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

 

August 5 10:30 am

Informal Service in Goss Hall

This week we will be discussing the 4th UU Principle: A free and responsible for truth and meaning.

Reverend Ralph T. Clarke

 

August 12 10:30 am

Informal Service in Goss Hall

This week we will be discussing the 5th UU Principle: The right of consciance and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.

Reverend Ralph T. Clarke

 

August 19 10:30 am

Informal Service in Goss Hall

This week we will be discussing the 6th UU Principle: The goal of world comunity with peace, liberty and justice for all.

Reverend Ralph T. Clarke

 

August 26 10:30 am

Informal Service in Goss Hall

This week we will be discussing the 7th UU Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Reverend Ralph T. Clarke

 

September 2 10:30 am

Informal Service in Goss Hall

This week we will discuss the Labor Movement. Where does it and where should it stand in our present world.

Reverend Ralph T. Clarke

 

 

 

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 and 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.  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 to 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.

 

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