UUFES is a community gathering place. Saturdays from spring to fall, we host the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, New Hampshire’s largest farmers’ market! In addition to hosting farmers and cheesemakers and bakers and craftspeople of all stripes, our fellowship also sells Free Trade coffee and goodies and operates a substantial second-hand enterprise known as UUsed.
All year long, we look for ways to open our doors to the community:
The day after the 2016 Presidential Election, UUFES offered quiet sanctuary for all. That Sunday, we held a post-election healing service.
In early December, Tamworth folk lit the Christmas tree out front and gathered around the fire to sing carols. Everyone then came inside for goodies and more singing.
UUFES hosts concerts and recitals, like the marvelous Robinson and Rohe Winter Concert in December ‘16, and is the home of the wildly successful Holiday Cookie Walk—people from all over the Mt. Washington Valley make an annual pilgrimage to UUFES and buy hundreds of pounds of home-made cookies.
The town turned out in numbers for the Candlelit Christmas Eve service, featuring a manger with live chickens and local color.
People from all over the Mt. Washington Valley came to UUFES in early January to guest speaker and hip-hop artist Aaron Jafferis’s rousing hip-hop workshop.
Eighty people crowded into our sanctuary for our annual Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2016.