Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Joy Will Come: A Christmas Story

By Rev. Josh Pawelek and the UUS:E Youth Group / With poems by Molly Vigeant Part I “I don’t want to have a tree this year,” said Mom. “I just don’t.” And that was the end of it. No more discussion. … Continue reading

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Planted Souls

Molly Vigeant, a youth member of our congregation, wrote and performed this poem for our Earth Day service on April 21, 2013. I asked her to write a poem that makes the link between our disconnection from the natural world … Continue reading

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Listening Party with Bishop John Selders

    Spearheaded by the UUS:E Social Justice Committee, this series celebrates art and its diverse makers, forms, and functions. SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, January 19, 7 – 9PM at UUS:E “Hymns and Other Spiritual Songs: A Listening Party and Performance with … Continue reading

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“Would You Harbor Me?”

During the 2012 Hartford-area Kristallnacht Commemoration at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartt School dance instructor, Bonita Weisman, improvised to Sweet Honey in the Rock’s “Would You Harbor Me?”  Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post share via Reddit Share with Stumblers … Continue reading

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P.E.A.C.E. — Christopher D. Sims and Rev. Josh Pawelek

More from Christopher D. Sims in worship at UUS:E on November 11th, 2012. (For background on Chris’ trip to CT, go here.) Chris and I co-wrote the final poem for morning worship. It is entitled P.E.A.C.E. I will post the … Continue reading

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“Johnny Lost His Job” — Christopher D. Sims

More from Christopher D. Sims at UUS:E on November 4th! (For background on Chris’ trip to CT, go here.) Chris’ second piece of the morning was entitled “Johnny Lost His Job.” I asked him to perform it in part because … Continue reading

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“I Am the UUA” — Christopher D. Sims

On Sunday, November 4th I had the great joy of co-leading worship at UUS:E with spoken word artist Christopher D. Sims (aka UniverSouLove). I’ve known Chris since 2005 when we started seeing each other at Unitarian Universalist General Assemblies. At … Continue reading

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“Word Warrior” — Christopher D. Sims

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UniverSouLove

This weekend spoken word artist Christopher D. Sims, aka UniverSouLove, will visit the Unitarian Universalist Society: East in Manchester, CT. Chris is a friend of mine from Rockford, Illinois. We’ve connected over the years through antiracism work within the Unitarian Universalist Association. We’ve … Continue reading

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Just Outside My Door: Photos by Jodie Arel

\n\n Just Outside My Door: Photos By Jodie Arel\n Art Opening and Reception\n Friday evening, October 26 from 5:30 to 6:30\n Unitarian Universalist Society: East\n 153 West Vernon St., in Manchester, CT\n All are welcome!\n Jodie Arel, a new UUS:E … Continue reading

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