Past Services

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

No service in Stow

This year’s joint summer service of the Harvard, Littleton, and Stow/Acton UU churches will be in Harvard in the church’s Fellowship Building, 7 Elm Street near the Common.

The service is modeled after a Sunday morning, minister-led service and incorporates worship traditions from the three churches.   Rev. Michelle Walsh will lead the worship service, entitled: The Platinum Rule— Walking a Mile in Another’s Shoes.

There will be a “pick-up” choir. Ted Johnson, Music Director of Harvard, will direct the choir. Rehearsal begins at 8:30AM and all singers are welcome. The choir will sing a choral introit and anthem.

Children are welcome. However, baby-sitting is not offered, and there are no Religious Education programs during the summer.

Refreshments will be served after the service.

Directions to the Harvard UU Church can be found here.

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

This lay led service will be held in Fellowship Hall.
"Well, if we're all supposed to be created equal, I guess that means girls as well as boys." --Marcia Brady
In this service, we will explore our attitudes about gender, talking about the messages we received about gender growing up, how language impacts our beliefs about gender, and ways that we can challenge gender norms.  How does (or should) our UU faith impact our own actions related to gender? We hope this service will be highly conversational.  Join us!
This service will be led by Whitney Retallic and Erica Labb.

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

This lay led service will be held in Fellowship Hall.

Sharon Brownfield, Chair of the Green Church Committee, will discuss the aims and accomplishments of that environmental action group.

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

This lay led service will be held in Fellowship Hall.

A musical presentation from the FPC Jazz Band.  Led by Michael Paladini.

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

This lay led service will be held in Fellowship Hall.

Come hear the news from this year's UU General Assembly.   Led by Helen Jones, Denomination Affairs Co-Chair, with Marvin and Elizabeth Drake.

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

This lay led service will be held in Fellowship Hall.

Join us in celebrating Independence Day weekend with friends.  Bring a favorite poem - either your own, or one written by someone else - to share with the group.

Led by Shirley Farmer and Jeanne  Darlington.  Music by Dorothy Sonnichsen.

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

This lay led service will be held in Fellowship Hall.

Led by Rebecca Stadolnik.  During this service, Rebecca will facilitate a discussion on the role of the body in helping people experience spirituality, including perspectives from Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, medical science and more.

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

This lay led service will be held in Fellowship Hall.

We all have had fathers; many still do and some have or had more than one. Most of us got to have a relationship with our fathers, though some of us know of them only through others' memories and stories only. Some of us are fathers and yet others are partners with a father.

We'll take this opportunity to reflect on fathers and fatherhood.  Perhaps you will recall a pleasant memory with that special person.  Maybe you remember the struggles that you and your father have or had. Maybe your father was a partner in your spiritual growth or taught you life lessons that you have incorporated into your world view. Or your father is growing into a new phase of life, has shown you some part of him that was a surprise to you, is being challenged.  Or you, as a father, are learning what your father had to deal with!

We would love for people of all ages to participate in this observation of Father's Day.  Please share your stories, memorabilia, appreciations, and experiences of fathers.

The service will be led by Lee Cooprider.

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Yes, on this one Sunday you can bring your coffee to worship!  In fact, as we gather, the Minister and the Committee on Ministry will be serving coffee, juice and donuts in front of the church.  Then we will be called to gather on the side lawn of the church by our FPC Drummers! Our own piper, Ethan Mattor will lead our children in procession to our place of worship.

This will be a fun, informal service of stories and singing and sharing. DRESS CASUALLY and BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET TO SIT ON!  Some chairs will be provided for senior members.

Don’t forget our annual picnic will immediately follow the service.If the weather isn’t kind, we will have the service and the picnic in Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

An Intergenerational Service led by our Minister, Tom Rosiello.

We bring our regular season of Sunday Morning Worship in our sanctuary to a close with our beautiful flower communion ritual.  Please be sure to bring a cut flower or two.  We will bring them all together in one bouquet symbolizing the unity in our diversity.  In doing so, we will recognize the many blessings, gifts and talents we each bring to this community.  In gratitude for all we receive from others in our church community we will leave with the flower that another person brought.  Two members of our Youth Group will perform a short skit entitled “A Dialogue about Flowers and Men” written many years ago for this special Sunday by our late Minister Emeritus, The Rev. Don Kafka.  Our Adult and Youth choirs under the direction of Ellen Oak will be providing beautiful music.

This is a very meaningful service that really communicates what is at the heart of our faith tradition.  If you have a friend or neighbor who you think might be interested in Unitarian Universalism, this would be a great service to invite them to attend.  Also, during the service there will be an opportunity to sign our membership book and officially join our church.