September 22 and Beyond…

This Sunday and Beyond…

Good morning,
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This Sunday, To Choose Community. We often say that Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal faith because it is our covenant rather than our belief that unites us. But staying in community is not always easy. Part of what makes us “belong” is the way we choose community together, even at its most difficult. Our service begins at 10:30 AM. If you plan to join us online, click Launch Service. We will enjoy coffee outside if it is a nice day.

After a two-year absence, the Linden Tree Coffeehouse will present a live concert in our Social Hall. This is LTC’s 38th season. The show begins at 7:30 PM. The LTC staff strongly recommends masks be worn to protect the musicians, members of the audience, and the volunteer staff. For more information, please visit the LTC website

UUCW Fall Yard Sale, Saturday, October 1. Are you ready to rid yourself of items you no longer use? Starting this Sunday, you can bring your cleaned and priced items to the lobby after this Sunday’s service until noon. Janine created this flyer that lists the drop-off times, volunteer help, and other details for the yard sale.

WAKEFIELD TOWN DAY, Saturday, October 8. 1:00-4:00 PM, on the Common. UUCW will have an informational table. Sign up to spend an hour with Rev. Elizabeth answering questions about our congregation and chatting with our neighbors. Email Rev. E to sign up:

FAITH DIVERSITYLitany of Atonement written by the Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs. The high holy days of the Jewish calendar begin late this month. Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown on the 24th, launching a period of reflection and reconciliation that ends at Yom Kippur. Click here and read Rev. Eller-Issacs’ Litany of Atonement. Many UU Churches use this litany in their worship services.


Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what Unitarian Universalist worship is for. That is, what do we do in worship that feels so central to our purpose, that something would be missing without it.I have my own ideas, of course, but I’m also curious to hear from you. Now, I’m not looking for your favorite part of worship. Indeed, for me, the parts of worship that are my favorite and that I think are most important are different. I want to hear what you think the most important part of our service is. (Spoiler: this is headed somewhere and will shape some of our community choices later in the year.)Drop me an email, give me a call, chat with me at coffee hour and tell me what you think!
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