March Newsletter

Church Events

Sunday Services begin at 9:30; childcare provided. Religious education for youth will be provided each Sunday during service except for March 19th's service.

This Month's Services

Sunday, March 5, 2017 Service
Led by Reverend Nick Boke
"Cultures Clash"
This sermon will be made up of vignettes from my several recent weeks working with Syrian, Lebanese and Ivorian teachers, encouraging them to revise their understandings of the nature of teaching and learning.

February 12, 2017
Led by Nancy J. Crumbine
"I Circle Around God"  
I’ve been circling for thousands of years…” Seeking help from Rilke, and a few other poets, in remembering the wisdom of serenity and the promise of rebirth, even in the darkest times. With a few inspiring stories thrown in….Keep the faith!

February 19, 2017
Led by Calvin Dame
"To Bless the World"

February 26, 2017
Led by Kevin Carson
"Freeze Dried Religion"

From the Board

There will be a board meeting Sunday, March 12, 2017. All are welcome to attend the Board Meeting, they will be held after the social hour in the Parish social hall downstairs. Principles in Action March - Our March PIA collection will go to the High Fives Organization that supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness. It also provides resources and inspiration to those who suffer from life changing injuries. Mike Swartz has been involved in this program and was featured in the 2014 award winning "Helmets are Cool" video, partially filmed in Chester.

Religious Education Program (RE) March

This upcoming month promises to be very inspiring, educational, rewarding and fun. On March 5 we will be making food for the North Springfield Warming Shelter. We are on the books for a main dish and we are planning a vegetable pot pie. Hopefully there will be enough biscuits left over for us! The most exciting news is that we will be beginning a series of sessions with Jamie Malouf, who is going to work with the children to create a medicine wheel on the property of the church, creating a permanent, sacred space of the children's own design. We anticipate this to take at least two to three sessions just in learning about medicine wheels, exploring possible designs, deciding on a design and what shall go in the medicine wheel (rocks, flowers, herbs, etc.), starting seeds, etc.

The first two sessions will take place on March 12 and March 26, so don't miss it!! (As previously planned, there will be no RE on March 19.) Finally, our ice cream social to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation is going to be held on March 24 from 6:30 - 7:30. Children should arrive at 6:00 to set up. I am going to be in charge of procuring the ice cream, and the children are each being assigned a topping to bring. Look for a separate email about that next week. I am very excited about this new project with Jamie and I hope your children will be too! In joy and gratitude, Lisa


Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 Hello All, Doors at the UU will open for ART on Tuesday at @2PM this week. Come early if your schedule permits. Nena