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CARES…A Successful Shelter Month

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the UUCV members who volunteered to make the CARES guests feel welcomed and safe during the month of May. Many hands made this significant social justice project a reality. Hosts included: Laurel Belding; Marge Akin; Dot Everhart; Nancy Bittinger; Connie Bair; Muriel and Richard Bronakoski; June … Continued

UUCV Unsung Hero Announced

  This year’s recipient is an Ideal example of our unsung hero…it’s someone who quietly goes about giving of his or her time and talent to UUCV.  Someone who obviously cares about this place, the people in it, and actively supports what we stand for. Someone who is not celebrated or praised for all that … Continued

Strawberry Shortcake Volunteers Needed

UUCV STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE   SATURDAY, JUNE 3! Strawberry Shortcake Booth at the Foundry Day Arts Festival in Boiling Springs. Join in the fun this year to help raise awareness for UUCV.  We will split our proceeds with Project Share. Volunteers are needed to bake shortcakes slice and dice strawberries set-up tear-down short shifts working at the … Continued

JUNE Worship Services

June Worship Theme is “Family” June 4 – “A Chosen Family” What does it mean to be family? Are we living up to our promises?  Rev. Aija Simpson preaching with worship associate Christin Kapp. June 11 – “RE Sunday” We pay tribute to the Religious Educators that have worked with our children during this past … Continued

Sound Board Operator Training Scheduled for June 25

The survey results are in, and the respondents have chosen—our next Sound Board Operator Training will be Sunday, June 25, after worship, finishing by 1 PM. If you’re interested in learning how to operate our sound board and prepare recordings for web streaming—even if you did not complete the scheduling survey—you are most cordially invited to … Continued

OWL for K-2 Starting Soon!

OWL for K-2 – held at UUCV – will begin in two weeks!  Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm will be our initial Parent meeting, and we will then meet each Thursday beginning May 25 at 6:30pm in our Yuuth Room with a break in mid June, during the weeks of June 15th and 22nd.  We … Continued

Summer RE Leaders Needed

Our RE school year will be ending on Sunday June 11th with a multigenerational service to honor our dedicated RE teachers. Please plan to attend! To give our regular teachers a break, please consider sharing a hobby or passion by leading or assisting one Sunday morning RE class (kids ages 6-12) this summer! Some examples … Continued

May 2017 Sermons

May Worship Theme is “Principles Follow-Up” May 7 – “The Eighth Principle” – “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” … Continued


Carlisle CARES (Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter) was established in 2004 to address homelessness in the Carlisle area.  The program provides comprehensive services to facilitate the individual’s journey from being homeless to a state of self-sufficiency. The Resource Center is open seven days per week, 365 days per year.  The overnight shelter services, which … Continued

Carlisle CARES – the Shelter is Here!!!

After months of planning, the shelter is at UUCV. The dining room has been reconfigured to afford some privacy for families. You will notice large cubbies to store overnight supplies and a tall pile of mats. The generous offering of our space is a huge benefit to our neighbors who do not enjoy permanent housing. … Continued