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.
Sunday, October 2 11:30 am ~ Barry Dietz, Topic: Theodore Parker
Sunday, October 9 11:30 am ~ Dan Tinen, Topic: Getting Motivated
Sunday, October 16 11:30 am ~ Rev. Steve Wilson Syncretism: Embracing Autumn, Halloween, All Souls Day, & the Day of the Dead Halloween, All Souls Day, and The Day of the Dead are both honored and explored as a way to understand the evolving way we humans come to do religion. We ritualize our world, experience aging, and participate in the changing seasons by a means of borrowing and stealing. This service asserts that syncretism may be the world’s first and only religious tradition. Today we think about the theft of symbols and the inviolate quality of the sacred.
Sunday, October 23 ~
Arts and Activism
at 11:30 there will be a presentation by Andrew Fisk, Executive Director CRWC, "The Power of Water The Power of Words. " as part of our Arts & Activism exhibition "River Rooms" and "Water Views" and discussion of water issues,
At 1:00 Alice Thomas, artist will follow with a presentation at 1:00pm illuminating her abstract paintings exhibited at the meetinghouse.
Coffee and refreshments between the two presentations. The visual exhibition of paintings and photographs presently on view, ends Sunday the 23rd, so try to make it for the viewing and presentations on that day!
Sunday, October 30 11:30 am ~ Rev. Jean Wahlstrom
New art show at the Meetinghouse!
2016 River Rooms Installation,
paintings by Alice Thomas
and Water Views,
photographs by Annette Mackin Wadleigh
more information click here click here
Greet the artists at 1pm on Sunday, Sept. 18,
for an opening reception at the Meetinghouse,
The show is open Wednesday mornings
9:30-noon, and Sundays 10-2
through Oct 24, and by appointment.
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.