Sunday Services

Monthly Ministry Theme: Stillness

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Sunday, November 29th: “On Universals and Particulars.” “Is there a universal morality?” That was the question UUS:E member Michael York asked after purchasing a sermon at the 2019 goods and services auction. We’ll learn what Michael’s answer is, and we’ll learn what Rev. Josh has to say about it in light of the moral questions generated by the coronavirus pandemic. Coordinator: Rev. Josh Pawelek. (Note: this service was originally scheduled for this past February, and then again this past June, but needed to be postponed due to extenuating circumstances. We’re hoping the third time’s the charm!)

Sunday, December 6th“Let the Stillness Carry Us.” Our worship theme for December is Stillness. Nancy Thompson will deliver the homily. Barnard College senior Clare DiMaiolo will offer her reflections on this intriguing theme.  Coordinators: Beth Hudson-Hankins and Sheila Foran.

Sunday, December 13th“Living Like Julian.” “And all shall be well….” Famous words from  Julian of Norwich, an English mystic of the Middle Ages and author of the first English language book known to be written by a woman. What might her way of life say to us in this beautifully dark season in this extraordinarily difficult year? Coordinators: Gina Campellone and Rev. Josh Pawelek.

Sunday, December 20th: “Gloria in Excelsis Deo.” Our annual holiday music service! All are welcome as we honor the holiday season with beautiful music and compelling reflections. Coordinators: Mary Bopp, Gina Campellone, Rev. Josh Pawelek.

Thursday, December 24th, 7:00 PM: “Peace on Earth, Good Will to All.” Join us for Christmas Eve worship. One service at 7:00 PM. Coordinators: Mary Bopp, Gina Campellone, Rev. Josh Pawelek.

Sunday, December 27th“A Celebration of Kwanzaa.” This morning we join the Unitarian Society of Hartford for a celebration of Kwanzaa, led by ministerial intern (and good friend of Rev. Josh’s) Dianne Daniels. Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African American culture which is held from December 26 to January 1. It was created by Maulana Karenga and first celebrated in 1966.

Sunday, January 3rd“Happy New Year!” This morning we join the Unitarian Society of New Haven (in Hamden) for the first Sunday service of 2021. We will have an opportunity to meet USNH’s newly called minister, the Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich.

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For the remainder of 2020, we will continue to hold one virtual service every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM using Zoom. For now, Zoom login and call-in information will be shared through the congregational eblast. If you are not subscribed to the congregational eblast, please send a message to or contact Annie Gentile in the UUS:E office at (860) 646-5151 to arrange another method of receiving relevant information.

In order to keep Sunday services as relevant as possible to our situation, Rev. Josh and the Sunday Services Committee will not be planning services as far in advance as we usually do. If there is a particular topic related to our collective experience of the pandemic that you’d like us to address in the context of a Sunday service, please feel free to share your ideas with Rev. Josh at or 860-652-8961.

Unitarian Universalist Society: East Choir

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