Apr 232014
 

May 4: The Sermon on the “Amount”: A Reflection

Service Leader: Kitsy Winthrop

“The Sermon on the Amount”: a message for that time of gifting on behalf of the congregational ” you” and the hurting world beyond your walls.
The title chosen for my “sermon”, a message commonly delivered by clergy on Canvass/Pledge/Stewardship Sunday on an annual basis is really an “inside joke” (the title, not the message) among colleagues.  BUT your planning group that met with me in March said I should keep it.  So, I yield to their wishes.
It drives me slightly mad when folks – especially those thinking they are quoting the Bible say: “Money is the root of all evil”.
I trust you all know better.  Correctly, “LOVE of money is the root of all evil”.  Love AND Money (Well, there’s another title.)
This Sunday we will also welcome those who have decided to join the congregation at this time.

May 11: Service at 10 a.m.

Service: “Motherhood”

Service Leader: Rev. Sandra Whippie

The service for Mother’s Day will be led by Rev. Sandra J. Whippie, past minister of the Walpole (NH) Unitarian Church.
She will address the many  images of ‘motherhood’ and their contributions to our faith understanding both historically and in today’s world. Rev. Whippie is a retired educator and is pleased to be asked as guest preacher in many churches throughout the Monadnock region and a few in southern VT.  She has received the honor of Minister Emerita by the Walpole congregation and presently lives in Keene.  She is also the mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of two little boys!
She taught in NH public schools for thirty years and then was an Assistant Principal in Derry for ten yrs in a school of 650 children. She served as a school principal in Marlborough, NH for seven years before retiring. She then, unexpectedly, began a career in ministry. She sees her work as an ordained minister as a continuation of  education as we endeavor to reflect on the purposes and sanctity of our personal lives and the intentions of our denomination.  Rev. Whippie also produced a weekly TV program on the Keene Community TV channel for three years. It was entitled “My Karma Ran Over my Dogma” and is presently being run on the community channel for Bellows Falls/ Westminster, VT. The program addressed the history of religions, the issues of religious freedom,  and how we might live together embracing religious diversity. She interviewed about fifty people representing varied religious points of view.

May 18: Activism Through Music – The Life and Powerful Works of Peter Seeger

Service Leader: Jeff Taft-Dick

 

God’s messengers have come in many forms. We will examine the wonderful life of Pete Seeger, the singer, songwriter and folk-song collector who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change.

May 25: The Value and Influence of a Garden

Service Leader: Rev. Whippie

From the image of EDEN to Central Park; from the stately gardens of Europe to a simple window box- GARDENS are sanctuaries, places of rest and recoupment;  HOLY PLACES. During  springtime in New England many people feel this rejuvenation of their soul.Rev. Sandra J. Whippie is past minister of the Walpole (NH) Unitarian Church and a retired educator and is pleased to be asked as guest preacher in many churches throughout the Monadnock region and a few in southern VT.  She has received the honor of Minister Emerita by the Walpole congregation and presently lives in Keene.  She is also the mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of two little boys!

She taught in NH public schools for thirty years and then was an Assistant Principal in Derry for ten yrs in a school of 650 children. She served as a school principal in Marlborough, NH for seven years before retiring. She then, unexpectedly, began a career in ministry. She sees her work as an ordained minister as a continuation of  education as we endeavor to reflect on the purposes and sanctity of our personal lives and the intentions of our denomination.  Rev. Whippie also produced a weekly TV program on the Keene Community TV channel for three years. It was entitled “My Karma Ran Over my Dogma” and is presently being run on the community channel for Bellows Falls/ Westminster, VT. The program addressed the history of religions, the issues of religious freedom,  and how we might live together embracing religious diversity. She interviewed about fifty people representing varied religious points of view.

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