Looking for. Signs

January 31 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom
Rev. Strecker, Interim Minister

Imbolc is the Earth-centered celebration of the first stirrings of new life. Believe it or not, this is the time of year when seeds begin to germinate and the sap starts to rise in the trees. These are signs of new life that are so subtle we hardly notice them, but they are there.

Beginning Anew (pdf)
January 3, 2021
Reverend Carol Strecker


This is a copy of Jean Koulac-Young’s talk about Racism which she delivered on August 30, 2020.

Jean Koulack-Young NSUU Racism (pdf)


You can listen to a selection of sermons delivered at the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church by clicking on the audio buttons below. Or click on a sermon title in order to save it to your hard drive. All sermons are in MP3 format.



A Quaker-Inspired Service
November 26, 2017
Marty Langlois, Service Leader

Celebrating Our American Sprit
November 19, 2017
Rev. Julie Lombard

The 500th Anniversary Celebration of the Protestant Reformation of 1517 and its Influence on our Liberal Path in Religion
November 12, 2017
Rev. Charles Wilson and Peter VanDeBogart


A SingAlong Service
August 13, 2017
Hal Morse

From Green Sanctuary to Green Science Fiction
July 30, 2017
Marcella Guerriero

The Temple in the House: Seeing the Sacred in Everyday Architecture
July 23, 2017
Jennifer Revill

Spiritual Science in a Secular Classroom
July 16, 2017
Iain Goddard

Flower Communion Sunday
June 18, 2017
Rev. Julie Lombard

Wondrous Love
June 11, 2017
Rev. Julie Lombard

The Power of Partnership
June 4, 2017
Rev. David Prentice

Proceed as the way opens: A Quaker-inspired Service
May 28, 2017
Jennifer Revill, Service Leader

Bible Super Heroes: a Year in Review
May 21, 2017
Rev. Julie Lombard, Stacey Sherman, and the Sunday School Gang

Roots Service
May 14, 2017
Featuring: Amanda Bartlett, Terri Hansen, and Susan Folkins
Rev. Julie Lombard

Truth: Strength With our Rigidity
May 7, 2017
Rev. Julie Lombard

Hope for the Community Earth
April 23, 2017
Anne Goodwin

The Traveling Teacher
April 16, 2017
Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

Unitarian Universalist Salvation Theology: From Ballou to Thandeka
April 9, 2017
Rev. Julie Lombard and Lois Markham

Green Sanctuary
April 2, 2017

Living Fully While Dying
Nathaniel Lamkin
March 12, 2017

Living in Racial America: Two Points of View
Nikki Moore and Mary Gardner
March 5, 2017

The Creation of a Gangsta Rapper known as MC Hawking
Ken Lawrence
February 26, 2017

Creating a Compassionate Community
Julie Lombard
February 12, 2017

Amazing Grace
Julie Lombard
January 29, 2017

Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Lois Markham
January 15, 2017

Sorry, Grace, Back in the Box!
Julie Lombard
January 8, 2017

Iain Goddard
November 27, 2016

Awakening to the Truth
Julie Lombard
November 20, 2016

Abraham Lincoln
Paul Blandford
November 13, 2016

One Voice, Many Hands
Reverend Julie Lombard
October 16, 2016

The Spiritual Aspects of Practicing Islam in America
Yusef Hayes
October 9, 2016

Unity in Diversity
Reverend Julie Lombard
October 2, 2016

Still Not at the Table
Reverend David Wright
September 25, 2016

The Dark Side of Human Nature

Reverend Julie Lombard
September 18, 2016

Pulling Water
Reverend Julie Lombard, Minister
September 11, 2016


Iain Goddard
November 29, 2015

“Return of Delight”
Julie Lombard, intern minister
June 14, 2015

Social Relevance of Folk Music in the ’60’s
Hal Morse and Lisa Judd
May 24, 2015

“Finding the Sacred in the Absence of God”
Rev. Steve Edington, guest speaker
May 10, 2015

“A Spirituality Called Wisdom”
Michelle Walsh and Clyde Grubbs, guest speakers
May 3, 2015

“Earth Day Celebration”
Professor Lynn Fletcher, Salem State University
April 26, 2015

“When the Devil Grabbed My Ankles”
Rev. Edwin Lynn, Minister Emeritus
April 19, 2015

“Redemption Song”
Rev. Jeanne Nieuwejaar, guest speaker
March 29, 2015

“The Life of Bayard Rustin”
Tom Duff, NSUU member
March 22, 2015

“Selma Sunday: A Call to Action”
Lois Markham, chair, NSUU Social Action Committee
March 8, 2015

“Mental Illness, There Is Hope”
Deb Pacheco, National Alliance on Mental Illness
March 1, 2015

“Opening Hatch”
Rev. Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson, Minister, First Parish Church, Beverly
January 11, 2015

“A Balanced Life”
Jim Markan, Human Resources Manager
January 4, 2015

“Babies, Bikes, Barcelona, and Other Great Gifts”
Rev. Edwin Lynn, Minister Emeritus
December 14, 2014

“God? No and Yes”
Carl Stecher, guest speaker
November 30, 2014

Multi-Generational Thanksgiving Service
Coordinated by Lisa Judd and Meryl Baier
November 23, 2014

“Is Forgiveness Possible, Always?”
Rev. Anna Smulowitz, guest speaker
November 9, 2014

John Archer, guest speaker
November 2, 2014

“Curiosity Didn’t Kill The Cat”
Rev. Edwin Lynn, Minister Emeritus
October 26, 2014

“What’s New in News?”
Dan Kennedy, NSUU member
October 19, 2014
Based on a talk Dan gave as part of TEDxLowell on April 27, 2014; click here to see it

3-2-1 Blast Off
Betsy Mead Tabor, candidate for the UU ministry
October 12, 2014

E Pluribus Unum
Rev. Karin Peterson, former NSUU member
October 5, 2014

Drumming and Spirituality
Matt Meyer, guest speaker and musician
September 28, 2014

The Wonderful Structure of the World: The Life of Joseph Priestley
David Moffat, scholar, writer, and poet
September 21, 2014

So You Think You Know Your Parents?
Iain Goddard, NSUU member
September 14, 2014


Father’s Day and Letting Go
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
June 15, 2014

Farewell to Frieda
June 15, 2014

Talk to Strangers
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
June 8, 2014
Click here to watch the video Take a Seat — Make a Friend?

Unitarian Universalism in the 21st Century
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
June 1, 2014

Awash in Beauty — Seeking Spiritual Grace; or Stop, Look, and Listen
Rev. Edwin C. Lynn, Minister Emeritus
April 27, 2014

Riding into Jerusalem
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
April 13, 2014

Can Change Do Us Good?
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
April 6, 2014

Green Sanctuary
Cindy Davidson, UU Ministry for Earth
March 30, 2014

Why Do We Make Things?
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
March 23, 2014

Rev. Frieda Gillespie
March 16, 2014

Religious Instances of Touch
Rev. Charles Wilson
February 23, 2014

Rev. Frieda Gillespie
January 26, 2014

The American Dream or Nightmare?
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
January 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Service
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
November 24, 2013

Twelve Steps to Healing
Gary Nelson, Church Member and Guest Speaker
November 17, 2013

What Did You Say? Experiences of the Hearing-Impaired
Tuesday Morning Small Group Ministry
September 29, 2013

The New Jim Crow
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
September 22, 2013

What Happens When We Are Silent
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
September 15, 2013

Vision in the Making
Rev. Frieda Gillespie
September 8, 2013

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