North Chapel Events and Activities

Origins of Unitarian Universalism

The second part of the movie on the origin of Unitarian Universalism will be shown after the service on June 18th. Even if you did not see the first part, you are welcome to follow the path to America. Come to the chapel downstairs.


What To Do With Your Stuff

What To Do With Your Stuff
Tuesday June 27th 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 the Green, Woodstock, VT

Are you confused or cranky about what goes where, and how? Ham Gillett, Program/Outreach Coordinator for the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District, to the rescue! Ham will bring us up to date on the latest recycling and composting requirements for Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law – Act 148 – how it presently effects residents and businesses, what the current requirements are, and how to recycle things like electronics, paint, batteries, fluorescent bulbs – all items that people are confused about or unaware of.  Ham will also provide information on where to safely dispose of items that can’t go in your trash. No question will go unanswered! This event is co-sponsored by Norman Williams Public Library, Sustainable Woodstock and GUVSWD (see their website – link below).  http://www.guvswd.org/


Bookstock Literary Festival 

Preparations are Underway!

The eighth annual Bookstock Literary Festival will take place on Friday through Sunday, July 28—30, in Woodstock. Among the many events over that weekend will be an expanded THREE- day book sale held on the Village Green. We’ll have more details about all the Bookstock events in our Summer Quest or visit bookstockvt.org

Bookstock Used Book Sale and the North Chapel 

For the past 8 years our church has worked with the Norman Williams Library to put on a used book sale as part of the Bookstock event on the last weekend in July.

This year we begin collecting donated books on June 12th and sorting on July 17th. Please put your donated books in the SE Children’s Room (downstairs next to The Chapel) and sign up to help sort and sell books on the sign-up sheets in the Social Hall.

This is a major fund raising event for the church and a great way to support the Library and the Woodstock Community. If you have any questions contact Deb Rice at debarice@me.com or call 234-5349 or Lynn Peterson via phone at 672 3697 or via email at Lpeterson@vermontel.net.


NC SE Spiritual Fitness BOOK Group

The Spiritual Exploration for Children and Families Committee is starting 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 second meeting will be on Thursday July 27th at 5:30pm until 7pm. We will get together to discuss the book “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. We will meet at the North Chapel.

While for the start of this group, we will not have official childcare, feel free to bring your kiddo/s and we can set them up in the art room or playroom while we chat.


Amazing Grays 

The Amazing Grays will gather next on Sunday, July 9th, 11:30-1:00 in the North Chapel parlors.

The Amazing Grays gather once a month to share our thoughts and feelings about getting older and support one another in our process. 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
richardaschramm@gmail.com.


Committee Cafe

Committee Cafe will be happening on Tuesday September 12, with dinner and meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. All committee chairs, members and interested others are welcome.


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, anneldean@gmail.com

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, marywbvt@gmail.com for more information.


Evensong at the North Chapel (Currently on Summer Recess)

EVENSONG  Welcome everyone every Friday from 5:30 – 6:30 in The Chapel (Downstairs).  We will meet in silence, sit in meditation for 30-40 minutes, sometimes share an inspiring reading and/or soft, soothing music.  The candlelit space creates a warm and comforting atmosphere for stillness and reflection.  This is a gentle interlude between the end of a busy week and the beginning of a relaxing weekend; a quiet time to just be and to calm one’s spirit.  Our collective mindfulness brings a sense of restoration and renewal to each other and to the space. All are welcome.


 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. Beginning June 20th, the meditation will be on Tuesdays from 5-6pm. Want to carpool? Let Geraldine know!

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

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: – Rehearsals will resume in Wednesday August 31st. 

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 vermontdianem@aol.com


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.