You Are Invited

June 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us for Movie Night, featuring “Grease,” Fri, June 30, 6pm pre-movie party in Forbes; 7pm movie in sanctuary.

GREASE is the Word! Come in costume (or not) ready to enjoy this classic movie with all of your UUSM friends.

Proceeds from this event will be used to meet our goal to match the Spirit Level Grant for the DRE Assistant.

More details to come. Contact: Kathleen Hogue, dre@uusm.org.

 

July 2, 2017 - 10:00am

July 2, 2017 - 11:30am

July 2, 2017 - 12:00pm

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BEGIN AGAIN- Searching for more personal and spiritual growth? Come tap into your inner creativity and find more meaning in life!

Join us Sundays for an 8-week course beginning June 25 in Forbes Rm. 3 from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM, based on acclaimed author Julia Cameron’s program: It’s Never too Late to Begin Again. This program using actionable, simple steps focuses on: “Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond.” This is for those seeking to navigate changes, or help create changes in one’s life.

 Bring a lunch! Contact Cathy Wolfson cathywolfson@gmail.com or Kathleen Hogue dre@uusm.org

 

 

July 2, 2017 - 12:30pm

To inform others of the simple changes that can be made to decrease their carbon footprint, and to implement social action to green our community. 

Green Committee Meeting: Sun, June 4. Please note instead of our regular meeting we will be participating in the Faith In Action Fundraiser, see you there! Contact: Alison Kendall, Alison@kendallplanning.com

 

July 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

Bill Blake & Dave Watson will present an enjoyable dive into the who and what we are.

This on-going, once a month class is presented to help participants master specific meditation skills. We endeavor to answer the questions Who am I? (attitudes and beliefs) and What am I? (essence or true nature).

This class will include meditations that explore participants' spiritual goals. The monthly group meetings will also focus on insights gained throughout the month.

It is expected that participants have a regular meditation practice.

July 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

July 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Men’s Group offers a special opportunity to the men of the congregation and other like-minded men to join our welcoming group in provocative and stimulating discussion and to get to know others with UU perspectives in a more meaningful way. We meet the first and third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the NE room of the Cottage.

The topics for June are taken from two sources. The topic for June 1 was posed by Bernie Silvers some time ago, and is this: “Who are you?” Related to that is the question of, “What makes you, you?” from a list of “65 Deep Philosophical Questions” at the web site Operation Meditation. The topic for June 15 is also from Operation Meditation: “What role does honor play in today’s society?” 

For further information contact Richard Mathias.

 

July 8, 2017 - 6:30pm

Who is Michael Dowd? Learn all about "Rev. Reality" in this New Hamshire Public Television Documentary: "One-on-One with Dowd," (27 min).

In this film, the Reverend Dowd shares his thoughts about God and evolution with New Hampshire Outlook's Phil Vaughn at the Quaker Meeting House in Dover. The Reverend Michael Dowd is an Evolutionary Christian who has received accolades from Nobel laureates and theologians alike. Along with his wife, Connie Barlow, Dowd travels the country evangelizing what he describes as the marriage of Jesus and Darwin. 

The second film of the evening will be "The Future Is Calling Us To Greatness," (17 min). This film focuses on a worldwide movement emerging at the nexus of science, inspiration, and sustainability. What unites us is a pool of shared values and commitments—and the vision of a just and healthy future for humanity and the larger body of life. 

July 9, 2017 - 10:00am

July 9, 2017 - 11:00am

Our own Gerald Saldo will host the Opening Reception for his photography show, Capturing Humanity, on Sunday, July 9 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. This exhibit will run through July 30th and is open on Sundays from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and on weekdays by appointment through the office.  Additional prints will be available at the reception. After spending 40 years behind movie cameras, he has returned to his first love – still photography, but with a twist.
 
For this show Saldo has selected works from his ‘Pixelism series,’ these photos come directly from his camera. All the works in the show were done without filters and or compositing; Saldo refers to them as “Digital Originals.” Sharpness and focus rarely come into play, it’s all about color, shape and form. In order to achieve a Compressed Watercolor feel, Saldo uses Low Resolution combined with high digital zoom—this helps smear the colors. Many of the images were captured from three miles away. Saldo often discovered interesting compositions with binoculars; he then lined up his camera with a fluid head tripod. He says, “With a fluid head, I am able to move smoothly, constantly composing, rapidly releasing the shutter, feeling the passion, hoping for that magic moment when I know I have captured humanity.
 
Contact Our Art Director, Beverly Alison for further info about this show or about exhibiting on our Art Wall. 
 

July 9, 2017 - 11:30am

Discussion and Support Group for Persons with Disabilities meets the second and fourth Sundays, 11:30 to 1 pm, Cottage NE.
 
Come and join us as we share stories, inspirations and find community with each other.  The group offers a forum in which members can feel the benefit of its mutual support. Previous topics include: how to improve the quality of one’s life overall and how to use structure, aides and devices more successfully/productively/efficiently in one’s life.
 
Contact: Mark Christiansen for more information

July 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BEGIN AGAIN- Searching for more personal and spiritual growth? Come tap into your inner creativity and find more meaning in life!

Join us Sundays for an 8-week course beginning June 25 in Forbes Rm. 3 from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM, based on acclaimed author Julia Cameron’s program: It’s Never too Late to Begin Again. This program using actionable, simple steps focuses on: “Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond.” This is for those seeking to navigate changes, or help create changes in one’s life.

 Bring a lunch! Contact Cathy Wolfson cathywolfson@gmail.com or Kathleen Hogue dre@uusm.org

 

 

July 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

With singing and instrumental music, statements and questions, silence and sharing, we'll explore these themes:

January 8 - What does it mean to be a "community of prophecy"?"

February 12 - What does it mean to be a "community of to be added"?

July 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Second Sunday Suppers are informal social events for all ages held in Forbes Hall on the second Sunday of each month at 6:00 p.m.   Initial set up time is followed by communal meal. Attendees should bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert to share. Please join us!  Children are absolutely welcome! 

Happy hour begins at 5:45 pm.
 
On Sunday, June 11 Right Relations is hosting the supper followed by an evening of "Sharing Stories of Conflict Transformation" in the Sanctuary.
 
Bring your own plates and silverware if you can, to decrease cleanup
 
YOU CAN HELP: Join our Kitchen Cabinet and help with cooking (the day before), setup or cleanup. You know
that the most fun at any party is in the kitchen! Sign up at tinyurl.com/kitchenministry
 
 

July 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

"Second Wednesday Writers' Group, June 14, 7-8:30 pm in Forbes. All welcome. You may bring up to 3 pages you have written; we will also write during the meeting using prompts we agree on. Contact Lucy Hahn, lucyhahn3000@gmail.com"
 
 
 
 

July 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us for Movie Night, featuring “Grease,” Fri, June 30, 6pm pre-movie party in Forbes; 7pm movie in sanctuary.

GREASE is the Word! Come in costume (or not) ready to enjoy this classic movie with all of your UUSM friends.

Proceeds from this event will be used to meet our goal to match the Spirit Level Grant for the DRE Assistant.

More details to come. Contact: Kathleen Hogue, dre@uusm.org.

 

July 16, 2017 - 10:00am

July 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BEGIN AGAIN- Searching for more personal and spiritual growth? Come tap into your inner creativity and find more meaning in life!

Join us Sundays for an 8-week course beginning June 25 in Forbes Rm. 3 from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM, based on acclaimed author Julia Cameron’s program: It’s Never too Late to Begin Again. This program using actionable, simple steps focuses on: “Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond.” This is for those seeking to navigate changes, or help create changes in one’s life.

 Bring a lunch! Contact Cathy Wolfson cathywolfson@gmail.com or Kathleen Hogue dre@uusm.org

 

 

July 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Fiction Reading Group meets the 3rd Monday of each month in Forbes Hall.  For further information contact Melinda Ewen.

Coming up:

June 19, 2017: The Sellout by Paul Beatty
 
July 17:  Three dystopian novels: 1984 (1949), Brave New World (1932), and Handmaid's Tale (1985)
For this discussion, we will compare the predictions presented in each book, and discuss the authors’ success in
anticipating the current state of human affairs. We will go around in a circle with 3-minute shares and no cross talk
for one or two cycles, followed by free-form discussion.
 
August 21:  Divergent by Veronica Roth
 
September 18: It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
 
October 16, 2017: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
 
November 20, 2017: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
 
December 18, 2017: The Golden Bowl by Henry James