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

These are our ‘regular services’

During the summer, we hold services that follow a different format and schedule.

The Schedule for 2024 UUCM Summer Services

This summer, Sunday services will be both familiar and a little different. They will offer opportunities for connection and spiritual renewal, be varied in format or ways to participate, and they will, as always, welcome newcomers. 

The Weekly Update will provide the time and location or format for each week.

Here’s the schedule:

  • June 16 – Lasting Impressions, Nancy Baker & the Worship Team (10:30am, Sanctuary and Online)

First impressions are important, but perhaps making a lasting impression can help us integrate with new people in deeper ways. How do we value who we are and how do we welcome others into a lasting relationship instead of simply making a first impression. (Today will have a regular worship service format, but be a little shorter in length.)

  • June 23 – UUA General Assembly (GA) Livestream (1:00-2:30pm EDT)

In lieu of a service at UUCM, you are invited to view a livestream of the GA Sunday worship service “Weaving Our Lives”. You will find a link to the service as well as a list of speakers and featured musicians at https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2024/sunday-worship. This year’s GA will be virtual (June 20-23), so you can attend certain public events from anywhere. The theme “Love Unites, Stories Ignite” celebrates the profound impact of love as a binding force that transcends boundaries and fosters connections within our faith community and beyond. Learn more and see the schedule at https://www.uua.org/ga. Public videos and livestream events are listed at https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2024.

  • June 30 – Charlotte’s Web, Rev. Julie Lombard & Erna Johnson (10:30am Fireside Room)

Today’s service will be centered around this timeless classic of rescue and rethinking.

  • July 7 – Early summer is a sensory experience.  We feel more keenly and let ourselves go in the warmth and wisdom of nature.  Enjoy 20 minutes of meditation and music in a video that moves your mind and senses along with it.  You can watch the video anytime over the following week. The video will be accessible starting at 7am on July 7th. Click here to watch it.
  • July 14 at 9:30am in the Fireside Room – Assumptions — We all make them, but we also judge by them. This simple conversational summer service gives you a chance to check in with others and talk about the tendency to judge before you really know someone or something.
  • July 21 at 9:30am in the Fireside Room – Being patient is the greatest gift you can give when others need support and connection. This service will center around a discussion to help us slow down and wait for what will come. We feel enriched when we can just be patient with the process and people.
  • July 28 at 9:30am in the Fireside Room – Trust is precious in our country’s divided atmosphere. How do we trust others? Why would they trust us? The answer is in being together and finding the pathways to connection that lead to trust. Let’s discuss how we can build trust in a collaborative way, rather than a combative one.
  • August 4 at 10:30am – Join us on Zoom for a brief discussion of today’s Monadnock Lyceum topicand then watch the livestreamed program together. Laurie R. Shaffer will be talking about the Deaf Community, reminding us that the deaf are often invisible and labeled first by what others consider a disability.
  • August 11 at 10:30am – Join us on Zoom as we watch today’s Monadnock Lyceum program. Peter Zheutlin will tell us how he went from being a reluctant pet owner to an advocate for canine rescue. His yellow lab, Albie, changed his life, leading him to discover how rescuing dogs from the problem of overpopulation in some areas can end up rescuing those who do this work.
  • August 18 at 9:30am in the Fireside Room “Just do it!” How many times have we backed off from trying something new because we feared we’d fail or that it was dangerous or silly? We’ll use Monty Python as a springboard for embracing the new and silly and spiritually empowering things that we sometimes don’t embrace out of fear or social squeamishness.
  • August 25 at 9:30am in the Fireside Room Life Goes On. We’ll talk about how loss, disappointment, or regret can linger and limit us as we attempt to re-energize and rebuild our lives.
  • September 1 – A video Labor Day service that you can watch anytime over the following week. All the work we do is important no matter how we get paid for it. UUCM is one of the beneficiaries of our longing to make a difference. This will be a short, upbeat video to prepare us for the beginning of a new church year.
  • September 8 at 10:30am in the Sanctuary with Nancy Baker and members of the Worship Team who are not at Ferry Beach. The theme of this traditional church service will be an invitation to wonder, which is both a welcome and an encouragement to begin anew.

[More summer service details to come…]

For more information, contact the Church Office.


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