Weekly Bits for November 25, 2014


This Sunday – November 30, 2014

Yikes! We have no one signed up for the Sunday morning service volunteers!

To sign up, go to:  http://www.signupgenius.com You can log in with your login name and password, or click ‘Find a Sign Up’ at the upper right, use puuc@uupeterborough.org as the email to search. Or you can simply respond to this email. 


Community Hour:


Sermon: “Swimming in the Stream Together”, Rev. David Robins

Cresset deadline: has already passed, BUT we need submissions. Can you please submit yours by tomorrow, November 26th? Thanks!




From David

If you are interested in signing the membership book at PUUC, or learning more about the congregation, please contact David Robins, 924-6245, or david.robins@uupeterborough.org

Parenting teens.....When our children were teens, we came up with a list of questions that we kept in mind whenever our children were headed for an activity. Actually, we posted them on the wall, so the kids could know what we would be asking.  If you are interested in having a copy, let me know and I will send it to you.

Also, the UUA published many years ago a "Parent-Teen Driver Contract" which we found useful. If you would like a copy, let me know.

Church office closed for Thanksgiving and the day after thanksgiving.


Soft as a kitten

Is the mitten

I'm knittin'

In early December the 'mitten tree' will decorate a table at the Community Supper. All the children in attendance will be invited to select a knit item. You are invited to contribute a pair of mittens, a hat or scarf. If you cannot knit an item, purchased articles are equally appreciated.

At the end of the year, those items which remain will be given to the Family Center to be distributed to needy children in the community. 


Welcoming Tips

Before and after the service, make sure that the newcomer is never left standing or sitting alone.


iGive- give PUUC five bucks, without shopping!

iGive shoppers mean $30 - $100 a year in donations, free. Between 11/14/14 and 12/15/14, new supporters can also mean $5 even if they don't shop.

iGive wants Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church get the most out of the holiday season by getting folks involved now, so they can help all year long.

Everybody who joins to support Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church and tries the iGive Button through 2/15/15 means $5, free To give PUUC $5, no strings attached, go here:


So, why not? We are getting that word out so that PUUC earns an extra $5 for new iGive members. That's in addition to the normal donation amount. There's never been a better time to help our church, at no cost!




Mariposa Presents Refugee All Stars in Ebola Benefit


“The band has seen the worst that this world can offer - yet, through their unflinching spirit and joyful sound they celebrate the best in all of us, and thankfully, they are now sharing their message and uplifting music throughout the world." - Stephen Holden, NY Times


Dear Unitarian Universalist families and friends of...


In response to the scourge of devastating news around the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center in Peterborough has taken the leap of putting a human face to this growing tragedy by presenting the world class Refugee All Star Band in concert at the Colonial Theater in Keene on Friday. December 5th at 8pm.


The ticket price is $29.00 each or $50.00 each for VIP tickets with a chance to meet the band for a reception following the concert. Tickets are on sale at the box office or through the Colonial website: website http://thecolonial.org/tickets/


Come celebrate West African culture through the power of great music at a time when the Ebola virus is devastating and stigmatizing communities in the region and fear continues to escalate.  We will share accurate information about the virus, what’s being done to slow its spread and celebrate the resilience and courage of West Africans around the world.


The Refugee All Stars have been called “Africa’s most inspirational band.”  Their world tour ended in August, but they have found themselves refugees again when the Ebola crisis precluded their return home. These world class musicians who got their start in Refugee camps after Sierra Leone’s eleven year civil war, have again turned tragedy into opportunity. They are now booking across the country, ahead of their April 2015 world tour, to help stop the spread of Ebola by raising much needed funds for their homeland, Sierra Leone. Keene, NH is their next stop. The band will share its newest music, its newest portrait of their country, and the most profound reasons for why we should all care.  This is an evening that promises to be unforgettable.


After the release of the critically acclaimed documentary film that bore their name, the Refugee All Stars’ story and their great music led to appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show and to big U.S. stages alongside such performers as Ziggy Marley and Aerosmith, Sir Paul McCartney, Angelina Jolie, Keith Richards, U2, to name a few. (You can download this documentary film on Netflix.) 


The Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center and its sponsors-C&S Wholesale Grocers, World Learning Center in Brattleboro, VT, Dublin School and David and Cee Cee Frechette, along with support from the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene have made this concert possible.

I hope you are able to join us for an evening you won’t forget.

Please feel free to forward this email, to post this event on your facebook page and to share this event with others in our community.


Betsy Small Campbell

Mariposa Board Member



There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

- -Edith Wharton- -

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

Vanessa’s Office Hours:  Monday & Th.  8 am – 4:30 pm. Tues. 8:00-11:00 am

Char’s Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 2-5 pm

David’s Office Hours: Mon & Th 9-4

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


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