Mar 062018

Jeff Taft-Dick will hold a small group discussion on “Exploring Spiritual Practices” at the church from 4-5 pm. Some folks find that having a regular spiritual practice is essential to holding steady through life’s ups and downs. This session is an opportunity to explore spiritual practices. The world’s religions teach us that to be healthy and whole, we need spiritual food just as much as we need physical food. We need to be fed spiritually on a regular basis. How do we do this? We feed our spirit by doing an activity regularly that nourishes and lifts our spirit. The purpose of the group is friendship and spiritual growth.

The group uses a set or relational agreements to create a respectful, non-coercive environment in the group. If You can’t attend and would like to read the information sheet on the group, You can download it from our website at

Part of Springfield Wellness Week, free and open to the public. Held at 21 Fairground Rd, Springfield, VT.  All welcome!

Games Night: Sat. Mar 10, 6:30 pm

Drop by to play a board game or work on a craft on this late-winter evening.  Play one of ours or bring your own.  Active indoor games (e.g. juggling, corn hole toss),  coloring  and crafts also welcome.  It’s all about having company and making friends while you play.

Everyone welcome.

Held at 21 Fairground Road, Springfield.  In case of inclement weather, check our facebook page

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Coffeehouse: Gus Bloch
Saturday, Mar 17, 7 pm

On Saturday March 17, we will have Gus Bloch performing for us at the UU Coffeehouse. The music Gus performs includes Folk, Folk Revival, Old Time, Cowboy, Country, Children’s and Old Time Jazz. He plays guitar and banjo along with a variety other instruments. Hopefully he’ll bring many of them with him. We are excited to host Gus again and hear his music.
This is a family-friendly evening of music and fun. There is no cost to enjoy the music. You will be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages. Doors open at 6:30; music starts at 7 pm. All welcome!

Feb 192018

We will reschedule at a later date.

This is the story of nine girls from nine different countries striving beyond poverty and challenging life circumstances to educate themselves.  In the process  they transform themselves, their families, their communities and the world.   Educate Girls and change the world! Released in 2014 on DVD.

Meryl Streep, one of the narrators of the film, says of it:  “this film delivers hope: reasonable, measureable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future.”

This is a free showing. We will start the film at 7 pm. (103 minutes long)  Doors open at 6:45,  popcorn and beverages included. All welcome!

Feb 062018


The DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE are simple, joyous, meditative, multicultural, circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves,and recognize it in others. These Dances are based on teachings embraced by Universal Sufism. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required, and everyone is welcomed to join in.
The DANCES focus on PEACE, creating a sense of solidarity and community, while celebrating the underlying unity of all the spiritual traditions of the earth.  Donations Accepted.

Held in the Springfield UU sanctuary, 2-4 pm.

CT DUP Contact : (860) 303-3717



Coffeehouse: Hootenanny! Open Mic, Sat, Feb 17, 7 pm

The Coffeehouse Music Series in February will hold a Hootenanny! Open Mic.  This is a family-friendly evening of music and fun. There is no cost to enjoy the music.  You will be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages.  Feel free to bring your instrument(s) and your voice and be part of the fun.

Doors open at 6:30 pm; music begins at 7 pm.  All welcome!

Jan 242018
“Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets… and are not only selling the information to the highest bidder, but freely sharing it with the government. And you agreed to all of it. With fascinating examples and so-unbelievable-they’re-almost-funny facts, filmmaker Cullen Hoback exposes what governments and corporations are legally taking from you every day – turning the future of both privacy and civil liberties uncertain. From whistle blowers and investigative journalists to zombie fan clubs and Egyptian dissidents, this disquieting exposé demonstrates how every one of us has incrementally opted-in to a real-time surveillance state, click by click- and what, if anything, can be done about it.”
Release date:July 12, 2013.  Produced and directed by Cullen Hoback
Doors open at 6:45.  Popcorn and hot beverages served.  No charge.  All welcome!
Dec 112017

Matt Meserve has been entertaining in Southern Vermont and The Upper Valley for the past ten years.  Crooning for patrons at many inns and pubs, he is equally adept at soulful belting and heartfelt ballads.  He treasures being able to entertain at the UU Coffeehouse and being part of the wonderful spiritual community there.

All Welcome.  Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7.   This is a family-friendly evening of music and fun. There is no cost to enjoy the music.  You will be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages.

Nov 212017

lesvos-1206678_640AFTER SPRING is a feature documentary that focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis.

With the Syrian conflict now in its seventh year, millions of people continue to be displaced. AFTER SPRING is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.

Jon Stewart produced this film which is 103 minutes long.

All welcome, free admission. Doors open at 6:45 and we will serve beverages and popcorn!


Nov 072017

sam-creigh-presskitcolorSam Creigh began his musical career as a bass player/vocalist/songwriter in the Tucson, AZ area in the early 1970’s. In 1976, he moved to Los Angeles, here he continued playing music while working as an audio and then a video engineer. He began his solo acoustic guitar singer/songwriter career in the 1990’s after relocating to Vermont with his family. He has played throughout Southern and Central Vermont and New Hampshire on the stages of festivals, ski lodges, taverns, open mics, and farmers markets. In the warm weather months, Sam tours the lake country of West-Central Minnesota. His highly-regarded album, “Green Mountain Flyer”, was released in 2002.

Doors open at 6:30 pm;  music starts at 7:00.  All welcome.  You’ll be able to purchase snacks and beverages.

Oct 232017

First Friday Film: “The Brainwashing of my Dad,” Nov 3, 7pm 

Filmmaker Jen Senko explores the rise of the right wing media, and how it affected her once Democratic father who became an angry right-wing fanatic after his immersion in talk radio and Fox News. This award winning documentary discovers this to be a powerful phenomenon that has divided families across the nation.
November is traditionally time for Americans to vote.  It seems worthwhile at this time of year to take a look at the forces that helped to drive the country to the right by creating a TV network for the GOP, (Roger Ailes under Richard Nixon), including the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine (under Ronald Reagan) and the Telecommunications Reform Act (under Bill Clinton).  89 min
Doors open at 6:45 pm, movie starts at 7 pm. We will have popcorn and beverages. Held at the church at 21 Fairground Rd, Springfield, VT.


Games and Stone Soup Night: November 4, 6:30 pmgames-night-closeup-2016-sept-copy-1280x720

Join together on Saturday, Nov 4, in the Activities Room to enjoy some games and soup together.   Please bring a soup ingredients so we can make “Stone Soup” to share! There will be games provided, but feel free to bring your favorite games and crafts, as well. .See you there!

Then remember to turn your clocks back – we get an extra hour of sleep  as we officially revert to Eastern Standard Time at 2 am on Sunday the 5th.

Sep 282017



Do you want to learn more about the science behind medical Cannabis, and be empowered to make your own potent and delicious herbal preparations at home?

This workshop will be led by Stephanie Boucher is a certified Clinical Herbalist and a medicine maker with 4+ years working in the cannabis industry, who will be receiving her Certificate in Cannabis Science and Medicine from UVM this fall.

Held here at the church activities room, 6:30-8:30pm, Thursday, Oct. 19th.

Advance registration: $20-25 sliding scale, $25 at door.  Register at or by calling 207-239-9679.   Participants will help make and bring home a hemp-infused salve.  Open to the public.

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Sep 252017

Our own John Hitchcock will perform at the October Coffeehouse. John will be joined by Jay Doucette.
Please come and enjoy the music and the delightful refreshments and coffee. Free admission.
All Welcome. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm. This is a family-friendly evening of music and fun. You will be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages.