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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





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birdy
A little birdy told me
Spring is coming!!


Earth Wisdom
Sunday, April 26th 11:30 am the Second Film in our 2015 Earth Day Film Series
"The Wisdom to Survive"
Climate Change, Capitalism & Community

"A powerful witness to the possibility of change as we awaken to the remarkable beauty of our planet."
John Grim, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives.
A film by Old Dog Documentaries / Music in the movie: Eugene Friesen - Cello / Suggested donation $5.
Also: Before the movie, for Coffee 1/2 Hour at 11:00, Eric Wasileski will present his new poetry book "Live Free(or die)"


Sunday Mornings-Coffee at 11:00, Service at 11:30


April

Sunday, April 5:
6:30am Ecumenical Sunrise Service in Gill with Rev. Steve Wilson, 6:30am end of Munn's Ferry Road, Gill, MA
EASTER SERVICE AT THE MEETINGHOUSE:
11:30am Special Easter Service with Musician/Composer Jim Scott

Sunday, April 12, Arts and Activism Sunday: Special showing of the movie "Green Fire" - "Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" The first of three Inspirational films we plan to show in celebration of Earth Day. Bring a friend! 11:30am

Sunday, April 19, Rev. Steve Wilson: "Earth Day": What A Wonderful World It was! Today we look back on a good planet, and the lessons that we have learned as we cross the threshold of the phrase “Before it’s Too late. As Kurt Vonnegut said. “We could have saved the planet. It is a shame we were too cheap. People are invited to share their fond recollections of the planet we used to live on. 11:30am

Saturday April 25th, 9am-4:30pm All day oil and acrylic workshop with Williamstown artist John MacDonald This workshop is limited to 12 and full at the moment. Another workshop is planned for August 29 with John Tomasetti and this is still open.

Sunday April 26, 11:00 am ~ Eric Wasileski presents his new book of poetry "Live Free (or die)" at coffee followed by
Sunday April 26, 11:30 am ~ another inspiring Earth Day Movie "The Wisdom to Survive."
"practical, transformational, imaginative ways to bring about ......a more sustainable world."


May

Saturday May 2, 5:30 First Saturday with Steve, Pot Luck and film ~ "Oil & Water" "an epic David and Goliath tale about the Amazon.... movie 8 years in the making."

Sunday, May 3 Barry Deitz: "The Unitarian Transcendentalists." 11:30am

Try out Dan's Franklin County UU YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/FranklinCountyUUs



Call 413 330-0807 for information or if you need to carpool to come to church or events.

Wednesdays 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 our important people Al Ciarcia and Bill Griswold Al Ciarcia   Bill Griswold
Address for sending cards and messages of love and support for Jane Ciarcia is 119 Angel Drive Apt. D,  Waterbury, CT  06708


Experience Unitarian Warmth
There's always something happening at
the Bernardston Unitarian Church

Meetinghouse artists at the State House with Sen. Rosenberg

DVAA & our Meetinghouse Artists getting a special tour with Sen. Stan Rosenberg


Recent Events!


Jim Scott at the Bernardston Unitarian Church
Thanks to Jean Philippe Tremblay for his amazing film, to Debra Brown for bringing the film to Bernardston, and thanks to Dan DeWalt and Sara Longsmith of Free Press for their astute commentary on the film and thanks as well to our animated audience!Photos
Their website:shadowsofliberty.org
They made their Kicksarter Goal!
Here's their Kickstarter page





Jim Scott at the Bernardston Unitarian Church




Jim Scott giving a special holiday service December 2013

Explore Jim Scott's music at jimscottmusic.com, some of it is in our hymnal!





Inequality Poster

Special showing of Robert Reich's movie "Inequality for All"
December 8, 2013








The Deerfield Valley Art Association Fall Members Show Columbus Day weekend, ending Monday Oct. 14.

Under the Oaks "LIVE ARTS UNDER THE OAKS!" Special Thanks to Linda Lively, Kathy Hale, Chantal Dupuis, Roy Morgan, Mark Wadleigh, Rev. Steve Wilson, Robbianne Mackin, Bev Phelps, Martha Stiles, Joel Fowler, Sandra Haynes, Barry Deitz, Jim Gildea, artists under the tent: Karen Evans, Leni Gaudet, Genevieve Abate, Gary Fiske-White, Edith Hunsberger, Mary Glabach Field, and Maureen Moore, and of course the Band- Pat & Tex LaMountain, Rick Mauran and John White. A great team effort to clean up and down, set up two art shows and outside booths, and run a complex event with great success and fun for all!





Reinhardt's 99th Birthday celebration


 

climate rally
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






Thanks for a good laugh and sweet treats on Valentines day

The Valentines Cabaret was sooooo great!


Past Events!









Happy time on the church steps watching the parade!
"Sense of Place" Celebration. Sept. 22, Story telling, meetinghouse tours, parade float and artist reception


Thanks to every one who helped with the Cabaret to benefit Franklin County flood victims and the Guinoppe Honduras Project!!! It was a great success!!!
Thanks to the Great Local Business Sponsors for our Cabaret Raffle!
Click here to find out who they are!









This is Louise with Caryl after an amazing presentation. Boy can she make history come alive! The paintings describe the only successful Native American rebellion.
Link to Louise's Website


Dreams of Home Event The "SHELTER: Dreams of Home Event" included a panel of professionals speaking about housing, getting a home, keeping a home and related issues.
The Art Exhibition accompanying a free community event held May 14, 2011 from 11am-8pm. The subject of the exhibition was "HOME" and all that the word evokes in our hearts, minds, and senses.
The Opening Reception to celebrate the artists held from 3-5 pm on the 14th followed by The Walter Mittys Band from 5- 8pm.


river view
GREAT SPRING WATER EVENT!

thanks to all who participated!


Click Here Spring Water Event 2009 for the photo page.




Dan Esty


Keynote speaker Daniel Esty author of "Green to Gold"
Yale Professor and advisor to Pres. Obama







river view
Al and Jane

Photos of Al's 15 years with the Bernardston Unitarians celebration!





Eric and Steve

Eric Wasileski and Steve Wilson
Australian Send-off for Rev. Steve Wilson
Party Pictures



David Korten at the Bernardston Unitarian ChurchThanks to David Korten
progressive visionary author
Speaking about creating a positive future
David Korten's blog
The Great Turning website
Thanks to the sponsors and contributors for their generous support!



Dr Robert Sidorsky Ultimate Peace
Saturday April 10, 2009
Robert and Linda Sidorsky have been doing their part to bring peace to the Middle East by facilitating Ultimate Frisbee games between Palestinian and Israeli youth. Dr. Robert Sidorsky spoke about this exciting venture as part of the Great Decisions discussion. Pictures & More Info


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


Stay tuned for special events.

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Poetry by Nick Fleck
A history of the church from the 1600's
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Honoring our Elders Over Eighty 
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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.


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