This Sunday’s Virtual Service – HAVE YOU SEEN THE ULTIMATE?

August 2 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Jennifer Revill

“Moments divine, ecstatic hours; in which our thought flies from world to world, pierces the great enigma, breathes with a respiration broad, tranquil and deep as the respiration of the ocean…”  Many people throughout history have had what they believe to be religious or ecstatic experiences. Perhaps you are one of them. Why are they part of our human experience, and what might they mean for the spirituality of our contemporary world?  Jennifer Revill will offer an overview of the topic, which is the subject of her final project towards a masters degree.

This Sunday’s Virtual Service – Summer Reading

July 19 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Edith Fenton

Here is a place to go when you can’t go anywhere. Lose yourself in a great book.  Take yourself on a mental vacation with a great read. Our service will gather as many ideas for summer reading as our participants can share.

Please email Edith Fenton ecarterf@gmail.com  with names of  books you would like to have mentioned.

This Sunday’s Virtual Service – Can We Talk? Conversations across the Political Divide

July 12 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Helen Brandt, Lay Leader

Are you feeling hopeless about our inability to talk to each other as we hunker down into our chosen positions on one side or the other of the political divide?  Are you feeling hopeless about our ability to move forward in our country?  Are family dinners uncomfortable?  Do you find your blood pressure rising when you log on to Facebook?  Does this all feel somehow deeply wrong to you?  Let’s join together to think about how we can begin to communicate again as fellow human beings.

In this time of physical distance it’s more important than ever to stay connected.  Please send Cares and Celebrations to helenbrandt17@comcast.net.

This Sunday’s Virtual Service – Seeds, Roots and Blooms

June 21 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Edith Fenton

 
Today, on this glorious spring day, we reflect on our beginning, the deepening of our roots, the delicate new growth of our young members and the flowering of our adults.  Our service today is adapted due to social distancing, combines elements of the flower service, religious education service and a roots service. The seeds that you have received through the mail represent  the flowers that we usually give and receive.  Then our young members, guided by Beth Beringer, will talk about their year’s activities.  Finally Beth Beringer, Hal Morse and Jan Lycette will speak about the spiritual paths  that brought them here to NSUU.

This Sunday’s Virtual Service – My Cup Runneth Over

May 31 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Rev. Jeanne Nieuwejaar

 “My Cup Runneth Over” — This familiar phrase, and others from the 23rd Psalm, in translations both ancient and modern, will be the prompts for this Sunday’s service.  This beloved Psalm could have been written precisely for this season in our lives.  Its spiritual wisdom addresses exactly the challenges we face.  One of the Psalms’s most evocative phrases is “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death;” or as Bobby McFerrin renders it in his gorgeous version, “Though I walk through a dark and dreary land.”  Despite all the blooming trees around us, the singing birds and often beautiful music, there most of us feel a kind of dark and dreary cloud hovering.  The 23rd Psalm acknowledges dark clouds, hard realities, but more importantly offers much comfort and even celebration.  Join us on Sunday for a time of comfort and of celebration.
Please join us via zoom this Sunday at 10:30 as we welcome back Rev. Jeanne Nieuwejaar to our pulpit from her home in Milford, NH.  We will also welcome back Judy Putnam’s piano music this Sunday.  Please send any Cares and Celebrations to helenbrandt17@comcast.net.  See you in church (wherever that may be).

This Sunday’s Virtual Service – Pandemic Reflections

May 24 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Ed Vaeni

Ed’s talk is called  “Pandemic Reflections”.  He will attempt to address the reality that in spite of all the grief, trauma, and chaos COVID is causing, we also need to be thinking about what kind of a world we want to re-enter when it is finally safe to do so.  He will be using an ancient folktale as a starting point for reflections on a new future.