Justice, Connection, Generosity, Compassion, Spirituality

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Rev. Megan Lloyd Joiner


This Week’s Worship Service

July 24, 2016, 10:30 am
“The Miraculous Magnified”
Sand reveals the miraculous when it is magnified 150-200 times: tiny particles, each one unique. What does the beauty of sand share with us about the beauty of our universe and all we cannot see?
Rev. Megan Lloyd Joiner
Jesse Greist

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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.
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July 31, 2016
“Mistakes That Make Us Real”

Accepting mistakes as a part of life, or even a way of life, leads to real freedom, what  one poet calls “paradise.” We explore our relationship with imperfection as we celebrate mistakes as opportunities for learning, growth, and freedom.

Rev. Megan Lloyd Joiner
Jesse Greist
We have 4 USNHchildren attending the
UU Children’s Choir Camp
and we are very proud of this fact. Let’s help support them. 
Please consider a donation to the UU Children’s Choir on Faithify.  It is a matching donation – we need to raise $3000.00 to have the matching grant. The campaign ends on July 31st, and they must raise the $3000.00 by then for the matching grant.  I am sure that there will be an opportunity for you to donate at the conference as well, but why not start early (and give often!).

Here’s how you can make a donation to the camp.


HEART is a recently formed Task Force that will integrate our three existing efforts to help the homeless, which are Abraham’s Tent, Abraham’s Tent II and Columbus House Dinners and all three are in coordination with Columbus House.  The acronym stands for:
Creation of a Task Force brings the three separate efforts together, which helps with recruitment, logistic and focusing the Congregation’s attention on homelessness.  Robert Garskof and Paul Trotta will be co-chairs. Other members of the task Force include Claire Bien, Bruce Levison, Jayne Kleinman, Bobbi Pace, Carol and Rich Stockton,
Pat Trotta and Sarah Whitson.

If you wish to be placed on the mailing list for HEART please contact Robert Garskof at
  HEART’s first meeting will take place on August 7th    at 9:00 in the library with breakfast provided.  If you are interested in coming contact Paul Trotta
or 860.426.2126.
First Sundays BBQ

It’s the second of three

‘First Sundays BBQ’ for July, August and September.

What: barbecue and pot luck
When: Sunday, August 7, 2016, following 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.
See posters in the foyer and social hall.





Come one and all!
Social Justice Forum
Sunday, July 24, 9:00 am
Children’s Chapel USNH
The Social Justice Council is preparing its agenda for our fall Social Justice Retreat and wants to hear your ideas and experiences at this open forum.  Ask questions.  Give feedback.  Listen.  Wherever you are on your service journey, you are welcome.
small group
What is SGm at USNH?  It stands for Small Group meetings, and is the new name for Small Group Ministry at USNH.  The Steering Committee believes that the new name, “Small Group meetings” more clearly describes the program and its intent.  The opportunity for deep reflection and meaningful connection remain the same.  Challenging and thoughtful topics remain the same.   These groups resume in the fall.  Won’t you be among the many participants who find them rewarding and nourishing?
Sue Linsley, Chair, SGm Steering Committee
The Permanent Committee on Right Relations Presents:

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Save the Dates

September 24th
Introduction to Restorative Justice and Circles

October 15th
Circle Keeping and the Five Skills of Restorative Dialogue

November 12th
Facilitating Circles that Address Harm and Healing

All workshops: 9:00am – 12:30pm
For more information and workshop descriptions see us online:

Facilitated by Joe Brummer, Mediator and Trainer

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A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Gathered in 1951


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