North Chapel Events and Activities

New Member Series:
Learn more about the North Chapel

There will be gatherings May 7, May 21 and June 4 for those that would like to know about the North Chapel history and the committees that make all the pieces fit together to make a happy and beautiful space for us to come together.

  • May 7 is a walking tour of the church with Pru Schuler as the guide.  Completed!
  • May 21 There will be a film from Romania about the origins of Unitarian – Universalism.
  • On June 4 committees representative will tell about their committees’ contributions to the work of the church and extend invitations to join the one that speaks to you.

These meetings are from 11:30 -1:00 with lunch and child care.

During the morning service on June 11 we will honor all who have joined the North Chapel since last June.

Please see Fran Lancaster, Pru Schuler, Sherry Belisle, Joan Harvey, Joanna Garbisch or Ann Wynia for more information.

Woodstock Winter Farmer’s Market Details 2017

Dates: May 20
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.

B&G Spring Clean Up Day!

Save the Date!    Buildings & Grounds Committee will have our Spring Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00 – 2:00.   Lunch will be available.   Please plan to join us for many hands make light the work and  the more the merrier.  Its always a lot of fun and very satisfying to get our church grounds ready to take on it’s summer splendor.  Bring whatever tools you like to use.

Rhubarb Sunday May 29

Make your favorite rhubarb dish and bring it for Sunday coffee hour.  Help yourself to Rhubarb from the Permaculture garden.  Take as much as you need starting from the outside leaves:) Thanks, Anne Dean

NEW!!! NC 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 June 1st at 5:30pm until 7pm. We will get together to discuss the book “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron. 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.

Study Group About Buddhism’s Eightfold Path

The Eightfold Path Study group will meet after service on June 4 from 11:30-1:00 in The Chapel. We begin promptly at 11:30, talk quietly for an hour, and then those who wish to do so can leave. The rest of us will meditate for 20 minutes.

Committee Cafe

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

Amazing Grays – Insights of Aging

The Amazing Grays will gather on Sunday, June 11, 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

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  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 

During the winter months, we will participate in some indoor activities to work on our “Spiritual Fitness”. We will enjoy some Guided Imagery on Tuesdays and Yoga on Thursdays. Hope you can join us.

Join us on Tuesdays for Guided Imagery with JJ at ArtisTree. This is free, by donation. The meditation is from 9-10am. Want to carpool? Let Geraldine know!

Guided Imagery for Deep Relaxation

Explore guided imagery to bring about powerful positive changes in health, motivation, and creativity.

Are you looking for a mindful and imaginative way to reduce stress and connect more deeply to yourself during your busy week?In this class, you will be led through a relaxing guided imagery practice each week drawing on metaphor and story telling. Guided imagery takes advantage of the connection between the visual brain and the involuntary nervous system which, when activated, can influence our physical and emotional states to bring about healing and greater inner peace. Click here for more information!

On Thursday, we will do Yoga with Phoebe!

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.

Cost: $15 but Free for SE Walking Group participants! (Contact Geraldine for more information). 

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

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.