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Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse

Springfield, Vermont

You are invited to our Sunday Service
10am - 11am
In person or on Zoom

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

Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

 

April 21, 2024

"In Service to All Beings, part III"
with the Worship Committee
Photo by June Brink
 
Honoring our foundations:
Mountains and streams,
Rocks and soil. The very earth we stand on.
What would they tell us, could they speak…. Do they speak?
Bring your stories to share, what elements speak to you?
 
Order of Service:

Gathering Music: Julane Deener, violin

Welcome

Bell & Chalice

Opening Words: The Listener by Marian Burns Johnson Darling 

Song: #21 For the Beauty of the Earth  

Reading: Do Stones Feel?  By Mary Oliver

Story for All Ages: selections from What Can You Do with a Rock?

Affirmation

Offering

Reading & Meditation

Music: #1069 Ancient Mother 

Reflection: In Service to All Beings Part 3: Honoring Our Foundations

What element speaks to you? 

Discussion

Song: #1074 Turn the World Around 

Closing Words:  Quartz by Marian Burns Johnson Darling 

Chalice & Bell

Joys & Sorrows

Announcements

Transition music: Julane Deener, violin

Coffee Hour

 

Upcoming Services:

April 28, 2024: June and Bill Brink

May 5, 2024: Will Hunter

                                                                                                                                                                       

Our Affirmation:
Love is the doctrine of this church
The quest for truth is its sacrament
And service is its prayer
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To serve the needs 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

 
    Our Annual Meeting will be on May 21st at 7pm

In-person at 21 Fairground Rd  Springfield, Vermont or on Zoom

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853 Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

 

Please come to our annual meeting at the Meetinghouse on Tuesday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m., when we will elect officers and approve our budget for next year.

We can’t act without a quorum of voting members, so we need you.

Any member of the church who has contributed in the last year, either money, goods or help with our activities, is a voting member.

News and Info

May Festival 2024 Call to Vendors

The 13th Annual May Festival will be Saturday, May 18th 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on 21 Fairground Rd. in Springfield. RAIN OR SHINE. This is a prime location to set up your flea market  or craft table.  We will be selling food and have live music.

Vendor spaces are $15 and tables can be rented for an additional $5.00. 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 18th will be 7:30 am to 8:45 am. Vendors may park at their booth space.  

Contact June at uuspringfieldvt@gmail.com to reserve a space or request more information. Please include a short description of what you will be selling and the name of your business if you have one. We’ll include vendor details in our publicity.  


Free Tai Chi with Jo Bregnard. In person or on Zoom

Visit studio.jobregnard.com/shop to register


Souper Sundays

Every 2nd Sunday, after Services, we will be having soups, breads and drinks. $4 for members and guests eat for free!

Upcoming date: May 12, 2024

Volunteers to make soups and bring breads are needed, reach out to Ellen Allman at ellenallman@gmail.com or 802-463-5129


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

Click below to donate online:

 

 

125198

Our Services are each Sunday starting the second Sunday in September until mid-June, with two services in July and two in August.

Services: 10 am to 11 am Coffee Hour: 11 am - Noon

Share The Plate
We are restarting the pre-pandemic system for doing Share the Plate. The first Sunday of each month will be Share the Plate Sunday.  All of the money collected will go to the designated organization. The Social Action Committee selects the recipients. Please speak to them if you have suggestions. If you want to give more than the cash you have in your pocket you can write a check made out to the church with Share the Plate in the memo line. A check from the church will then be sent to the designated organization.

Ellen Allman on behalf of the Social Action Committee

April Share The Plate:

In recognition of both Women's History Month in March, as well as the ongoing war in Israel, the Social Action Circle has chosen Women for Women International as our April Share the Plate recipient. Since 1993, Women for Women International has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten — the women survivors of war and conflict — to learn the skills they need to rebuild their families and communities. Their vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential. Their Palestine Emergency Response involves partnering with local organizations in Gaza and the West Bank to provide essential aid to women and their families, including hot meals from a community kitchen; winter clothes, shoes, and blankets; and trauma-informed counseling.

https:/www.womenforwomen.org


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 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/809398828


STAFF

June Brink - Office Administrator

Julane Deener - Choir Director

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2023-2024

COLLECTOR - Ellen Allman

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Bob Allman - President

Bill Brink - Vice President

Dick Andrews - Treasurer

Becky Tucker - Clerk

At large:

Tina Feindel, Toni Streeter, Pat Callahan

Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse
21 Fairground Rd
Springfield, VT 05156

802-885-3327

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

Email: uuspringfieldvt@gmail.com