Greetings from UUEstrie, a liberal spiritual community that first gathered in the village of North Hatley back in 1886, as the First Universalist Church of North Hatley.

Join us Sundays at 10:30am for our weekly service.

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Angela Leuck, “In Praise of Winter” / “À la gloire de l’hiver”

“Winter kept us warm” – T.S. Eliot. Angela Leuck, aided by her husband Steve Luxton, will warm us up with a selection of classic and contemporary poems and music inspired by winter. After the service, stay for a hearty and delicious soup lunch! Then, weather permitting, we will go cross-country skiing, so bring along you skis, poles and boots (and extras if you have).

« L’hiver nous a gardés au chaud » – T.S. Eliot. Angela Leuck, aidée par son mari Steve Luxton, nous réchauffera avec une sélection de poèmes classiques et contemporains et de musique inspirée de l’hiver. Après le service, restez pour un déjeuner copieux et délicieux! Ensuite, si le temps le permet, nous irons faire du ski de fond, alors apportez vos skis, bâtons et chaussures (et extras si vous en avez).

February 9 @ 10:30 am

Claudia Coutu Radmore, “Workshop: Imagination in Poetry”

Claudia is an award-winning poet, editor, artist, publisher and teacher and is also the Ontario Rep for the League of Canadian Poets and President of Haiku Canada. She will share her thoughts and some original tips to get us writing. She is also willing to offer comments on individual poems. To give her enough time to look over the poems, Claudia requests that you submit a maximum of 2 poems at least 5 days before the workshop. A potluck will follow the workshop for those who wish.

This is part of a workshop series sponsored by Studio Georgeville for women or emerging poets. Registration is limited: please contact info@uuestrie.ca for more information

February 8 @ 2:00 pm

Amy Panetta, “Breathing Life Into Cold Winter: Honoring Imbolc and Brigid`s Day”

January and February in Quebec are quite cold and frosty, but the upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc on February 1st celebrates the beginning of springtime in Celtic lands. Imbolc has also been associated with the feast day for Sainte Brigid. Together, we will explore the historical figure of Sainte Brigid and traditions and songs associated with her feast day. Let this celebration be an opportunity to meditate on what new life we would like to sow and sprout in the springtime to come!

Les mois de janvier et février au Québec sont assez froids et glaciaux, mais la prochaine fête agricole d’Imbolc le 1er février célèbrent le début du printemps en terres celtiques. Imbolc a également été associée à la fête de Sainte Brigid. Ensemble, nous explorerons la personne historique de Sainte Brigid et les traditions et chants associés à sa fête. Que cette célébration soit l’occasion de méditer sur la nouvelle vie que nous aimerions semer et faire germer au printemps à venir ! Musicien: Mike Matheson. (en anglais)

January 26 @ 10:30 am

“Spirit Circle – Theme: Integrity”

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” – Spencer Johnson

Small-group sharing and deep listening. All are welcome to come and reflect with us. Speak the language of your choice. If you would like to join us, please let Phyllis know at 819-346-8273, or Rachel at 819-640-1340. We will send you the resource packet about Integrity, and the address of the meeting place. (This group will meet in Lennoxville this month.)

Thème : Intégrité. « Rien n’est plus sacré que l’intégrité de votre esprit. » – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Partage en petits groupes et écoute profonde. Tous sont invités à venir réfléchir avec nous. Parlez la langue de votre choix. Si vous souhaitez vous joindre à nous, veuillez en informer Phyllis au 819-346-8273, où Rachel au 819-640-1340. Nous vous enverrons le paquet de ressources sur l’intégrité, et l’adresse du lieu de rencontre. (Ce groupe se réunira à Lennoxville ce mois-ci.)

January 16 @ 7:00 pm

[Cancelled due to weather] Phyllis Baxter, “Qi Gong”

A participatory service exploring the ancient Chinese practice of meditation and movement called Qi Gong.

Un service participatif explorant l’ancienne pratique chinoise de méditation et de mouvement appelé Qi Gong.

January 12 @ 10:30 am

Singing the Joy of Christmas

A service of carols with perhaps a few readings mixed in, to put us again into the holiday mood we deserve and need.

December 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

An In and Out Cat Christmas

Our annual Dramatic Presentation to be followed once again by a Community Turkey supper. All Welcome.

December 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Rachel Garber & Adele Ernstrom, “Write for Rights”

An invitation to participate in Amnesty International Advocacy for social justice. We will learn about selected cases where human rights are being denied, and write letters advocating for justice. Drafts of letters are provided.


Une invitation à participer à l’événement d’Amnesty International pour plaider pour la justice sociale. Pour certains cas de violation des droits de l’homme, nous rédigerons des lettres en faveur de la justice. Des brouillons de lettres sont fournis.

December 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Dr. Bruce Gilbert

The Gift of Life, and Death. Bruce Gilbert, PhD. Sunday, November 24, at 10:30 a.m. Given that we often think of life as a gift, we will explore three possible ways for us to approach death. (Downstairs, in Stoddard Hall.)


Le don de la vie, et la mort. Bruce Gilbert, PhD. Dimanche 24 novembre à 10 h 30. Étant donné que nous considérons souvent la vie comme un cadeau, nous explorerons trois manières possibles d’approcher la mort. (En anglais. au rez-de-chaussée, dans la salle Stoddard.)

November 24, 2019 @ 10:30 am