Or make checks out to Congregational Unitarian Society of Bernardston and mail to: PO Box 5, Bernardston MA, 01337
Sunday October 11th: This Sunday we zoom with Northfield UU's affiliated community minister Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer. Her topic is “Faith for All Seasons (even this one)” . In her sermon she will talk about faith as a verb instead of a noun. Lynne Walker will provide our music as previously taped by Dan Tinen. The zoom service starts at 10:30 and will end with a breakout room for Bernardston members to gather together for a check in and feedback chat.
Annette and Mark will be zooming the service on the big screen TV at 10:30am, if you feel like bringing your coffee to the Meetinghouse and joining us in our sacred space.
Sunday, Oct. 11th from 12 noon to 2pm
is also the last chance to see the Fall Meetinghouse Artists Show and purchase some lovely works to benefit the church. The Artists welcome you to a wine and cheese "Closing Party" for the show, which is hanging in the beautiful airy upstairs sanctuary of our historic 1739 Meetinghouse.
We will observe mask and distancing protocols for all members and visitors to the Meetinghouse.
Sunday October 18th: Barry Dietz, does his first zoom service for the three church group. Mark will host the zoom.
Sunday October 25th: TBA
The Meetinghouse Artists group has been meeting weekly for Wednesday Zooms.
Stay strong, stay smart, stay safe and well. The world needs our optimism and cooperation!
Try out Dan's Franklin County UU YouTube Channel
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. Join us!
Sandra Hayne's Patreon Page Our exhibiting artist Sandra Haynes: "An Exploration of Artistic Media Through a Series"
Arts and Activism:
Focus and Creativity
at the Greg Maichack Workshop
Charlie Malcolm speaks about the role of the State Department in current foreign affairs in our Great Decisions series.
Big "Thank You"s go out to Jean and the wonderful Farley String Band for their performance Saturday night at our Robert Burns Ceilidh . Thank you Michael for ordering and donating the Haggis (yes it was spicy & delicious) and masterfully presented by Celt in his traditional Scottish kilt. Barry delivered the Burns remarks with great historical reference and humor and Sandra and Corey added to the night with readings. Thanks to all who put in time on the very Scottish refreshments, Celt made wonderful scones with clotted cream and jam, Mark put a lot of team work in on our specialty steak pies, Kathy made some great oatmeal vegetarian haggis, Carol made gluten free shortbread, Sandra chicken and a special Scottish sweet treat, Marilyn brought lots of munchies and guacamole. Kim and others brought exotic beverages to share. Lots of food showed up that I have no idea who brought. It was all delicious. Thank you all for a great and fitting celebration to lighten January 2019!
September October 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
"Agriculture ~the Heartbeat of the Valley" May 30 ~ June 13, 2015 ~ 10am to 2pm daily A Multi-Media Art Exhibit Celebrating Working Farms of the Pioneer Valley co-sponsored by DVAA, Pioneer Valley Institute, Bernardston Agricultural Commission, Arts and Activism at Bernardston Unitarian with funding support from the Bernardston and MA Cultural Council Closing Event: Michael Nix Concert Saturday, June 13, 7:30-9:30 More Information
Earth Wisdom Saturday, May 2 , Screen time ~ 6:30pm "Oil & Water" ~ The third film in a trilogy of inspiring environmental films following our first Saturday with Steve Pot Luck at 5:30. Suggested donation for the movie $5, bring a dish to share for the Pot luck supper before the movie. About the movie: Two boys come of age looking for solutions to the global problem of reckless oil drilling following years of oil contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Local connections. Spoiler alert! They find a solution! More Information
Shadows of Liberty
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! some of it is in our hymnal!
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
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!
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 held from 3-5 pm on the 14th followed by The Walter Mittys Band from 5- 8pm.
DVAA & our Meetinghouse Artists getting a special tour with Sen. Stan Rosenberg
Dan Esty 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
David Korten at the Bernardston Unitarian ChurchThanks to David Korten
progressive visionary author
Speaking about creating a positive future
David Korten's blog
TheGreat Turning website
Thanksto 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 Pictures & More Info
Stay tuned for special events.
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.