July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015


Hello everyone. Summer schedules continue around here and things are quiet.  I will be taking a vacation from July 20 – 24th.  The church office will be closed that week.  In case of an emergency, please contact Rev. Shayna Appel; her number is listed below at the end of this newsletter.   ~ Vanessa


Dear PUUC Friends,

I have retired as Organist at PUUC, effective June 30, 2015.  It is hard to believe I was in my tenth year as your organist!

I will not miss the long drive on crummy roads to get there.  I have been incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to play the finest organ in the Monadnock area and look forward to filling in on occasion and visiting with all of you.  Have a great summer.


Fondly, Deb



JOB OPENING FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART!   I am looking to hire 2 people who have experience working and playing with infants and toddlers to cover our nursery for the 2015-2016 church year. (Sept.through mid-June)  We provide nursery care for 2 hours from 9:45-11:45am for 24 Sundays.  There will also be an opportunity to provide child care for kids of different ages during church meetings which are usually held 12-1:30pm on a few Sundays during the year.  If you are interested or know anyone who would like to provide care for these young'uns please contact me:  Char James, DRE at 924-6245 or char.james@uupeterborough.org





Monadnock Summer Lyceum presents between eight and ten cultural events in the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church on Sundays, between the end of June and beginning of September.

Please join us on Sunday mornings to hear world class speakers on social, political, educational, cultural, scientific, economic, environmental and artistic topics.  Enrich your summer in Peterborough, NH in the heart of the Monadnock Region.

Presentations begin at 11:00am. Presentations are rebroadcast by NHPR on the following Sunday at 9 pm.
Presentations are free ~ donations accepted.
Wheelchair accessible.
Parking is available next to the church courtesy of People's United Bank.
Reception following the presentations in the Parish Hall.  Go to www.monadnocklyceum.org for more information.



Sun 7/12/15 11:00am 
Dr. Warren Riess 
The Ship That Held Up Wall Street


Sun 7/19/15 11:00am 
Daniel Weeks 
Poor (in) Democracy: How America is Defaulting on Democracy, and the Long Walk to Get it Back


Sun 7/26/15 11:00am 
Dr. Jarrett Byrnes 
Reef Life in Your Back Yard: Kelp Beds, Meadows and Forests


Sun 8/2/15 11:00am 
Meg Petersen 
Reclaiming the Core: Education for Social Beings and Idea Creators


Sun 8/9/15 
MacDowell Colony Medal Day 
No Lyceum


Sun 8/16/15 11:00am 
Skip Gorman and Gordon Peery 
The Sources and Evolution of New England Contra Dance Music: An Annotated Concert


Sun 8/23/15 11:00am 
Rev. Keith L. Magee 
Race in America: Can We Talk?





“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” 

― Rumi




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


Contact Information and Regular Office Hours

Shayna:  Monday 2-6, Thursday 9-1; (802)579-6066  (no summer hours, please call)

email: kshaynaappel@gmail.com  


Olivia: (603) 554-2294  (no summer hours)

email: oholmes34a@hotmail.com


Vanessa:   Monday & Thursday  8 am – 4:30 pm. Tues. 8 am-12 pm;  924-6245 

Summer Hours: Monday & Thursday 8 am – 2 pm, Tues 8 am – 12 pm. 

email: vanessa.amsbury@uupeterborough.org


Char:  Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 2-5 pm; 924-6245.  I plan to check my church e-mail on Mondays throughout the summer. I do not have summer office hours.  My regular church office hours will resume on Monday August 17, 2015.  Have a wonderful summer!

Email: char.james@uupeterborough.org

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