October 2018 Newsletter


Church Events

Sunday Services begin at 9:30pm; childcare Provided

  • October 7, 2018, by Nancy Crumbine: “This Blessed Month in Vermont”.

  • October 14, 2018, by Kevin Carson: “Our Story, Part 1: From Ancient Creeds to the Reformation”
    Part one looks at the theological origins of Unitarianism and Universalism leading up to the Reformation.

  • October 21, 2018 by Buffy Boke: “Walking on the Floor”
    Sometimes we are so concerned with the dramatic events occurring in the world and around us, we neglect to notice the gift of the ordinary. Buffy will share some thoughts about a high-wire artist and how, when we give up our efforts to be somebody special, we make it easier to become the unique creatures we are capable of being.

  • October 28, Kevin Carson: “Our Story, Part 2: European Roots”
    In part two, we will examine the influence of religious movements in Europe during the turbulent centuries after the Reformation.

Principles in Action – October

This month our collection will go to SEVCA (Southeast Vermont Community Action) for the Community Solar Project. SEVCA has raised most of the money needed to put in a solar project that will help approximately 15 families meet their electrical needs. They have taken out a bridge loan to cover the last $50,000 that is required to complete this project and this money must be raised by December 2018. Please give generously as this is a long-term investment in an important empowerment project for our community.

October Music News

The Parish Choir has special music in the works for October! To set the scene for Kevin Carson’s series of sermons on the history of Unitarianism, we’ve turned to history and have been busily rehearsing Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and early American music. Guest musicians Meekah Hance and Suzanne Lawler will join Julane in providing prelude and postlude music for these historical services as well. The music aims to be a ‘soundtrack’ for what promises to be a fascinating series – not to be missed!

October 7:
Anthem: Harvest Moon
Chant: Now I Walk in Beauty

October 14:
Anthem: Inimichi autem (a Renaissance era motet by Orlando di Lasso)
Chant: O frondens virga (a Medieval chant by Hildegard von Bingen)
Prelude, Offertory, and Postlude: members of the ensemble Mandolin Road Trip will play Renaissance trios by Thomas Morley and William Byrd.

October 21:
Soloist Julane Deener: The Stars are With the Voyager
Chant: Return Again

October 28:
Anthem: Laudamus Te
(a choral arrangement of the Baroque classic by Vivaldi)
Chant: TBA
Prelude, Offertory, and Postlude: 3 movements from Teleman’s Cannonic Sonata No. 1 – Meekah Hance and Julane Deener – violin

The Parish Choir rehearses each Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30. Interested singers should contact Julane Deener (802) 463-9719 or julanejulane@comcast.net.

Singing Meditation will meet on Thursday October 18 from 6 to 7. No experience necessary – all are welcome!

News for the Children

Beginning on October 21st, Music Director Julane Deener will be joining the children downstairs once or twice a month (after the choir’s performance) to share music and cultural activities. We’ll start this fall by working on a song – perhaps with movement - to share at the Solstice Service on December 16th.