This Sunday’s Service – Goodwill for All

December 10 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

In the season of peace on earth and goodwill to all, it figures that our worship theme is goodwill in December. This is a time of year when so many of us are busy shopping for gifts and we have to ask, is goodwill front on our minds? There are acts of goodwill & kindness like caroling to your neighbors and then there’s the goodwill industry with its highlights and dark sides. What can we gain by exploring the bounty of goodwill? Can it change the way we see gift giving and receiving as a spiritual practice?

You won’t want to miss the special music by Guest Soloists, Lisa Kempskie, Violinist and Bonnie Anderson, Pianist. They have performed for evening concerts at NSUU and are absolutely thrilling together.


This Sunday’s Service – Holiday Workshop

December 3 Service at 10:30 AM

Tracee Kneeland, Service Leader

Celebrate the joy of the season as we take a break from the hectic commercialism around us to focus on connection and reflection of the holiday. We will gather together for a short service and caroling accompanied by the Northshore Ukulele Players. After the service we will create gifts, treats, and decorative items for the holidays. The crafting will be followed by a potluck lunch. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy one another as we collaborate in a setting of sharing and creating. Our Northshore UU Crafters will also have some ready-made handmade gifts for purchase to supplement your gift giving or donating.

This Sunday’s Service – A Quaker-inspired Service

November 26 Service at 10:30 AM

Marty Langlois, Service Leader

Quakers (“Friends”) traditionally base their worship services on expectant waiting for each person to receive a message from Spirit, heart or mind, in his or her own way. This may be a private revelation, or an inspiration to stand and speak to the assembled group. In this service, we will respectfully observe some traditional Quaker service practices while staying true to our Unitarian Universalist church traditions.

Judy Putnam will provide piano solo. Helen Brandt with the Singing Group.

This Sunday’s Service – Celebrating our American Spirit

November 19 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard

All are invited to this homecoming—our traditional Thanksgiving Multigenerational Service. Join us for our Corn Bread and Cider Communion as we lift up the gift of living in a democracy. Inspired by the honored historian, David McCullough, through excerpts from a collection of his speeches from the book titled The American Spirit, McCullough’s wisdom harkens us back to core American values to which we all subscribe regardless of our faith, political party, or ethnic background. Please join us in this sacred time and may our gathering be the greatest of blessings we share.

Music will be provided by Helen Brandt with the Singing Group and Judy Putnam with the Handbell Choir.

This Sunday’s Service – The 500th anniversary celebration of the Protestant Reformation of 1517 and its Influence on Our Liberal Path in Religion

November 12 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Charles Wilson & Peter VanDeBogert

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther, Augustinian monk and professor of theology in the University of Wittenberg, posted 95 theses for disputation against certain practices of the Roman Catholic Church. This simple act to reform the Roman Catholic Church launched a schism in the church which was the Protestant Reformation. As a result, not only was the Roman Church broken apart, but European states began to develop democratic forms of government. The consequences would have been unimaginable to the early reformers. Peter VanDeBogert and Rev. Charles Wilson will help us explore how the Protestant Reformation is a beginning of the Unitarian Universalist liberal way of practicing religious faith.

We welcome Theresa Orr as our guest piano soloist.

This Sunday’s Service – For All Saints and Souls: a 50th Anniversary Worship Service

November 5 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Charles Wilson, Rev. Edwin Lynn, and Rev. Julie Lombard

On All Saints’ and Souls Day there’s a call for us to live as saints; we are reminded of all the souls that have journeyed before us as we embark on a true celebration of the life of this church. This Sunday, we say, “Come one, come all” to worship together. 50 years have passed since the door first opened here in Danvers at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church and this service is especially designed to lift our spirits for another 50 years as we honor our history, lift up our many shared ministries, and revere our sacred time together. We will peek at our very beginning, the long and winding road in between, and examine the present which points us towards a bright future. Please join us for worship to share in this outpouring of love of this blessed church community. A catered reception will follow the worship service in the fellowship hall.

There will be a great variety of music for this service. Helen Brandt will be directing the Singing Group,

Judy Putnam will be directing the Handbell Choir and Andrea Kaiser, piano.

This Sunday’s Service – The Web of Life

October 29 Service at 10:30 AM

Linda Weltner

The seventh of our Unitarian Universalist Principles calls us to affirm and promote “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” How do we as individuals and communities address this concept in these challenging times of climate change and political uncertainty? Linda Weltner, an environmental activist who resides in Marblehead, will be our guest as we explore together the meaning of respect for the interdependent web of life. Please join the Green Sanctuary Team for lunch following the service to learn more about our NSUU response to these issues in preparation for seeking UUA Green Sanctuary certification. We will have important details about congregational projects and initiatives and how you can be part of this journey.

Music: Singing Group sings for this service. Helen Brandt, Director and Judy Putnam at the piano