Where did the summer go?

Where did the summer go? Enjoy the remainder of the August sun and butterflies. Speaking of butterflies, some of us saw a rare Giant Swallowtail (see pic) in Diane’s yard when we were meeting at her house. 

On to the schedule: 
~All services at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary unless otherwise noted. ~Services with Rev. Arthen will include one of our wonderful musicians. ~Coffee, sweet treats and conversation in the Dining Room after service.


September 8 – Water Communion – Rev. Inanna Arthen – bring water you have collected from special places since we last  gathered together


September 15 – Carol Mays – Poetry


September 22 – Harvest/Autumn Equinox – Rev. Inanna Arthen


September 29 – Katja Esser (meet in the Ladies Parlor)


October 6 – Immigration – Rev. Inanna Arthen


October 13 – Robert Rocheleau “Truth, Beauty and Goodness”


October 20 – Inanna Arthen


October 27 – Pledge Sunday Brunch – in the Dining Room


November 3 – Rini Kilcoyne
November 10 – Veterans’ Day – Rev. Inanna Arthen


November 17 – Bonnie MacCracken – Chairman of the State Commission on the Status of Women and Girls


November 24 – Interfaith Thanksgiving – Rev. Inanna Arthen
🔯December 1 – Hattie Nestel “Reconsidering Siddur”


December 8 – Rev. Inanna Arthen


December 15 – Rini Kilcoyne


December 22 – Winter Solstice – Seasonal Celebration – share your winter traditions


December 24 at 7 p.m. – Christmas Eve – Rev. Inanna Arthen


December 29 – Fellowship Discussion “Personal dreams, successes and frustrations in our efforts to make a difference in the world individually”



Tag Sale – Saturday, September 14th, 9-2Please drop off all of your extra primo items at the Davis before the sale. Volunteers needed to help set up and to talk shoppers into buying that certain item they can’t live without.


Climate Strike-Friday September 20, 8:30am and  Friday, September 27, noon  On the North Common – bring your signs. “Millions will take part in global climate strikes on the 20th and 27th of September, with communities across the country and around the world taking action during the entire “Week for Future and Climate Justice.” Led by youth climate strikers, people will walk out of school and work to join mass marches and rallies, music concerts, sit-ins and nonviolent direct action. 

We will be a part of those numbers here in Petersham.  Please join us to show our neighbors, the media, and our elected officials that the climate crisis an issue that we care deeply about.” (from Lynne Feldman’s notice to the Petersham Huddle Group)



Phil Hubbard will be in the pulpit at the Monson UU on 12/1 to swap for Mary Gelezunas’ presentation at our church last spring.


AND PLEASE VISIT THE NEW CHURCH WEBSITE, a wonderful re-design by Diane Nassif. Let us know if you have information about the church history you would like to add, if you spot any corrections needed, etc.

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