Weekly Bits for August 14, 2013

Thoughtful tidbits for every week.  You know…to keep up your spiritual blood sugar.


Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.   - Mahatma Gandhi -



Let Freedom Ring--Our World, King's Dream--Make It Happen

On August 28, 2013, 3pm, on the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington "For Jobs and Freedom", the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church will join with community groups across the country, to ring bells, celebrate economic and social justice, and to encourage us to ensure and enlarge Our Freedom to Participate in Government; Our Freedom to Peacefully Co-exist; Our Freedom to Prosper in Life. The community is welcome to attend this event held on the front steps of the UU Church, weather permitting. 




Parish Hall portraits

Early last spring, while I was in the Parish Hall, I noticed the three portraits hanging on the south wall.  Who are these guys and why are their pictures hanging in our church?  Well, after three visits to the Peterborough library, I was able to learn their background.  I have taken the liberty of doing write-ups on all three and I am posting them under the pictures, so we all can learn who they are.  I tried to be as accurate as possible, but I am no historian, so if something is inaccurate, please let me know.  That's why the write-ups aren't framed!  Enjoy!

Rick Miller



Monadnock Summer Lyceum


Lyceum is back at it this Sunday!  Go to http://www.monadnocklyceum.org/ for more information.


Aug 18  Judy Wicks   Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer 

Aug 25  Susan Snively  JUMBO AND LITTLE PHIL: Emily Dickinson’s Romance with Otis Phillips Lord 



Music Soiree

Hi all musical people who like to read music.  We are going to have our Music Soirée on Aug. 23 at 7:30.  For those of you who normally come please note that the time is later.  If you are someone who hasn't been, and would like to join, come and join us. Bring your music, or read ours.  It's all for fun.  We'd love to have you.  Questions about the Music Soirée call Mary 731-9476.



Rummage Sale

It's that time of the year, time to de-clutter and donate clothes you don't want anymore, books you'd like to have someone else read, art work that's been stored in the attic, utensils and cookware you no longer use, and toys that the kids have outgrown.

The annual Rummage and White Elephant Sale will take place at the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church to support our staff, our programs and, overall, our general operations. The sale will take place on Friday evening, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


This year we will make a few changes to improve the sale and reach out to more in our communities.


Please make sure that your donations are clean, in very-good-to-excellent condition and usable.


You may drop off items on designated tables in the dining room (look for signs) on Sunday mornings during August and September, or if you need to come at a different time, please contact co-chair Karen Clement (924-6035), co-chair Marsha Morrow (924-6921), or Administrator Vanessa Amsbury-Bonilla (924-6245).




Snatam Kaur-Sacred Sound of the Soul


A Yoga and mantra workshop with Snatam Kaur


Within each of us is the Sacred Sound of the Soul. Through Kundalini Yoga, Mantra recitation, and Meditation we will resonate in this Sacred Sound. In this way of resonance, we can recalibrate our inner vibration to be in alignment to the positive life flow energy or Prana, that is at our fingertips.


Saturday, August 24th, 7 pm $30 advance, $35 at the door

Tickets available online: SpiritVoyage.com/Snatam and ArtandYoga.com

Local Tickets available at the church office, Peterborough Chiropractic, & SOUL Yoga, Healing and the Arts.



Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.    - Aristotle -


Vacation time!  Hello everyone.  I am happy to say that I will be on vacation this week – Thursday through Saturday. I will be out of touch with all technology for those days, so hopefully all will be well while I am gone. I hope everyone is enjoying this cool weather…you can feel the autumn creeping in.  It’s like that, it’s a creeper- that Autumn. Little stinker.

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