Nov 302019

 Between Now & New Years’ Day

1. Keep a Gratitude Journal.  Take just a few minutes a day to write down three things you’re grateful for. You rewire your brain when we take on a daily practice like this.  When You develop the habit of writing down what You’re thankful for, You get stronger and stronger at noticing positive things! And more things to be grateful for come your way!


2. Keep a Good Stuff Journal. Journal at the end of the day about a positive experience you had.  Taking the time to record a positive experience imprints it into your awareness. The good feelings grow and You get more adept at noticing good stuff!  You actually become happier over time as You do this.

Want some nudges for this challenge? 
* Come to the Small Group Discussion on Sun. Dec. 8 at 11:45 led by Rev. Mellen
Read the quotes in this newsletter
* Subscribe for free to “Word for the Day” from
* Make a “gratitude magnet” with a quote or image that will
remind You and hang it where You’ll see it regularly.

Six weeks is about how long it takes to imprint a new habit.  So start now and by the new year, You’ll be a new You!  With your newly grateful heart, may 2020 be your best yet!

Sep 252019

Baldwin electronic organ and bench, purchased in 1968.  Model 48c.  Has owner’s manual.

61-note Swell and Great Manuals, 32 note pedalboard, 30 independent speaking voices. Three-channel transistorized amplification system (self contained).

Organ is located in Springfield, VT at the UU Meetinghouse.  Must pick up. Will accept best reasonable offer .  Contact:


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Sep 082015
Small Group Meetings  for Friendship and Spiritual Growth
Our Small Group Meetings will be starting  again in September.  Small Groups are an opportunity for friendship and spiritual growth.  Groups of usually no more than 10 people get together to listen to each other’s ideas and share.  Each meeting has a specific topic and is led by a trained facilitator.  The groups give us a chance to get to know each other in a more unhurried way than coffee hour or a quick conversation before church. The groups have relational agreements to create an environment conducive to community building and spiritual exploration.  Those who participated last year say they thoroughly enjoyed their time together and treasure the insights gained and stories shared.

We will be meeting September through May.


If you have questions or wish to sign up you can contact Ellen Allman 802-463-5129 or There are two ongoing groups which meet once a month on Thursdays.  There is also a drop-in group facilitated by Rev. M’ellen usually once a month on one of the Sundays when she is in Springfield.  Come try out a group on Sunday, September 20 from noon to 1:15, after the coffee hour.  The theme of the group this time will be Connecting with Nature and it will be facilitated by Rev. M’ellen.  If there is more interest, we’ll be starting additional groups.  And Rev. M’ellen will offer a training at an area UU congregation most likely in October for those who would like to learn more or possibly become a facilitator. 

All welcome!
Sep 082015

To celebrate our being back together after summer recess, we’ll have a potluck lunch. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to share if you are able. The Caring Committee will provide dessert. It will be great to see old friends and welcome new.

September 13th, after the service.

Jul 092015
Saturday July 18, 2015 8:00 to 1:30
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield

Five Gardens, Lunch and Plants – Suggested Donation $20.
r.s.v.p to  885-1156    802-324-9465 (cell)
Schedule, directions, carpooling info on registration.

You’re invited into five local gardens on July 18 for the Sixth Annual Works in Progress Garden Tour sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield. Here’s the lineup:

  • Melissa and Irwin Post grow fruits and a wide variety of vegetables for year-round eating and for a small number of CSA customers. Their garden features many raised beds,  “mini-greenhouses” covering some of the beds, and a 24’x32′ unheated greenhouse.
  • The gardens of Nina and Herb Jamison feature a forest setting with low stone walls, perennial beds connected by pebble paths, stone steps, stone seats and whimsy throughout. Enjoy the lavender lined path, wilds interspersed with planting beds and two woodland walks.
  • We’ll return to wander the paths of Glen Williams’ amazing in-town garden on just ¾ of an acre. Glen is known for his extensive hosta collection. He’s also been adding ladyslippers, an assortment of annuals, and anything else that catches his fancy.
  • Jennifer Hassenbuhler welcomes us to her rambling back yard that goes down a large bank to a stream. Functional aspects of plantings are important and we’ll see plants for sunshine and shade as well as light colored plants such as impatiens that seem to glow in the evening light.
  • Our last stop includes lunch at Evelyn Beebe’s, followed by a tour that includes both formal and informal sun and shade gardens, a small orchard, and views of meadows, Claremont and Sunapee.

The tour, with time for lunch, runs from 8 a.m. through 1:30. Suggested donation is $20. which includes lunch and plants. Please call 885-1156 or email to sign up. Full details on directions and carpooling will be provided.
Please invite your friends, and help spread the word by sharing this event via Facebook.

May 012015

5th Annual May Festival!

May 16, 2015

9:00 to 3:00

Plant Sale, Food, Crafts, Flea Market, Arts Show, Entertainment!

Our 5th annual May Festival will be held on May 16th and includes our popular plant sale.  There will be annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs for your garden.  Our garden experts will be on hand for consultation and to answers questions. Lunch will be available at our  deli-style café.

Vendor booths include food crafts, woodworking, jewelry, fabric crafts, flea market items and more. Space is still available for those wishing to participate, but please let us know by May 10th if you want a space. Booth space is $15.00.  Tables can be rented for an additional $5.00.

Our congregation will have a flea market booth and we need items to sell.  If you have “stuff” to donate, please bring it to the church by May 16th.  We will be collecting things in the club house.

The festival is a rain or shine event.  Set up time on May 16th is 7:30 to 8:45  Vendors may drive up to their booth space for unloading.   Please call 885-1156  or e-mail to reserve a space.

Download a vendor application here: May Festival Application



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2015 vendor application: May Festival Application