We will dispel the darkness of the season with lively music and the presentation of our Annual Mummer’s Play under the direction of Pat Sorn. This is a great family service with lots of children participating. Worship will be led by Minister Tom Rosiello, Director of Religious Education, Michelle Coté, Music Director, Mike Pfitzer and Organist/Pianist, Sanghee Kim.
We will gather in our beautiful candle lit sanctuary for this service of beautiful music and spoken words. The featured music will be Messiah Part I sung by our wonderful choir under the direction of Mike Pfizer and guest soloists Lindsay Conrad, soprano, Caitlin Felsman, mezzo-soprano, and Zachary Ballard, baritone. The choir will be accompanied by Malcolm Halliday, organist, and string players. There will also be an organ prelude and everyone will be invited to sing both a familiar carol and to join in the singing of The Hallelujah Chorus. Read more about MESSIAH Part I
Most of us are "doers" and patiently waiting does not come easy for us. Perhaps you consider "just waiting" to be a waste of your time but it can be the center of a powerful spiritual practice. The season of Advent is a time of spiritual waiting. In spoken words and beautiful music of the season we will explore this message.
David Miller will be our guest minister. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the historic rededication of the Temple after a long period of religious persecution; but what does it mean to remember the Temple's deliverance 2,000 years after its destruction? We will look at what Hanukkah has to say to all of us about the lights of hope, community, and dedication in an all-too-dark world. Read more about Like the Steadfast Star: Lessons from the Hanukkah Light
Please bring non-perishable food and toiletries to the service which will be collected & donated to the Stow Food Pantry
Together as an inter-generational community we will give thanks. We will sing traditional Thanksgiving hymns and be treated to a bounty of beautiful music from our FPC choirs and musicians of all Ages. Our minister, Tom Rosiello, assisted by our director of religious education as well as children and youth will lead the service. It will include the traditional ritual of breaking and sharing of bread which will be baked for us by the junior youth group. Read more about COME YE THANKFUL PEOPLE COME
We will celebrate the bounty of the harvest and give thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us. We will also acknowledge that both at the individual level and the level of our society, there are things for which we do not feel grateful. We will explore how we can live "grateful lives" even in times of struggle. Our vesper service includes the lighting of candles, readings, sharing, music and silence. This 45 minute service is the perfect way to end a busy day, and prepare yourself for a more meaningful Thanksgiving. The service will be led by The Rev. Tom Rosiello. Read more about LIVING GRATEFUL LIVES
In addition to the regular elements of our worship service, this morning our message will be presented in the form of a 30 minute musical play about Unitarian Universalism called, "FLAMING CHALICE," by David Burrows. Our performers will include more than 30 youth and adults from our congregation as well as our choirs and talented musicians. You won’t believe what a talented congregation we have! Don't miss this Sunday!
Sunday November 10, 2013 at 9 AM & 11 AM “What About Prayer?” Prayer is an important religious practice in many faith traditions. Some Unitarian Universalists make prayer part of their spiritual life while others are uncomfortable with it. Prayer means many different things to different people. For some, it is asking God for intervention in their life, while for others it is the contemplation of one's life from the highest point of view (paraphrasing Emerson). Do you pray? WouldRead more about WHAT ABOUT PRAYER?
This morning we will all be together as an intergenerational community for worship. Both our services will be jointly led by our Director of Religious Education, Michelle Cote, and our Minister, Tom Rosiello. There will be lots of participation by folks of all ages, especially our children, and there will be lots of kid friendly singing and music. It will be a joy-filled morning that sums up what our children and youth have learned and we have explored in worship over the past eight weeks regarding our Unitarian Universalist Principles. Read more about Promises and Principles