June Speakers and Topics
June 7: Hinduism
By Ma Udaysree
Why I became a Hindu. (Go to MaUdaysree.com to acquaint yourself with this Sunday’s presenter.)
June 14: Juneteenth
By Rev. Cleophus Mims
A reflection on the significance of the cultural holiday, Juneteenth.
June 21: Summer Solstice
By Rev. Darren Reale
We will be discussing various Summer Solstice traditions, how it can bring spiritual meaning into our lives, why it is important to celebrate, and why it is a special time to honor our fathers.
June 28: UUA General Assembly Virtual Worship Service
Join the UUA General Assembly for Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 am followed by Coffee Hour. The service will include a collection for the Tomaquag Museum, an indigenous museum featuring an extensive collection and archive of Southern New England tribal communities. Live stream is available at no cost.
We come together at 10:30 am each Sunday morning to shape and define what is of value and worth to us, and to sing, meditate, and share our lives with one another. Our services focus on topics of spiritual, social and current concerns. Our Worship is designed to meet the diversity of spiritual paths that are embraced within Unitarian Universalism. Sunday mornings offer a celebration of community, an intellectual challenge, and a deepening of the heart.
Our Sunday Services are varied and unique, but generally we have an opening piece of music followed by a welcome statement, then a call to worship. Next there is a time for church announcements, and that is often followed by a time for sharing brief personal joys and sorrows. Then we often sing a hymn, which is followed by a children’s story.
After the children’s story, our children usually leave the service to attend classes or play. After the children’s recessional we collect the weekly offering with musical accompaniment, and then the main speaker is introduced. The Minister or guest speaker delivers the sermon, and we conclude with another hymn followed by closing words and then a final musical postlude. After the service we usually have a light lunch, coffee, and refreshing conversation.
There is no dress code requirement for our church. Some folks wear blue jeans and a T-shirt, others wear shorts and a tank top, and a few dress more traditionally in a conservative style. Wear what you are comfortable in, and you will be welcomed!