Kearsarge Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Stone Chapel, Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
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(Updated 2/28/2016)


Latest KUUF Newsletter

KUUF puts out a monthly newsletter to provide information about the happenings with KUUF.

Here is the Mar 2017 newsletter

Here is an archive of past newsletters




Parking at Proctor

Proctor has asked KUUF to park in the maintenance parking lot in the back of the church or to the left of the Maxwell Savage Hall.  We can continue to use the small parking area over to the left of the Chapel, just off the circle – about 5 or 6 spaces.  However, we should make them available for those who may have a problem walking from the other parking lots.  There are maps of Proctor available.  They will be on the table as you enter the Chapel on Sundays.



Also we’d like to arrange Circle Dinners and Movie Nights.  If you would like to host a dinner or movie night, or if you would like more information, please contact:
Kathy Vashro (938-5476),


Downstairs in the Andover Stone Chapel

Book Discussions

February 19, 2017 – 9:30 AM

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson,  1995

 San Pedro Island is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies.  In 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned and a Japanese American named  Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder.

Memories grow as thick as cedar trees on San Pedro… memories of a love affair between a white boy and a  Japanese girl  who grew up to be Kabuo’s wife.

Memories  of  what  happened  to its  Japanese residents  during  WW II,  when an entire community  was sent into exile  while its  neighbors watched.

A story of discrimination and suspense.

Yvonne Howard has found excellent discussion questions on Cedars….If you would like to receive a copy, please let me know.

 Please join us for the discussion even if you haven’t read the book.


Other good reads

The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine,  Miko Peled and Alice Walker, 2016.

National Geographic,  January 2017,  The Gender Issue
A special issue on the Gender Revolution around the world.

Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb, 2016. 

Great Small Things by Jodi Picoult, 2016

Questions:  Marion Allen -   526-6776


The Adult Lectures series is going on hiatus until next September.  After many years of exploring topics on religion, history, philosophy and science it was time to take a break.  In the interim we will be looking at ways to expand our horizons as we search for new material to inspire us.


The KUUF Member/Friend Directory is easy to update but that can happen only if you let Liz Klingler know of an entry that needs to be changed or updated.  Let her know either at church or by e-mail (, and she thanks you.



Sundays, we will collect canned goods and non-perishables to share with those less fortunate, by way of the New London and Andover Food Pantry.




Your Caring Committee has supported a number of members with food deliveries, notes of encouragement, and phone calls to remind members of the help available from the Caring Committee. Please call us when we can be of assistance.

Marion Allen, Betsy Abbe, Lizzie Klingler, & Ken Preston



Let your state and federal representatives know that you are aware of what needs to be done, and of what they are doing.  Also, let them know what you think is the right thing for them to be doing, and why.  They get stacks of mail from organized groups that send pre written letters.  The letters that get the most attention, however, are the ones written by the individual constituent -- you!  You'll be hearing more about what we as KUUF might do, but in the meantime, get connected to your representatives.  It's a duty and a privilege we shouldn't forget we have.

Gov. Maggie Hassan-
Office of the Governor, State House
107 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301
Phone # 603-271-2121

Sen. Kelly Ayotte -
144 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-2904
DC Phone # 202-224-3324
41 Hooksett Rd., Unit 2, Manchester, NH 03104
NH Phone # 603-622-7979

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen -
G-55 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-2904
DC Phone # 202-224-2841
1589 Elm St., Suite 3, Manchester, NH 03101
NH Phone # 603-647-7500

Rep. Ann Kuster -
137 CannonHouse Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
DC Phone # 202-225-5206
18 N. Main St., 4th Floor, Concord NH 03301
NH Phone # 603-226-1010

And keep tabs on the State legislature by going to




The Women’s Meditation Group will meet on Tuesday September 6 at Sally Bergquist’s house  and on the 20th at Liz Meller’s, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact Sally Bergquist at 763-4098 or Fran Preston at 526-9623.



A feature of our religious education program, as we continue to grow and have more families with younger children, is a 2nd class for infants and toddlers.  It truly takes a village to raise a child.  Please consider volunteering to be care-taker for the infants and toddlers during one or two Sunday services this year.

If you have any questions about the program, please call RE Director Donna Peirce at 763-2516.

Extra Hands needed for Sunday School

At times, depending on the number of children attending Sunday School, an extra pair of hands may be needed.

If you are willing to make yourself available on such Sundays, please put your name on the sign up sheet, which will be on the welcome table.  Choose a Sunday, sign up and if the children’s attendance on that Sunday is over the number that Erin and Donna can comfortably handle they will approach you to help them on that morning.

Mostly you would be asked to help with the children under 4 years of age in the toy room that is set up for childcare.  Holding a little one, chatting with them while they play, and reading books that are available is all that it takes to make these young ones “happy campers”.  (If you would like to help with the older children just let Libby or Donna know your wishes.)

We are so lucky to have Donna keeping things flowing each Sunday for our children.  We know by the children’s happy faces that they are feeling very special and loved.   Please sign up and be a part of this cooperative approach to our children’s Sunday morning experience.