This Sunday’s service: “Spring Renewal”

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This Easter, April 20, we celebrate the coming of spring in an intergenerational service of music, poetry, and some surprises. The service will be led by the Reverend Frieda Gillespie.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Religious education classes for children and youth are offered most weeks, and visitors are always welcome.

Photo (cc) by Fritz Geller-Grimm and published under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

Easter Bunny Breakfast to be held on April 19

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The youth of the Northshore and Beverly Unitarian Universalist Churches invite you to come enjoy a pre-Easter breakfast and an egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will even make an appearance! All ages are welcome, and all proceeds go to the church youth groups.

The breakfast will be held Saturday, April 19, at the Northshore UU Church from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $5 per person, with a $20 maximum per family.

Photo (cc) by Stephen and Claire Farnsworth and published under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

This Sunday’s service: “Riding into Jerusalem”

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Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ riding into Jerusalem in spite of the likelihood of his being arrested. What might we do if we were brave? The Reverend Frieda Gillespie will explore that topic at our service this Sunday, April 13.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Religious education classes for children and youth are offered, and visitors are always welcome.

Painting of Jesus entering Jerusalem by Pietro Lorenzetti (1320).

Artist Annalee Johnson’s paintings in meeting room

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Newburyport artist Annalee Johnson has interests that range from home and garden design, to creative needlepoint, to print-making, to pastel and oil painting. She will be exhibiting some of her works at the Northshore Church through May 31.

Most recently she has studied with Karen Jones, Kathleen Robbins, and Nella Lush. She is a member of the Newburyport Art Association.

The exhibit may be seen before and immediately after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services, or by appointment by calling (978) 774-7582.

This Sunday’s service: “Can Change Do Us Good?”

Big changes can be stressful, and we often meet them with dread. How can we look forward with anticipation to the inevitable changes in our lives?

The Reverend Frieda Gillespie will address that question this Sunday, April 6, in a service titled “Can Change Do Us Good.”

After church, let’s talk about our future and where we go from here. Board chair Carol Bullivant will be happy to answer questions about the recent news that we will not have a full-time minister after this church year, and that Reverend Frieda will be leaving. (See the April newsletter.) It’s time to start the dialogue about what we want for NSUU’s future.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Religious education classes for children and youth are offered, and visitors are always welcome.

This Sunday’s service: “Green Sanctuary”

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This Sunday, March 30, learn how the challenges and opportunities of becoming a Green Sanctuary can stretch you spiritually, spark your faith into action, and make a difference in the life of this congregation and its surrounding community.

Our guest speaker will be Cindy Davidson, a 2014 GreenFaith Fellow and a board member of the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth. She attends First Parish in Lexington, where she co-chaired the Green Sanctuary Committee several years ago.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Religious education classes for children and youth are offered, and visitors are always welcome.

This Sunday’s service: “Why Do We Make Things?”

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Human beings make things — it is part of our survival but much more as well. Please join us this Sunday, March 23, for a service titled “Why Do We Make Things?” Our minister, the Reverend Frieda Gillespie, will discuss a book by Peter Korn titled Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman, which explores the inner reasons for craftmaking.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Religious education classes for children and youth are offered, and visitors are always welcome.

Illustration from Norman de Garis Davies, “The tomb of two sculptors at Thebes,” New York, 1925. Photo (cc) by Marcel Douwe Dekker and published under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

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