North Chapel Events and Activities

Chalice Making Workshop at ArtisTree

Date changed to start on January 20th instead of January 6th.

This is a specific workshop that is open to members of The North Chapel, Woodstock

Saturday January 20th from 1-3pm, and
Saturday February 3rd from 1-3pm

Join us to hand build and glaze a chalice in this workshop. We will use the three hand building techniques to form our pieces. Work can be decorated at this stage with patterns, inscribing and drawing into the damp clay.

We will gather again to glaze the finished work.

$25 per person
Minimum participation 8        Maximum participation 10        10yrs +

Childcare will be available

To register, contact Geraldine Fowler at (802) 457-2557 or email

Amazing Grays – Ethical Wills

The Amazing Grays will gather on Sunday, January 14, from 11:30 to 1:00 in the parlors.

To start off 2018, Dov Taylor will join us to discuss Ethical Wills.  An ethical will is a personal document that you can create to communicate your values, experiences, and life lessons to your family. This type of Will is purely voluntary. It is designed to pass on things like guiding principles, memories, spiritual values, and wishes for your family’s future. Some describe them as “windows into the soul.”  As part of our gathering we will have an opportunity to think about what we might include in our own ethical wills. Please bring paper and pen.

Everyone who consider themselves “older” are welcome. Gray hair is not a requirement.

The Amazing Grays gather once a month to share our thoughts and feelings about getting older and to support one another. We strive to create an environment of safety and trust, to provide a time of quiet as well as a time of sharing, to speak from our own experience, to listen to others with our hearts without judgment, discussion, dialog, question asking, problem-solving or “fixing,” and to treat everything shared as completely confidential.

For more information or to be on our e-mailing list, contact

Circle Dinner Saturday, January 20th

It’s that time of year again, the time to gather together for pot luck dinners, having more time to get to know each other more personally. Tell Pru at church or 457-1137 if you would like to host or simply just attend. It’s always the best food and best conversations.

Belief – DVD Series 

This fall we began to show the groundbreaking series called “Belief”. Told through the stories of individuals, we’ll learn about many of the religions of the world. It is produced and narrated by Oprah and is beautifully filmed and thought-provoking.

On January 21st, the Belief series will continue with stories titled “A Change is Gonna Come.” You’ll watch a young woman soldier transform into a nun in India, a 15 year old girl of the Apache tribe take on a difficult task in the “Sunrise Ceremony”, and a father and daughter who have lost half their family go to a place in Nevada “where you can transform yourself even when all hope is lost.”

The series will continue on the third Sundays of the month. Mark your calendars, please. It will certainly be worth your time.

Ask Sherry if you have any questions. 457-1919

Divorce & Separation Support Group

Build Friendships – Give & Receive Support – Loose the Stigma – Find your Joy

Going through a Separation and/or Divorce can be a painful and confusing experience! Join like minded people to help you facilitate the process so you don’t feel alone. Together we can help each other overcome deep hurt and loss with insight! We will develop new habits, build new connections and meet others going through similar challenges! We will also discover that Divorce doesn’t have to be a “scarlet letter” and hopefully work together to remove the stigma attached to divorce!

Join us for a monthly meeting beginning on Monday January 22nd at 6pm. Childcare will be available. Snacks will be available.

Co-led by: Blakeley Murrell-Liland and Geraldine Fowler
Date: Monday, January 22nd
Time: 6PM-7PM
Location: North Chapel UU, 7 Church Street, Woodstock Vt

For more information, contact Geraldine Fowler at or call (802) 457-2557

Annual Meeting and Potluck

The Annual Meeting of the North Universalist Chapel Society will be held on Sunday, January 28, at 12 p.m. for the purpose of electing new trustees and a new member of Nominating Committee, per the organization’s by-laws, and to transact other business of the Society. The church is located at 7 Church St, Woodstock, VT

All friends of the North Universalist Chapel Society are invited to  attend and members are encouraged to participate and vote. Those  wishing to become a member of the North Universalist Chapel Society before the meeting may arrange to sign the membership book by contacting the church office.

Potluck Lunch prior to meeting and Childcare will be available.

NC SE Spiritual Fitness BOOK Group

The Spiritual Exploration for Children and Families Committee has a regular book group where we as parents/guardians get together to read and discuss books that deal with spirituality in its many forms. We can also use this time to discuss our own spiritual path with like minded people. Children are welcome. Bring a snack, and lets enjoy some time together!

Our next meeting will be on Thursday February 1st at 6pm. We will get together and watch “Walk With Me – On The Road With Thich Nhat Hanh” in the back parlors of the North Chapel. “Walk With Me” is a cinematic journey into the world of a monastic community that practices the art of mindfulness with Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. We encourage you to read any of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books in anticipation of this viewing.

Feel free to bring your kiddo/s and we can set them up in the playroom while we chat.

The Woodstock Winter Farmers Market

Dates: February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Place:  The Masonic Hall, Pleasant Street/RT 4 Woodstock, VT

Please check the facebook page for more information on vendors at each market.

Thank you for your support of this North Chapel fundraising event.  All proceeds from vendor fees after costs go to North Chapel.

Meditation Practices

Wednesday Morning Meditations Every Wednesday at 8am in the parlors.

For those who might feel the need or welcome the opportunity to participate in a group meditation in the middle of the week please feel welcome. Charity Gray (and friends during the summer), who has had long and diverse experiences with meditation practice, will be facilitating a meditation experience in the carpeted children’s room starting at 8 a.m. and completed to allow people to comfortably make 9 a.m. appointments. All are welcome.

Meditation and Oneness Blessings… Every Thursday at 5:15pm in The Chapel (downstairs).

The Oneness Blessing (Deeksha) offers a simple effortless method of giving profound rest to the body and peace to the mind, promoting wellness in all areas of life. Come and experience for yourself!

If you would like more information, please contact:  Anne Dean at 457-3889,

Additional Opportunity: A Meditation and Oneness Blessing will be offered from 5:00 to 6:00 each Monday at the Barnard Library.  Please contact Mary Blanton 234-5541, for more information.

Evensong at the North Chapel

Evensong is reawakening and will be back on Monday, October 2nd.  We have changed to Mondays from 5:30-6:30 instead of Fridays and we will be meeting in the Front Parlors due to the construction project that will be going on downstairs.  Our meditations usually begin and end with readings, music, or chanting.  We usually sit for 40 minutes.  It is a refreshing hour and we are always glad we’ve been there.  A good way to bring some mindfulness into the week ahead.  Questions? Contact Vee at or Don at or Susan at

 Other Ongoing Events

NC Walking Group
Hosted by the Spiritual Exploration for Children and Families Committee 

As parents and caregivers, self-care is important. If you schedule allows we hope you can join us to work on your “Spiritual Fitness”. Our schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays: Guided Imagery with JJ at ArtisTree 

This is free, by donation. Meditation is on Tuesdays from 5-6pm. Want to carpool? Let Geraldine know!

Thursdays: Walking Group at 8:30am (Weather depending) 

The sun is out – at least some of the time 😉 Its time to get our walking shoes back on and head outside!

We will start out walking on Thursday mornings and will look for feedback to add other days and times. Maybe a morning walk or a lunch time walk and/or an afternoon walk? Let me know what you schedule would like.

All are welcome. Free Childcare for both Guided Imagery and Walking Group!!

Choir Rehearsals

Every Sunday at 11:45am until 12:45pm in The Sanctuary. All singers welcome! Contact Diane Mellinger 234-6619 or

Every Thursday: Yoga classes are held in the Parlors from 8:30—10:00 AM. For more details contact instructor, Phoebe Standish 672-3800. $15 per class.

A free flowing vinyasa style of Hatha Yoga. Gentle enough for beginners yet challenging for any level. Designed specifically to restore and maintain flexibility, strength and balance, from “Head to Toe”. A fulfilling 1 hour and 30 nubile session creating oneness in Body, Mind and Spirit. Yoga group meets in the North Chapel parlors from 8:30-10am on Thursdays.