Apr 082019
 
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9th Annual Springfield MAY FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 18, 2019

9:00 to 3:00

The May Festival at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 21 Fairground Road in Springfield, Vt. will include our popular annual 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.

Our local musicians will provide entertainment.  In addition, an art exhibit and sale will be held indoors, featuring the works of some of our talented area artists.

There will be 24 outdoor booths for crafts and flea market items.  Healthy, natural foods will be available at our café. Enjoy musical entertainment and an indoor fine art exhibit and sale.

The booths are 10ft x 10ft.   Booth space is $15.00.                                                                                                                          Tables can be rented for an additional $5.00.

The festival is a rain or shine event.  Vendors must provide their own canopies and plan accordingly for the weather.   Set up time on May 18th is 7:30 to 8:45 am.  Vendors may drive up to their booth space for unloading.  Vendor vehicles will park in an adjacent parking lot during the festival.  Indoor toilets are available.

Please fill out the application form and send to

UU Springfield

May Festival

PO Box 944

Springfield, Vt. 05156

Make checks payable to UU Springfield.                                                                                                                                     E-mail: springfieldfair@gmail.com

Contact person: JoAnn Gaffron-Hargrove      802-885-1699


Application for May Festival             May 18, 2019      

Name: _________________________________________________________________________

Street___________________ City and State: _____________________________       zip code: ______

Tel. No._____________________ e-mail:_______________________________________________

Type of booth:      Crafts___________                      Flea market __________

Booth fee enclosed   10 x 10 space:  $15.00_____________

Additional table rental:                          5.00_____________

 

Make checks payable to:  UU Springfield

Mail check and application form to:

UU Church

PO Box 944

Springfield, VT   05156

 


 

 

 

 

 

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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 ellenallman@gmail.com. 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 dkemble@vermontel.net  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 dkemble@vermontel.net 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 springfieldfair@gmail.com to reserve a space.

Download a vendor application here: May Festival Application

 

 

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2015 vendor application: May Festival Application

May 012015
 

Dear Friends,

     The glory of May in Vermont!  We made it through what was one of the coldest, hardest winters I recall.  In fact, my husband tells me it snowed yet again in Vermont this morning.  I myself am writing from sunny southern California where I have been attending to (rescuing really) my elderly, disabled aunt and uncle who experienced a crisis due to an unscrupulous caregiver.  I am so grateful for the prayers and support from all of You.  Miracles abound and my aunt and uncle are becoming stable and safe.  Thanks!  I look forward to my return soon to my home in Vermont and to Spring!  Yes, the glory of it – wild onions, hepatica, wild ginger, spring beauties, wood thrush calling, barred owls, and so much more.  This month in our worship services, we’ll explore the themes of Home, The Divine Mother and the lessons from the life of the Buddha.  Here is a poem by Mary Oliver for us to savor until we meet again.  Merry Spring!
I have decided to find myself a home
in the mountains, somewhere high up
where one learns to live peacefully in
the cold and the silence. It’s said that
in such a place certain revelations may
be discovered. That what the spirit
reaches for may be eventually felt, if not
exactly understood. Slowly, no doubt. I’m
not talking about a vacation.
Of course at the same time I mean to
stay exactly where I am.
Are you following me?
See You at Church,
With Love,
M’ellen
May 012015
 

As people who are caring for this church community by serving on the board of trustees, we work to balance a focus on the details of running this organization with a focus on spirituality. They go hand in hand. The details this month include fiscal things like pledging and budget, and organizational things like nominating people for vacant positions, contracting with our minister for another year, and so on.

On the spiritual side, we are reminded of the sacred nature of our work together. These different focuses feed each other, are necessary parts of the whole. Come to the Annual Meeting with both of them in mind. Come, and join your voice to the whole, to our Blessed Community.

In that spirit, here is a part of a blessing by Rabbi Rami M Shapiro

My friends, let us give thanks for Wonder.

Let us give thanks for the Wonder of Life

that infuses all things now and forever.
Blessed is the Source  of Life, the Fountain of Being

the wellspring of goodness, compassion and kindness

from which we draw to make for justice and peace.

From the creative power of Life we derive food and harvest,

from the bounty of the earth and the yields of the heavens

we are sustained and are able to sustain others.

All life is holy, sacred,

worthy of respect and dignity.

Let us give thanks for the power of heart

to sense the holy in the midst of the simple.

 

See you at Church!

–Sharon Mueller, President