Sunday Services

Monthly Ministry Theme: Holding History

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October 31: “Ancestor Day.” All congregation worship! Join us for a celebration of our ancestors, which will feature at least one, very scary, though special guest who we haven’t talked to in a while. Also, if you would like to share a memory of a deceased loved-one, we encourage you to make a brief video and forward it to Rev. Josh at [email protected] Or contact Josh to have him record you in Zoom. What lesson do you take from their life? Together we will share the ongoing power of our ancestors’ lives in our collective life. Coordinators: Gina Campellone and Rev. Josh Pawelek

November 7: “Tell Me a Story.Through shared history and stories, we connect and learn from each other. It’s important for those of us who hold history to share it, to teach and give what we remember to younger people. It’s equally important for us elders to listen to the questions and concerns of younger people. Some of our young people and some of our elders will come together for questions and answers about the past in this All-Congregation service. Coordinators: Martha Larson and Stacey Musulin

November 14: “All You Need is Love?” As religious liberals, we place a lot of our faith in the power of love to solve social problems. But is love enough? Might love at times actually prevent real solutions from emerging? Note: This morning’s sermon was purchased by Paul Cocuzzo at the 2020 UUS:E goods and services auction (just prior to the beginning of the pandemic). Coordinator: Rev. Josh Pawelek

November 21: “On Mourning and Celebration.” All-Congregational Worship. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we remind ourselves that many indigenous people and their allies observe the fourth Thursday of November as the National Day of Mourning. We lean into the historical tensions that abound at this holiday time. Coordinators: Gina Campellone and Rev. Josh Pawelek

4:00 PM, November 21: “Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.” Join us in Zoom for Manchester’s annual interfaith Thanksgiving service. This year’s keynote speaker is Kate Dias, a life-long Manchester, a long-time Manchester teacher, and the newly elected President of the Connecticut Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union. Watch our November eblasts for information to register for this important community event.

November 28: “Gathering Grace.” Sharing a meal together is the way humans have always bonded . Join us for another in the series of small celebrations as members of the congregation describe their traditions of gathering together for the grace of sharing a meal. Contributors: Sue and Stan McMillen. Coordinator: Beth Hankins

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In November, we continue to hold one virtual worship service every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM in Zoom. Our Zoom login and call-in information will be shared through the congregational eblasts on Wednesdays and Saturdays. To subscribe to the congregational eblast, please send a message to
[email protected] or contact Annie Gentile in the UUS:E office to arrange another method of receiving relevant information.

Also: Although we are still waiting for Connecticut’s COVID data to reach the low-risk zone on, we welcome a limited number of members and friends to join us in the sanctuary for worship! Sign up with our Office Administrator at [email protected] or 860-646-5151 before Friday at 4:00.


Unitarian Universalist Society: East Choir

Virtual Sunday Services  at 10 AM*
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Sunday Services at 9 & 11 AM*

Children’s Programs at 11 AM
Nursery at 11 AM
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