Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse

Springfield, Vermont

Weekly Services

We have in-person and Zoom services each Sunday at 10am - 11am

Please join us at

21 Fairground Rd  Springfield, Vermont

Or on Zoom

Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

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March 26 , 2023: "Three Women Writing" with The Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine
I see them alone at night, pen to paper, researching, writing: one by candlelight, one in hiding, one deathly ill, each risking her life to speak truth to power. Ida B. Wells, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Rachel Carson all wrote with thorough research, with stunning tenacity and confidence that their words would matter. From whence such courage? And what is our role in sustaining it?


Order of Service:

Gathering Music – Bill Brink
Bell & Chalice
Opening Words
In Every Soul – an anthem for the vernal equinox
Story for All Ages
Offering – Bill Brink
Hymn:  Women
Closing song:  I Am Willing
Chalice & Bell
Joys & Sorrows
Transition music – Bill Brink
Coffee hour

Our Affirmation:
Love is the doctrine of this church
The quest of truth is its sacrament
And service is its prayer
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To serve the need of all beings,
To the end that all souls shall
Grow into harmony with the Divine
Thus do we covenant with each other
And with the source of our being

Upcoming Services

March 26th The Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine

April 2nd Will Hunter

April 9th Easter Service with The Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine

April 16th Worship Committee

April 23rd The Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine

April 30th Worship Committee

1619 Project Documentary


Please join us in a 6 week discussion hosted by the Worship Committee on the "1619 Project” documentary which is being told through Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nikole Hannah-Jones’ personal story, historical events and the modern fights for voting rights, “Democracy” explores Black America’s centuries-long fight to democratize America and hold it to its founding ideals.

This documentary is now being aired on HULU streaming service. We will have a Zoom discussion on Thursday evenings starting on March 9th at 6:30pm.

Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

If you do not have Hulu, we will be playing the episodes each week on Zoom an hour earlier before discussion


6:30 pm-discussion

Below is the schedule:

March 9th Episode 1 - Democracy 

March 16th Episode 2 - Race

March 23rd Episode 3 - Music

March 30th Episode 4 - Capitalism

April 6th Episode 5 - Fear

April 13th Episode 6 - Justice

Any questions, please send an email

The May Festival is just two months away! In planning for the food for the day, we'd like to have folks sign up to bring muffins, chili (vegetarian and meat), cookies and veggie quiches. You can drop off foods starting at 7:30 am. The Festival runs from 9 am - 2 pm. Please contact Julie Lannen ( to sign up. Thank you, and see you at the May Fest!

May Festival Call to Vendors

We are excited to start planning for our 12th annual May Festival. Mark your calendars for May 20, 2023, from 9 am to 2 pm.

It will be so good to see each other outdoors on a (hopefully) beautiful spring day, enjoy some food and music and buy and sell from flea market, plant, or craft tables.

This prime location is a great spot to set up your flea market or craft table. Flea market and craft booth vendor spaces are available for just $15, and tables can be rented for an additional $5. Booth space is 10 by 10 feet and vendors must provide their own canopies and plan accordingly for the weather.

Set up time on May 20th is 7:30 am to 8:45 am.

For more information or to reserve a booth space, contact June at or Diane at or call 802-324-9465

Festival is a rain or shine event

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the following activities, please contact the office for more info

Greeters: This needs a little bit of training as there are several things the greeter does including greeting guests, ringing the bell and lighting the chalice

Cleaners: Basic cleaning of the sanctuary, bathrooms and activities room which includes vacuuming

Refreshments: Provide light refreshments for our "coffee hour"

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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Sunday Services on YouTube

We now have 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

“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

March Share The Plate

Regeneration Corps
We recently had Karen Ganey of Regeneration Corps speak with us about their work and are inspired to give this opportunity to support their efforts. Regeneration Corps is a learning movement supporting youth in gaining the hands-on skills necessary to transition from an extractive culture to one that is regenerative. The content of this collaboration supports student involvement and ongoing community connections.
For more info or to donate please visit

Thank you

Art Adventures

2nd & 4th Thursdays

10:30 am -12:00 pm

On Zoom

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

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 Tuesday mornings at 10am on zoom.  If you like to sing and would like to participate, please contact Julane. (802) 463-9719.

Or drop in to a Tuesday morning rehearsal: 

Zoom Link:

A Little Springfield UU History

Some of you may have heard it referred to as the Harvest Table – that lovely long table in the meetinghouse entry way with all the papers on it.  Well, there’s a story there, involving church members of the past.  If you look closely there is a little bronze plaque on the base of the harvest table that reads: “Presented to the U.U. Church in loving memory of Dorothy P. Metcalf by Donald and Richard Metcalf 1902 - 1969. “

Dorothy Metcalf died in November 1969, so Donald, her husband, and Richard, their only child would have given it to the Main Street church that year or next.  The Harvest Table is one of the very few things that were kept after the Main Street building was razed.  Our current building was built around  1973 and the newer sanctuary in 1990.

Dorothy Maxine (Perry) Metcalf was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield, known in past years as Church of the Good Shepherd.  Former minister, and current member Jeff Taft-Dick’s father, Robert T. Dick officiated at Dorothy’s funeral.  Her son Richard was in my 1956 class at Springfield High School, and he was one of the group of teenagers that went to Washington DC on Spring vacation in 1954 or so with Doris and Phil Stapleton (later Doris Whitcomb), high school assistant principal Mr. Russell Heath, and a few other adults.

Major Richard A. Metcalf married, joined the Army, and was stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma when his mother died.  Dorothy was survived by three grandchildren.

Rebecca Woodbury Tucker

January 3, 2022

Ann Darling: Nuclear power is no answer to anything our ailing planet needs

This commentary is by Ann Darling of Easthampton, Massachusetts, a climate activist and retired social worker. She lived for 35 years in the Brattleboro area, but after getting her son through high school, she left to be farther away from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. She is a member of the Citizens Awareness Network.

To read the VTDigger article, please click on this Link

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 or leave a message when you call (802-885-3327) and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Sorry for any inconvenience
~June Brink


June Brink - Office Administrator

Julane Deener - Choir Director



COLLECTOR - Ellen Allman


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


Mailing address: P.O.Box 944 Springfield, VT 05156