Worship Schedule

October Ministry Theme

Whiteness


"We have made enormous progress in teaching everyone that racism is bad.
Where we seem to have dropped the ball… is in teaching people what racism actually IS."
~ Jon Stewart

October 1 - “Define It Please” - Whiteness. Power. Privilege. Racism. As we begin a month long exploration of Whiteness, Rev. Rebecca will invite us all into one of the most critical and courageous spiritual journeys we could have together. What does it mean for us to be faithful people and how do we stay together in our fear, resistance and discomfort? How do we become the people that we want and are called to be in this time?

October 8 - Centro Presente - Patricia Montes, Executive Director of Centro Presente, a state-wide Latin American immigrant organization dedicated to the self-determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community of Massachusetts will be our preacher. We will learn about her experience and building community power.
Vespers at 5:00pm in Lyon Chapel - Join us for this lay-led time of quiet contemplation, healing, remembrance, meditation and conversation. This month’s theme: Whiteness.

October 15 - “Whose Story?” - After 300 years of history as a liberal religious faith, there are still far too many stories that we have never heard. These are the stories of Blacks and other people of color in our faith and congregations. Rev. Rebecca will invite us to hear stories that have heretofore been invisible and open ourselves to their truths and transforming possibility.

October 22 - Please Note the change in this Sunday's worship service. Wondering how this change in the service is honoring this month's ministry theme of Whiteness. Racism. Privilege. Power. ? Come and find out! - With Love and Gratitude - Life is full of change. Learning to live into change boldly is a moral and spiritual practice that grows both community and love. Rev. Rebecca will begin to address her upcoming departure this summer, and help us all take the next step.
“Beautiful and unexpected things happen when we accept what is and are curious about what is emerging.” Rev. Rebecca

October 29 - “No Business As Usual”: Disruption as a Spiritual Imperative - Often spirituality is thought of as something that is organic and quiet--An internal response to both emotional experience and the world around us.  What happens when the world needs us to respond to something that is challenging and requires us to disrupt both our internal and external status quo? When it comes to certain topics such as systemic racism,  we must also know how to use disruption as a pathway to true change and spiritual transformation. Rev Rebecca preaching.

OCT. 2017

WHITENESS

1-Oct

Rev. Rebecca

8-Oct

Guest, Patricia Montres, Executive Director, Centro Presente

15-Oct

Rev. Rebecca

22-Oct

Rev. Rebecca

29-Oct

Rev. Rebecca

NOV. 2017

HARVEST

5-Nov

Peter Bowden

12-Nov

Guest, Rev. Melissa Pace

19-Nov

Rev. Rebecca

26-Nov

Rev. Rebecca

DEC. 2017

ANTICIPATION

12/3 First Sunday of Advent

Rev. Rebecca & Jon Hazilla

10-Dec

Rev. Rebecca

17-Dec

Rev. Eliza Blanchard

12/24 Christmas Eve

Rev. Rebecca

12/31 New Years Eve

Rev. Rebecca

JAN. 2018

COURAGE

7-Jan

Rev. Rebecca

14-Jan

Guest, Rev. Karlene Griffiths Sekou

21-Jan

Guest, Rev. Marta Valentin

28-Jan

Rev. Rebecca

FEB. 2018

SURRENDER

2/04 Rosa Parks Day

Rev. Rebecca

11-Feb

Rev. MaryHelen Gunn

18-Feb

Guest, Alex Kapitan

25-Feb

Guest, Matt Meyer

MAR. 2018

GENEROSITY

4-Mar

Rev. Eliza Blanchard

3/11 Canvass Sunday

Rev. Rebecca

18-Mar

Rev. Martha Niebanck

3/25 Palm Sunday

Rev. Rebecca

Fri 3/30 Tenebrae

Rev. Rebecca

APR. 2018

HOPE

4/1 Easter

Rev. Rebecca

8-Apr

Rev. Rebecca

15-Apr

Rev. Rebecca

4/22 Earth Day

Guest, Rev. Mary Margaret Earl, UUUM

29-Apr

Candidate preaches

MAY 2018

RECONCILIATION

6-May

Candidate preaches

5/13 Mothers Day

Rev. Rebecca

20-May

Rev. Rebecca

27-May

Guest, Rev. Peter Sylver

JUN. 2018

GRATITUDE

6/03 Graduation / Challenge/ Bridging

Rev. Rebecca

10-Jun

Rev. Rebecca's last Sunday

6/17 Summer Services Begin