Help Wanted for Our 200th Anniversary Celebration
Come help us throw a party for UUCD! We’re planning a luncheon after the service on October 16, and we need volunteers to help prepare the hall and clean up afterwards. This is one of several activities this fall leading up to our official anniversary on December 9th, the date that the Universalist Society of Danbury was founded.
If you can help with the party on Sunday, October 16th or want to get involved with this special anniversary in other ways, please contact Gale Alexander right away.
UUCD Men Conversing over Coffee
This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Our next meetings are on Wednesday, July 13th and Wednesday, August 10th at 9:30 a.m. at UUCD in the Fellowship Hall Lower Level. For more information contact Gary Mummert or Joe Gillotti.
The Book Conversations Group
This group will be meeting in-person on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 5:45 at Cheryl Edelen’s home. We will be discussing DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS written by Kate Raworth. Bob Bollinger is moderator. The plan is for each person to bring their own sandwich and a dish to share. Contact Mary Ann Kulla if you plan to attend. It is not necessary to have read the book to participate. DOUGHNUT ECOOMICS has enough original, even revolutionary viewpoints, backed by research, to get a heated conversation going. Our next “good read” is THE CHANCELLOR by Kati Marton which is a biography or Angela Merkel.
Music at the Ridge
by Nancy Hershatter
Beginning on October 2nd, one Sunday per month at 4:00pm our Fellowship Hall will ring with the sounds of a brand new live music series which we are calling Music at the Ridge. These live acoustic music shows will feel like a cross between a house concert and a Saturday night coffeehouse. October 2nd our performers will be Mustard’s Retreat, a folk duo from Ann Arbor, Michigan. On November 6th , Pat Wictor will be performing. Pat is a singer-songwriter who grew up in Venezuela, the Netherlands, Norway and England but currently makes his home in Brooklyn. We are hoping to livestream these shows; more on that later.
To be on the team that makes these intimate concerts a success, email Nancy Hershatter.
We especially need folks who are willing to a) help with tech setup b) take tickets at the door c) bake and serve refreshments at intermission d) be on the publicity team that gets the word out to the larger community and e) hospitality–making sure our performer(s) have what they need. Our objectives are to build bridges in the community through music, while providing a sustainable venue in western Connecticut for live music to be shared and enjoyed. Revenue will be shared between performers and UUCD.