Weekly Bits for January 3, 2013


Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty.

- Sylvia Rosetti -


This Sunday

Sermon: Tied Up in Knots, Rev. David Robins

Greeters:  Vanessa Amsbury-Bonilla and Catharine O’Connor

Community Hour: Possibly Tom Badgley and Rhonda Barkley.  If they can’t do it, can someone else help out?

Flowers: Karen and Robert Dudra


Hold the Date!
When: February 8, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Why:  Annual Chili Cook-Off/Youth Group Game Night

Who: Open to all chefs, chili eaters, and game enthusiasts

Where: Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church

The annual chili cook-off is a great time to taste a variety of chilis, vote for your favorites, and then eat a bowl of your choice and enjoy good company and fun conversation. The cook-off will take place in the dining room. Then head upstairs to the Parish Hall for the Youth Group’s Game Night at 7 p.m. Contact: Jonathan Gourlay for the cook-off and Laura Gourlay for the Game Night. More details to come!


Open Stage


Jonee Earthquake! The name says it all when you hear and see him perform.
This guy is a joy to hear and watch, especially when he shakes the house with
his entertaining performances. I’m not describing “loud” as in deaf
numbing noise, but solo acoustic and rock roots that some describe as a blend of folk/rockabilly/surf/and pirate punk. Yes, he’s dressed like a pirate and he’ll steal your senses on quite an unusual solo cruise as feature at Parish Hall Open Stage.




Craft Night

Tis the season to make something fuzzy!  All you ladies who want to join us, we’ll be gathering at 20 Winter Street on Monday, January 7 at 7 pm to work on crafts, drink wine and eat yummy dessert. 




Cub Scout Pack 2 Spaghetti Supper Canceled

The Cub Scout Spaghetti Supper scheduled for Saturday January 12, 2013 at the Hancock Congregational Church Vestry has been canceled.

For anyone who had bought tickets to the event, please see Maureen Watts and Sean Burwen at coffee hour for a refund.


Open House- Nubanusit Neighborhood

Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm, an environmentally sustainable cohousing community here in Peterborough invites you to our monthly First Sunday Open House, January 6 from 2-4. We've created an old-fashioned neighborhood in a new way. Read about us at  www.nhcohousing.org. Or call 207-200-Nubi for more information, photos and fun videos. 


Tipping Point: The End of Oil - Rated NR - 90 Minutes

Sunday January 13, 4:30pm at the Wilton Theater

The extraction, processing, and burning of oil from tar sands in Alberta, Canada is putting dangerous amounts of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. Learn about direct effects to NH and how you can help prevent this cause of climate change. Join us for the film and a short discussion led by members of 350NH.

Free Admission - Donations accepted to defray expenses. A live discussion usually follows the film. 


The New Jim Crow

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester announces that the first book of the 2012 Book Discussion Series will be The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. This is part of the UUA Common Read program. There will be two series of discussions: A single meeting will be on Sunday, January 20 at 11:45 AM with a potluck lunch. Church services at 10 AM, Fellowship at 11 AM, book discussion at 11:45 - 3 PM (+ / -) A three part series will be on Thursday evenings at 7 - 9 PM, January 17, 24, 31. All meetings will be at the Church, 669 Union Street, Manchester NH 03104 phone 603-625-6854 All are welcome, RSVP is encouraged to estimate turnout. For more info, or to register: http://newjimcrow1202013.eventbrite.com For more info on UUCM visit our websitewww.uumanchester.org


Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

- Alan Cohen -


Be loyal to peace, justice and the social good.