Archives: Services

August 27 – New Forms of Church

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Younger generations are increasingly taking a pass on church attendance. At this service, Sue Phillips, an expert observer of this development, will help us understand where they might be going instead to find what they are searching for.

August 20 – Beethoven and Transcendence

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How does music take us beyond our assumed identities? The ‘physical world’ of Beethoven’s final piano sonata fills no more than 27 minutes of clock time, but through it we experience a sound world in which time seems to stand still and we … read more.

August 13 – FUUSN’s Activist Heritage

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FUUSN has a long and formidable history of social activism, including 19th century campaigns for abolition and public education, and 20th century crusades for civil rights. Bob Ellertsen will evoke our activist heritage in today’s service to invigorate our commitment to action on issues … read more.

July 30 – Habits of Attention

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How much attention do you give to your habits of attention? Have you ever noticed how hard it is to take in goodness? Claire Willis will help us understand new research that suggests we can actually increase our resilience, strength and capacity to carry … read more.

July 23 – Losing and Finding in Poetry, and music

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Life is a round of losings and findings. Cathy Morocco, Lois Shapiro, Chris Welles and Norm Thibeault will lead a service on losings and findings filled with poetry that has found its lost music, and poetry that is still searching.

July 16 – Moral Foundations

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Curt Lamb will lead a service that explores the fundamental values behind positions taken across our polarized political spectrum with the goal of expanding our understanding of, and perhaps empathy for, people whose views differ from our own.

July 9 – The Chruch of Jazz

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Church is where you find it. Join us for a jazz concert tuned to the qualities of human experience we look for in church. Geoff Hicks, celebrated local jazz artist (and minister) will transform our Parish Hall into a jazz club where you … read more.