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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

Newsletter Click Here






Sundays- 11:30 am - Coffee Hour at 11

Sept. 26 - Bernardston Unitarian Arts and Activism Program presents Slate Roof Poets, James Bell and Susie Patlove reading from their work. 11am refreshments, 11:30am Program Details Click Here

October 5- Pastor Eric Wasileski hosts the service & Pot Luck luncheon. Special children's activities during the service.

Oct. 10 - Rev. Al Ciarcia "The Reproof of Life" The title of the sermon comes from a Proverb in the Old Testament.  The writer is literally telling us that, often, life scolds us for things we think, say and do.  In my opinion, we should learn about this "natural scolding" and, in our learning, grow.

Oct. 17 - Rev. Steve Wilson "Association Sunday" Topic Description:   Today, we will join thousands of Unitarian-Universalists in affirming our common bonds and purposes on Association Sunday.  Come for a Pep Rally on the best of our odd tradition.
contact Steve if you have a pastoral need or would like a visit during Oct.- 617-852-2292


Oct. 24 - Rare treat: Jennifer Bennett, Clergy Pagan Community, will lead us in...

A time apart.
Feel the current of change
As the season turns.
Flow with the tide.
Honor the ancestors and the beloved dead
Honor the spirit of the Earth.
Breathe in the cool crisp air
Cross the bridge from autumn
Into the dark of winter.







Wednesdays Free and Open Art Workshop meets weekly from 9-12. Come work in your own medium and get kind critiques and pointers from your peers.  (Followed by optional $5 lunch special at the 4-Leaf!)In case of inclement weather, call 648-9574 to confirm.

This Fall:
First Sun. Eric Wasilesky 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.


Food, Glorious Food! The big event Click here
A special event celebrating local food production and distribution systems. ART ~ MUSIC ~ FILM ~ SPEAKERS AND GLORIOUS FOOD!
FEATURING - Steve Alves presenting his film work-in-progress, Food For Change APRIL 18 ~ 11am - 3pm Program , followed by Art Opening Reception.
For more information about the movie click Food for Change.

Dr Robert Sidorsky Ultimate Peace
Saturday April 10, 10:00 am to 12:00noon
Robert and Linda Sidorsky have been doing their part to bring peace to the Middle East by facilitating Ultimate Frisbee games between Palestinian and Isreali youth. Dr. Robert Sidorsky spoke about this exciting venture as part of the Great Decisions discussion. Pictures & More Info


Valentines Jazz
Thanks to all for a wonderful Valentine's fundraiser!

Thank you card






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









Thanks to Becca deBeauport for her beautiful music at the art festival and the wine tasting
Thanks so much to Abbie Jenks for sharing her Peace Studies journey with us

and to Robin Lane, Diana Roberts and Emmy Peyton for beautiful offerings of music


~ 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

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.

Australian Send-off for Rev. Steve Wilson
Party Pictures


Eric and Steve
Welcome Eric Wasileski

Stay tuned for special events.

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!

David Korten at the Bernardston Unitarian Church

David Korten Speaking at the Bernardston Unitarian Church

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



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