North Chapel Events and Activities

Oneness Meditation with Peter Beech

September 24
1:30 – 3
North Universalist Chapel Society
6 Church Street
Woodstock, VT 05091

The Oneness Meditation includes the transfer of universal divine energy given to a group, with the specific intention to awaken consciousness. Benefits are similar to those of Oneness Deeksha, as participants de-clutch from the constantly chattering, divisive mind.

The Oneness meditation will be held in the Chapel located off the lower parking lot behind the church. Enter through the door on the right.

FMI: Anne Dean 802-457-3889 anneldean@gmail.com

Free & open to everyone.


North Chapel Chamber Music Series

On Sunday, October 1st, at 2 pm, the Camerata New England Piano Trio will perform Robert Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces (Op. 88) and Antonin Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor (Op. 90) (the “Dumky”).   The members of the Trio are Omar Güey (violin), Linda Galvan (cello) and Evelyn Zuckerman (piano).   Admission is free, but donations to the UU are welcome.


Evensong

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 veronica.delay@gmail.com or Don at donaldransom@gmail.com or Susan at susaninui@outlook.com


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 fifth meeting will be on Thursday October 5th at 6pm. We will get together to discuss the book “The Book of Joy” by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu and Douglas Abrams. 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 next on Sunday, October 8th, 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.


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, October 15th, the Belief series will continue after church with a Hindu woman who renews her faith by immersing herself in the Ganges River. A young Jewish boy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah. In Australia, an Aboriginal man takes his grandson on a journey, telling him the stories he must preserve. They are part of the oldest religion in the world.

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

Ask Sherry if you have any questions. 457-1919


Committee Cafe

Committee Cafe will be happening on Tuesday November 7th, with a  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 Monday from 5:30 – 6:30 in The Front Parlors. 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.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 – On break until September 12 2017

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: – 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.