June Worship Theme: “Pilgrimage” in Worship, Covenant Groups, Reading

June’s Worship Theme at Follen is “Pilgrimage.”

Spiritual Exercise

We are lucky to live in a place where so many of our spiritual Unitarian and Universalist ancestors once lived, and where so many elements of our UU history happened and are happening now. In some ways, the Boston area is the UU “Mecca”!

Take a pilgrimage to one of these places, or another one you know of, and—do a little research on why they matter:

Walden Pond (Henry David Thoreau)

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s house (Concord MA)

The Alcott house (Concord MA)

The UUA (24 Farnsworth St, Boston MA)

The statue of William Ellery Channing (Arlington St, Boston)

King’s Chapel (Boston MA – oldest still-active church in America)

Margaret Fuller House (Cambridge MA)

UU Urban Ministry (Roxbury MA)

Covenant Groups

Read/Download June’s Covenant Groups Session on Pilgrimage

Suggested Community Reads

Every month Amy Newmark and Jane Spickett suggest some books related to the worship theme. For those who would like to connect a bit more with the theme of “Pilgrimage,” here are this month’s selections:

Ages 4-6

Hank Finds Inspiration                        Craig Frazier

The Best Place                                   Susan Meddaugh

Ages 5-8

The Velveteen Rabbit                         Margery Williams

Ages 8-10

Stuart Little                                         E.B. White

Ages 9-12

The Inquisitor’s Tale, or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog  Adam Gidwitz

Traveling Man : The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354  (biography)        James Rumford


How May I Help You?:  An Immigrant’s Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage by Deepak Singh