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.

This Sunday’s Service – Slavery in North America: What you may not have learned in school (or Sunday school, for that matter)

August 5 Service at 10:30 AM

Bob Vincent

A review of slavery in North America from Colonial times to the present. Some topics you may have learned in school. Others, perhaps not, such as the very contentious debate that raged within the northern and southern Unitarian and Universalist communities prior to, during and after the Civil War.

This Sunday’s Service – Lughnasadh: Celtic Celebration of First Harvest

July 29 Service at 10:30 AM

Cathy Sullivan-Bradley

Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh (pronounced: Loo-na-sah) is a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season. Originally celebrated on August 1, or about halfway between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Folkloric evidence shows that the religious rites included an offering of the “first fruits”, the sacrifice of a bull and a ritual dance-play in which the god Lugh seizes the harvest for mankind and defeats the powers of blight.

This Sunday’s Service – Once We Know, We Can’t Turn Away: The Truth About Solitary Confinement

July 22 Service at 10:30 AM

Bernadette Orr

I recently had the privilege of leading a retreat for a group of activists and organizers working to end the practice of solitary confinement. What I learned shocked and saddened me deeply. I was also profoundly moved to meet people who have dedicated their lives to ending this practice which amounts to nothing less than torture in our prisons. As we confront the impacts of locking people away without any other human contact, we open our eyes and hearts to the humanity we share with all individuals, including those in prison.