Upcoming Sunday Services

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

    Sunday Service Schedule

      • December 15: "What Are We?"

        Viola Abbitt, Minister

      • December 22: "In Darkest Skies, the Brightest Stars"

        Spiral Web and Lifespan Faith Development

        In the sweet, deep darkness of winter, we each bring our own light to the common hearth. On the first day of Hanukkah, and the day after Winter Solstice, please join the LFDC and Spiral Web for a sparkling multigenerational morning of magic and merriment as we celebrate the season of lights, and the lengthening of days. 

      • December 24: Christmas Eve Program

      • December 29: "Rising from Flame: A UU Fire Communion"

        The Program Committee

        As Unitarian Universalists, we have several opportunity for "communions" during the course of the year, including the Water Ceremony at the beginning of the "regular" Fellowship year, the Flower Communion at the end of the regular year, and, on or new New Year's Eve, the Fire Communions. Also referred to as the Burning Bowl Ritual, it is an opportunity to put our lives in perspective and give ourselves a fresh start. Multigenerational!

      What to Expect on Sundays

      The Congregation is currently in transition between ministers. During this time all Sunday Services are organized by the Program Committee. The  Program Committee services include offerings from the Lifespan Faith Development Committee (religious education), Spiral Web, member panels, guest ministers and other interesting speakers.

      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!