Due to the Covid-19 Virus, in-person worship at the church has been replaced by on-line services. Check the postings below for our services on Zoom.
There will be a Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom every Sunday starting at 11:30 AM.
During these unsettling times, staff and members of our Church are available to both members and the general public. Reach out to us at any time by calling 978-774-7582 or emailing email@example.com. Our Church Administrator can answer your questions or direct your calls and emails to whomever you wish to contact.
Our minister, Rev. Carol Strecker, can be reached by email at DanversNSUUMinister@gmail.com, and by phone at 978-774-7582. The Board of Directors and various Committee Chairs and members are all available.
This moment indeed reminds us of the interconnected web of which we are all a part. Keep in touch with us and with one another.
There are some ways in which the last 15 months have felt like one, interminably long “Time Out”. There are other ways in which we’ve been so challenged by the rapid-fire nature of change and uncertainty that we all could use a “Time Out” from the stress of daily living in the midst of a pandemic.
Henry David Thoreau spent two years living in a one-room cabin on the shores of Walden Pond starting in 1845. He embraced simplicity and mindfulness over a hundred years before they became contemporary paths to spiritual development. His direct experience of mystery and wonder in nature has become one of the sources from which Unitarian Universalist draw inspiration. What might these practices and his words have to say to us today?
June is PRIDE month; celebrating the many ways people express gender and sexuality in our culture – many of which transcend cultural norms; male and female. Learning from each other and expanding our understanding of the full range of human experience is an important way Unitarian Universalists can honor the worth and dignity of all people. Finding a spiritual home where you feel seen in the fullness of your humanity is what being a Welcoming Congregation is really all about.
We have a lot to remember this year; a year of loss, certainly. But also a year when creativity born of need and strength of heart kept us connected in spite of all the loss and uncertainty we’ve encountered. This service will provide space for stories of love and loss, strength and resiliency in the face of adversity and the lessons those stories have taught us about living in a world where change, loss and love are the nature of life.
Join us in celebration as the youths at Northshore Church are completing the Coming of Age program. This service is especially dedicated to this milestone in the youths’ lives and their never-ending spiritual journeys. While learning in community with each other over the last year, the youths have been working diligently on their credos, which they will share with the rest of the NSUU community. Please join us in uplifting the youths and their stories in this special Sunday service.
Northshore Church annual meeting will be held directly following this morning’s service.
The Unitarian Universalist Association celebrated its sixtieth anniversary this week. On May 12, 1961 the Unitarians and Universalists merged after a long, flirtatious courtship that some say lasted as long as 100 years. This service will explore what each of these traditions brings to Unitarian Universalism and how our tradition has evolved over time.
The celebration of Mother’s Day on May 9 will include brief remembrances by Andrea Kaiser, Jean Koulack-Young, Kathy Ulman, Martha Ardiff and Mark Rand as they honor their mothers. This special service is dedicated with respect and support for the greater circle of life of which we are all a part.
In the Earth-centered, Gaelic traditions Beltane, traditionally celebrated May 1st, marking the half-way point between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. In other words, it’s the height of spring and halfway to summer. The greening of the Earth has begun in earnest, punctuated by colorful wildflowers, daffodils and tulips. This service will celebrate the life-force that connects us to all that is. It will also include some time for contemplating the place of work in our lives as we honor International Worker’s Day.
This very special Sunday Service, produced by our Unitarian Universalist Association, is a celebration of all the ways we love each other into being through our gifts to this congregation.
Worship leaders include Rev. Chris Longand Rev. Mariela Pérez-Simons. UUA leaders participating in the service are Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, Rev. Vail Weller, and Rev. Erika Hewitt (coordinator). The Music Director for this service is Jen Hayman.
Join us for our annual Earth Day service, sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Team. It will be a celebration of our beautiful earthly home as well as a call to action. This year we plan to have two state legislators as guest speakers: Sen. Joan Lovely and Rep. Sally Kerans. Our guests will discuss current and planned legislation for environmental justice as well as what we can do to participate in the process.
Start listing your questions for Sen. Lovely and Rep. Kerans. This is a great opportunity for us to hear from and be heard by our legislators! As you prepare your questions, please send them to Iain Goddard, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal faith, not a creedal faith. We don’t tell people what to believe. We invite people to enter into a process; creating covenants that state explicitly how we want to be together. Our Unitarian Universalist Principles are a covenant of how we want to be in the world. This morning we’ll begin to look at the importance of covenantal relationships within a community like this congregation.