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Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse

Springfield, Vermont

We now have some of our more recent Sunday Service videos posted to our YouTube channel, Please click the YouTube icon above. You can also find the videos under the "Sunday Services" tab at the top of the website

 


Springfield’s Santa Claus Club has been giving gifts for many years to children and seniors. We’re going to help out this year. Please bring gifts (unwrapped) to church on Dec. 4 or 11. For kids, toys, games, and books are needed. For seniors, socks, mens t-shirts, and women’s nightgowns would be good. Thank you!


UPCOMING SERVICES 10am

In person at our meetinghouse located at

21 Fairground Rd Springfield, VT

Or on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853

Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
 
Dec. 4 With Charis Boke "Hope Is an Action"
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Charis Boke, who is a scholar, a community organizer, and part of the Black River watershed. Committed to working collectively for a better world, she is a long-time Program Leader with the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice among other organizations, and also leads custom social justice workshops for individuals and organizations. She's been a lay leader in UU world, especially around southern Vermont, for more than a decade. Her doctorate is in anthropology, and her heart is in the woods and the streets. She lives here in Springfield 12 miles from where she grew up at the foot of Mt Ascutney, Cas-cad-nac.
 
Dec 11 With Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine
Dec 18 With Worship Committee *Solstice Service, Evening service
Dec 24 with Worship Committee *Christmas Eve Service

A note from our Board Trustee, Dick Andrews

While vacuuming the sanctuary last week, I recalled that when I was in high school in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in the early ’60s, one of my part-time jobs was pushing brooms and mops on the otherwise all-Black custodial staff at a nearby synagogue.


It seemed like old times to be pushing a vacuum cleaner around a sanctuary again, though the
Meetinghouse isn’t a grand as Park Synagogue was, and I didn’t have to wear a yarmulke this time.
Cleaning is one of the three volunteer jobs at the Meetinghouse. The other two—greeting arrivals at
Sunday morning services and taking care of refreshments for coffee hour—are more socially engaging
than cleaning, a solitary job that might suit an introvert better. But they all offer the satisfaction of
contributing to the community, and helping to do what needs to be done.


So please consider adding your name to the volunteer sign-up sheet on the harvest table in the
entryway the next time you pass it. Old hands who know much more than I do will be happy to orient
you.


Many hands make light work.

~Dick Andrews

Note from our Office Administrator
 
Right now I do not have set hours that I will be in the office. If I need to be reached, please email me at uuspringfieldvt@gmail.com or leave a message when you call and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I do come into the office often, usually between 9am-2pm Monday through Friday but much of my work is being done remotely.
Sorry for any inconvenience

~June Brink

Members, friends and visitors who have found meaning in our services and programs are invited to make a one-time or recurring donation to the Meetinghouse. 

Please send checks to:

UU Church

PO Box 944 

Springfield, VT 05156

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“Share the Plate” is a program where each month we take a collection for an organization that is alignment with our principles. Please consider giving to our monthly program recipients

December Share The Plate

Our own Jeff Taft-Dick worked for the World Food Program for years in Asia, Africa and Europe. We are designating the World Food Program to benefit Ukraine, if you choose. We have chosen Ukraine due to the ongoing war with Russia; with winter approaching, many Ukrainians will be facing a shortage of heat, food and electricity.
You can donate online or send a check to:
World Food Program USA
PO Box 37239
Boone, IA 50037-0239

You can specify that the donation be used for the general fund or for Ukraine.

To donate online, please click this Link


Art Adventures

2nd & 4th Thursdays

10:30 am -12:00 pm

On Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853

A Zoom group for folks who like to play with color, drawing, reinventing objects, & general creating. There might be laughter, daring & surprises. Have paper, colored pencils or crayons or your favorite medium ready. Interest & questions? Contact; Toni Streeter, Ann Marie &/or Ti Knoepfel. Or email uuspringfieldvt@gmail.com


The Meetinghouse Virtual Choir

The Meetinghouse Virtual Choir is open to all who would like to participate.  Singers need not live in the Springfield area – we even have singers from out of state! Sing one song, or sing many – its up to you!

Rehearsals (optional) are on Thursday mornings at 9 on zoom.  If you like to sing and would like to participate, please contact Julane. (802) 463-9719.

Or drop in to a Thursday morning rehearsal:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/809398828


STAFF

June Brink - Office Administrator

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Julane Deener - Choir Director

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2022-2023

COLLECTOR - Ellen Allman

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Bob Allman - President

Pam Kilberg - Vice President

Dick Andrews - Treasurer

Pat Callahan and Pam Kilberg - Co-Clerks

At large:

Bill Brink, Tina Feindel, Toni Streeter

Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse
21 Fairground Rd
Springfield, VT 05156

802-885-3327

Email: uuspringfieldvt@gmail.com