BERNARDSTON UNITARIAN CHURCH
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Upcoming schedule: Holidays 2017

Music, music, music: lots of music planned to get you through the dark months. Lynne Walker, Peter Skolnick, Jim Scott, Sarah Cole and more. Jim Scott will be working with those of us who would like to sing in a Choir for our Christmas Eve service at 4:30pm. We will be announcing the rehearsal later. And in Feb. don't forget to save the date, the 10th, for our pre-Valentine's day event with Boston based jazz duo, “Three at Home”. Also coming up two films: "An Inconvenient Sequel" and “Company Town” and our Nov. and Dec. Women's Gatherings. Women's Group date to be determined.  We are reading the book "60 on Up" together.  Email Annette if you want to order a copy.   annette@bernardstonunitarian.org or call 413-330-0807

Sunday Nov 19, Barry Deitz: UU Principle #4: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.  Coffee at 11, service at 11:30. Barry has been doing an amazing job at bringing alive our 7 UU Principles in monthly installments.  Don't miss #4!

In the afternoon annual Thanksgiving ecumenical service. in Leyden at 2pm Enjoy a short trip into our golden hills to the west. 

Sunday, December 3rd, Coffee at 11. Al Gore's important new movie, "An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power."  The reviews say it will inspire us with paths to act, inspiration we all need to cope with the future of climate change. Coffee at 11, Movie at 11:30. We will finish the movie with a comment period focused on positive future actions we can all take.  We were one of the first venues to show Al Gore's incredible movie "Inconvenient Truth" to a packed house, so we are proud to follow up with the new update. Perhaps we can join the Paris Climate Agreement as a Congregation. Lots to do and talk about here. Rev. Jean Wahlstrom will lead a meditation and discussion.

Sunday, December 10, Dan Tinen 11:30am ~ regular service with Dan  Topic TBA

Sunday, December 17, Barry Deitz 11:30am UU Principle #5

Sunday, December 24, Jim Scott Special Christmas Eve Vespers 4:30pm   Enjoy a beautiful holiday traditional Christmas Eve Service. Members and friends are invited to bring a favorite holiday decoration or traditional holiday food to share.  Bring the magic and love of Christmas into our 1739 Meetinghouse.  You can also choose to participate in a grab bag by bringing a $5 and under mystery gift.  Re-gifts welcome for the grab bag!

Sunday, December 31, 2017 Rev. Steve Wilson: Celebrate New Years Eve with a reunion with Steve. sermon: Things (Don’t) Happen for a Reason?  Today, with Rev. Steve back in the pulpit we dedicate our hour of regular soulful calisthenics to the simple question: do things happen for a reason?  In this service built to initiate a broader conversation, we will listen and share our very personal responses to this very big, maybe unanswerable question we all have inevitably asked ourselves. 11:30am service followed by reunion luncheon,

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 Rev. Steve Wilson,  Hope: On the first Sunday of the new year we turn to lift up, think about, wonder upon the very experience of the world’s best 4 letter word.  What is the source of this undeniable belief and the experience we have of seeing a better way forward; of better times ahead; of there being a purpose, and perhaps even an author.  Hope is rational, but more accurately, it is a feeling.  We will explore that today with Steve Wilson 

Sunday, January 21th, 2018 Greg Maichack - Arts & Activism Pastel Painting Workshop

Save the date: Saturday Feb. 10, 2018 Cabaret . Don't make any other plans for Valentine's Day than to support the Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse Fundraiser with the Boston-based upcoming and very talented jazz/funk/pop duo, "Three at Home" and some other surprise entertainment.

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Peace Mantra: "To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance." -Buddha


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