Justice, Connection, Generosity, Compassion, Spirituality

Conversations with Reverend Megan Lloyd Joiner Rev Megan L Joiner

Coffee Talk 

Join Rev. Megan Wednesday mornings from 9-10:00 am at Books and Co. on Whitney Ave. for the beverage of your choice and casual conversation. Next: December 16 .

Small Group Gatherings                Thursday Dec. 17, 7-8:30 pm “Justice”           
Gather in the minister’s office for a special time of reflection and sharing. Small groups limited to seven people. Bring a poem or reading that relates to the theme of each gathering.  Bring something to share that inspires your spiritual life, your dedication to the USNH community, and/or your commitment to action beyond our walls.  

Members and friends of all ages are welcome. Sign up on the Minister’s Message board in the Social Hall or e.mail  Rev.Megan with “Small Group Gathering” in the subject line.
Childcare available upon request.

Office: 203-288-1807 x201. 



December 6, 9:15 am and 11:15 am
“Bah humbug! Holidays, Tradition, and
the Search for Meaning”
Linda Mehta, Liz Appel, Jesse Greist, Linda Pawelek
 December 13, 9:15 and 11:15
Music Sunday: “A Celtic Noel”
Linda Pawelek, Bill Braun, USNH Choir
Rev. Megan Lloyd-Joiner, Jesse Greist
December 20
ONE SERVICE ONLY, Multi-Generational, 11:15 am
“The Solstice Spiral”
Rev. Megan Lloyd-Joiner, Linda Pawelek,
Jesse Greist
December 24
Christmas Eve
Multi-Generational, 7 pm
Rev. Megan Lloyd-Joiner, Jesse Greist
December 27
Multi-Generational, 11:15 am
“Leftovers: Cleaning Out Our Cupboards
for the New Year!”

Rev. Megan Lloyd-Joiner, Jesse Greist
USNH’s SMALL GROUP MINISTRY program provides a setting to reflect, listen, and learn. In so doing, we deepen our relationships with others at USNH.
Have you ever thought of facilitating a Small Group? Our SGM Steering Committee will help you develop a theme, arrange training at a time convenient to you, and support you through the process of facilitating a group. If you have participated in a Small Group at USNH for even one term and are willing to learn to be a facilitator please let us know!
We need to hear from you by Monday, December 21 in order to create a group at a day and time that works for you. Co-facilitators are most welcome!
If you are interested, please contact one of us by phone, email, or in person.
Small Group Ministry Steering Committee: Gwen Heuss-Severance (ch), Nancy Brown,
Sue Linsley, Ellen Mahoney, Jean Rosenthal, Paul Trotta

The Book Cart will be open again on December 13 and will be taking special orders for your holiday gift-giving (and any other purposes) through Sunday, December 6. Email Becky Friedkin ( with your titles, quantities, format (hardcover or paper), any price limits, and best phone number, no later than December 6
Take Five? No! Take $25!
Purchase a Stop & Shop $25 gift card
and use for your holiday gifts to the mail or newspaper carrier, to the Food Bank, for the holiday grab bag or stocking stuffer and anywhere else that a gift like that would be appreciated. It’s a win win for you and for USNH. You get a trouble free gift and it supports the many programs of USNH.
The cards are available after every service. A check or cash,  please.


It’s Re-gifting Time!
Get ready to shop on Sundays in December
in the Social Hall. Brought to you by the Green Sanctuary Committee – Questions?
Judy Belaval
(203) 269-9833.
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A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Gathered in 1951

LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation



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