Monthly Archives: January 2013

Upcoming Events and February Newsletter

Deadline for Newsletter Submissions: Sunday, February 17

Friday February 15 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ~Coffee House, featuring local acoustic guitarist Don Bartenstein playing folk and classic Americana.
Don is very active in the local music scene and can often be heard playing at open mics in Concord, Bristol, and other surrounding towns. His music can be heard at

Don will be followed by Trio Dolama: one piano, one cello, one violin.  The trio plays nouveau tango, locally composed jazz, spirited classical, and beat poetry-Bach inventions.

Doug Kendall (cello) is a Latin teacher at Holderness School. He’s been a member of the Lakes Region String Quartet since 1985.

Larry Blaine (violin) is a professor of mathematics at PSU who relates his music expertise to mathematics in his “Math and Humanities” classes.

Martha Shepp (piano) is an expressive arts enthusiast, graphic designer, and musician who believes that all the arts belong together.

Come Have Your Ear’s Tickled. We will serve homemade desserts, maybe something new this time, but definitely chocolate covered strawberries. We will offer a selection of teas and coffees. $10 admission covers it all

On Sunday, February 17 at 10 am Vince Ribas will present a service on Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution.  (This is a change from the schedule announced in our newsletter.)  Soup and Bread Sunday.  Anyone willing can bring Soup and Bread to share with the fellowship.  All are invited to eat!

Monday, February 18 at 6:30 pm ~ Parish Committee

Friday, February 22 ~ Uno’s Dough Raiser

Sunday, February 24 at 10 am, Drew Moeller (minister at UU Society of Loaconia) will present a service from our pulpit.

Please read our February Newsletter for more information about upcoming events.

New UU


Spiritually Curious? On a Religious Exploration?
Wanting to know more about Unitarian Universalism?
Come to The New UU!

We are offering this course for folks who wish to explore Unitarian Universalism, curious about if it is the right fit for you and interested in the possibility of membership.

The three sessions will run:
Sunday Feb. 10 after worship,
Monday Feb. 11 from 7:00-9:00 PM and
Sunday Feb. 17 after worship.
If you are interested please contact Esther Shartar-Howe, Gail Morrison, or myself, through the church office.
Hope to see you!
Rev. Anita

Flowers for The Alter ~ Consider celebrating an anniversary, milestone or birthday of a loved one (alive or passed on) by bringing flowers for the altar. Sign up sheet is in fellowship hall and let us know if we can announce the details of why you are celebrating.

Coffee Hour Sign Up Sheet is also in fellowship hall. Please consider signing up!

Unitarian Universalist Congregation to Launch Monthly Coffee House in Franklin

Folks looking for local entertainment this winter will have one more option to consider. Beginning this month, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Franklin is opening its meetinghouse on the third Friday evening of each month to host a traditional coffee house. Each evening will feature two musical acts, along with delicious desserts, hot coffee, and community.

Admission is $5, and coffee and desserts will be available for purchase. The first coffee house on January 18th will open at 7 pm and will feature local folk and blues musician Paul Hubert [], as well as The Fireside Trio [], a local country/folk songwriting group.

All proceeds raised will go toward the UUCF Community Assistance Fund, which serves the needs of the greater Franklin community. The UUCF is a Welcoming Congregation, honoring and celebrating differences in race, sexual orientation, and country and religion of origin. The Meetinghouse is located at 206 Central Street in Franklin. For more information, please visit or leave a message at 934-2141 and someone will get back to you promptly.

January Events and Newlsetter

On Friday, January 18 at 7 pm, we will be hosting a Winter Coffee House. Come enjoy dessert, coffee, tea and two musical acts:
Paul Hubert ( who plays several instruments and sings folk tunes; and the folk and blues vocals and guitar of the Fireside Trio (

Admission is $5.00 per person and will benefit the community assistance fund.  We will have coffee, teas and special desserts on sale including “Three Cities of Spain Cheesecake,” which was sold at the King’s Rook Coffeehouses on the North Shore of Boston in the 1960s.

On Sunday, January 20 at 10, Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick will present a service.

Please read our Newsletter for January 2013 for more information about our congregation and upcoming events.