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 2018 Schedule will be updated throughout the summer as details become available.
June 17: Will be led by Jane Detweiler – Father’s Day
June 24: Will be led by Cheryl Perrault – Poetry from the Hearts of our Community – Cheryl will share what she has learned about spirituality and creativity from the stories and poetry of people from different places of community including schools and libraries, recovery center for women, nursing homes, people dealing with cognitive impairments and Alzheimer’s and hospice patients.
July 1: No Service – Enjoy the 4th of July Weekend!
July 8: Will be led by the Carol Esler – Everyday Minfulness
July 15: 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.
July 22: Will be led by Katherine McHugh – Celtic Spirituality – In this service, we will experience the wisdom and beauty of Celtic Spirituality, a way of being that includes a love of nature and friendship and a keen awareness of the sacred in all of the most ordinary moments of our life. In this summertime when we are surrounded by green and wonder, we slow down as a perennial commitment to solitude in order to enjoy nature as a source of the divine. We will take time for reflection, for a little Celtic music and to share in community. As the Irish writer and poet John O’Donohue believed, “I think that there is, in Celtic spirituality, a rhythm of seeing which can alter the way that one approaches the world.” Join us and discover for yourself.
July 29: Tim Roper – Music and Spirituality – This service will involve listening to, singing and performing music, as well as hearing about and discussing the connection between music and spirituality.
August 5: Rev. Laura Randall – Sermon Title: “Since We’re Together” – The television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, aired on PBS from 1968 until 2001. Generations of children in the United States grew up with Mister Rogers as an important guide. Join us as we explore the legacy of Fred Rogers’ television ministry and ask what wisdom Mister Rogers might offer us today.
August 12: Gary Stricharz – “…And Service Its Law.” Every Sunday, and before many meetings, Covenant Groups, etc., we recite this line in our Great Covenant. But what does it mean? What do you think of when you hear, when you say “service.” Do you think it should be considered “Law”? By what definition? And what feelings arise when you say that line isolated from “Love is the Spirit..” and “To dwell together in Peace”? In this Sunday service we’ll explore what and how we think of service and our obligations to it as part of our religious community.
August 19: Rev. Laura Randall –
August 26: Rev. Jolie Olivetti –
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