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
Feels like home.
Apple Gourds by Linda Keech
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 Mornings-Coffee at 11:00, Service at 11:30
Sun. Sept. 13 ~ Barry Deitz ~ Topic: Connecting the Concord Transcendentalists with the Abolitionist Movement
Sun. Sept 20 ~ Rev. Steve Wilson, Topic:"Writing a Sermon with Your Life"
Sun., September 27. ~ No service ~ On Sun. Sept. 27 in afternoon: Songs for Syria: A Concert for Humanitarian Relief at First Churches of Northampton 29 Main Street Northampton 3-4:30 Concert Admission Free, firstchurches.org donations encouraged.
Saturday, October 3, First Saturdays with Steve,
4:00 Writing Group starting: Join this session.
5:30- 8pm Pot Luck and movie, "Two Who Dared," the birth of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Linda Lively says this couple were friends of her Dad, Rev. Andy Wahlstrom and she remembers the drama and danger of their good deeds.
Sun., October 4. 11:30-12:30 Free Art Workshop with Genevieve Abate. Come for the demo and coffee only even if you aren't a painter. Come participate in this wonderful opportunity to see a demo by an "Old Masters" style painter and then apply your own paint to canvas. Oil or acrylic. Full workshop for artists (bring oils or acrylic ) goes until 3:30. Co-sponsored by Bernardston Unitarian Arts and Activism Program and Deerfield Valley Art Association. Sign up for the extended workshop with Annette 413-330-0807.
Sun. Oct. 11, ~ Dan Tinen delivers another wonderful service. Topic: TBA
Sun. Oct. 18, ~ Rev. Steve Wilson, the great and inimitable. Topic: TBA
FYI: Tickets are available now for the Dalai Lama on Oct. 25 at the Mullins Center in AmherstTry out Dan's Franklin County UU YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/FranklinCountyUUs
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
Be sure to go online and catch up on all the great speeches and workshops at the June 2015 UUA General Assembly. Here's the link: General Assembly 2015
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.