Our annual ritual celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community, and is celebrated by many UU congregations. Created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, it was brought to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, his widow. Please bring a flower to church.
Reverend Catherine Senghas
Rev. Catherine Senghas – June 11, 2017 –10:00 am, choir singing On this second to last Sunday of the regular church season, we’ll say farewell to our Interim Minister and bring closure to these two years of transition ministry. We’ll also welcome several new members! Special note: There will be a Second Collection to support … Continued
Rev. Catherine Senghas – June 4, 2017 –10:00 am (special musician Chris West) Here in eastern Massachusetts the weather varies widely enough by season to offer perennial reminders of the very cyclic nature of our worldly existence. Let’s prepare to embrace summer as both real and metaphorical seasons of our lives.
Rev. Catherine Senghas – May 28, 2017 –10:00 am (special musician Gail Page) Join us as Rev. Senghas’ sermon time will be devoted to questions submitted at the start of the service. We’ll also be honoring Memorial Day, remembering those who have died while serving in the nation’s armed forces.
Rev. Catherine Senghas – May 14, 2017 –10:00 am (choir singing; Pianist Trevor Berens) There is much talk about taking care of the planet for the sake of the children. Is there a way we can reframe the conversation as taking care in collectively raising our children for the sake of the planet? This transcends … Continued
Rev. Catherine Senghas – April 23, 2017 – 9:15 am and 11:00 am (special musicians Liz Lovell, Molly Smith, Lorraine Dennis, Roald Wilson and Clyde Hardin) In response to recent developments within the UUA, we are joining many UU congregations this month exploring white supremacy, defined as “the set of institutional assumptions and practices, often … Continued
Rev. Catherine Senghas – Sunday, April 9th, 2017 – Two services – 9:15 am (Roald Wilson, special musician) and 11:00 am (UUCR choir) Generational conflict has been around as long as we have continued to perpetuate our tumbling and evolving coexistence in family life. This can be a particularly painful conflict, as it is usually with … Continued
Rev. Catherine Senghas – March 26, 2017 – 9:15 am (choir) and 11:00 am (Liz Lovell & Molly Smith, special musicians) Facing our aging is a spiritual challenge, springing from one of the deepest challenges, mindfulness of our mortality. How can we come to embrace our aging? At the 9:15 service we’ll also have a … Continued
Rev. Catherine Senghas – March 12, 2017 – 9:15 am (special musician Radonna Crandlemire) and 11:00 am (UUCR choir) Poverty is more than a state, but is instead a disempowering network. Where do we begin to dismantle it? It’s also Volunteer Appreciation Sunday.
Rev. Catherine Senghas – Feb 19, 2017 – 9:15 am and 11:00 am (Rob Craig-Comin, vocals and Trevor Berens, piano) Let’s reframe the “margins” as the frontier of change, rather than the outskirts of engagement and inclusion. How are we working on society’s margins to expand our universe?