Past Services

Finding Yourself in Community

Sunday, March 16th, 2014
at 9 AM & 11 AM

Often we come to best know ourselves from the interactions we have with others. This morning we will explore the important role of community in our faith tradition, and particularly in this church, and how that can lead us to discover new things about ourselves. At both services we will welcome new members and we will have a child dedication ceremony at the 11 AM service. There will be lots of joy and music with our Adult Choir singing a wonderful setting by Ysaye Barnwell of the poem On Children by Kahil Gibran. Read more about Finding Yourself in Community

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In Praise of What Rises

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
6:45 PM
VESPERS SERVICE

In a quiet candle lit setting we will share music and readings of Spring, There will be a time for silent meditation and the opportunity to share your feelings on the approaching season, as well as reading a favorite poem about Spring. This 45 minute service is a great way to end the day. Please join us. Read more about In Praise of What Rises

Love Made Visible

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
at 9 AM & 11 AM
URBAN MINISTRY SUNDAY

This morning our worship will focus on our Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry.  Our guest preacher will be a member of the Urban Ministry Staff, The Rev. Roger Peltier.  He will preach a sermon entitled, "Love Made Visible" exploring what we mean when we say, "Love is the spirit of this church…" We will ask what exactly are we called to do? Perhaps some of the lessons of our shared ministry reveal an answer. Read more about Love Made Visible

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Who Is My Brother?

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
at 9 AM & 11 AM

This morning we will explore what has been called by author Michelle Alexander, "The New Jim Crow."  It comes in a new form but its message and effects are very similar to the racial class system we thought we shed many years ago.  We will explore how this has been, at least in part, created by a criminal justice system that incarcerates one out of every three black men and the crisis that has precipitated in communities of color.  The Rev. Tom Rosiello will preach and lead worship. Read more about Who Is My Brother?

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The Universalist's Gospel of Love

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
at 9 AM & 11 AM
An Intergenerational Service

We are people of the Gospel of Love. The Universalist Message was so simple, but so powerful. We will meet famous Universalists from our past who preached that gospel and focus on how, no matter our age, we are all called to live by this teaching. Our service will be led by the Rev. Tom Rosiello with the help of several of our children and youth. Hal Hobson’s Gift of Love will be the anthem for both services, sung by the Youth Choir at 9 AM and the Adult Choir at 11 AM. Read more about The Universalist's Gospel of Love

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Hate Won't Win

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
at 9 AM & 11 AM

This weekend UUs from all over the country are gathering in North Carolina under the same "Standing on the Side of Love" Banner that is out in front of our church and joining with the NAACP and those of many religious groups who are part of the Moral Monday movement in that state. They will be protesting against the unconscionable efforts in that state to disenfranchise minority voters, cut public education, and otherwise devalue the equal worth and dignity of every person. Read more about Hate Won't Win

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Growing A Generous Heart

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
at 9 AM & 11 AM
GENEROSITY SUNDAY

Generosity is a rich and rewarding spiritual practice.  It is rooted in a loving heart and its benefits flow both to the receiver and the giver. Generous giving is necessary to bring our message of a love that manifests itself in service to and support of each other as well as outreach to the greater community.  On this Generosity Sunday we will celebrate generosity and recommit to being good stewards of our wonderful church. There will be an opportunity to make your annual pledge during the service. The Rev. Read more about Growing A Generous Heart

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Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

Sunday, January 19th, 2014
at 9 AM & 11 AM

This morning, we will celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and renew our commitment to doing the work of justice. Our guest preacher and worship leader will be Aaron Stockwell, a recent graduate of Andover Newton Theological School who is presently serving as the Sabbatical minister in Harvard, MA. His message will focus on putting our faith into action.  The music at both services will include great hymns of the civil rights movement and an anthem which quotes many of Dr. King's words all under the Direction of Mike Pfitzer. Read more about Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

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