This Sunday – Two Services: A Service at the Church and a Service at Ferry Beach

September 23 Service at 10:30 AM at the Church

A Singing Meditation at NSUU

Helen Brandt and Judy Putnam

Times of peaceful and quiet contemplation are few and far between in our busy lives. Singing meditation, with its short, simple tunes and minimal words, provides an opportunity to open your own soul and connect with others. In the silence between songs we are given a space to be filled with what we have experienced in singing or listening together. Helen and Judy invite you to join us in this powerful meditation practice.

 

September 23 Service at 10:30 AM at Ferry Beach

Shifting Sands

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

Rev. Edwin Lynn, Minister Emeritus of Northshore UU Church, believes that there are life lessons to be learned from the sea. Could the shifting sands of Ferry Beach help us to understand the hold of regret and resentment? Join those gathered in the grove for worship at our Ferry Beach Retreat to explore the sacred lessons sand can teach us.

This Sunday’s Service – Remain Curious

September 16 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

Have you ever wondered when Creativity peaks: youth, middle age, or beyond? If you say yes, you are not alone. Explore the concept of the beginner’s mind with Elizabeth Gilbert as she reflects deeply on the gift and challenge of inhabiting a creative life. Creativity, as she defines it, is about choosing curiosity over fear. It’s a choice available to all ages. “For there are moments,” says poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, “when something new has entered into us, something unknown; our feelings grow mute in shy perplexity, everything in us withdraws, a stillness comes, and the new, which no one knows, stands in the midst of it and is silent.” .

The Singing Group will call us to worship with a choral introit and will provide the music during the service.

This Sunday’s Service – Get Wet

September 9 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

In the fullness of our faith community we gather by bringing waters from where ever our journeys have taken us while we were apart. This ingathering, sometimes called a “water communion” is a beloved UU tradition. This ritual is celebrated as folks return from their various summer travels and are invited to bring water from those travels or water that has other significance for them. Poured into a common bowl, these waters signify our coming together again and a way of symbolizing that many are one. A water communion is never a competition to see who went the farthest away; it’s a celebration and blessing of our unique unity. Please join us for this multigenerational worship service which will explore the importance new beginnings.

Judy Putnam will bring us back to a place of peace and community with her music.The Singing Group will sing.

This Sunday’s Service – What is a Death Doula?

August 19 Service at 10:30 AM

Marty Langlois     

Marty Langlois will share her experience as a nurse practitioner and now as a future consultant as a Death Doula. We are doulas of death. A birth doula provides support and guidance to the birth mother and the brand new life. End of life doulas have forged an innovative approach to the care of the dying by putting emphasis on the importance of relationship and accompaniment.

We should all treat the dying with dignity, but also with deference. Our elderly and our ill should be allowed this as much during death as after birth. Come learn and share about this most sacred process.

 

This Sunday’s Service – Groping in the Dark

August 12 Service at 10:30 AM

Roberta Nicoll

The Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church welcomes all to our church in the woods. How many of you were brought up UU? How many of you were raised Catholic, or in some other tradition, or with no religious background at all? How wonderful that we can all bring our different points of view. In this service, you will hear about my religious journey, and how I landed at NSUU.