The Joy that Finds Us

The Joy that Finds Us, by Rev Elea Kemler, read by Jessica Wirges. This sermon was first delivered at First Parish Church, Groton MA. Moment of Perspective – AJ Fox – Behind the Scenes: Church Decisions, Values, and COVID-19 The opening words are Joy is Hard, by Rev Joe Cherry. Read more…

Warm Feet, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

Colleen Appel reads some heart wrenching messages from real homeless people in Springfield. View this video by clicking the link below. https://express.adobe.com/video/yVUsEwoyJJ9uj/embed The opening words, “Why Celebrate Christmas?” are from Robert Edward Green. Why Celebrate Christmas? To reflect upon the miraculousness of birth: For with the winter solstice, the sun Read more…

Favorite UU Memories

Congregants share their favorite memories of the UU for the monthly theme of Holding History. The opening words are Constellations of Our Lives, by Rev Karen G. Johnston.Humans make maps of stars,choosing some stars, ignoring others,to project our imaginations onto the heavens.These maps shift over time, across cultures.Names change for Read more…

Holding the History

Homily by AJ Fox The opening words are a welcoming of the ancestors, adapted from words by Christina Shu and Tera Little, read by Religious Education Director AJ Fox. In ChurchWritten by Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyPublic DomainPerformed by Colleen Appel I Lift My VoiceWords and Music by Andrea RamseyFrom the Justice Read more…

Days of Awe

AV Coordinator Luna teaches us a little bit about the High Holy Days in Judaism – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. TRANSCRIPT Moment of Perspective – Someone Among You is a Messiah – AJ Fox The opening words are Let Astonishment be Possible, by Rev Gretchen Haley. Whatever you have Read more…