Sunday April 30, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Who We Are – Bring a Friend to Church Sunday!  Rev. Bev Waring preaching.

Unitarian Universalism is a long name – so long we often shorten it to UU.  But what does it really mean?  Who are we and what does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist?  This is Bring a Friend to church Sunday!  Adults and children are encourage to invite a friend or neighbor to join come them in the pews (and in the Religious Education program).  The Youth Choir will participate in the service prior to going to a special program full of stories and crafts about things important to us as Unitarian Universalists.

This is a Worship Circle Start for RE.

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Focus on Criminal Justice, Program Sunday.

This service is entitled “Mike” – a view of the Criminal Justice system through the eyes of a man who, for fifteen years, has been incarcerated at MCI Norfolk. Jerry Breecher and friends have been visiting Mike, and they will present what they have learned from him.

This is a Worship Circle Start for RE.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Easter; One Season, Many Stories, Intergenerational Service with Rev Bev Waring and Jenna Kyes, Director of Religious Education.
Join us for this service of celebration of the season. Through stories and music we will explore the meaning of this time of year for people of diverse faiths and traditions.
This a Sanctuary Start for RE.

Sunday April 9, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Lessons From A Lifetime of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles, Rev. Bev Waring preaching.

The title says it all.  Whether you love them or hate them, doing jigsaw puzzles can teach us a lot about congregational life.  Come Sunday as we explore these lessons and share your lessons and perspective too.

This is a Worship Circle Start for RE.

Sunday April 2, 2017 – 10:30 AM

A Language of Reverence,Rev. Bev Waring preaching.
We all know our seven Unitarian Universalist principles – right? Well, at least they are easy to look up – they are in the front of the grey hymnal we use almost every week. But did you know the controversy about the principles that happened almost fifteen years ago? Then UUA president William Sinkford mentioned that he thought they lacked religious language, a vocabulary of reverence. Come Sunday and explore the meaning of religious language and decide for yourself if Unitarian Universalists are comfortable with a language of reverence.
This is a Sanctuary Start for RE.

Sunday March 26, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Resilience, Rev. Bev Waring preaching.
Our history, the stories of Unitarians and Universalists, show us to be people of resiliency. Come Sunday and explore together what this means for the times we now face.
This is a Sanctuary Start for RE.

Sunday March 19, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Stop the Elevator; A Moment of Sabbath, Rev. Bev Waring preaching.
In an essay from her book, A Small Heaven, Rev. Jane Rzepka writes about a 48-floor ride in a glass elevator and teaches us about moments of Sabbath that can occur in that elevator. These first few months of 2017 have been fraught with anxiety, angst, tension, grief and personal as well as societal stress. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and our wider communities to take care of ourselves, to find ways to observe Sabbath moments. Join us as we explore ways to do just that this Sunday.
This is a Sanctuary Start for RE.

Sunday March 12, 2014 – 10:30 AM

Income Inequality: A Challenge to Our UU Principles, Program Sunday.
Income inequality may be the most important current issue that we as UUs need to pay attention to. This service will help us understand why this is and what we can do about it. The service is a collaboration between the Northborough and Westborough Social Justice Committees.
Ths is a Sanctuary Start for RE.

Sunday March 5, 2017 – 10:30 AM

 

If You Want to Get Religion, You Gotta Go in The Wilderness, Rev. Bev Waring and Guest David Miller Kohlmeier, preaching.

Rev Bev is sharing the pulpit this week with David Miller Kohlmeier, ministerial intern at First Parish Church in Weston, MA.  About the sermon, David writes, March 5th is the first Sunday in Lent: a time in the Christian tradition of self-examination in preparation for Easter.  One of the primary symbols of Lent is the wilderness.  One African-American spiritual went so far as to say “If you want to get religion, you gotta go in the wilderness.”  We’ll be reflecting on the spiritual meaning and importance of “the wilderness,” with a focus on insights from the African-American tradition, and looking at what this imagery might offer us in both personal and national times of crisis.

This is a Sanctuary Start for RE.

Sunday February 26, 2017 – 10:30 AM

A Faith Worth Supporting, Rev. Bev Waring preaching. What is there about this faith tradition that makes it important to you that congregations like UUCSW exist? Why do you come to this particular Unitarian Universalist Congregation? This Sunday is a great time to consider those questions and then answer them with your completed pledge card. Prior to this service you will receive stewardship information and will have opportunities to ask questions and answer in your heart if this is indeed a faith worth supporting.
This is a Sanctuary Start for RE.