January 27, 2014

This Sunday – February 1, 2015

Sunday Service Volunteers:  

Greeters: Mary Seaver  Can someone help Mary?

Community Hour: Would anyone like to host community hour?

Flowers: Would anyone like to bring flowers this Sunday?  Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

To sign up, go to:  http://www.signupgenius.com Log in with your login name and password, or click ‘Find a Sign Up’ at the upper right, use puuc@uupeterborough.org as the email to search. Or you can simply respond to this email. (If you call me after 4:30 on Thursdays, I will not get the voicemail. Email is better.)

Sermon by Olivia Holmes. Title to be announced.


Mindful Meanderings         by Rev. Shayna Appel

 

Unfortunately, Shayna sent me her ‘meanderings’ in an unknown file type and my computer doesn’t recognize it.  As I send this she is in sunny Costa Rica, away from technology and snow.  I guess we’ll have to wait until she gets back to find out what she wanted to tell us. ~Vanessa

 

A reminder

In Shayna’s absence, ministerial questions or concerns can be directed to Rev. Olivia Holmes and she can be reached at 554-2294.

 

Secret Buddies

Don't worry!  You still have time to sign up for our Secret Buddy Program.  There are short information forms to fill out on the table on the stage in the Parish Hall.  There are also a few forms in the church office or you can e-mail Mark Beal (mbeal@intrinsix.com) and he will e-mail a form to you.  We will be crossing generations with this program so you can experience looking at life from a NEW perspective.  We invite you to come out of your winter hibernation to bend and stretch a bit.

  Thanks!  RE Committee

 

INVITATION TO MUSIC

‘Strike the harp and join the chorus’ – join the fun that is before us!

March 29 is the date of the PUUC Music Service, our intergenerational celebration of music in poetry, prose and performance.  If you are interested in participating in this tuneful event, please contact Margaret Warner at 603-588-2097 (or mwarner@tds.net ). There will also be sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall. Bring your talents and let us create music together.

 

Welcoming Tips

When meeting guests, make some connection with them.  Find out at least one thing about them you can mention when you introduce them to others in coffee hour.

 

 

And now some quotes that speak to me in this moment:

 

“We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.” 
― C. JoyBell C.

 

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” 
― Seneca


Wow, we have much snow and little news. I guess that gives you more time to shovel and drink hot chocolate.  Be well, be loyal to peace, justice and the social good.  Vanessa

Shayna’s Office Hours: Monday 2-6, Thursday 9-1  email: kshaynaappel@gmail.com

Vanessa’s Office Hours:  Monday & Th.  8 am – 4:30 pm. Tues. 8:00-11:00 am 

Char’s Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 2-5 pm

Note* Actual times are subject to change dependent on individual schedules.