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

 

 

April 14 10:30 am

"Laws of Spiritual Healing"

Too often our spirits are wounded.  Are there rules that call us back to our true selves?

Reverend Ralph T. Clarke

 

April 21 10:30 am

"The Promise of Change"

.We will look at the promise of change and renewal in the Easter story, Buddhist teachings, and the coming of spring. Come celebrate with us!

Chloe Briede

 

April 28 10:30 am

"Catastrophe"

What do we do when that which cannot happen does?

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, Concern or, if they wish, briefly share a personal milestone (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 third--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.

 

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