Tai Chi Winter Session Begins, January 20th ~ Weekly on Mondays through March 30, 5-6 pm
New session of weekly tai chi classes begins on January 20th. Tai chi can improve your balance, help improve body alignment and bring a new sense of coordination. Instructor Sue Rubel is certified by Tai Chi Vermont. Please wear comfortable clothing, flat shoes. No charge. All welcome – all abilities! No experience necessary. Held at the Meetinghouse, on Mondays through March 30th.
First Friday Film: “Dancing with the Cannibal Giant: 5 Stories of the New Transition” January 3, 7 pm (rescheduled from Dec. 6)
“When today’s stories of crushing greed and endless growth have come to an end, what, then, will be the new stories?”
This documentary portrays “five remarkable stories of people and places transforming the world.” Narrated by Penobscot elder, Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), “we are introduced to the Penobscot mythology of the cannibal giant: a creature awakened by the destruction of mother earth. The film is told through the lens of this powerful prophecy: only if people can awaken to their own destruction, and the need for change, will the cannibal giant be put back to sleep.” The film includes groups from Vermont and upstate New York among the New Stories for the Great Transition.
“The way that we are living in the world right now is disconnected from the source of our survival … This is not the time to wallow in despair and fear, this is not the time to waste our energies pointing fingers and casting blame. This is a time for us to organize, it’s a time for us to galvanize our efforts, and to unify in ways that we never have before, to protect what is sacred and precious to us.” – Sherri Mitchell
Executive Producer of the film, Chris Wood of BALE (Building a Local Economy) in South Royalton, will join us for a discussion after the film. Free admission and popcorn. Held at the Meetinghouse, 21 Fairground Road, Springfield, VT 05156
Games & Crafts Night, Saturday January 11, 6:30-8:30 pm
Join us for a fun evening of games and crafting on Saturday evening, January 11th . Bring a craft, knitting, mending project – or bring your own game – or play one of ours. All welcome!
CANCELLED: January Coffee House. Jay Doucette will now play on Saturday, February 15, 7 pm
Jay Doucette will perform at the UU Coffee House on Saturday, FEBRUARY 15.
Please come and enjoy the music and the delightful refreshments. No admission fee. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7 pm. You’ll be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages. Held at the Meetinghouse at 21 Fairground Rd, Springfield, VT. .All welcome!
Souper Sunday, January 19 After the Service
The Caring Committee is sponsoring Souper Sunday on January 19th. This is a time to gather after the Service and share soup and bread as well as conversation. Soup and bread will be $4 (no charge for visitors). Join us!
Meetinghouse Book Group, “Younger Next Year” Sunday, January 19, after Souper Sunday
Our next book will be “Younger Next Year: Live Strong , Fit, and Sexy — Until You’re 80 and Beyond.” by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge, MD. This is a great book that challenges many of our unquestioned assumptions about aging. You’re invited to start the New Year with this very hopeful and empowering book. The book discussion will be co-led by Jim Cahill, MD and Rev. Mellen. We’ll meet after the Souper Sunday lunch on January 19. Several copies of the book are available for free on the Harvest Table in the lobby.