BERNARDSTON UNITARIAN CHURCH
A UUA Congregation
in the historic 1739 First Meetinghouse
welcoming people of all faiths and children!
Served by Rev. Albert Ciarcia,
and Rev Steve Wilson
Coffee at 11:00 ~ Service at 11:30
First and Fourth Sundays : Special programs
Second Sundays Rev. Al Ciarcia
Third Sundays Rev. Steve Wilson
Music: Lynne Walker
Coffee at 11:00, Service at 11:30
Sunday May 12 Rev. Al is home from the hospital and resting comfortably with Jane's devoted attention. She has sent us the sermon that Al had prepared to deliver in person and we will do a group reading and discussion around that sermon this Sunday. We hope you can come and share both our warm memories of Bill and Al's words of wisdom for us. We will meet at the usual time - coffee starts at 11, service at 11:30.
Sunday May 19 Rev. Steve Wilson: A Faithless Faith: Humanism and Religious Life
Is faith in God/a Goddess, Jesus or something similar, ...something bigger,... essential for an effective, practical, valuable, contemporary religious/spiritual life.† Is belief in something bigger,... essential to religion. Honestly, seriously, is some leap of faith required? And what does it look like when you donít feel like you can?
May 26: is already Memorial day weekend! As is our custom we will take this weekend off. Enjoy (no service)
June 2 : Regular time: coffee hour 11am, service 11:30am
Ted Thornton returns to share his with our congregation his latest insights on Middle Eastern affairs and other recent world travel. Always engaging and enlightening.
It's time for a Women's Group gathering. Any ideas for a focus or anyone willing to host? Call Annette at 413-330-0807
Jiminy Cricket~ "Don't forget to participate asap in the current National dialogues that will shape our immediate future:Filibuster reform: Elizabeth Warren website and Gun safety reforms at Obama or Whitehouse websites. Whatever you believe, participation in our democracy and feedback to our representatives and leaders is essential!"
Call 648-9574 for information or if you need to carpool to come to church or events.
Rev. Al and Jane Ciarcia's address for sending cards and messages of love and support is
119 Angel Drive, Apt. D, Waterbury, CT 06708-125
Contact Rev. Steve Wilson if you have a pastoral need or would like a visit.- 617-852-2292
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
DVAA & our Meetinghouse Artists getting a special tour with Sen. Stan Rosenberg
There's always something happening at
the Bernardston Unitarian Church
Happy time on the church steps watching the parade!
"Sense of Place" Celebration. Sept. 22, Story telling, meetinghouse tours, parade float and artist reception
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.
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
Poetry by Nick Fleck
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.