First Universalist Church of
Welcome to the community of the
First Universalist Church of West
Chesterfield. Devoted to
community growth and
compassion through faith,
togetherness, and spirituality.
SIXTH-ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUMINARIA
donate luminarias in memory, honor or appreciation of a loved
one. The names of all those who are being honored will
appear in the service program.
A luminaria, or farolito, is a light or little lantern, usually a
candle inside a paper lampshade, which is significant in
Mexican culture at Christmastime. In New Mexico and west
Texas, luminaries are made from brown paper bags weighted
down with sand and illuminated from within by a lit candle and
traditionally displayed on Christmas Eve. These are typically
arranged in rows to create large and elaborate displays. The
hope among Christian believers is that the lights will guide the
spirit of the Christ child to one's home. In recent times they are
seen more as a secular decoration, akin to holiday lights, and
have gained popularity in other parts of the country. Last year,
approximately 175 luminarias were on display at the West
Chesterfield church, located at 10 Main Street.
The display will serve as a year-end fundraiser for the church.
Donation forms may be downloaded from the church's
website and returned by Wednesday, December 19th.
For further information, please contact Nancy Brooks at
This Weeks Sermon
10 Main Street
West Chesterfield, NH 03466
First Universalist Church of West
Our deepest gratitude goes out to Merrillyn Courser and
Charles Butterfield who graciously donated their time and
talent to provide the organ music for our Service of
Appreciation and Candlelight Service, respectively! Both
services were greatly enhanced by the beautiful music
“Dreams” to be Subject of
Sunday Service at First
Universalist Church of West
On Sunday, April 14th, 2013 at
10 a.m., guest speaker and
guitarist Keith Penniman will
lead the First Universalist
Church of West Chesterfield in
its weekly service. The Sunday
worship service will explore the
realm of dreams, mythology,
and what Carl Jung called the
Drawing upon personal
experience, biblical literature,
and songs, Penniman will open
us to the power of dreams to
bring about a more loving and
Keith Penniman is a frequent
guest speaker and guitarist for
Unitarian Universalist worship
services. He received a Master
of Theological Studies degree
from Boston University in 1980.
The community is invited to
attend this inspiring service. A
children’s religious education
class will be offered.
Refreshments and fellowship
will follow the service. Further
information and directions can
be found on the church’s
www.chesterfielduu.org or by
calling (603) 256-6346.
The church continues to search for a generous soul, or souls, who may be willing to donate their musical talent to
provide service music either weekly, or occasionally. While our congregation has traditionally enjoyed organ or guitar
accompaniment during our weekly services, we are receptive to other musical talents.
If you, or someone you know may be interested, please contact Nancy Brooks
at (603) 256-6346.
Search for Musician Continues
By Nancy Weist Brooks
This year we will host our sixth-annual
outdoor Holiday Luminaria display to
take place during the church's Holiday
Candlelight Service on Sunday on
December 23rd, from 5-7 p.m.
Community members are invited to