Thursday, October 14, 2021

October 6, 2021: Gleaning Eggplants as Multigenerational Lifespan Spiritual Exploration

 

Many thanks to the nearly fifteen people of ALL ages who joined in this service project with Community Harvest of Central Vermont.  

The team gleaned 534 pounds of eggplants that were sorted and then sent out to the following: 

Montpelier Food Pantry
Bethany Bowl 
Feast at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center 
Worcester Food Shelf
Waterbury Area Senior Center
Salvation Army
Capstone Community Action
Mad River Valley Senior Center
Mad River Valley Community Pantry
VT Food Bank

Everyone said it was great to connect with each other and the land, as well as 6th principle of Unitarian Universalism.  That's the one about working for a fair world and peaceful world.  A fair world means everyone has access to healthy, local food! 

Many thanks to Allison Levine of Community Harvest of Central VT for coordinating the project logistics.  They are always seeking more helping hands with harvests, so please reach out via their web page. 

Gratitude also to the owners of Bear Roots Farm in Williamstown for their generosity and skill all season in growing these eggplants!  Thanks to the plants themselves, and the sun, air, water, and soil.  

Photo appreciation to Alison Donlan-Kite, Joka Anibal Montalvan Hoyes, and Janet Poeton.  

























Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Oct. 3, 2021: Middle School Youth Group Cider Pressing

The rain held off long enough yesterday for a great in-person launch to our Middle School Youth Group! It was such a pleasure to see them working together so well already! Many thanks to the parents for schlepping them out to Middlesex and to Brian Prendergast for hosting and teaching us. Dell Waterhouse was another big help and thank you to Jackie Dennison for getting cider donuts for some feasting! We're looking to have an outdoor activity the first Sunday of each month through December at least! We'll continue to find a time to have an online Coffee Hour as we're able to.


Our chalice was a hurricane lamp!   























Thursday, September 30, 2021

Shhhh--surprise welcome back signs for Rev. Joan!

Help us welcome Rev. Joan back on Sunday Oct. 3rd.  Make a simple sign with hearts or stars or flowers.  Write a message for her and we'll go into gallery view at the end of Announcements near the start of worship.  Wave you sign about, or make a heart shape with your hands, or have a bouquet of flowers with you.  You could even just use the "Reactions" option to choose a heart or hands clapping!  


The point is to have some fun and show her our love.  But we'll keep it a bit of a surprise!  ;-)

See you on Sunday


 






Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Sun. Sept. 26, 2021 ~ HS Youth Group Service Project: Painting the Church Fence

Many thanks to the seven youth and three adults who rocked the fence painting on Sunday morning. They were busy the entire time and it looks like a brand new fence! It brought joy to all the people at the outdoor Coffee Hour to see how hard y'all had worked to care for our fence and the church grounds.  THANK YOU!  You can tell from the pictures that you were focused AND having fun at the same time.  

Kudos to Kris Hammer from the Property Committee for coordinating the project and supplies, and to Susan and Elizabeth for getting the yummy refreshments. 

I was impressed by how dazzling the fence looked afterward, how much fun everyone seemed to have together, and the fact that no one fell over the ledge!  The music, donuts, and coffee were nice touches too!  

Next Youth Group meeting: Pizza and an outdoor fire on Wed. October 13th.  Email Liza for more details.  

The fence before (above) ... and after (below)!!



















October 6, 2021: Gleaning Eggplants as Multigenerational Lifespan Spiritual Exploration

  Many thanks to the nearly fifteen people of ALL ages who joined in this service project with Community Harvest of Central Vermont.   The t...