Every month, from September through June, we and other UU congregations focus on a specific theme. 

Below are descriptions of our upcoming services. If you see none, that simply means that the descriptions are not yet available.

The Schedule for 2023 UUCM Summer Services

Summer worship services this year are varied in type and time. Some will be in-person only services at the church at 9:30 am. Some will be Zoom only services at 10:45 am which will feature a live-streamed program from the Monadnock Lyceum with discussion to follow. Four will be services of rest and reflection offered as a video which can be accessed at any time during the week. The final service on September 10th will be a multi-platform service at the church for those who will not be at Ferry Beach. You may attend in-person or on Zoom. Each week a reminder of the service will go out to members and friends with the time, format and topic.

  • June 25th at 9:30 am in Fireside at UUCM: Informal service and discussion led by a facilitator
  • July 2nd : Our Senses in Summer: a reflective service offered as a video which can be viewed anytime that week.
  • July 9th at 9:30 am in Fireside at UUCM: Join us for an informal service that offers both time away from the pace of the world and an opportunity to connect and talk. The basic elements of worship will be in place, giving participants a chance to share and meditate.  The facilitator will offer a simple, familiar phrase to launch a discussion which will focus the service.
  • July 16th: at 10:45 on Zoom: Join the Monadnock Lyceum program Nature Writing by Matthew Boulton. Join us as we watch the Monadnock Lyceum program together. In this talk, Matthew Boulton will explore this dimension of such writers as Henry David Thoreau, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, and Thich Nhat Hanh, in discovering how particular practices of walking—far from being mere pastime or exercise—may form the basis of transformative, humanizing ways of life. To be fully human, these writers argue, is to go for a walk. And, to go for a walk is to open the door to an array of spiritual, tangible, everyday benefits. Stick around after the presentation for a short discussion. 
  • July 23rd: Water in Summer: a reflective service offered as a video which can be viewed anytime that week. It is about how we experience water in summer – how it looks and feels as well as how it moves us both physically and spiritually. These services last about 25 minutes and include images, music, poetry and a meditation intended to let you relax, engage your memories of summer and take a time out from your otherwise busy day.
  • July 30th: at 10:45 on Zoom: Join us as we watch the Monadnock Lyceum program Out of the Shadows: Remembering New Hampshire’s Black Past. In this talk, JerriAnne Boggis invites us to look at our state’s history through fresh eyes. As Executive Director of New Hampshire’s Black Heritage Trail, Boggis is committed to sharing the stories of our Black communities and residents, including America’s first Black female novelist and the first Black person voted into public office. Such heroes, along with the 2003 discovery of the African Burial Ground in Portsmouth, led to the creation of this Trail and a fuller understanding of our true history. **Stick around after the presentation for a short discussion. 
  • August 6th at 10:45 on Zoom: Join us as we watch the Monadnock Lyceum program The Freedom to Read: Why Banning Books Is a Threat to Democracy, by Summer Lopez. Amid rising polarization, American schools have become battlegrounds where books that discuss racism, sexuality, gender, and history are disappearing from library shelves after challenges from parents, school boards, and legislators. Summer Lopez, an officer of PEN America, will discuss the historical context and why freedom to read and write is essential for democracy. Summer Lopez is PEN’s Chief Program Officer for Free Expression, overseeing efforts to document and fight against book bans and educational gag orders.
  • August 13th at 9:30 am in Fireside at UUCM: Join us for an informal service that offers both time away from the pace of the world and an opportunity to connect and talk. The basic elements of worship will be in place, giving participants a chance to share and meditate. The facilitator, Nancy Baker, will offer a simple, familiar phrase to launch a discussion which will focus the service.
  • August 20th: Stargazing: a reflective service offered as a video which can be viewed anytime that week. are all stardust.  We came from the stars, and we find spiritual comfort and mystical possibility in them.  This service takes you to the night sky in poetry, famous paintings, timeless tales, soothing music and meditation for about 25 minutes so you can relax and take a time out in your busy life. These services last about 25 minutes and include images, music, poetry and a meditation intended to let you relax, engage your memories of summer and take a time out from your otherwise busy day. 
  • August 27th at 9:30 am in Fireside at UUCM: Informal service and discussion led by a facilitator
  • September 3rd: The Woods in Summer: a reflective service offered as a video which can be viewed anytime that week. This is the final summer service in video format, posted on YouTube to view between Sept 3-10. It is about how we shelter our spirits in the woods in summer – how we meander or climb or sit in silence while we let go of the world around us and let the woods nurture us in peace. The woods embrace us without prejudice and show us that we can be stretched physically and spiritually. This service lasts about 25 minutes and include images, music, poetry and a meditation intended to let you relax, engage your memories of summer and take time out from your otherwise busy day. Click here to view.
  • September 10th at 9:30 am at UUCM: Come, Come Whoever You Are, with Nancy Baker in the Sanctuary and on ZoomWhat do we mean when we say welcome? Are we reaching out or gathering in? As we bring our summer services to a close, we’ll consider how we make new beginnings while cherishing the memories that make us strong and purposeful and loving. This is a full service with supporting media and a familiar liturgy. Whether you have been coming to UUCM for years or are wondering what we are all about, you are not just welcome, you are a valued addition to our evolving congregational self.

For more information, contact the Church Office.

Earth Day: It’s All Connected (In Person and Online)

Rev Julie Lombard, friends, and The Worship Team

Earth Day serves as a potent reminder of the interdependence of all living things and the vital part that each individual plays in protecting our planet for coming generations. Join us for this holy appeal to come in support of the shared objective of building a more sustainable, healthy planet. Rev. Julie and the new reorganized Social Justice Ministry will spotlight this annual cry to love and protect our planet and all that lives on it.

The theme for the month of April is The Gift of Interdependence.


To attend in person:

Masks are optional.

To attend virtually:

Join Service HERE. Meeting ID: 950 7947 9709. Passcode: 017672. To dial in, call: (646) 558-8656 or find your local number here.

Link will be active starting at 10:15 AM, to allow everyone to log on.


Stitch by Stitch (In Person and Online)

Rev Julie Lombard and The Worship Team

The Sacred Ally Quilt Project is a racial justice response that came after people of faith in NH said enough is enough! Churches from across our state lifted the power of their faith through action. The quilts offer a powerful protest to the wrongful death of George Floyd by stitching his famous last words into them. Our aim in partnering with other area churches and organizations to bring this gallery show here is another way we can spread the good news that Black Lives Matter in this Beloved Community. Join us for worship that inspires us to be the change we want to see in the world.

Today is a Family Sunday where children can remain in the sanctuary with their parents for the full service.

The theme for the month of April is The Gift of Interdependence.


To attend in person:

Masks are optional.

To attend virtually:

Join Service HERE. Meeting ID: 950 7947 9709. Passcode: 017672. To dial in, call: (646) 558-8656 or find your local number here.

Link will be active starting at 10:15 AM, to allow everyone to log on.