Weekly Bits for August 21, 2013

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

Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.     - -Deepak Chopra- -


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. 


Cresset Deadline

This month’s deadline has technically passed, but summer time can move kinda slow….so if you have submissions for the Cresset, please submit as soon as possible.  That would be swell.


Monadnock Summer Lyceum


Last one, don’t miss it!  Go to http://www.monadnocklyceum.org/ for more information.


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.


Water Communion

Church begins September 8

Just a reminder that our first service of the church year, Water Communion will be September 8th at 10:15 am.  Bring water or a stone from your travels to share with the rest of your church community in this special service.  Let’s gather together after our time away.


Volunteers for Community Hour and Greeting

We will need volunteers to help with Community Hour and Greeting duties.  Oh no!  Not that again!  Performing these tasks can really be a joy and provide an important connection with our church.  But for me, getting the schedule filled up with willing volunteers is another story completely.  I will use my list of volunteers from last year to create a schedule again.  Please let me know if you would like to be taken off a particular list, or if you would like to participate in the joy of being a part of Sunday morning, by greeting and lighting the chalice or by helping with Community hour refreshments.  You will receive an email if you’re on my list and of course, if you are unable to help out that Sunday, please let me know so I can adjust accordingly.  It takes many hands to make light work.


Rummage Sale Update

Rummage and White Elephant donations have been arriving since the first notice was published in the Weekly Bits. This is the good-news part of my report. On the other hand, we have gotten some donations that historically do not sell and that we do not take any longer for this annual church fundraiser.


I thought the following list of items that we do not sell might be helpful for you to remember:


Anything broken, dented, dirty, greasy and dusty, burned or hopelessly inoperable


Car seats – tend to be permanently stained and warped


Computer Monitors -- the tubed “fat ones”


Downhill skis, boots and poles, especially those that ski areas wouldn't take for their sales


Exercise machines; worn-out and outdated exercise equipment such as rubber-shredded dumbbells and dirty plastic stretch straps


Fax machines


Glass fireplace doors




Mattresses; box springs


Outdoor plastic toys


Slide projectors


Sofa beds


Stained clothing, gym bags


TVs and stereo


Undecorated, clear glass flower-shop vases




Window blinds


Despite the length of this list there are still many, many acceptable clean, unstained, operable and useful items that have been donated and are in excellent condition. We've hope to be seeing more.


I thank you for your cooperation. Marsha Morrow





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.



Two Rivers Community Choir

As you know, the Two Rivers Community Choir is a lovely, local (Monadnock Region, NH!) SATB choir.
We are beginning a new semester on Sunday, September 8, 2013, and welcome any interested singers to come join us.
Read on for the specifics, and pass it on to any current or potential singers you know!*

All the best for a wonderful remainder of August, and a smooth transition into the fall.  Any questions, just email or call me.  I have a wonderfully inspiring collection of music for us to sing together: poignant, lyric, upbeat, inspiring and FUN!
~ All my best, Marybeth

Rehearsals are held Sundays 3-5 PM in Peterborough.
Rehearsals begin Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, and run through December 1, 2013.** Please note: no rehearsal Sunday, Nov. 17, pre-concert rehearsal Saturday, Nov. 23, 3 - 5 PM.  Concerts are Nov. 24, and Dec. 1, 6:30 PM.

Two Rivers Community Choir is a non-auditioned choir; no music reading is required.
All that is required is a love of singing, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to be at rehearsals.

This is the choir's sixth year bringing multicultural and community song to life, in a nurturing yet inspiring and challenging setting. We sing many genres, full of passion, intrigue  and energy, not limited to contemporary, Renaissance, Gospel, Shape note, and music from the Republic of Georgia. 
Singers have fun while learning and growing together in both community and song. We give back to the community in the form of fund raising concerts at least twice a year. 

This is a mixed choir (SATB), all voices (ages 17 and up) are welcome to join.
There is no formal audition, but a requirement to be present at rehearsals to prepare for a performance at end of the semester (concerts are Sunday, November 24, 2013 and Sunday, December 1, 2013). 
There is a fee for membership, which includes music, rehearsal space.

Scholarships available!  

For more information, or to join the group, contact the director,  at keysofmb@gmail.com or 603-924-9527.  http://keysofmb.squarespace.com


To see a world in a grain of sand/A heaven in a wild flower/Hold infinity in the palm of your hand/and eternity in an hour.   - William Blake -


It’s pretty quiet around here with both David and Sarah gone this week.  September 8th marks the beginning of our church year.  We’ll be gearing up soon, but until then, enjoy the return of summer!  May life bless you with red ripe tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers!

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