Sunday Services: 10:30 am
Child Care Available
Sunday Services: 10:30 am
In the summers from mid-June to the beginning of September we here at UUAC create switch gears to a more relaxed worship and fellowship. In June and July we gather together for lay-led services; we re-connect with the inspired voice within each of us as members of our congregation create beautiful and inspiring worship. August brings a return of minister led services. We are pleased to welcome back Rev. Laura Randall, our Affiliate Community Minister, to lead one of our services along with Gary Strichartz, UUAC member and seminary graduate, and Rev. Jolie Ollivetti.
Please enter the building from the side entrances. This is a great way to connect with individual people in our amazing congregation! These gatherings are in the Sanctuary on Sundays at 10:30am. Childcare is available. Summer 2019 Schedule will be updated throughout the summer as details become available.
June 16: Will be led by Gary Strichartz – Poetry Sharing – Each person present is invited to read a poem that is meaningful to them, either written by themselves or another, and to share why and/or how that poem moves them. We will share in our joined appreciation for the meaning, and avoid literary criticism or judgement. Depending on the number of folks present, we might have time to read more than one poem, so bring several.
June 23: Will be led by Tim Roper –
June 30: Will be led by Diane McNamara –
July 7: No Service – Enjoy the 4th of July Weekend!
July 14: Will be led by the Alex Businger – “There is a field. I’ll meet you there.” In this worship service inspired by Rumi’s poetry we will share in reading Rumi’s “A Great Wagon.” We will explore our interconnectedness and oneness, that is, seeing every being as a part of us and how we all stem from one source of energy. Let us ponder how Rumi’s poetry helps us live in a space beyond distinctions and separations and invites us to be true to the expressions of the heart. Maybe we will even ‘head to that field’ together.
July 21: Will be led by Erin Collier – “Silence and Voice, Stillness and Motion.” In our culture of fast and loud, with both constant connectedness and profound loneliness, how can quiet our minds and bodies to open to the subtle wisdom that is always present? Join us this hour as we explore through silence, voice and gentle movement, the richness that comes from quieting and slowing down, as well as the grace possible with intention and attention to speech and action.
July 28: Will be led by Katherine McHugh – “Riddle Me This: The Love of Paradox in Celtic Spirituality.”
The Celts, blessed with a vivid imagination and a penchant for a good story, were weavers of a spirituality that is both wild and wise. They embraced our intimate connection with the natural world, along with the puzzle that is life, making connections seen and unseen, inviting us to transformation. Join us for an hour of music, silence and story.
August 4: Rev. Laura Randall – “The Holy Work of Rest”
Resting from our labors, the practice of sabbath, is an concept with a rich theological and cultural history in our society. What is less well known is that sabbath is an act of resistance. Join us as we explore the ways in which rest can save us from the harmful ideologies of constant busyness and relentless productivity.
August 11: Gary Stricharz –
August 18: Rev. Beky Sheble-Hall –
August 25: Jud Wolfskill –
To find out more about summer worship services or to lead one, please contact Alex Businger, Worship Associates Chair.
UUAC at First Parish
11 Washington St.
PO Box 158
Sherborn MA 01770