Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn

We Begin Again

The American story continues. A new chapter is being written. Join Rev. Claire this Sunday to reflect on the events of the past week, and to seek hope, healing, and courage in a divided world. Read/Download “We Begin Again”

The Narrow Place

On Sunday, we’ll hear our Youth Choir sing favorite pieces like “Baba Yetu,” and Rev. Claire will explore the worship theme of “Freedom” through the lens of Passover. The Hebrew name for Egypt is Mitzrayim, which means “a narrow place.” What narrow place do you need liberation from?  Personal Point by Nancy McCarthy The Youth Choir sings “Die Gedanken … Continued

Looking Up at the Stars

This Sunday, Revs. Claire and Susanne will welcome new members, honor veterans, and dive deeper into November’s worship theme of “Balance.” In a world with lots of bad news, how do we find hope — faith — and even laughter?

Beyond Mothering

Our worship theme this month is “Beyond,” and Rev. Claire will go beyond traditional explorations of Mother’s Day to reflect what it means to be a creator of life and healer of suffering.

Genghis Khan

Rev. Claire preaches a topic purchased at Follen’s annual Goods and Services Auction by Cas Groblewski. His topic: Genghis Khan! Watch just the reading and sermon: or the full service. Read a PDF of the sermon (long and short versions). 02-17-19 LONG VERSION Genghis Khan auction sermon 02-17-19 SHORT VERSION Genghis Khan service

Thanksgiving Sunday

The law tells one story.  The spirit tells another.  This week, we worship with gratitude for those who work for justice — even when it is risky to do so. Two all-ages services at 9:30 and 11:30am, featuring our Senior, Junior, and Youth Choirs. We will also welcome Rev. Alison Miller, who is running for UUA President. … Continued

Easter Sunday: Labor and Delivery

We’ll have two joy-filled Easter services, 9:30 and 11:30 am. Rev. Claire will preach on the Easter vision of freedom beyond human imagination. “What if this is not the darkness of the tomb–but the darkness of the womb?” asks Sikh activist Valerie Kaur. What Easter promise is waiting to be born?

The Latke Who Wouldn’t Stop Screaming

Celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah —  and the complicated craziness of December —  with an interactive worship service for all ages, based on a story by the inimitable Lemony Snicket. Featuring Jamie Leutz as the latke and Simon Horsburgh as the chef. You can join in — as a woodland creature, a candy cane, or a dreidel! … Continued

Ingathering

After a summer of construction, we will be gathering back in our beloved, historic octagonal sanctuary. Rev. Claire will lead us in worship on the first Sunday of our new church year.

Celebration Sunday

Come to our celebratory end of stewardship season service with all choirs–children, youth, and adult. We’ll find out how much our annual pledge drive has raised so far (so get your pledge in before Saturday!). Beryl will tell a story, and Claire will share her last reflection on the January’s worship theme of “Presence.” Read … Continued