Sunday Services

Monthly Ministry Theme: Story

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May 2: “Telling A New UU Story?”
As we continually look forward to post-pandemic congregational life, let’s pause to reflect on the stories we tell about who we are as people of faith. Given what we’ve been through over the past year, do our older stories still resonate? Might new stories be emerging?
Coordinator: Rev. Josh Pawelek.
Note: This morning we welcome the members of the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence and All Souls UU Congregation of New London

May 9, 8:30 AM: “In-Person Flower Communion.”
We will gather in-person in the south parking lot at UUS:E (outside the entrance to garden level) for a brief service and flower communion. Participants do not need to bring flowers, but should bring masks, lawn chairs, and a whole lotta “outdoor church” joy! (This event will be cancelled in the event of rain.)
Coordinators: Gina Campellone and Rev. Josh Pawelek

May 9, 10:00 AM: “Virtual Flower Communion.”
Join us for our second online flower communion of the pandemic. In preparation, everyone is invited to send photos of flowers, or photos of themselves holding flowers, to [email protected] with “flower” in the subject line.
Coordinator: Gina Campellone, Mary Bopp, Rev. Josh Pawelek

May 16: “Lighting the Flame of Spiritual Leadership.”
This morning’s service is a celebration of spiritual leadership, the large and small ways members of the UUS:E community have adapted, stretched, stepped up, contributed, and supported the work of the congregation. The service participants include the Nominating and Leadership Committee.
Coordinator: Beth Hankins

May 23: “This is What Reopening Looks Like.”
After 14 months of pandemic living, with many more yet to come, how do we craft a reopening plan that is guided by science, safe, inclusive, and grounded in our UU principles? Rev. Josh will offer his reflections on UUS:E’s reopening.
Coordinator: Rev. Josh Pawelek

May 30: “Loss, and Love”
In recent years, Memorial Day has been more about cookouts than remembrance. But, as was intended for the holiday, we must remember those who lost their lives in service to our country, from the Civil War to Afghanistan. Members of the UUSE community will share their stories of lives lost and, perhaps, love gained.
Coordinator: Marsha Howland and Sandy Karosi

June 6: “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

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For the first half of 2021, 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] or 860-652-8961.

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