An Ode to Joy

What is joy, and where does it come from? Is it necessarily fleeting, a height we cannot realistically hope to maintain, or can it be a daily disposition, the ground in which we plant ourselves?

I believe that joy – both the dizzying kind and the more ordinary experiences of happiness and contentment – is a side effect of […]

Faith Development Happens Everywhere

Last Sunday as I was sitting at my desk in the Church School office, I heard two familiar voices in the hallway – one of our six-year-olds, in animated conversation with one of our elders. “I’m a liberal,” I heard the child declare confidently as he opened a door and made his way into the children’s choir rehearsal. […]

Equanimity: a Theme for All Ages

Our worship theme for April is Equanimity, and I will freely admit that equanimity is not anything I’m famous for. I laugh easily, cry easily, and while I can be extremely patient with other people’s children, my own personal children? My older son, now 22, came home to visit and got a volley of criticism […]

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
2016Electric Bill
2017

June25200$514$202

July1880-2209$330$165

August2440-1799$413$133

September2240-1785$415$163

October2520-844$451$233

November2960432$477$232

December33602633$551$220

January32642940$560$213

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 […]