This Sunday’s Service – Worth Fighting For

July 1 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

On July 1, 1863, the United States of America was divided and at war in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; General Lee’s northward advance was halted by the Union Army. At times we worry about the current status of our divided nation, but what can we learn from looking back at the Civil War? Was God on the battlefield or turned off at the sight of brother fighting brother? What wisdom might we gain from the tumult of that era? What ounce of hope encouraged those Americans to not give up? What was worth fighting for then and what is worth fighting for now?

This Sunday’s Service – In Praise of Books

June 24 Service at 10:30 AM

Lisa Judd

Books and reading have always held a special place in American lives. In fact, the foundations of our republic were built by avid readers. Today, we still go to books for information, comfort, wisdom and inspiration. Books also provide us with entertainment, enjoyment, and escape. Before this service, please think about your favorites (of whatever genre). What are the ones that have stayed in your memory; ones you sometimes read again and again? Which ones amused you or offered the right insights at a difficult time in your life? Do they still have resonance in your life? This service will give us a chance to share the books we love and the reasons why they were important to us. Please come prepared with the names of some of your favorites.

Good books are good friends and meant to be shared!

This Sunday’s Service – Flower Communion Sunday

June 17 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

For over 70 years Unitarian Universalists have been bringing flowers from their own gardens, or from fields and roadsides, to share on this day. All blooms are welcome. Flower Communion affirms that it is by our own free will that we join with one another, and that our gathered flowers are a symbol of our unity. The ritual teaches that as no two flowers are alike, no two people are alike, yet each makes a unique contribution to the whole. Our bountiful bouquet would not be the same without the addition of each flower, and so it is within our church community of all souls. Please join us for this special worship service – an affirmation of our ever blooming beloved community.

We end our formal services of the year and begin the summer with our Music Director Judy Putnam, Choir Director Helen Brandt and the Singing Group bringing uplifting and beautiful music.

This Sunday’s Service – Blessed with Love

June 10 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

Let us enter, rejoice, and come into more of this special time in our church-year celebration. We have spent a bold and beautiful year together and we have much to be thankful for and praise. Let us reflect back over our year and all the good work we’ve done here and in the wider community. Join us for spiritual merriment as we recall the days gone by and we shine a spotlight on all those who serve and make up our devoted lay-leadership.

Music will be offered by our Singing Group, led by Helen Brandt and accompanied by Judy Putnam.

This Sunday’s Service – Resounding as One

June 3 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

June reminds us that summer will again be upon us. Graduations are underway, and many things are coming to an end. Some go away for the summer, while snowbirds are finally back. It is good to be together. We have a few more weeks before lay-led summer services begin. This summer we will worship every Sunday! Throughout June we will consider the many things for which we are grateful, and we will use this precious, sacred time to call attention to the ways we shine brightly. Please join us for worship as we formally welcome our newest members: Emeline Walker, Eric Swanson, Robert Gamer, Edith Fenton, Jack Lombard, Ken Kramer, Rachel Williams, Genevieve Moen, Charles Gravina, Joy Tutela, Grace Backman and Steve Rhode.

Our guest musician, Amy Conley, will perform her vocal, instrumental guitar and banjo music. Amy is a music teacher and music artist from New Hampshire.

This Sunday’s Service – Memorial Day Service

May 27 Service at 10:30 AM

Judy Putnam and Peter VanDeBogert

Peter and Judy will guide us in this service which reflects the many ways we remember our family, friends, and loved ones who have died. We will hear from a small number of our members who tell how they have found comfort in their own personal ways, rituals and ceremonies that have helped them remember those who are no longer with us. There will also be an opportunity for all those who wish to participate to offer silent and spoken remembrances.

page2image3754345952We will have the Singing Group and solo piano for this service.

This Sunday’s Service – Religious Exploration Sunday

May 20 Service at 10:30 AM

Stacey Sherman and Religious Exploration Gang

Today’s service will be a celebration of our Religious Exploration Program. Our youth were very busy this year learning about acts of kindness and giving back to our community. They will be sharing their amazing experiences, allowing you see the great time they had learning about the world around us. Each of them grew individually, but all learned that working as a group can have a much greater impact. The impact was felt locally, but our message was extended to surrounding communities and groups, too.

Their hard work could not have been accomplished without the support and guidance of our dedicated teachers, and therefore, we will be recognizing and honoring them on this day as well.

Music will be by The Singing Group, led by Helen Brandt with Judy Putnam at the piano.