Weekly Bits for October 3, 2013

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


This month’s theme: Inclusive

"Peace requires everyone to be in the circle – wholeness, inclusion." -- Isabel Allende

This Sunday


Sermon: To Know and Be Known Rev. Dr. David Robins

Greeters: Ed and Marsha Morrow

Community Hour: Carolyn Saari and Margret Kolbjornsen

Flowers: Audrey Carvalho in memory of her parents Willard and Constance Bennett



Thank you

A big thank you to Marsha Morrow for stepping in to help with Community Hour last Sunday, after managing the rummage sale ALL week!  And thank you to Margot Johnson, who also stepped up to make the coffee.  What would  you do without your coffee on Sunday morning? If it weren’t for them, your cup of joe would have been a cup of ‘no’.


Open Stage October 4th

Jake Hobbs


Parish Hall Open Stage takes pride in featuring local Monadnock regional talent

and this coming Friday, October 4th will be no exception. Hailing from Peterborough, NH, Jake Hobbs is a young, versatile acoustic/alternative style performer. His music has been described as a concoction of ingredients that include a little bit of pop music reminiscent off the British rock group Coldplay. Mix in the melodic space where Jeff Buckley meets John Mayor, and there you have Jake’s own special musical recipe. 


Jake Hobbs will feature beginning at 8:30PM and our usual variety of open mike entertainment will precede Jake at 7:30. All musicians and poets may sign up at Parish Hall beginning at 6:45 PM. We also accept three advance sign-ups for anyone who may be driving a distance to appear on our stage. There is a small voluntary donation of $5.00 at the door and the Parish Hall offers beverages and fresh baked goods throughout the performances.  Contact jackkidmusic@gmail.com.


Music Committee

The Music Committee will meet in the choir loft at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct 13.


Women’s Alliance

Going to the Movies in Peterborough- Brian Hackert

Monday, October 14 at 1 PM in the Parish Hall

Margaret Warner and Sydney Wilson-Smith Hospitality

Annual Dues are still being accepted!


Inkjet Cartridges

Guess what?  We’re still taking inkjet cartridges!  There is a box in the Parish hall as well as one in the church office.  Leave them in the box and we get rewards!  It’s made a huge difference in our office expenses.  Keep it up.  I know you’re still printing…


Crop Walk

The Crop Walk is in Dublin this year on Saturday, October 5th at 8:30 am.  We participate yearly to help support our local pantries and hunger programs world-wide either through the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) or the Church World Service (CWS) who organize the walk.  The walk starts at the Dublin Church and is only 4 miles but...those miles are hilly.  We're told there's no flat land in Dublin!  Energetic people step up! Walking papers are available from Julie Flood Page after our outdoor service.   If you can't walk, do consider sponsoring our walkers.


John Morison Memorial Service

Will be held at the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday December 1, 2pm, followed by a reception in the parish hall.





Keene Chamber Orchestra

Joy and David Flemming invite you to the Keene Chamber Orchestra's Columbus Day Weekend Concerts, Sat. Oct. 5 at 8 pm andSunday Oct. 6th at 4 pm.  More details here: http://www.keenechamberorchestra.org/

Volunteers are needed, call or email Joy if interested in ushering or ticket sales at the door.  joynmt@aol.com; 533-3803


Film showing:  “Dirty Wars”

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as

he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars.

Tuesday, October 22, 6:15-8:15pm at the Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St, Manchester NH


Sponsored by NH Veterans for Peace, NH Peace Action, and the

Manchester Unitarian Universalist Church


For more information: webmaster@uumanchester.org


"We are less when we don't include everyone."   -- Stuart Milk


I will be out of the office tomorrow morning (Friday, October 4).  May you all have a blessed week and enjoy this beautiful day!

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