Waterbirds in Love

 On view during February at Unitarian Universalist Society: East. Reception on Friday, February 16 from 6:30 to 8:30PM

To glide through the water and rise in the air, what can be more enchanting? Carol Lowbeer’s new exhibit, “Waterbirds in Love,” opened at Unitarian Universalist Society: East on February 1 and captures this enchantment with many pictures of dazzling, colorful ducks, swans, and geese in action. The water birds perform “spirited “courtship” dances to impress each other while they pair up for their annual rituals.


A reception on Friday, February 6, which is open to all ages, will also feature a continuing running slideshow with 50 species of waterfowl from Connecticut, the U.S. and 25 different countries in varying stages of courtship behavior. Mandarin ducks, King Eiders, Cinnamon Teals, Chiloe Wigeons & other pairs dance and prance on land & water.  Many endangered species are included.

Additional photos, books, and cards will be on sale during the reception. 40% of all proceeds will be donated to Unitarian Universalist Society: East.

During the reception will be a continually running colorful widescreen musical slideshow featuring more water birds behavior–from the first shy interest, to wild water displays & head pumping. Ultimately ducklings, cygnets and goslings arrive which make up the “new families.”

There is an educational component to the exhibit as well. Each bird, along with its behavior, origin and habits accompanies the exhibit pictures.  Often included is an entertaining commentary on Carol’s experiences with the birds. There are also colorful fact sheets on Ducks, Swans and Geese available to read.

This is a family event and children are welcome.

Carol Lowbeer, a UUS:E member since 2002 has a special interest in photographing animals “doing what comes naturally!”  She is a graduate of DEEP’s Master Wildlife Certification program and exhibits widely in libraries & nature centers. Carol photographed the birds featured in the exhibit over a period of five years in 3 conservation sanctuaries, ponds, 2 zoos and in the wild.  Her photo collection of 75 waterfowl species can be viewed at her web gallery: https://carollowbeer.smugmug.com

Click here for the poster.

Your Money and Your Values

The Finance Committee and its Sub-Committee on Endowments and Investments is presenting a seminar on Sunday, December 6, at 1 PM in the Meeting Room. It’s called “Your Money and Your Values” and will be a discussion of how individuals can be involved in socially responsible investing in their personal investments and accounts. In addition, information about the tax deductibility and other benefits of charitable giving and bequests will be discussed, including how a charitable gift can provide regular income (mostly tax-free) for the remainder of one’s life. Hal Reed, Unitarian Universalist Society: East member and former head of planned giving at the UConn Foundation, will lead the seminar, which will conclude around 2:30. Malcolm Barlow, UUS:E member and local estate planning attorney, will be the resource person.  There will be plenty of opportunity for questions. “Your Money and Your Values” is at no cost and reservations are not required. Light refreshments will be available.

Ordination of Andrew MacDonald Moeller

Open Invitation to Members and Friends of Unitarian Universalist Society: East

Dear Members and Friends of UUS:E, 
on the behalf of:
Unitarian Universalist Society: East 
of Manchester, CT 
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist 
of Northborough, MA

 you are joyfully invited to attend the Ordination of 
Andrew MacDonald Moeller 
into the Unitarian Universalist Ministry 

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM

153 West Vernon Street 
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 646-5151

Clergy, Religious Educators, and Seminarian are invited to gather and robe beginning at 3:30 PM 

Please RSVP to drewuu2@gmail.com

School Building Renovation Plan Information Session


 2025 Manchester Public Schools 
Building Renovation Plan
Information Session

 Presentation by Matt Geary, Superintendent of Schools

Sunday, October 26, 3:30 P.M.

Unitarian Universalist Society East, 153 West Vernon St

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Beyond the Gap Forum

Thursday Evening, March 28th Education

“Beyond the Gap” is a partnership between Unitarian Universalist Society: East’s Social Justice/Antiracism Committee and faculty and staff at Manchester Community Col­lege. The purpose of Beyond the Gap is to find ways for members of the larger community to ad­dress the race-based achievement gap in Manches­ter and East Hartford schools. On Thursday eve­ning, March 28th, Rev. Josh will lead a community brainstorming session on ways to move our schools beyond the gap. Location to be announced. Ques­tions? Contact Rev. Josh at (860) 652-8961 or revpawelek@sbcglobal.net.

Kick Up Your Heels!


Annual Appeal Kick-off

Saturday, March 16th

6:30-8:30pm at the Meeting House

Looking for a way to start spring? Come to the Canvass Kick-off.

Listen to our chamber ensemble while enjoying an assortment of finger foods, punch, wine and desserts. Mingle with friends new and old.

We will celebrate giving in music, storytelling, craft and more. Don’t miss the event everyone will be talking about throughout the March 17-April 14 campaign!

Please reserve childcare by calling Annie Gentile at 860-646-5151

by Monday, March 11.

Questions about the kickoff? Contact  Lesley Schurmann at Lesley57@cox.net.

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For more information on Unitarian Universalist Society: East Stewardship, click here.

Family Talent Show & Coffee House in Two Acts



 All at UUSE

Saturday, March 9th

Doors Open at 6 PM for Socializing & Sign-ups

Please bring snacks to share.

Coffee & Juice provided.

Show Begins at 7 PM

 First Act: Performances by & for Children

Second Act:  Our Popular Coffee House Format

 Whether you’re a seasoned performer or

a newbie to the stage, this is the show for you!

All experience levels are welcome!


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Questions: Contact Vicki Merriam at uusevicki@sbcglobal.net.

Go Solar and Save

Learn how you can save with solar and energy efficiency.

January 20, 4 to 5:30 PM. Please click here to register to attend.

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Conversation with Reverend Josh Pawelek

UUS:E Young Adults – Welcoming Members and Friends Ages 18-35ish

Regarding Discernment, Justice and Service

What are you Passionate About?

Sunday January 6th, 1 to 3 PM at the Meetinghouse