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A UUA Congregation
in the historic 1739 First Meetinghouse
welcoming people of all faiths and children!


Served by Rev. Albert Ciarcia,
and Rev Steve Wilson
Coffee at 11:00 ~ Service at 11:30
First and Fourth Sundays : Special programs
Second Sundays Rev. Al Ciarcia
Third Sundays Rev. Steve Wilson
Music: Lynne Walker



Reminder: Our regular BERNARDSTON UNITARIAN schedule resumes at the historic 1739 Meetinghouse on Jan. 8th, 2nd Sunday with Rev. Al Ciarcia. We hope you can join us to welcome members of the Northfield First Parish Congregation who we are hosting at our usual time 11am coffee and refreshments - 11:30 Service.


Thanks to every one who helped with the Cabaret to benefit Franklin County flood victims and the Guinoppe Honduras Project!!! It was a great success!!!
Thanks to the Great Local Business Sponsors for our Cabaret Raffle!
Click here to find out who they are!



Sunday Mornings- Coffee at 11:00, Service at 11:30

January 8- Al Ciarcia, and welcome visitors from Northfield First Parish

January 15- Service will be hosted Northfield at First Parish at 10:30 am. Rev. Marquerite Sheehan presiding.

Have fun while helping a great local cause!!
January 22: between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.
Come to "Soup and Games Night" at Hope and Olive restaurant on Hope Street, Greenfield, MA. Soup for free is provided by area restaurants and dessert is sold by the sponsoring charity. The Interfaith Council of Franklin County will be providing dessert to support/benefit the Interfaith Council Housing Assistance Fund. Money raised will help by providing assistance moving shelter families into housing by providing security payments preventing eviction from housing for families by helping with rent arrears. Last year the fund helped 67 families obtain an apartment or remain in their housing. The fund provides loans and grants.

December 11- 11:00 Coffee 11:30 Service Rev. Al Ciarcia. Topic: "What is the Greatest Gift You Can Give?"

December 18 Rev. Steve Wilson. Jesus, Mary, Joseph & God, Adam, Eve, &some Migrant Workers: Nearly everyone was there. Come for both a modern and old fashioned pre Christmas service.


Holiday Outreach and Giving: Bernardston Unitarian will be collecting donations of money and new or like new children's clothing for earthquake victims in Southeast Turkey. Funds to be distributed through UNICEF information linkUNICEF info

Also consider supporting our annual phone cards for our wounded soldiers for their holiday calls.

Sustaining gifts to the church are also welcome and needed to support our buildings and programs as you consider end of year giving.

Call 648-9574 for information or if you need to carpool to come to church or events.




This is Louise with Caryl after an amazing presentation. Boy can she make history come alive! The paintings describe the only successful Native American rebellion.
Link to Louise's Website



Contact Steve if you have a pastoral need or would like a visit.- 617-852-2292

Wednesdays Free and Open Art Workshop meets weekly from 9:30-12:00. Come work in your own medium and get kind critiques and pointers from your peers.  (Followed by optional lunch special at the 4-Leaf, or Antonio's!)In case of inclement weather, call 648-9574 to confirm.

DVAA & our Meetinghouse Artists get a special tour with Sen. Stan Rosenberg

Meetinghouse artists at the State House with Sen. Rosenberg

Regular Schedule:
First Sun. TBA
Second Sun. Rev. Albert Ciarcia
Third Sun. Rev. Steve Wilson
Fourth and Fifth Sun. Arts and Activism,
check the web for music, speaker,discussion or activities.
Lynne Walker will continue to provide music each Sunday
Open Art Workshops on Wednesday mornings, 9:30-noon.


Experience Unitarian Warmth
There's always something happening at
the Bernardston Unitarian Church

Past Events!


Dreams of Home Event The "SHELTER : Dreams of Home Event" included a panel of professionals speaking about housing, getting a home, keeping a home and related issues.
The Art Exhibition accompanying a free community event held May 14, 2011 from 11am-8pm. The subject of the exhibition was "HOME" and all that the word evokes in our hearts, minds, and senses.
The Opening Reception to celebrate the artists held from 3-5 pm on the 14th followed by The Walter Mittys Band from 5- 8pm.


river view
GREAT SPRING WATER EVENT!

thanks to all who participated!


Click Here Spring Water Event 2009 for the photo page.




Dan Esty


Keynote speaker Daniel Esty author of "Green to Gold"
Yale Professor and advisor to Pres. Obama







river view
Al and Jane

Photos of Al's 15 years with the Bernardston Unitarians celebration!




Eric and Steve

Welcome Eric Wasileski

Australian Send-off for Rev. Steve Wilson
Party Pictures



David Korten at the Bernardston Unitarian Church Thanks to David Korten
progressive visionary author
Speaking about creating a positive future
David Korten's blog
The Great Turning website
Thanks to the sponsors and contributors for their generous support!



Dr Robert Sidorsky Ultimate Peace
Saturday April 10, 2009
Robert and Linda Sidorsky have been doing their part to bring peace to the Middle East by facilitating Ultimate Frisbee games between Palestinian and Israeli youth. Dr. Robert Sidorsky spoke about this exciting venture as part of the Great Decisions discussion. Pictures & More Info


Peace Mantra:
"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance." -Buddha


Stay tuned for special events.

Calendar
PhotoPage
Links
Find Us - Directions
Poetry by Nick Fleck
A history of the church from the 1600's
Minister's page
Honoring our Elders Over Eighty 
E-mail

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.


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