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January Worship Theme - Mystery

Part 2 of 2: Where Are We Going?

Rev. Rebekah Savage
Sunday, January 20 — 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

In 1897, Paul Gauguin painted a piece he titled D'où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous, which translates as "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?". Composer Bryan Tate visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and deeply connected with this painting. He went on to compose a round, which is now included in our UU hymnal. The round's last line is "life is a riddle and a mystery." Rev. Rebekah will reflect on the mystery of where we are going as a people of faith and conscience (and will weave in a bit from last Sunday's service, "Part 1 of 2: Where Do We Come From?," which was cancelled due to inclement weather).
Special music by Bonfire of the Mannakeys. The Adult Choir will sing. Justin Furnia, piano.
Multigenerational Service—All* gather together in the Sanctuary for this service. *Nursery care for infants—3-year-olds is available during the entire service in Building 3, Room 33.

The Mystery and Spirituality of Our Elder Years

Lay-led Service
Sunday, January 27 — 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Our lay-led service will offer reflections by three of our members who participated in the Adult Faith Formation class, "On Elderhood." Kent Hancock, Marsha Luce, and Bruce Baskett will be our speakers, and Paulette Campbell will guide the service. The focus of our learning was that aging can be a deeply vital part of our lives. The elder years can be a time of growth and surprises.
We are joined for this service by Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet for special music. Justin Furnia on piano.
First Fifteen—Three to four Sundays a month, all ages* join in worship in the Sanctuary for the “First Fifteen” minutes, after which those in pre-K through 5th grade follow their teachers to their classrooms. Parents of pre-K through 3rd grade are asked to sign their children out from classes promptly at the end of worship; children in 4th grade and up will be dismissed to find their parents at the end of class. *Nursery care for infants—3-year-olds is available during the entire service in Building 3, Room 33.






Past Sermons

Read or listen to a recent Sunday sermon below, or visit our archived sermons for more. Transcripts are saved as PDFs, and mp3 audio can be played online.


Part 1 of 2: Where Do We Come From?

Rev. Rebekah Savage


Masks: Who Are You, Really?

Rev. Lynn Strauss


Poetry, PJs, and Pancakes (December 2018)

Rev. Rebekah Savage
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  • beloved community
  • a just world

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