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Living Our Mission Outside Our Walls

Want to help CARE FOR THE WORLD by helping someone in our local community this month?  If you answered YES, you can help out at the Project SHARE Farm Stand on Thursday morning, April 27th.  We work inside so show up rain or shine at 9:30 AM and work until about noon.  If you can’t … Continued

Unsung Hero Award

We are looking for the next UUCV Unsung Hero!  Is there someone at UUCV who has provided outstanding support in the past year and deserves our recognition?  Nominees are selected from people who are not currently serving on the Board or as a Committee Chair.  The engraved list of past Unsung Heroes can be viewed … Continued

Carlisle CARES – calling all men

As UUCV will be hosting the family shelter in May, which is comprised of women and children, only women may volunteer to stay overnight with the guests. However, we could use a few – or more – good men to serve as hosts. Hosts unlock the church, run through a check-list of preparatory tasks and … Continued

Interested in a Life-changing Trip to Mozambique?

The UUVC Mozambique Steering Committee is planning a review trip to Mozambique during the month of August this year.  For detailed information concerning this remarkable social justice project, initiated over twelve years ago, please visit our website:   In brief, members and friends of the congregation raise funds every year to support girls’ education in Moz. … Continued

Drum Circle Goes Seasonal

Join your community in rhythm!  We are moving from monthly to Each season.  We’re hosting a free, all levels, community Drum Circle facilitated by Dani Fiore. No experience necessary! A limited number of drums and percussion will be provided but please bring you own if you are able.  The spring Drum Circle will be held May 1 … Continued

Friendship Dinner with our local Mosque

ENTERING AS STRANGERS, LEAVING AS FRIENDS On Saturday evening April 29th we will welcome our Muslim neighbors to one of UUCV’s world renowned pot luck dinners.  Dinner begins at 6:30 pm and YOU ARE INVITED.  We ask everyone to bring your favorite dish but please, out of respect for our guests, we ask that your … Continued

Thinking Ahead

How do we create long-term financial stability, provide necessary repairs to our grand building, and prepare UUCV for the future?  To help us discover the answers, the Board has hired Barry Finkelstein, a professional consultant for UU churches, to analyze our finances and get to know our congregation. “We need YOU!  Be part of the … Continued

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Sign up in our Social Hall to help with “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” on Saturday morning, April 29th.  Neighbors Helping Neighbors is an event that involves several community organizations.  Work focuses on sprucing up some of Carlisle’s west side neighborhoods by doing a variety of jobs including painting porches, minor yard work, and other odd jobs.  … Continued

Pay Attention

Rev. Aija Simpson I, like most 21st century Americans, am a multitasking machine.  It begins when I roll out of bed and start checking email on my phone while I brush my teeth and goes straight through to bedtime: when I am checking my e-mail while I brush my teeth.  Despite every study that suggests … Continued

April Sermons 2017

Worship Theme is “Inter-Dependent Web of Existence” April 2 – “Ripples” – Every moment matters. Even the ones you thought you were alone for. Especially the ones you thought you were alone for.  Rev. Aija Simpson preaching with worship associate Cheryl Parsons. April 9 – “An Invisible Life” – Is it possible to not matter?  Rev. … Continued