August 2018 Newsletter

Church Events

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Ice Cream Sundays                                      August 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
Julane Deener and the First Universalist Parish Choir

Thanks to a very cooperative and enthusiastic group of singers, the choir will be leading another special Evensong service this summer.  On August 12 from 5:00 to 5:45, we’ll share anthems, hymns and readings in special abbreviated musical services that will end with an ice cream party downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. These services are designed to be Very Family Friendly, so snacks before ice cream will include protein and veggies to offset the sugar. The theme for August is Children. Please join us!  Bring your friends and children and take a bit of time to reconnect with our church family during our summer off.  You’ll be glad you did!

Principles in Action

Our donations will go to the Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a non profit group that provides free and low cost legal services to immigrant        children, families and refugees. They have just set up a hot line, staffed by volunteers, to help reunite families that were separated at the border. Money will go toward detained parents bonds which are needed to reunite families and will also fund legal representation of            separated families.

Music News

Singing Meditation will continue on August 16 – third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m.  All are welcome!

Board Meeting

Sunday, August 26
10:00 AM
All are welcome to attend.

May Yard Sale

A Note from Melody:
"We worked hard at the yard sale, but with Ed’s hot dogs and the goodies from the bake sale, lots of fun was had by all. We set up Sunday, and what didn't sell went into the free pile and most disappeared overnight. The grand total is now $3,575.55. We did good! :-)"


June Church Picnic

The Pizza was great from the wood fired pizza oven. It was delicious!!!!! It was a beautiful day at Melody’s and Wally’s home and we ate a lot of pizza , saw the gardens, and had great conversations.

July Ice Cream Sunday

Singing and Sundaes How much better can a Sunday Service get? Nick Boke will be giving the first sermon of the season, Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Remember Water Communion

Please remember to bottle a little water from the meaningful place you visit this summer. If you found joy or peace, bring some token of your experience to share with us at our Water Communion Service September 9.

August Community Events

Community Asylum Seekers Project Update                                                    
Steve Crofter wants to let people know that in addition to the Mexican family that he and Laurel are hosting, the Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP) has now welcomed two asylum-seeking women from Honduras to live in a host home in Brattleboro, and it looks like host homes will be available soon in Putney and Westminster."

Home Health Aide Services Needed
A neighbor is looking for home health aide services for his elderly mother. Flexible shifts.
Mother lives off Main street. She requires minor lifting. She is very alert and oriented.
Clean environment to work in. Current wage offered. Inquires please call Mr. Kim Kendal 802-875-3469. Thank you very much.
- Liz MacAdie

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