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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,
Rev Steve Wilson and Eric Wasileski,
Coffee at 11:00 ~ Service at 11:30
First Sundays Eric Wasileski
Second Sundays Rev. Al Ciarcia
Third and Fifth Sundays "Special Programs"
Fourth Sundays Rev. Steve Wilson
Music: Lynne Walker




Sunday Aug. 28 Event Cancelled due to Tropical Storm Irene

Tumbling

A Summer Gathering of Pioneer Valley Religious Liberals

Sunday August 28th
Sloan Theatre Greenfield Community College
- Main Campus 10:30 am
Dan Tinen will speak on the topic : "Do Liberals need Religion?"


Sundays- 11:30 am - Coffee Hour at 11

August 21- Possibility ism, Cultivating a Theology of the Wild

August 28- Sunday August 28th Service will be at Click for more info  
Greenfield Community College ~ Sloan Theatre ~ Main Campus ~ 11:00 am
A Summer Gathering of Pioneer Valley Religious Liberals
Dan Tinen will speak on the topic : "Do Liberals need Religion?"
Rev. Steve Wilson and lay leaders of the three upper Ct. River Valley UU Congregations Northfield, Greenfield, Bernardston will lead a dialogue following Dan's address

September 4- SUN. SEPT. 4TH - LABOR DAY WEEKEND - NO SERVICE - Enjoy the last weekend of summer!

September 11- Rev. Al Ciarcia -"BEING ABOVE ORDINARY" We all need something that makes us proud of ourselves, draws the right attention ourselves, what that feeling means to us, and how the latter can be realized

Thursday Sept. 15- Interfaith Council of Franklin County - at Our Lady of Peace in Turners Falls -
All welcome - Pot luck at 5:30 - meeting and program follows. Call Annette to car pool. 413-648-9574

September 18- Rev. Steve Wilson - "Religious Humanism:" A Sensible approach to the Sacred: The heart of Religious Humanism is the reliance on reason and science to promote the world that should be. Mysticism is the efforts and acts to touch and live out of the place where the sacred and holy is. Today, validating human experience as the heart of a modern religious path, and yet lifting up the wisdom of the mystics, we seek to find the common ground between spirituality and reason.

September 25- ARTS AND ACTIVISM Program - Family friendly event!! All ages.
"THE LIFE OF AN OAK TREE" 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join educator Rachel Roberts as we learn about the fascinating life-cycle of an oak tree! This class includes a story time with a featured book and multiple hands-on thematic art and science activity stations. We will look closely at the life-processes of trees with focus on the oak tree. Additionally, we'll discuss the contributions of trees to their habitat (for example: providing shelter to animals) to make meaningful connections to the roll of trees in our everyday lives. This class is FREE and open to the public. It is geared towards families with young children but has activities all ages can enjoy. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Bernardston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ON "A NIGHT OF COMEDY & CABARET" - A PIANO FUNDRAISER BEING PLANNED BY THE WOMEN'S GROUP....

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. Eric Wasileski presides over the service and pot luck luncheons. Children's activities during the service.
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.


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 for the month:
"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.

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

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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