Upcoming Worship Services

Sunday, September 24 at 10:30am
at Peabody Mill Environmental Center,
66 Brook Rd, Amherst, NH

Rev. Carol Strecker and Worship Committee
Come celebrate the autumnal equinox; a time of natural balance, when daylight equals darkness, in the wheel of the year. It’s a lovely time to stop and pay attention on this liminal day between the seasons. We’ll open our service by gathering in a circle of community. Then you’ll have a variety of opportunities to engage your senses in the natural world – walking the trails, exploring the pond, sharing music, or gathering for a time of reflection and conversation on the gifts of the season. You are invited to bring a picnic lunch so that we can enjoy a meal together after our explorations. (Whole Congregation Worship)

Sunday, October 1 at 10:30am “The Courage to Change”

Rev. Carol Strecker
Facing change with intention takes courage.  Letting go, living in the free-fall of the unknown and landing someplace new all require facing fears and taking risks.  It’s when we face the challenges inherent in change head on that we’re able to most fully realize the opportunities change can bring. The interim period between settled ministers is a particularly good time to look at the way change works; in the interest of making the most of the opportunities change can bring. (Sunday Morning Circles)

Sunday, October 8 at 10:30am    Indigenous People Sunday

Linda Goodman and Rev. Carol Strecker
Monday, October 9th has traditionally been celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States. However, more and more cities across the country, including Durham, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine are choosing to honor the legacy of indigenous people who were here long before Columbus. Our faith calls us to fully understand the history of indigenous people as well as contemporary issues grounded in that history. (Sunday Morning Circles)

Sunday, October 15 at 10:30am “The Courage to Speak Up”

We’ve all been there.  There are times when we are too fearful, too shy or too hesitant to speak the truth in the face of injustice or greed or deceit.  It isn’t easy, but we have UU values and a shared commitment to the sanctity of human dignity, fairness, justice, and inclusivity.  How we help each other trust our voice is as important as using it for truth and integrity.  This service will explore how we can work together to develop a communal sense of courage.  This is a collaborative worship service coordinated by the Worship Committee  (Sunday Morning Circles)

Sunday, October 22 at 10:30am    “The Courage to Break Down Walls”

Rev. Carol Strecker
What kind of courage does it take to break down the walls that divide us?  Perhaps it begins with the courage to face the walls within our own hearts and minds – the walls we may not even be aware of that impact the way the we see ourselves and others. (Sunday Morning Circles)

Sunday, October 29 at 10:30am      All Souls’ Sunday

Rev. Carol Strecker
We’ll remember the loved ones we have lost and celebrate their gifts that live on in us.  After the service the celebration will continue as we plant bulbs in their honor in our church gardens. (Sunday Morning Circles)

Submit photos for a slideshow of loved ones that have passed by October 22rd. Please send pictures (jpeg format) to Candy Shirey (candyjshirey@comcast.net) In the email, please be sure to include: loved one’s name, year of birth, year of death, and relationship to UUCM congregant.

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