July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015


Want Your Photo in the Directory?

Marsha Morrow and Wayne Murray hope to take photos of those members and friends who haven't yet been featured in the directory. Marsha will be available at the church office on Monday and Thursday afternoons between 3 and 4. Please call her at 924-6921 to set up and day and time.


PUUC Search Committee News

Saturday, July 11, 2015

We met with Olivia, seeking her advice on a number of subjects.  Thanks, Olivia!

We are settling on our Neutral Pulpits and have met with much cooperation from the other UU churches we have contacted.

“Beyond Categorical Thinking” (BCT), a UUA program to promote inclusive thinking and prevent unintended discrimination, is scheduled for Sunday, October 18th.  Much more information will follow, but keep that Sunday open after church.

Cottage Meetings, more intimate discussions on our ministerial search, have been set for 9/20 and 10/4 and maybe more.  Again, many more details will be coming, but it will afford an opportunity to  discuss in more  depth exactly who we are hunting for.

We will start analyzing our Survey Results at our next meeting.  Preliminary results confirm some of the thinking about our church profile, but there is much more to be revealed.  It is exciting!

We started outlining our Ministerial Packet and Website and will begin detailing what we want it to say.  We may ask for your help, as it is a big task.

Thank you again for replying to the Survey.  We will be filling you in as we finish.



JOB OPENING FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART!   I am looking to hire 2 people who have experience working and playing with infants and toddlers to cover our nursery for the 2015-2016 church year. (Sept.through mid-June)  We provide nursery care for 2 hours from 9:45-11:45am for 24 Sundays.  There will also be an opportunity to provide child care for kids of different ages during church meetings which are usually held 12-1:30pm on a few Sundays during the year.  If you are interested or know anyone who would like to provide care for these young'uns please contact me:  Char James, DRE at 924-6245 or char.james@uupeterborough.org


Monadnock Summer Lyceum presents between eight and ten cultural events in the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church on Sundays, between the end of June and beginning of September.

Please join us on Sunday mornings to hear world class speakers on social, political, educational, cultural, scientific, economic, environmental and artistic topics.  Enrich your summer in Peterborough, NH in the heart of the Monadnock Region.

Presentations begin at 11:00am. Presentations are rebroadcast by NHPR on the following Sunday at 9 pm.
Presentations are free ~ donations accepted.
Wheelchair accessible.
Parking is available next to the church courtesy of People's United Bank.
Reception following the presentations in the Parish Hall.  Go to www.monadnocklyceum.org for more information.


Sun 7/19/15 11:00am 
Daniel Weeks 
Poor (in) Democracy: How America is Defaulting on Democracy, and the Long Walk to Get it Back


Sun 7/26/15 11:00am 
Dr. Jarrett Byrnes 
Reef Life in Your Back Yard: Kelp Beds, Meadows and Forests


Sun 8/2/15 11:00am 
Meg Petersen 
Reclaiming the Core: Education for Social Beings and Idea Creators


Sun 8/9/15 
MacDowell Colony Medal Day 
No Lyceum


Sun 8/16/15 11:00am 
Skip Gorman and Gordon Peery 
The Sources and Evolution of New England Contra Dance Music: An Annotated Concert


Sun 8/23/15 11:00am 
Rev. Keith L. Magee 
Race in America: Can We Talk?


We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru


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



Contact Information and Regular Office Hours

Shayna:  Monday 2-6, Thursday 9-1; (802)579-6066  (no summer hours, please call)

email: kshaynaappel@gmail.com  


Olivia: (603) 554-2294  (no summer hours)

email: oholmes34a@hotmail.com


Vanessa:   Monday & Thursday  8 am – 4:30 pm. Tues. 8 am-12 pm;  924-6245 

Summer Hours: Monday & Thursday 8 am – 2 pm, Tues 8 am – 12 pm. Yep, I’m here.

email: vanessa.amsbury@uupeterborough.org


Char:  Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 2-5 pm; 924-6245.  I plan to check my church e-mail on Mondays throughout the summer. I do not have summer office hours.  My regular church office hours will resume on Monday August 17, 2015.  Have a wonderful summer!

Email: char.james@uupeterborough.org

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