Upcoming Sunday Services

Sunday Services at the Fellowship begin at 10:30am and end at approximately 11:45am.

    “PUTTING OUR PRINCIPLES INTO ACTION”

    SUMMER 2020 SUNDAY SERVICES

    SERVICES HELD ON ZOOM


    August 16

    “Inhale Compassion, Exhale Justice”

    Kendall Lestrade

    By better understanding ourselves and the role we each play in the evolution of consciousness, may we each walk our unique paths with righteousness.


    August 23

    “Entangled”

    Julie Colacchio and Judith Knauss

    Our seventh principle exhorts us to respect the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part. Very often, people interpret this to be a primarily environmental concept, but while “all existence”includes the natural world, it is not limited to it. What is woven into this web, and what does it really mean for us to be tangled up in it?


    August 30

    “Building and Believing in an Anti-Racist World”

    Jamie Fisher Hertz

    When we talk about racism, we often refer to prejudiced or hateful acts of individuals: cops who shoot Black people in the back, teenagers wearing blackface at a party, teachers calling on white kids more than their Black peers. We can hear about each of these examples, ask and lament, and go on believing that racism is being created and upheld by someone else. The reality, however, is that we are all playing a role in upholding institutions of white supremacy, and in doing so, are all engaging in violent acts of racism all the time. The struggle against racism is tied to the collective struggle for liberation of all oppressed peoples around the world. The UU recently proposed an Eighth Principle, which encourages us to act in ways that are actively combatting the global pandemic of racism. To truly embody this principle will require us to think deeply and critically about the ways our society currently functions, and to imagine what a truly liberated world can be.

        What to Expect on Sundays

        Sunday services typically include opening words, welcome & announcements, the chalice lighting, an opening song, "Words For All Ages," the singing of the children to their classes, candles of joy & sorrow, the passing of the collection plate (accompanied by a hymn), the sermon, an opportunity for congregational reflection, a closing song, and closing words.


        On most Sundays, children and youth stay in the sanctuary for the first twenty minutes of the service. "Words for All Ages," usually in the form of a story, often told by the Minister, concludes their time in the sanctuary, and they are then released to go to Sunday School. Several times a year, there will be a multi- generational service when the children and youth remain in the sanctuary and we all worship together.


        Following the worship service is the Fellowship Hour, a social hour during which refreshments, including Fair Trade coffee and tea, are served. On the third Sunday of every month, we also host Third Sunday Lunch. 

        Coffee Hour

        Since 2002, we have been participating in the Interfaith Program of a very special fair trade coffee company called Equal Exchange. It is the only coffee we serve during the coffee hour following the Sunday service.


        Equal Exchange is a for-profit Fairtrade worker-owned, cooperative headquartered in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Equal Exchange distributes organic, gourmet coffee, tea, sugar, cocoa, and chocolate bars produced by farmer cooperatives in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Founded in 1986, it is the oldest and largest Fair Trade coffee company in the United States. Dedicated to concepts of economic justice, the highest paid employee of Equal Exchange may not make more than four times what the lowest paid employee receives.


        Essentially, Equal Exchange brings together the producer and the consumer in an equitable and meaningful way. The middleman (in the case of coffee, called Coyotes), and establishes a more direct connection between the producer and consumer.


        During Third Sunday Lunches and often near holidays, we sell selected Equal Exchange products, including coffee, teas and chocolate. The proceeds from product sales actually funds the coffee we all enjoy on Sunday morning. And, we're be promoting justice with every cup!