Past Services

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

5 PM in the Sanctuary

The service will feature music about Mary. We will connect to both the well known biblical story of Mary as the mother of Jesus, but also hear folk tales about Mary's life from the German tradition, a devotional song from Cuba, and an invocation written after the 2003 tsunami asking for Mary's help in overcoming damage caused by storms and floods, which is a relevant concern for so many today. The service will feature some holiday carols and prayers from Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris, and will include performances by Sanghee Kim (pianist/organist), Lindsay Conrad (soprano), Caitlin Felsman (mezzo-soprano), and a professional string quartet. The concert is free and open to the public, and we see it as our musical holiday gift to the community. The prelude will begin about 10 minutes before 5:00p. Come early and get your seat. THIS Sunday, December 3, at 5 pm in the Sanctuary.

Childcare will be available in lower Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

The Rev. Marta Valentín will be preaching.  So much has been happening for all of us, all over this country and the world that it’s often hard to remember what it is that keeps us from spinning off the edge. Now with the holidays upon us, it is a good time to take a breath, and get rooted in who we are.
The Rev. Marta Valentín currently ministers with the good people at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Medford, MA. Prior to that she served churches in Littleton, MA and Arlington, VA.  Her first called ministry was to New Orleans in 2005. A poet, her prayers and poems appear in many Skinner House Books, including her own meditation manual, A Long Time Blooming, signifying the first person of color sole author to do so. She is a founding member of the regional anti-racism/anti-oppression/multicultural group GRACE: Growing Racial and Cultural Equity, comprised of colleagues and congregational lay leaders.

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

One Service at 11 AM in the Sanctuary

Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris will lead the service. On this
Sunday there will be ONE service at 11 AM.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Intergenerational Service

This service echoes the simple words of a hymn: From you I receive, To you I give, Together we share, And from this we live. The bread we share will be baked by our youth, who will also participate in the service. Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris will lead the service.

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris will lead the service. Religious freedom is at the heart of Unitarian Universalism. It has deep roots in our history, connecting us to Unitarian King John Sigismund and to the Unitarianism of 16th century Transylvania (now part of Romania). This Sunday's sermon offers up a bit of our history, a trail of connection and explores the 21st century relevance of an edict (issued in 1568) which reads in part, "no one shall be reviled for his religion by anyone… and it is not permitted that anyone should threaten anyone else…"

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Vespers Service in the Sanctuary 7 PM

We will reflect on the autumn season with words, music, candles, and shared silence. You are invited to bring a poem or short reading to share that captures the spirit of the season for you. Vespers is a 45 minute service that is a peaceful, meaningful way to end the day. Trish Woods will provide music. Worship Committee members Sophie Wadsworth, Ann Gillespie, and Kevin O’Brien will lead the service.

Childcare will be available in lower Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

A summertime hike up Katahdin and the 200th anniversary of Thoreau's birth prompt this meditation on the meaning of mountains in our religious life.

Rev. Andrea Greenwood will be our guest minister. Andrea is a UU minister who has served congregations in Atlanta, GA, and Watertown, MA, where she currently lives with her husband, the Rev. Mark Harris. They have produced four sons and one book together, An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions.

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

This service will honor our ancestors with a ritual of remembrance. You are invited to bring a memento of someone you wish to honor. The ritual will include a time to bring mementos forward, light candles, and say aloud the names we honor. Rev. Tracey Robins-Harris will share reflections on that Great Cloud of Witnesses.

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

We welcome Mary Esther Johnson to our pulpit. Mary is the facilitator for the Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop, part of the Ministerial Search process, taking place today. The workshop helps us explore ideals,assumptions and prejudices that may impact the choice of the next minister. Mary's sermon will help prepare us for the workshop this afternoon in Fellowship Hall.

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Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris will reflect on time and love born of four years of (long distance) caring for her parents who lived their last years with dementia.