Services

A New Spirit Rising?

In the last years of his life, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. turned his attention to issues of war and peace: “We have a choice between nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation.” Which way are we headed today? Children and Youth will begin in the Sanctuary before going to class.

“Embracing Darkness”

Rev. Claire continues her reflections on the monthly worship theme of perspective.

Epiphany

Our worship theme this month is “Perspective.” When we gain a new perspective on something, sometimes we call that an “epiphany”–just like the holiday many people celebrate on January 6th, Epiphany. What is an epiphany you have had in your life–and how did it change you? Music from Epp Sonin and Jamie Leutz.

Jazz and Poetry Service

The annual Jazz and Poetry Service for the New Year! Bruno will be away, but we’ve got Noah Harrington on bass, Molly McGuire as songbird, brilliant pioneer pianist Peter Cassino, and Eva Morrison wailing on clarinet. Bring your poems of farewell to 2019 or greetings to 2020!

Coming Home

Rev. Claire preaches her first sermon after returning from sabbatical leave. Director of Music Vivian Montgomery brings us a Klezmer band with musicians from Shir Tikva in Wayland and Follenites too as this lively musical tradition enters its third year! Read a PDF of the sermon here: 12-22-19 Back from sabbatical sermon

On-the-Spot Pageant

Come one, come all …to a spontaneous Living Nativity! Children, youth, and adults participate in this gentle retelling of the tale of Jesus’ birth – narrated by  Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn. Watch as we rekindle the joy and hope of the season within us. Youth and Children’s Choirs sing.

A Baroque Journey into Advent

Director of Music Vivian Montgomery and Rev. Tom Schade, along with period instrumentalists and the adult choir, will combine various readings with beautiful Baroque music. Read a PDF of Rev. Tom’s Reflection: In Praise of Badass Pregnant Girls PDF

Advent Is All About Hope and Change

Rev. Schade will conclude his sermon series, bringing our UU history up to date in the 21st Century. Coincidentally, we are in an Advent period: a time in which we anticipate great changes: changes that we only dimly see. Our faith leads to hope, and away from fear. Music from the beloved Montgomery Morrison Duo. … Continued

Giving Thanks- A Service for All Ages

On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we’ll give thanks for this community, for the bounty of this season, for the blessings of this earth, and for love, given and received. Children, youth, and adults are invited to this special multigenerational service, with music from all three choirs. Worship leaders: Rev. Schade, Beryl Aschenberg, Vivian Montgomery Read … Continued

The Importance of Preparation

Chickens and Eggs. The changing culture and the changing church. How can they best relate? No Name Choir sings; songs include an Alleluia from the Taizé tradition and an Amen from South Africa. And, the debut of an Italian harpsichord! Read a PDF of the sermon here: Preparation Matters PDF