All Services Begin at 10 on Sunday Mornings
Services for April 2021
April 11 More Mustard, Please … Rev. Mary Edes
We will revisit the parable of the mustard seed and ponder the spice of life.
April 18 Challenges and opportunities lying ahead over the U.N. Decade of Ocean Science Jake Kritzer
The global ocean covers the majority of Earth’s surface and plays critical roles in regulating our climate and providing food, transportation, energy, recreation, and inspiration. The ocean has also suffered a number of adverse impacts due to human activity, especially, overfishing, pollution, and habitat loss, all of which are now being exacerbated by ongoing effects of global climate change. This year marks the start of the U.N. Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build international partnerships, increase funding and other resources, and take needed action to ensure that the ocean remains a productive and resilient ecosystem for all of humankind.
Social hour this Sunday, April 18 at 2 PM on the DUUF deck for safe socializing to welcome spring. Bring your masks and wear your spring jacket or your winter coat— you decide!
April 25 Got enough? Sylvia Foster & Rev. Mary Doane
We are witnessing a transformation away from the myth of scarcity, which currently forms the basis of our U.S. economic system, toward the bounty that we see with our own eyes. What is humanity’s new role on planet earth since the virus – what do we deem sacred – and how do we care for one another? The teachings of constant competition and unlimited consumerism are being examined in the light of justice, and we ask ourselves, “How might our human gifts go toward healing and building better lives for all?”
May 2 Votes for Women Liz Tentarelli
It has been more than one hundred years since women gained the right to vote in the United States. Using historic photos and documents, Liz Tentarelli will tell the story of the campaign for women’s voting rights, culminating in the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment. Please note: This will be an extended pro- gram and will begin at 9:45 a.m. We will plan to conclude at 11 a.m. as usual.
ABOUT THE APRIL SPEAKERS
April 4 Thomas Pistole is a long-time member of the Fellowship. A retired UNH faculty member, he served for many years as the Fellowship’s Director of Religious Education/Exploration and, in an interesting twist, was the first man to complete the UUA’s credentialing program for religious educators. He has offered many Sunday programs at our Fellowship, including at least 10 Easter services.
April 11 The Reverend Mary Edes makes her home in Silver Lake, NH where for some years she has served as an itinerant preacher, conducting weddings, child dedications, celebrations of life, and religious services in various congregations throughout New England. She is the founder and leader of the Silver Lake Singers for Hospice and Healing (www.silverlakesingers.org) and has, since November, served as minister to the First Christian Church of Freedom, NH. Prior to entering the Unitarian Universalist ministry she spent many years in the NH Seacoast, where she was active in the theater and music community, and served as Director of Music at South Church UU, in Portsmouth. She has been a guest minister at our Fellowship for many years.
April 18 Jake Kritzer is part of our Fellowship family and has presented a number of programs for our Sunday service. After completing his graduate studies in marine biology, he held a number of positions at the Environmental Defense Fund before becoming the Executive Director of NERACOOS. The mission of the Northeast Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems is “to produce, integrate, and com- municate high quality information that helps ensure safety, economic and environmental resilience, and sustainable use of the coastal ocean.”
April 25 Rev. Mary Doane has served churches of many different faiths. She was ordained as the minister of music at the UU church in Exeter, New Hampshire. She has also been involved in starting an en- vironmental arts organization called “Project Nature” twenty years ago and so part of her work in the world has been developing and implementing programs for children in which she teaches new ways of ex- periencing the natural world. She is retired from the Exeter church and, from her studio in Dover, New Hampshire, she teaches piano – incorporating puppetry arts into her programs of study.
Sylvia Foster grew up in a Universalist Church in Bangor, Maine, and has been a member of the UU church of Exeter, New Hampshire, for thirty years. She’s been a choir member and leader/member of social justice and green sanctuary committees. She is retired as an administrator of educational pro- grams for the University of New Hampshire President’s Commission and Office of Community, Equity and Diversity. She is teaching staff on the UNH Women’s and Gender Studies Department and serves on the Boards of 350NH Action for renewable energy, and The Racial Unity Team of New Hampshire. She is a member of Seacoast Interfaith Stewards of the Earth.
May 2 Liz Tentarelli is president of the League of Women Voters NH, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This program is spon- sored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and hosted by the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellow- ship.
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