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. November 1 Rev. Jean Wahlstrom : "Everyday Heroism"'Tis the season for heroes and heroic adventure. "Everest" has been on the big screen, and the movie about the Chilean mining disaster/rescue is due out soon. What it is that makes a deed or action heroic. Doesn't it involve morality and choice? Isn't it necessarily interpersonal, in some way?
Sun. November 8 Dan Tinen: "The Promise and Peril of Positive Thinking": How much does our attitude affect events? Do we create our own reality, or is this just wishful "woo-woo" thinking? We'll consider the latest brain science as well as the writings of the late Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Sat. November 14 Writing Group and Pot Luck & Program with Steve Writing Group meets at 4pm Pot Luck Supper 5:30 followed by the Movie ~ Celebrating Philanthropy: Paul Newman Film Festival Come see some classic Paul Newman flicks!! Popcorn and cider for sure!
Sun. November 15 Rev. Steve Wilson: Preparing for Thanksgiving: Carving Up Thanks-giving In this Thanksgiving Service we will be called to step past the assumption that we “should” be thankful, and take a good hard look at what we earn and we are just given. When the tally is completed, and if the minister has done his job, we will all but fall on our face with the realization of all that we don’t control.
Sun. November 22
We are participating in 2 services on the 22nd: Ecumenical Thanksgiving Services times & places:
2:00 pm Interfaith Council of Franklin County at All Souls Greenfield
7:00 pm Northfield, Bernardston, Warwick Thanksgiving Service at First Parish Northfield
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.