Pad Thai, Galanga Coconut Curry Soup, Vegan Curry, Coconut Custard on Sticky Rice, and Chai Tea were on the menu for a fundraising dinner Saturday evening, Nov. 11th, here at the church. Members, including two who have lived in Thailand, made authentic Thai dishes and decorated with items from that country. Over 40 people joined the festivities, including folks from as far away as Enfield Center, NH.
The church raised $700 for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s Claremont Health Center. Planned Parenthood provides essential health services to both women and men. General health care as well as reproductive health care and referrals are available. The Claremont health center also offers the New Hampshire Family Planning Program for income-eligible individuals and families.
Thank you to all who attended and helped, especially our cooks Libbet Downs, Greg Supernovich and Julie Lannen. Special thanks to Julie Lannen for the vision of holding this dinner and making it a reality!
The dinner will be held here at the church and will benefit Planned Parenthood’s Claremont Office
Please see Deb, Libbet, Julie or Greg for tickets. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot or to ask any questions.
The Dances are back!
This year we have the opportunity to explore the world’s religions through dance! The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements to touch the spiritual essence in ourselves and recognize it in others. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required. And everyone is welcome (but not pressured) to join in. The Dances focus on PEACE — creating a sense of solidarity and community, while celebrating and understanding the unity. of all spiritual traditions on the Earth. Come and be a part of the circle that connects all of humanity. Walia Sandra Guillow is a seasoned and enthusiastic dance leader from Connecticut who will help us find ease and grace and will be accompanied by her musician husband Shems WIlliam Guillow. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org
The Dances were originated by Samuel Lewis in the late 1960s in San Francisco. Lewis was a lifelong student of the esoteric teachings of many religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism.
Held here in the sanctuary. Open to the public. Donations accepted.
“Fed Up” blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing 30-year campaign by the food industry — aided by the U.S. government — to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, the film follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives — and reveals why the conventional wisdom of “exercise and eat right” is not ringing true for millions of peoples struggling with diabetes, childhood obesity and other serious conditions. Including captivating interviews with the country’s leading experts, this vital information could change the way we eat forever.
Doors open at 6:45 pm and movie starts at 7 pm. Popcorn and beverages served. Ths film ties in with the Oct 8 Sunday’s service, when Becca Polk will discuss Food Justice and her Kids Gardening program.
“It’s such a pleasure to be here! As many of you also know, I am the grand daughter of Robert Dick, who was a minister at this very church for several years. And you are of course familiar with my Dad and his active role here. As such, I am the “third generation” on my father’s side to address this room.”
For the complete text of Joya’s remarks go here:
The Flower Communion is an annual tradition in UU churches. It was begun by a Unitarian minister in Czechoslovakia, Norbert F. Capek, who had started the first Unitarian church in that country in the 1920’s.
Norbert Capek preached that everyone was worthy, regardless of ethnic group, religion or creed. When the Nazis came to power this radical idea did not set at all well with them, and he was arrested and sent to the Dachau concentration camp where, sadly, he died.
We remember him with this beautiful ceremony each June and celebrate the fact that all people are welcome here as long as they treat each other with respect.
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Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 21 Fairground Rd, Springfield, VT. Doors open at 6:45 pm; film begins at 7:00. Popcorn and beverages served. No charge. All welcome!
MAY 20, 2017 9:00 – 3:00
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
21 FAIRGROUND RD. SPRINGFIELD, VT
PLANT SALE * ART SHOW * MUSIC * ARTS & CRAFTS * FOOD * FLEA MARKET
RAIN OR SHINE!