January 13, 2014

This Sunday – January 18, 2015

Sunday Service Volunteers:  

Greeters: Can anyone help out?

Community Hour: How about now?

Flowers: Anne Twitchell in memory of Peter.

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:  “Liminal Zones”  Rev. Shayna Appel


Sunday Announcements

A reminder to committees and members:  Sunday announcements should be brief and related to church business (meetings, updates on the canvass, interim and search processes).  Please put all other announcements of events and activities in the Weekly Bits (get them to Vanessa by Tuesday mornings) and church business in the order of service, (get them to Vanessa by Thursday morning).  You are also welcome to set up a card table at community hour to place announcements and fliers.  Thank you.  Sarah Dengler for the Standing Committee


Group Interviews with Reverend Olivia Holmes

All members of PUUC are encouraged to sign up for a chance to share your visions, concerns and wishes for our church as we go forward through the interim process and selection of a new  minister.  Reverend Holmes is making a monumental effort to listen to as many church members as possible, So, look at the times available and email Suzy McDonald, our scheduler, and take the opportunity to share your thoughts .  Groups of 4-10 meet for 45 minutes. Here are the available dates and times.

    Tues. 1/13 3 pm.  Wed. 1/14 11am     Thurs. 5:30pm or 7:30 pm.    Sun. 1/18 1 pm


There are only two requirements: 1.You must complete a brief questionnaire prior to coming for your interviews. These are available at the church office or electronically from Suzy.  2. We ask that you be a church member.

Suzy 's email is  smcdonaldmn@yahoo.com or call her at 206-491-7499


From the Social Justice Committee



Sunday – January 18th

PUUC walkers will join the NH Rebellion walkers at the Dublin Community Center on Sunday, Jan 18 at 8:30 am (between Yankee and the church).  Call Dwight Schenk if you want to carpool to join the walkers.  From Dublin, they should arrive at PUUC for lunch about 11:30.  After lunch, PUUC walkers will join the group as they set out for Bennington  at 1:15.

The Social Justice Committee is providing a lunch in the dining room for the walkers from 11:30 to 12:30.  Join us at in the Dining Room from 12:30 to 1:15 to hear  Zephyr Teachout,  a constitutional and property law professor at Fordham University and the author of "Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United " (2014). In 2014, she ran for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of New York and surprised experts by winning 34% of the vote. Previously Teachout served as the first national director of the Sunlight Foundation, a non-resident fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and the Director of Internet Organizing for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.

Please come for this unique opportunity to learn more about the need for campaign finance reform.


More Social Justice Information

There will be a presentation by the chaplain of the Woman's Prison about her work at the prison, at the Milford UU Church, Sunday, Jan 18th 12:15PM. Anyone wishing to come contact Elsa Voelcker.



The Zumbyes are back again

A show at PUUC not to be missed. The Zumbyes, an all-male cappella group from Amherst College, will put on a show on Saturday January 17 at 7 p.m. Bring friends and family! This group performs songs with energy, complexity and strong jazz influences. They also infuse their shows with irreverent humor and were called “the most dangerous a cappella group on the planet” by the New York Times. This show attracts many people from outside our Church, so let’s have a strong showing from our Church community! This is a PUUC fundraiser with proceeds going to our operating budget.


Welcoming Tips

Guests in our congregations may already feel as if they “stand out”.  Sometimes that can be an uncomfortable feeling, made more so by having done what they were asked to do (take a red mug), only to stand alone and be ignored as members greet one another.


Yoga to Benefit Community Supper

Weekly, all-levels, donation-based flow yoga classes are offered every Sunday evening from 7:00-8:15 in the Religious Education classroom downstairs. $5-$10 suggested donations benefit the Community Supper. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Questions? Email sarahelizabethfield@gmail.com, or visit www.facebook.com/peterboroughyoga.


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


 “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” 
― Louise ErdrichThe Painted Drum LP


“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” 
― Vincent van Gogh

Be well, be loyal to peace, justice and the social good.  Vanessa

Shayna’s Office Hours: Monday 2-6, Thursday 9-1

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.