Author Archives: Judith Whitney-Terry

Provincetown and the Pilgrims

“From Cape Cod to Plymouth and Back Again,” with historian Don Wilding.

Program for Sunday, February 9, 2020

Since the start of the millennium, Don Wilding has been telling stories of Cape Cod Outer Beach history through lectures, video, and the written word. 

An award-winning writer and editor for Massachusetts newspapers for 30 years, Don pens the popular “Shore Lore” history column for the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, and is the author of two books, “Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore,” and “A Brief History of Eastham: On the Outer Beach of Cape Cod,” from The History Press. T

“Make a UU Turn!” Reflections of the Reverend Edmund Robinson

Program for Sunday, February 23, 2020

Several years ago, Beth Avery of the Chatham Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, designed and had printed a bumper sticker advertising that congregation with the legend “Make a UU Turn!.”  This program tries to tease out what the words mean in the context of the ongoing UU movement. Reverend Robinson’s sermon is part of Nauset Fellowship’s ongoing series exploring what Unitarian Universalism means to us and might mean to those interested in joining the fellowship congregation.

Beth Avery’s Bumper Sticker

Reverend Edmund Robinson recently retired from the position of minister of the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, Chatham, after eleven and half years there.  He has also served congregations in Staten Island, NY and Wakefield and Belmont, MA.  Before entering the ministry, he was a trial lawyer in South Carolina.   He lives in Brewster with his wife Jacqueline Schwab, awaiting the next turn of events in his life.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

with Melissa Lowe

Melissa Lowe has been working “for the love of nature” her entire professional career which spans almost 30 years and several environmental education and research organizations. In September 2019, she became the new Sanctuary Director for Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, only the third person to hold that title since the sanctuary was established in 1958. Please join us for a conversation with Melissa to get to know her better, find out what projects she has been engaged with during her first 6 months on the job, and share your thoughts on what the new year holds “for the love of nature” in our community.

“Disentangling Whales”

Program for Sunday, January 12, 2020

Scott Landry has been working at the Center for Coastal Studies for over 20 years on whale research and conservation. He will discuss our current understanding of how entanglement in fishing gear impacts individual whales and whale populations.

Scott directs the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) program at the Center for Coastal Studies, in Provincetown Massachusetts. Scott trained with David Mattila and Stormy Mayo starting in 1999, later helping to coordinate and train responders for the Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network. The MAER team responds to entangled whales and sea turtles off southern New England, a region with a diverse and high number of entanglement sightings, year-round.

Andrea Aldana presents “Lower Cape Housing and Community Development Initiatives”

Program for Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Community Development Partnership (CDP) is a nonprofit community development corporation helping people live, work and thrive on the Lower Cape since 1992. CDP supports a vibrant year-round economy by working with small business owners, including fishermen and shellfishermen. Andrea Aldana, CDP’s Director of Housing Advocacy explains what CDP is doing to preserve and create affordable housing opportunities. Get a big picture overview of the affordable housing crisis on the Lower Cape, what is being done about it and how you can be a part of the solution.

Andrea Aldana was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, a first generation US-born daughter of Colombian immigrants. She holds a BA in Urban Studies from New York University with a minor in Environmental Science. She first joined the Community Development Partnership in 2011 as a volunteer, then as Office Manager and now as the Director of Housing Advocacy. Her primary focus is supporting the creation of affordable housing by managing the Lower Cape Community Housing Partnership. She also manages CDP’s homeownership education program including the in-person First Time Homebuyer Workshops and Online Homeownership education. Andrea serves on CHAPA’s (Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association) Policy Leadership Council and is on the Board of the Wellfleet Farmer’s Market.

The “LOST WAX” Casting of Bronze Sculpture

Program for Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sculptor Robert Marcus discusses two different methods for making bronze sculptures by “Lost Wax” casting methods, sharing his aesthetic considerations in using these methods to create sculptures.

Robert Marcus enjoys the texture, appearance and strength of bronze, and most of his sculptural ideas find their final form in bronze metal. Marcus is inspired by the flowing curves of the human form and the negative spaces they create. His work ranges from wall reliefs of wistful biomorphic shapes to life-size bronze abstractions, often including playful topological shapes. Bob’s sculptures have won prizes in competitions and shows over many years in the New Jersey-New York area, and many of his pieces are in private collections in this country and in Canada.

The Value and Challenges of Multi-generational Theatre

Program for Sunday, December 8, 2019

Nina Schuessler and Tamara Harper will discuss the value and challenges of multi-generational theatre and education.

From a production of Anne of Green Gables

Since its inception 68 years ago, Cape Cod Theatre Company – Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre’s core work has been to use theatre as a vehicle for educating and entertaining young people and adults on Cape Cod. The theatre mounts eleven main stage shows each season for family audiences; these include classics, musicals, new work and dramas that range from Hans Christian Andersen to Roald Dahl and Shakespeare to Sondheim. These productions provide artists and audience members alike with opportunities that inspire the imagination, develops the creative spirit and fosters and empathetic response.

Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Jr. Theatre also offers a broad range of classes that educate, empower, and inspire students of all ages and from all backgrounds to explore and expand their creative talents and aspirations, to experience and appreciate live theatre, and to develop and nurture a lifelong love of the performing arts.

The Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Jr. Theatre is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural landmark of education and entertainment. For performance details, tickets, class registration, and additional information about Cape Cod Theatre Company events, please visit: www.capecodtheatrecompany.org.  

Why A Unitarian Fellowship?

Program for Sunday, December 15, 2019

Judith Whitney-Terry, a 4th generation Unitarian, will talk about the history of Unitarian Universalism and why some members choose a Fellowship over a Parish/Church. Is there a difference? And what makes up Unitarian Universalism? The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism will also be discussed.

If you are curious, or if you have been thinking about joining Nauset Fellowship UU, this program will answer some of your questions and provide an opportunity for you to ask others.

Thom Dutton performs “The Beasts of Bethlehem”

Program for Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Beasts of Bethlehem is a cycle of Christmas songs for alto and harp, composed by Carol Wood and based on poems by the great American poet X. J. Kennedy

Harpist Thom Dutton

Shortly after earning his B.Mus. degree in 1982, Thom Dutton was a featured singer at a wedding. It happened that his accompanist was a harpist, and that was his first enchantment with the harp. He moved from New York to Massachusetts the following year; unable to transport his piano with him, he began playing the harp instead. Thus began a span of thirty years playing the harp at more than 1,400 performances.

Over the years, Thom Dutton has been recognized with multiple awards. His honors include the Judge’s Overall Performance Award for Outstanding Musicianship at the New England Regional Folk Harp Competition and twice silver medalist at the Mid-Atlantic Folk Harp Competition. He has also received awards for playing incidental music for live theatrical productions: The Evelyn Lawson Award from the Association for Community Theater Excellence for “Eleemosynary” and a Certificate of Recognition Honoring Outstanding Achievement from the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters for “Three Tall Women”. Thom has recorded five critically acclaimed CDs and has published more than a dozen books of harp music.

“The Ecological Animal” with Deborah Ullman

Program for Sunday, November 24, 2019

Deborah Ullman presents a story of human evolution and culture, with implications for reclaiming our interdependence with all life forms today. She suggests practical ways to re-tool for a post fossil- fueled world based in healthy, diverse relationships and communities, incorporating some videos and personal narrative.

Deborah is a Gestalt Therapist, supervisor, trainer, and coach, as well as Cape Cod Director of Get Empathy, an initiative of the international Relational Movement. She has published 2 books as lead author. She grew up in Eastham descended from 12 generations of English Separatists residing here.