October 1 – “Joyful Hi-jinks” Rev. Kathy Duhon. From faith, hope, and love, to “Joyful Hi-jinks” – this is the last of the sermon series while Carol is on sabbatical. UU minister Carl Scovel wrote that joy is the aim of life – “deep, abiding, uncompromised joy.” Molly Fumia calls being joyful “a brave and reckless act”. Let us be reckless together with a deep, abiding joy. (Also, come hear about the drinking game Kathy accidentally started in Virginia – clue – it involves JOY.) Music: Marian Rose and Fiora Caligiuri Randall, piano

October 8 – “Diversity, Race, and Justice in One 21st Century Family: What Are We Learning?Martha Page and Bill Young. Bill is on the board of Equal Access, a UU national disabilities action organization and also serves on the Appointment Committee of the UU Association. They have four adult children and six grandchildren, all of whom make up a beloved and interesting family. Music: Ron Hanft, organ

October 15 – “Buddhist Economics and Beyond” Jan Hutchinson. Jan is a longtime member of this congregation, a writer, and a poet. Music: Hilda Banks Shapiro, piano, UUMSB Choir

October 22 – “You May Say I’m a Dreamer” Ethan Klepetar. Ethan is a local attorney who sits on the Board of Berkshire Immigrant Center. He lives with his wife Jayme and their two daughters in Becket. He is a busy Berkshire County activist, lawyer, partner and father. Share the Plate with Berkshire Immigrant Center (BIC) Music: Hilda Banks Shapiro, piano

October 29 – “Our Beloved Dead, May Their Memory Be For Blessing” Michaela Romano Meade. Michaela is studying to be a UU minister at Andover Newton Theological School and she is a proud member of UUMSB. Music: Marion Rose, piano