Failure’s Gifts - March 29, 2015

Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate John Marfy

It’s often been said that failure is an essential ingredient in growth.  How can we learn to embrace failure as a gift and use it as a catalyst to greater resilience?

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Lean on Me - March 22, 2015

Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

When we ask people why they come to church, community is one of the most frequently cited responses.  This morning we will consider the critical role of communities in helping people cultivate and maintain resilience.

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What if You Don't Have Boots? - March 15, 2015

Led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

We’ve all heard, and probably used, the expression, “Just pull yourself up by your bootstraps.”  But have you even considered what that implies?  In order to pull yourself up by these proverbial bootstraps, you must first have boots. In this service, I will use my personal “success” story to consider how and from where we get our “boots” in American society and why some people don’t have the…

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Selma Sunday - March 8, 2015

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.  As thousands travel to Selma, we will join millions of others in expressing our solidarity with the work that remains for us to do.  Resilience is not just a solo act.  Collective resilience is part of what it takes to “bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice.”

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It Starts At Home - March 1, 2015

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus and Worship Associate Sophie Smith

The stories we hear and the lessons we learn about resilience in the places we call home have a tremendous capacity to lift us up or bring us down.  How can we get better at lifting each other up?

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Music Sunday: The Power of Music - February 22, 2015

Led by Music Director Hal Walker and Friends

Through Song, Story, Reflection and Music, we explore the role that music plays in our lives.

You can hear better versions of “Be Still My Soul” and “Carry it On” here –

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Wings Set Me Free - February 15, 2015

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Bonnie Harper

Faith can be like wings, the strength that lifts us up when we long to fly. From those heights we often find connections and have visions that just aren’t possible when life is viewed from the ground. What is the faith that lifts you up?

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Faith Defined - February 8, 2015

Led by Elaine Bowen

What’s your religious language baggage attached to “faith”?

How do you see faith through a UU lens?

Is it blurry and vague, crystal clear or somewhere in between?

Do you mean what I mean?

What do you have faith in?

So many questions . . .

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Roots Hold Me Close - February 1, 2015

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer
Faith can be like roots, the ties that keep us grounded in our values and steadfast in our efforts. Like roots, faith grows and changes and calls forth new growth. What is the faith that keeps you grounded?

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The Right Thing for the Right Reason - January 25, 2015

Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus and Worship Associate Mary Lou Hollly

Our multigenerational service this morning will explore congruence.  How we can align our hearts and minds and actions so we can do the right thing for the right reason more often?

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Worship Services

Join us, Sunday mornings for services at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children are invited into the Sanctuary for an intergenerational service.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Service topics are announced in our monthly newsletter, The Chalice Flame. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes. Please see our Children’s Religious Education page regarding how our children participate in services.


Upcoming Services

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Coffee Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services. We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In July the coffee hour will follow our one service.  In August the coffee hour will begin around 10:30 and in September the coffee hour will begin at about 11:00.