BERNARDSTON UNITARIAN CHURCH
A UUA Congregation in the historic |
1739 First Meetinghouse
welcoming people of all faiths and children!
Served by Rev. Steve Wilson
Music: Lynne Walker
Lay preacher: Dan Tinen
Program Coordinator: Annette Mackin
Web, Building: Mark Wadleigh
Coffee at 11:00 ~ Service at 11:30
Feels like home.
Apple Gourds by Linda Keech
Nourish your spirit at the Bernardston Unitarian Church in the historic 1739 Unitarian Meetinghouse, A UU Congregation joining people of all faiths in love and community.
Services are at 11:30 am, coffee starts at 11 am. Rev. Steve Wilson starts his 12th year as our Pastoral minister and is a fun and engaging speaker on topics concerning our modern day lives and challenges.
"First Saturday's" is a Pot Luck Supper with Rev. Steve at 5:30pm followed by a program, activity, movie, or discussion. Anyone in the community is welcome to join in.
The Arts and Activism Program sponsors a weekly free art workshop on Wednesdays from 9:30am to noon after which participants traditionally join for lunch at a local restaurant. Bring your own materials and any skill level to this congenial group. We also collaborate with other local arts and service organizations to provide workshops, lectures and service projects.
Come share your interests and concerns in a spirit of good will and fellowship. Schedule is posted below. Questions and pastoral care: contact Rev. Steve Wilson, or Annette Mackin at 413-330-0807.
Sunday Mornings-Coffee at 11:00, Service at 11:30
Pot Luck and New Year's Party, starts at 6pm
10am ~ Annual Meeting ~ Congregational Unitarian Society of Bernardston
Jan 3 ~ Rev. Jean Wahlstrom: "Strangers, Friends and Neighbors"
Jan. 9 ~ Writing Group, Sandwich supper, Final Paul Newman Movie
Jan 10 ~ Dan Tinen
Jan 17 ~ Rev. Steve Wilson
Jan 24 ~Greg Maichack Painting Still Life like the Masters with Pastels no experience necessary ~ all materials provided free program Major support by the Bernardston Cultural Council, Co-sponsors Bernardston Unitarian Arts and Activism, & DVAA
Jan 31 ~ Barry Deitz
Women's Group Holiday Inn Pool Party ~ date TBA
weather updates at www.bernardstonunitarian.com or call 413-330-0807
First Saturday with Steve Dec. 5 ~ Writing Group 4-5:15 Pot Luck at 5:30 program at 6:00 Program: Continuing with the theme of Celebrating Paul Newman, Philanthropist we will watch one of his most famous movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with Robert Redford.
Sunday, December 6 ~ 11:30 am ~ Rev. Jean Wahlstrom Topic: "Economic Justice and Escalating Economic Inequality." (This is an important topic for 2015, especially at this highly commercialized time of year.) Music: Lynne Walker
Sunday, December 13 ~ 11:30 am ~ Dan Tinen leads the service, Reasoning with the Unreasonable: Recent events have caused a swirl of controversy about the role of religion in the modern world, questioning whether texts written in the Bronze and Iron Ages are dysfunctional or barbaric and should be left behind. Unitarians have a long history of theological inquiry and debate...what wisdom can we bring into the current situation? Dan Tinen will bring some provocative ideas to the pulpit, to be followed by discussion. Music: Lynne Walker
Sunday, December 20 ~ 11:30 am ~ Rev. Steve Wilson, Music: Lynne Walker. topic: "The Right Amount of Christmas" Christmas with all its pomp, circumstance, and transcendence can make me dizzy. If I am not careful, it can even make me cynical. However, when I remember that the season of lights grew up as a response to the darkness that surrounds us in late December, and at its core is a tale of how new life is born in the unlikeliest of places, I feel different, I feel more sympathetic. This is the season when we ask ourselves to stretch our imaginations and our hearts. Come join us.
Thursday, December 31 ~ Congregational Unitarian Society of Bernardston Annual Meeting at 10am. New Year's Eve Pot Luck and Karaoke Party starts at 6pm.
On-going Wed. Meetinghouse
Artists group, 9:30am to noon. Bring your project, materials, craft to a
congenial gathering. We are planning for a group exhibition in November
at the Meetinghouse. Join us!
Contact Rev. Steve Wilson if you have a pastoral need or would like a visit.- 617-852-2292
Be sure to go online and catch up on all the great speeches and workshops at the June 2015 UUA General Assembly. Here's the link: General Assembly 2015
There's always something happening at
the Bernardston Unitarian Church
DVAA & our Meetinghouse Artists getting a special tour with Sen. Stan Rosenberg
No Pipeline through New England!
Climate Rally - 10:30 on the Meetinghouse steps.
Sunday February 17th in solidarity with the DC Rally and 350.org
Happy time on the church steps watching the parade!
"Sense of Place" Celebration. Sept. 22, Story telling, meetinghouse tours, parade float and artist reception
Keynote speaker Daniel Esty, author of "Green to Gold"
Yale Professor and advisor to Pres. Obama
Eric Wasileski and Steve Wilson
Australian Send-off for Rev. Steve Wilson
Stay tuned for special events.
Find Us - Directions
A history of the church from the 1600's
Honoring our Elders Over Eighty
Bernardston Unitarian Declaration of Fellowship:
We unite to affirm
that love is the spirit of this church
and service it's mission.
This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To give service to humanity.