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.
Sure, we’re welcoming. We’re friendly and curious but is that all that’s required of us to be a People of Welcome? Are there intentional ways we can widen our circle of welcome: as individuals, as a congregation, as Unitarian Universalists?
There are five seasons in New England: summer, fall, winter, spring and mud season. On the leading edge of spring, what might we learn from this liminal time that often feels like being “stuck” in the mud?
Equinox – equal day, equal night.