A brief recording of Larry Fogg on Native American flute can be heard HERE
Larry's music is available for purchase HERE
If you don't have a faith community, we welcome you to join us at any service as we embrace many cultures and beliefs. We have peaceful services of song and stories and moving topics. See description to the left, topics below. After service, we gather for food and fellowship in the parish hall.
ALL AGES WELCOME. HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE.
April 30 (Book Group) Between the Lines: Today the book group shares what they experienced both together and lost in the pages of the books they have chosen. The long string of single shapes and blank space that make up a book is a miracle. So, when we stop to appreciate it, is it the camaraderie that forms while a group of people share what they learned from each other? Come this Sunday for a sample of the wisdom this group has harvested across the year(s) together.
May 7th (guest speaker) Robert Frost Lives: Today we welcome back Stephen Collins, our theatrical guest speaker, who will bring to life the work and psyche of New England Poet Robert Frost. “From Birches", " Mending Wall ", and " After Apple Picking." We will walk through some of Frost’s deeper works.
May 14th (SW) Mother’s Day: The Challenge of the World’s Most Underpaid, Most Important Job. Pushing past the sweetness of a sentimental holiday, today we stop to look at all that mothering really requires. In this service, the natural tensions between being a parent and an independent person are acknowledged. On this Mother’s Day, the goalposts for what it is to be a good parent are set high but realistic.
Note: New Member Ceremony. On this Sunday during service we will induct new members into our church.
May 21st What I love about being a UU (Lay Led Service) “Our Heritage,” “Our Polity,” “Our Breadth of Sources,” “Our Service Committee and Commitment to Justice,” “Our Values.” In this service for all ages, our chief asset - our people - will be on display and serving up a personal pot luck dose of why they love the collective us.
May 28th (SW) (Memorial Day is May 29th) Tears on our Shoulder: Memorial Day is a day - a weekend really - when we honor those who have lost their lives to war, and we barbeque. It is the stretch of time we put flowers on the graves of deceased family, and our bodies begin to strip down for summer. It is a holiday with a mood disorder, and today we look to find balance. (See Remembering)
*Note Following Church on May 28th, we will go on a Transcendentalist themed church trip to Concord (Transcendental Trip) Those interested will gather after coffee hour. We will likely make stops at Walden Pond, Poets Hill whereof Emerson, Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott are buried. A walk-through of the Alcott House is likely to happen; and we will stop at the Colonial Inn for a light bite to eat. We will arrange rides as we move towards that date. Please speak to Steve if you are interested.
June 4th Understanding Islam: with Chaplain Mary Lahaj Today this progressive female religious leader in the local Islamic community joins us for a new and fresh look at being a Muslim. Mary is a chaplain, consultant, and community educator dedicated to increasing a broader understanding of the cultural and religious needs of American Muslim families. Her family has been practicing Islam in America for more than 100 years since migrating from Lebanon. They helped found the oldest mosque in New England (1964), where her grandfather was the first Imam (religious leader).