:

Bill Brink, Tina Feindel, Toni Streeter


Nurturing the Spirit

Healing the World

We are a welcoming and supportive community. We value open minds and seek a more loving and just world.

Our Affirmation:
Love is the doctrine of this church
The quest of 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

Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse
21 Fairground Rd
Springfield, VT 05156

802-885-3327

Email: uuspringfieldvt@gmail.com