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February 23rd, 2020 – Calvin Dame “To Bless the World”

Posted by Tim on February 23, 2020

We generally underestimate the power that we hold to bless those we love and the world we live in . That power is significant. Blessing is an act of generosity, it requires a generosity of spirit, and we are not always able to nurture and defend that spirit in ourselves. Calvin is also a graduate of Rutland High School, and is delighted to return to Rutland for the day! He completed seminary at the Thomas Starr King School for Religious Leadership in Berkeley, California and served churches in Monson, Massachusetts, and Augusta, Maine.

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February 16th: Brenda Churchill “Ask a Transgender Person”

Posted by Tim on February 23, 2020

Brenda hopes that by decreasing ignorance though a unique presentation of herself, her
own life interactions and answering the tough, critical questions, she can make her
community, especially transgender folks, safer and begin to eliminate hate and
prejudice. She has presented this program to local farmers markets, corporate boards,
college classes, churches, mental health agencies, and social justice groups. Bring
your questions and open minds!

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February 9th – Rev. Barbara Threet – “Reason, Science, Darwin and Priestly”

Posted by Tim on February 23, 2020

What do scientists such as Charles Darwin and Joseph Priestly (and Isaac Newton and
Linus Pauling) have to do with Unitarian Universalism? They were all Unitarian
scientists – and Unitarianism embraced science when many religions did not. What
can they say to us now, with the recent increase in ignoring or discounting scientific
facts and research?

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February 2, 2020 – Ms. Pohl-Moore – “How to Be Anti-Racist”

Posted by Tim on February 23, 2020

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

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January 26; Michelle “A Goddess and a Groundhog: Looking for the Sun at Winters End”

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2020

This service centers around Brigid, Celtic goddess and Christian saint, the evolution of these connected traditions, and what we now know as Groundhog Day, and explores the present relevance of what Brigid can represent to us.

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January 19: JP Cass “Thinking in the New Year – Curbing Biases”

Posted by Tim on January 26, 2020

Our minds are prone to cognitive biases that may not serve our higher needs. We will explore how to be better aware of what stands in the way of our goals and ideals – with a bonus on the science of setting up resolutions for success.

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January 12, 2020 – Rev. Barbara Threet “This Year Make Mistakes”

Posted by Tim on January 12, 2020

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“Welcoming the Stranger” – Steve Crofter

Posted by Tim on January 7, 2020

The Community Asylum Seekers Project is a Bellows Falls based organization whose mission is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S. Steve will discuss the problems asylum seekers face, and ways that we can help.

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Christmas 2019 Part 1

Posted by Tim on December 28, 2019

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Christmas 2019 Part 2

Posted by Tim on December 28, 2019

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