Sunday Service followed by Coffee Hour and Religious Education for children begin at 10:30 a.m.

 

December 2 10:30 am

"Standing Up, Showing Up for Hanukkah"

 

Chloe Briede

 

December 9 11 10:30 am

"A Time of Enlightenent"

Soetimes amazing things come to us at unexpedted times or places--That happened to the Buddah.

Reverend Ralph T. Clarke

 

December 16 18 10:30 am

"The Shortest Day"

Sure, the days have been getting shorter, but what is so special about the Shortest day

Reverend Ralph T. Clarke

 

December 23 10:30 am

"Family Christmas Service"

This is the last morning service before Christmas. Hopefully we are all finished with our hectic preparations and can come together for a time of music and story for the Christmas Season!

 

December 24 11:00 pm

"Candlelight Service"

Invite friends and family and join us for our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight service of music and words as we prepare to ring in Christmas at midnight!

Reverend Ralph T. Clarke

 

December 30 10:30 am

"The Art of the Impossible"

There are so many things that seem far beyond possibility, but somehow at least some happen. How?

 

 

 

 

Worship Services at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Mendon and Uxbridge

Regular Sunday Services (first Sunday after Labor day through the second Sunday in June)
Our services begin at 10:30 AM each Sunday morning. All ages gather in the sanctuary for the beginning of the service. The church bell is rung (usually by some of the children) to welcome all to join us.  Our service includes music and silence, singing and prayer/meditation, candle lighting, some readings and a message. Near the beginning of the service we pause to allow people to come forward to light a Candle of Joy or Concern and, if they wish, briefly share a personal milestone and/or joy or concern (children often participate). The children gather for a “Story for All Ages,” which the adults anticipate as much as the children. Following the story children are invited to leave for age appropriate religious education, though they are welcome to remain with their parents. Most often there is a sermon by our minister, the Rev. Ralph T. Clarke, but occasionally by a guest speaker or lay led service.  This year we have a "Support Minister," Chloe Briede, (A student who is preparing for the UU Ministry) who leads one--usually the first--Sunday each month. There is also, of course, an Offering taken.  Our service lasts about one hour and is followed by “Coffee Hour” where we share coffee, tea, milk or juices and a variety of food, often healthful!

Informal Summer Services (third Sunday in June through Labor Day weekend)
An un-air conditioned church in summer is not conducive to thought (or almost anything else!”) so we do not have formal services during the summer months.  We move to “Goss Hall” at the other end of our building which is air conditioned.  The services are usually smaller and take place in a circle or around a table (makes it easier to have a cup of coffee during the service too).  There is usually no music and there is usually a discussion of a topic rather than a “sermon.”
We do not have regular child care during the summer, but we do have quiet activities and parents often take turns providing supervision.

 

Page last updated 11/27/2018

 
 


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