BERNARDSTON UNITARIAN CHURCH
A UUA Congregation in the historic |
1739 First Meetinghouse
welcoming people of all faiths and children!
Served by Rev. Steve Wilson
Music: Lynne Walker
Lay preacher: Dan Tinen
Program Coordinator: Annette Mackin
Web, Building: Mark Wadleigh
Coffee at 11:00 ~ Service at 11:30
Nourish your spirit at the Bernardston Unitarian Church in the historic 1739 Unitarian Meetinghouse,
a UU Congregation joining people of all faiths in love and community.
Services are at 11:30 am, coffee starts at 11 am. Rev. Steve Wilson starts his 12th year as our Pastoral minister and is a fun and engaging speaker on topics concerning our modern day lives and challenges.
"First Saturday's" is a Pot Luck Supper with Rev. Steve at 5:30pm followed by a program, activity, movie, or discussion. Anyone in the community is welcome to join in.
The Arts and Activism Program sponsors a weekly free art workshop on Wednesdays from 9:30am to noon after which participants traditionally join for lunch at a local restaurant. Bring your own materials and any skill level to this congenial group. We also collaborate with other local arts and service organizations to provide workshops, lectures and service projects.
Come share your interests and concerns in a spirit of good will and fellowship. Schedule is posted below. Questions and pastoral care: contact Rev. Steve Wilson, or Annette Mackin at 413-330-0807.
August 7th 11:30 am ~ coffee at 11am : Unitarian Grace: One can be said to have grace, or be graceful, to be prayerful before a meal is to say grace. This spiritual attribute and word that came to connote fluid elegant action is the same word we use to talk about the idea of God swooping down to protect and save us. Today we have a meditation and examination on this both beautiful and enigmatic word.
August 14th ~ No Service
Aug 21st 11:30 am ~
coffee at 11am ~ Virtue- Life’s Essential Skills: Honest, disciplined, humble, and patient are all the things we want our neighbors to be. This simple sermon falls somewhere between a rap on the knuckles lecture about being good, and a self–esteem group hug to do your best and don’t fret.
Concord Road Trip still in planning stages.... Our originally scheduled road trip and historic tour of Concord, MA hitting some special UU iconic spots is postponed until Fall. We are doing some more specific planning and hope all our speakers who illude to the heritage of Emerson, Thoreau and their association of free thinkers in their sermons will accompany us to enrich the journey. Stay tuned and indicate your interest and availability. Email me at email@example.com if you hope to participate in our trip this Fall.
Sunday, Sept 18th 11:30 am ~ coffee at 11am ~ Discerning What to Worry about (A Water In-Gathering Service): Water is the source of life.. It is the largest percentage of earth surface. Water is the bulk of your body’s weight. Wow. In this water in gathering service we speak personally about our unique gifts, and get into the issue of what one should really worry about. Grab the water you saved this summer, take a few mental notes about your summer and join us for the first official service of the church year.
Two opportunities for Summer Community Service:UUs at the Franklin County Fair. Bernardston and Greenfield UUs are joining to person a booth at the Fairgrounds Sept. 8-11. If you can sit for a spell, contact Annette or Dan Tinen. Greenfield is coordinating the schedule. Do stop by and chat if you are attending the Fair!!
On Aug. 12 the Franklin County Belly Bus food collection helps feed local children while school lunches are unavailable. Funds or food. On the Common in Greenfield.
The 12th Annual Fill the Belly Bus Food Drive Friday, August 12th, 3:00-5:00 PM Greenfield Town Common
On-going Wed. Meetinghouse
Artists group, 9:30am to noon. Bring your project, materials, craft to a
congenial gathering. We are planning for a group exhibition in November
at the Meetinghouse. Join us!
Contact Rev. Steve Wilson if you have a pastoral need or would like a visit.- 617-852-2292
Remembering Caryl Dyer
Caryl Out with friends at Bella Notte
There's always something happening at
the Bernardston Unitarian Church
DVAA & our Meetinghouse Artists getting a special tour with Sen. Stan Rosenberg
No Pipeline through New England!
Climate Rally - 10:30 on the Meetinghouse steps.
Sunday February 17th in solidarity with the DC Rally and 350.org
Happy time on the church steps watching the parade!
"Sense of Place" Celebration. Sept. 22, Story telling, meetinghouse tours, parade float and artist reception
Keynote speaker Daniel Esty, author of "Green to Gold"
Yale Professor and advisor to Pres. Obama
Eric Wasileski and Steve Wilson
Australian Send-off for Rev. Steve Wilson
Stay tuned for special events.
Find Us - Directions
A history of the church from the 1600's
Honoring our Elders Over Eighty
Bernardston Unitarian Declaration of Fellowship:
We unite to affirm
that love is the spirit of this church
and service it's mission.
This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To give service to humanity.