Welcome

Our church celebrates freedom of belief and welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds and faiths. Unitarian Universalism does not advocate a particular creed. We come together because of our shared commitment to values and to ways of living, not to religious dogma. See “What Is UU?” for more about the long history and tradition of Unitarian Universalism. The Strafford Universalist Society is the second oldest in Vermont and fourth oldest in the nation. We hope you will join us.

Happenings

MUSIC AND SPIRITUALITY
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18 at 1:00 p.m. <<< Please note special time>>>

 

The Positive Influence of Music, told in story and song. Speaker: Gayle Giovanna

Daily Inspiration

Strafford UU member John Freitag sends out a daily inspiration often with poems or readings from our UU hymnal or collections such as Life Prayers and The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness and Joy, as well as poets that speak to our New England weather and heritage like Robert Frost, David Budbill, and Emily Dickinson , and Native American poets like Joy Harjo and Joseph Bruchac. If you are interested in starting your days with something other than the news, send him an email at jfreitag7 at hotmail.com

Window Update

The last of the stained glass windows at the Universalist Church are now in the process of being rebuilt. This should guarantee their beauty graces the church for at least another 100 years. At the 2021 annual meeting it was decided to replace the Jesus figure in the window behind the pulpit with a UU chalice. The old window will be saved and mounted on the wall in the back of the church along with pictures of past ministers who have served here.

Staying Connected

On other Sundays there are many options for connecting with the UU community. Here are a few of them:

Close to home-

First Universalist Society of Hartland VT – Worship service every Sunday at 10 via Zoom or telephone

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley – Worship service every Sunday at 10 via Zoom. Other activities also available via Zoom during the week.

North Universalist Chapel Society in Woodstock – Worship service every Sunday at 10 via Facebook Live.

Another easy to connect with congregation who has welcomed our members who wish to use this time to branch out a bit more-

Arlington Street Church – Worship service every Sunday at 11 via Zoom or telephone. Other activities also available during the week.

There are many more to check out in this list provided by the UUA.

For those who would like to use this time for quiet individual reflection, the UU website offers many resources to explore such as this searchable on-line library.

Guest at Your Table

Consider putting another type of cup or dish on your table to collect your change to support the important work of the UU Service Committee around the world. Our help is needed more now than ever with fires, floods, droughts and the pandemic.
Here is how to send in your donations:
For more information about Guest at Your Table including a downloadable template for making a box: