This Sunday’s Service – Martin Luther’s Blazing Questions

July 9 Service at 10:30 AM

Reverend Charles Wilson

October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation!

It was started by Martin Luther, a preaching friar who belonged to the largest Catholic religious order of his day, the Hermits of St. Augustine.

I will talk about a few of the incendiary questions he raised about the nature of the  Christian faith,  From Luther’s provocative challenge to the Roman Catholic church and its mercenary system of indulgences quickly came the movement called the Reformation  That movement split European Christendom into a thousand pieces.  Our church is one piece that emerged and flourishes, phoenix like, out of the fires that Luther ignited in 1517.

I greatly admire Luther and will try to tell you why I want to celebrate him this year.

Summer Service Schedule

During the summer months we host lay-led summer worship. This makes summer worship special because each individual brings their own unique flavor to the service. Summer services begin at 10:30 am.

June 25         Closed   —  You are invited to go to live stream worship at General Assembly in New Orleans.  http://www.uua.org/ga/program/highlights/sunday-morning-worship

July 2             Closed for Independence Day Weekend. Enjoy your holiday!

July 9             Rev. Charles Wilson

July 16           Iain Goddard

July 23          Jennifer Revill

July 30          Marcella Guerriero

Aug. 6            Edith Fenton

Aug. 13         Hal Morse

Aug. 20         Lisa Judd

Aug. 27         Judy Putnam and Helen Brandt

Sept. 3          Closed for Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy your holiday!

 

   Fall worship schedule begins on September 10, 2017    Water Communion Service

This Sunday’s Service – Flower Communion Sunday

June 18 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

For over 70 years Unitarian Universalists have been bringing a flower on this day from their own gardens or from a field or roadside. All blooms are welcome! This ritual signifies that it’s by our own free will that we join with one another and our gathered flowers are a symbol of our unity. The significance of the flower communion is that no two flowers are alike, just as no two people are alike, yet each has a unique contribution to share. Our bountiful bouquet would not be the same without the addition of each flower, and thus it is with our church community, it would not be the same without all souls. Please join us for this special worship service – an affirmation of our ever blooming beloved community.

This Sunday’s Service – Wondrous Love

June 11 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard

Let us rejoice for this special time of our church year celebration. We have spent another bold and beautiful year together; 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 as we’ve served the wider community. Join us for spiritual merriment as we recall the days gone by and we spotlight all those who serve and make up our devoted lay leadership.

This Sunday’s Service – The Power of Partnership

June 4 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. David Prentice

This Sunday we warmly welcome the Curate from All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, Rev. David Prentice, to preach to us about the power of partnership, especially of the Danvers Interfaith Partners.

We will honor Annie & Jack Lombard’s completion of the first Danvers Interfaith Confirmation Class and welcome our newest members to our beloved community: Eric Crane, Robin Healy, Cynthia Salloway, and Fedela and Bob Vincent.

This Sunday’s Service – Proceed as the way opens: A Quaker-inspired service

May 28 Service at 10:30 AM

Jennifer Revill, Service Leader

Quakers (“Friends”) traditionally base their worship services on expectant waiting. They take the Psalmist’s advice literally: “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Meeting in unadorned rooms to avoid distraction, there is no minister leading the service; and with no prearranged prayers, readings, sermons, or hymns, the service becomes a container for Spirit to become present to each, and for each to respond in his or her own way. This may be a private revelation, or an inspiration to stand and speak to the assembled group. In our service, we will respectfully observe some of the traditional Quaker practices while staying true to our Unitarian Universalist church traditions. What happens when these two streams are blended? Come, sit quietly, and find out.

This Sunday’s Service – Bible Super Heroes: a Year in Review

May 21 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Stacey Sherman, and Sunday School Gang

This multigenerational service is a celebration of all that happened in our Religious Exploration Program this year! In the religious education curriculum, the youth have learned the many stories behind the super heroes found in the Bible, from Moses to Jesus. Come hear what our youth have been learning this year, how they learned it, and from whom. Join us for this joyous event that calls all hands on deck.