North Chapel Events and Activities

Update on the parking situation – 11/16/17

The excavation work at the back of the church has gone as far as it can go this year before winter sets in.  We are so pleased to have this drainage challenge finally addressed and are looking forward to the results!

As I write this, I’m not sure if Tom has had a chance to put in the temporary walkway (maybe this weather today has slowed that)  This walkway will be a hard pack surface and will run from the driveway to the entrance of the Social Hall.

Parking in the lot behind the back of the church is back  during the daytime. ! 

LIGHTING IS LIMITED, so beware if you’re parking and will be there until after dark falls! 

Thank you for your patience!

The Woodstock Winter Farmers Market

Dates: November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, 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.

Belief – DVD Series 

This fall we’ll begin 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 Sunday, November 19th, the Belief series will continue after church. We will meet in the parlors around 11:30am.

Mark your calendars, please. It will certainly be worth your time.

Ask Sherry if you have any questions. 457-1919

Sabrina & The Jazzcat Telling Stories Concert

Sunday November 19, 2017
Unitarian Church, Woodstock, VT
4 PM
By Donation

Drawing from composers as diverse as George Gershwin, James Taylor, Irving Berlin, The Carpenters and Burt Bacharach, this married (and in love!) couple will entertain you with communal stories of life and love.

Kicking off a tour that will take Fred & Sabrina to FL, NY, Grand Cayman, WA, HI, OR, CA, & Mexico, we invite you to an afternoon of lively music and launch them off on the adventure! Donations gratefully accepted and all donations go to the support the church.

The Performers Fred Haas & Sabrina Brown

Fred Haas, teaches Saxophone, Jazz Piano, Improvisation, Jazz History, Music Theory and Jazz Combos at Dartmouth College. Fred brings to each of his performances and workshops a depth of experience and knowledge from over fifty-five years as a jazz musician and educator. His goal is to communicate a broad range of emotions through music as well as share information about the history of jazz and the art of jazz improvisation.

Inspired by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor vocalist Sabrina Brown performs music of The Great American Songbook, folk, pop and contemporary jazz. Sabrina’s passion and joy is shared with the audience, she is a fabulous communicator through song. Her voice is rich and warm and her approach to phrasing brilliantly tells the stories of the songs she performs. When not performing with Fred, Sabrina is busy with her company Woodstock Productions Weddings & Events.

In 1996 Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown founded Interplay Jazz Camp. The mission of Interplay Jazz is to provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages to participate in a supportive and holistic learning environment that fosters human artistic expression through the study of jazz and improvised music.

Potluck After Church: December 3rd

Please join the Welcome and Engagement Committee for a Potluck Lunch after the service on Sunday December 3rd in the Social Hall. If you can, please bring something to contribute to the luncheon! Any questions, please contact Pru!

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 sixth meeting will be on Thursday December 7 at 6pm. We will get together to discuss the book “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. We will meet at the North Chapel.

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

Amazing Grays

The Amazing Grays will gather Sunday, December 10, from 11:30 to 1:00 in the parlors.

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 emailing list, contact

Chalice Making Workshop at ArtisTree

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

Saturday January 6th from 1-3pm, and
Saturday January 20th 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

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 Wednesday at 7pm in The Chapel. Choir Rehearsals take place each Wednesday night at 7 pm in The Chapel (downstairs).  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.