This Sunday’s service: “E Pluribus Unum”

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Please join us for our service this Sunday, October 5, when the Reverend Karin Peterson, a former Northshore Church member, will speak on the theme “E Pluribus Unum.”

This is not a politically oriented sermon, but is a nod to a carefully crafted national motto put forward to Congress in 1776 by three Unitarian or Unitarian-inclined statesmen: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. This same spirit underlies the strength of Unitarian Universalist congregations today. What is this and how do we do it?

Andrea Kaiser, a noted musician and former member, will be the guest piano soloist.

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

Following the service, church members will discuss hiring a new half-time minister. The Transition Team invites all church members to participate in roundtable discussions about our needs and expectations for a new minister, whom we hope to recruit for the beginning of the church year in September 2015. Team members will serve as facilitators at each of the tables in the Meeting Room to capture and report back the thoughts expressed by the congregation. Two questions will be used as the outline for the discussions:

  1. How would you describe and sell NSUU as a welcoming community for a new minister?
  2. What are your expectations for the services and leadership qualities that a new minister will bring?

Please try to participate in these important discussions. We are planning to have additional food available during coffee hour and hope to conclude the meeting by 1 p.m.