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Rev. Megan Lloyd Joiner


This Week’s Worship Service

July 3, 2016
(Summer Service 10:30 am)
“Passing Peace”

Rev. Megan Lloyd Joiner, Jesse Greist, Sue Linsley, Linda Pawelek
What transpires between two people when “peace” is passed? How might we each become a conduit for peace whether we include this ancient ritual as part of our worship or not.

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Silent Meditation
Summer Sundays 9:30am

The sanctuary will be open for silent meditation during the summer from 9:30-10am.
Settle in for silence in a sacred space with kindred spirits.
All are welcome.
(Summer Services begin at 10:30am)
silent meditation reduced


 July 10, 2016
(Summer Service 10:30 am)
“What Does Home Mean to You?”

Worship committee- Gwen Heuss Severance
Gail Figliola, Linda Pawelek

Our summer Sunday worship services at USNH are 10:30 am

It’s the first of three
‘First Sundays BBQ’ for July, August and September.
Will you be there?


Your Membership Committee will!

What:    barbecue and pot luck
When:   Sunday, July 3rd, 2016,  immediately after the 10:30 service.
Where:  USNH patio under the canopy/social hall
Who: YOU! Sponsored by your
Membership Committee.
Why:      fellowship… and it’s summer
 You bring a side dish and we’ll supply the grill, burgers (incl. veggie), hot dogs, buns, condiments, paper/flat ware and soft drinks.
We’ll fire up the grill immediately after the service.

See posters in the foyer and social hall.


 tag sale
Annual Tag & Plant Sale, July 9th
The annual USNH giant tag and plant sale will take place in the Social Hall, Foyer, and outside spaces, on Saturday, July 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  The sale is open to the local community ($5 from 8:30-9, free from 9-12).  This is a fundraiser for USNH that last year netted $2,000 and gives us at USNH an opportunity to transfer unneeded items to others who would use them.
Please set aside useable items such as kitchen items, linens, toys and games, jewelry, office supplies, books, planters, artwork and frames, sports equipment, Christmas items, and decorative pieces.  Please no computers, TVs, or clothing.  Closer to the time, we’ll be asking for plants divided from plants
in your home or yard.
We will be accepting goods for the sale from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, Wednesday, July 6, Thursday, July 7, and Friday, July 8.   
Please save items until then.
We will need help on all the nights above, as well as on the day of the sale.  There is a sign-up board in the Social Hall with time slots divided into shifts.  We inevitably need some volunteers with strong muscles for lifting and carrying furniture and other heavy items.  We also need drivers and vehicles that can transport leftovers in big boxes to Helping Hands after the sale.  Please sign up for one or more of the shifts.  If you can help with the sale but are unable to sign up on the board, or if you have further questions, please contact Toby Appel at 203-288-4532 or, or Ann Levison at  203-281-1548





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Small Group Ministry  

       You know what to do when your cell phone needs charging.  What do you do when your own batteries need charging?  Consider Small Group Ministry and its confidential setting for quiet moments of reflection and renewal.  Get a Taste of Small Group Ministry this summer.  9:30 am -10:20 am, Room 209,  July 10, July 31, Aug 21.

 No sign-up, just show up.
Sue Linsley,
Dixwell UCC Invites USNH Members and Friends to QUASSY Amusement & Water Park, Middlebury, CT
July 30, 2016 

For a  day of fun, food and fellowship! 



(Look for Joan Ciano at the Anti-Racism Team Table in the Social Hall)

$37 per person (ages 3 and up)
* 4-hour buffet
* All-day ride & waterpark pass
* Basketball, volleyball and more!
* Fellowship with our partner congregation, Dixwell UCC
We Are…

A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Gathered in 1951


A Welcoming Congregation


700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden, CT 06517