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How to be an anti-racist: Tabitha Pohl-Moore

Posted by Tim on December 7, 2019

Ms. Pohl-Moore will speak about her experience of growing up a person of color in Vermont and the anti-racism work that that Vermont needs to be doing now.

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August 4th – J.P. Cass – “Why We Fall For It”

Posted by Tim on August 12, 2019

August 4th – J.P. Cass – “Why We Fall For It” – Our cooperative and trusting nature leaves us vulnerable to falling – for people, ideas, and other things that are not always the best for us. We’ll explore new insights into why judgment fails us sometimes, and how we can improve our discernment.

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June 21 Summer Solstice at Haroldhenge

Posted by Tim on June 29, 2019

June 21st:
“Summer Solstice at Haroldhenge”

Our annual Summer Solstice Celebration will be held at the stone circle Haroldhenge, 731 Creek Road, in Clarendon. All are welcome at a spiritual celebration of the cycles of Nature and the vitality of our fire of commitment — through short readings, meditation, movement, chanting and singing, along with the usual spectacular burning of the dry evergreen with our intentions of what we wish to be rid of. Bring instruments and noisemakers. Bug repellent may be useful, though we will have citronella torches. We will car pool from the church at 6:30. If weather is bad, we will move everything but the tree burning inside the church.

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May 26 2019 – Herb Ogden – Memorial Day and Civil Religion

Posted by Tim on June 4, 2019

May 26: Herb Ogden – “Memorial Day and Civil Religion”
Is Memorial Day a religious holiday? If so, of what religion?

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May 19, 2019 – Bianca Zanella – “Noticing Dust – From Distraction to Daydream”

Posted by Tim on May 19, 2019

“Noticing Dust – From Distraction to Daydream” Spoken word artist Bianca Amira Zanella will share a series of poems and stories of her personal struggle with the present moment, as collectively we take steps in a healing journey through poetry and community while experiencing the body-mind connection.

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May 5th 2019 – J. P. Cass – “The Practice and Science – Of Gratitude” A Ted Talk

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2019

J. P. will show and discuss a TED talk, which says that there is actual research about the value of gratitude, including in the world of business.

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April 28 – Rev. Barbara Threet – Singing in the Night

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2019

“Singing in the Night”
Both light and song can provide a path through night-time, giving us a guiding point to move toward. Today, thanks to a generous gift of song from the Ladies’ Night Out women’s choir, we’ll explore how song helps us move through hard times. Come listen, and leave singing!

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April 21 – Nancy Weis -Spring and Other Good Things We Can Depend On

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2019

“Spring, and Other Good Things We Can Depend On”
Spring is absolutely dependable, and we have solid evidence that it will always come again.  What are some other, perhaps less obvious, good things that we know will happen, based on solid evidence?

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April 14th 2019: Rev. Barbara Threet “The Glove in the Subway”

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2019

In Christian tradition, on Palm Sunday, Jesus entered the city in triumph, although being divine, he knew what would unfold in the next several days. He went for it, in current parlance, even though he knew there was a cost. And what does that have to do with gloves in subways?

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4/7/2019 – Linda Bryant – Blinded by the Right

Posted by Tim on April 7, 2019

Linda tells the story of spending her formative years in the Midwest in the conservative 80’s, and young adulthood in the 90’s when she observed many changes. She talks about going from being clueless about how politics affected her life, to finding herself in a situation where suddenly she was forced to navigate through a legal and government process that eventually brought her to Unitarian Universalism.

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