This Sunday’s Multi-Platform Service – Easter Sunday

April 17 Service at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary and on Zoom

Rev. Carol Strecker, Interim Minister

This Easter we’ll explore what it might mean to wake from the dead; to the wonder of life renewing itself, in the natural world and in the human heart. What is it that has the power to wake us up? To startle us? To open our eyes, our minds, our hearts to new ways of seeing and being in the world?

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This Sunday’s Multi-Platform Service – Wayfinding: Spiritual Signs From Florida to Maine

April 10 Service at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary and on Zoom

Rev. Marcus Lisle

Rev. Marcus Lisle is an Interfaith Minister who works full-time as a chaplain at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA, and is a member of the First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist, in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He will weave many stories of the remarkable and mystical ways the spiritual realm has intervened, guided and shaped his spiritual journey from Florida to Maine.

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This Sunday’s Multi-Platform Service – Seeing Through the Eyes of a Poet: Celebrating Mary Oliver

April 3 Service at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary and on Zoom

Carol Strecker, Interim Minister

If Unitarian Universalism had poet laureates. one of the most beloved would be Mary Oliver. We’ll explore the words and images that have helped so many look at life just a little more closely, seeing a little more deeply that which connects us to all that is. If you have a favorite Mary Oliver poem, please bring it with you to share.

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This Sunday’s Multi-platform Service – Unitarian Universalist Women Visionaries, Past and Present

March 27 Service at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary and on Zoom

Rev. Carol Strecker, Interim Minister

Women’s History month seems like an opportune time to honor the many contributions Unitarian, Universalist and UU women have made in helping realize this vision. Looking back, we can see how these rebels and trailblazers helped pave the way for the visionaries of today.

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This Sunday’s Multi-Platform Service – Healing the World Through Joy

March 20 Service at 10:30 in our Sanctuary and on Zoom

Rev. Carol Strecker, Interim Minister

Terry Tempest Williams writes,

To sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy.
The birds still remember what we have forgotten,
That the world was meant to be celebrated!

Join us to celebrate spring and the opportunity to be together. We will be together for the first time in two years, in our beautiful sanctuary in the woods, a balm for the soul. May our joy be a healing force in the world.

This will be our first multi-platform service. You may attend in person or continue to attend on-line through the link on the website at nsuu.org. Masks and proof of vaccinations are required for in-person attendance. You can send your vaccination record to Nancy in the office at nsuu@verizon.net or bring it with you on Sunday morning.

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This Sunday’s Virtual Service – Remembering Thich Nhat Hanh

March 13 Service at 1 0:30 AM on Zoom

Rev. Carol Strecker, Interim Minister

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics and peace.

He passed from his physical body on January 22nd, 2022 at the age of 95. He reminded us that his body would reintegrate but that he would live on in his teachings and our actions for peace. We will be his continuation. This seems like an especially good time to remember his teachings, renewing our commitment to be peace as we hope for peace in the world.

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This Sunday’s Virtual Service – Life Calls Us On

March 6 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Reverend Olav Nieuwejaar

Aging! For some of us, it’s the worst thing possible, full of aches and pains, loss of mobility, fear of dying – or death, the ending of our beautiful self. For others of us, aging is the best time of life, full of new discoveries, having the kinds of experiences that our work, whether in an office or caring for children at home, prevent. It’s all “golden” years of opportunity. But the reality is, growing old isn’t always the easiest time, so what shall we do about that?

 

Ordained in 1968, Reverend Olav Nieuwejaar served the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Milford (NH) for twenty-four years, the last twelve with his wife, Jeanne, as co-minister, leaving that position in February 2000. Returning from Cambridge, England, where he was Interim Minister of the Unitarian Church of Cambridge during the spring of 2000, he served (again with his wife) as the Interim Co-Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, Long Island, NY for two years. He has served the Northern New England District in many capacities over the years, and, from 2002 to 2006, was Co-District Executive with Jeanne. After retirement in 2006, he served as the District’s Ministerial Settlement Representative. He is a lifelong Universalist. He grew up next door to a small New England village Universalist church, where he met his future wife, the minister’s daughter.

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This Sunday’s Virtual Service – And So – The Search Begins

February 27 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Rev. Carol Strecker, Interim Minister

At the Congregational Meeting following this Sunday Service, the Board will announce the slate for your Ministerial Search Committee.  They will be representing you, the Congregation, in selecting a candidate that can work with you live more fully into your mission and vision.  What will you do with this opportunity?  What’s your charge to the Search Committee?  What kind of minister are you looking for?  How might a new minister help you live more fully into who you are and who might become – as a congregation?  Rev. Strecker will explain the search process and share a few observations based her experience about the exciting adventure that awaits!

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This Sunday’s Virtual Service – She Would Not Be Moved

February 20 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Rev. Carol Strecker, Interim Minister

Our focus on Black History this month gives all of us the opportunity to look more deeply at the lives and legacy of freedom fighters in the struggle against oppression. Rosa Parks, for example, was a freedom-fighter. Her life is all too often summed up by one defining moment on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. But that act of defiance is just one moment in a life dedicated to the ongoing struggle of working for justice, equality and freedom for African Americans.  Her life and legacy are a call to roll up our sleeves for the long haul, to engage in work that affirms the worth and dignity of all people.

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This Sunday’s Virtual Service – What if I Only Had 30 Days to Love?

February 13 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Side of Love Sunday

Join Unitarian Universalists from all over the continent for this annual tradition! The theme of this year’s virtual service will be “What if I Only Had 30 Days to Love?” Reflections will be offered by: The Rev. Ali K.C. Bell (he/they/Ali) lives into his faith values by strengthening the interdependent web through prophetic ministry, service in the margins, and loving the hell out of the world. He is a Chaplain Resident at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia where he lives with his partner and two children. The Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael (she/her) serves in a co-ministry with a staff team among incredible leaders in a mission centered congregation that has passed the eighth principle. She works to embody the liberation and love she preaches and is helped by the grace of a theology of imperfection.

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