Vagina Monologues Success


We are proud to announce our third annual performance of the Vagina Monologues, sponsored by our church and Area 23, raised just under $1000 to benefit the Crisis Center of Central NH! We are so grateful to the many people who made this event possible: performers, crew, volunteers, and attendees. Special thanks to […]

Strengthening Our Foundation

Picture this: In a ritual to appreciate Lea, our church administrator, we each bring forward a marble for every time Lea has been there for us to support one of our activities or projects. Imagine the marbles filling her outstretched hands as she tries to hold them all. Any one marble is easy to […]

Solar Array Makes a Budget Impact

Welcome news on our electric bills since the Solar Array went online in May, 2017: The table below compares the kilowatt hours used and our electric bills (June through January) for 2016 and 2017/18.

MonthKWH Used
2016KWH Used
2017Electric Bill
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Note that in December and January we generated very little electricity, while we used […]

The Imam of Concord Joined us for Sunday Service

We were so pleased that Imam Mustafa of the Islamic Society of Greater Concord could join us for our morning worship service on February 11th.

The service led by church member Suzanne Rude was entitled “Strong at the Broken Places: The Art of Mending” and dealt with our February theme of resilience. Reverend Michael Leuchtenberger and […]

Ministers’ Challenge

We have a challenge for you – with rewards for all and a prize. But first a little background: our Coming of Age program is intended to be a great opportunity for our youth to explore who they are spiritually, ethically, and emotionally. We want them to develop a UU identity, grounded in […]

Our Campaign to End Homelessness

I was blown away when Chris S. texted me just two hours after the Interfaith Choir Concert to say that the event had raised more than $11,000 for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and its Safe Spaces Campaign. In making the pitch for the Coalition, I had mentioned how much it had mattered […]

Letting Go

As someone who recently moved and experienced my mother’s death, our December worship theme of “Letting Go” resonates strongly with both my outer and inner self. Reckoning with letting go is a lifelong spiritual task for all of us, because change is inevitable and yet holding on, too, is a human necessity. We are […]

Survey Results #3 – Effectiveness of Leaders

How effective do you think our congregational leaders are? That was one of the questions we asked during our Ends Survey last March to understand how well we are doing reaching our third end/goal. This end states that “we have a broad circle of effective leaders who have the resources to complete their work in […]

Survey Results #2 – Offering and Receiving Help

In the October Parish Notes, we started to share the results of the Ends (Goals) Survey you completed in March. The analysis each month is based on the survey discussions we have at our church board meetings. The graphs and the summary statistics were generated by board member Suzanne Rude. This was a very substantial […]