Sunday Service - 10:30 am
Sunday Service begins every Sunday at 10:30am in the sanctuary. Minister Rev. Susan Manker-Seale presides over most services. Guest speakers or lay members present occasionally and during July and the first two weeks of August.
The following describes the upcoming sermon topics. You may also click on "All" or a specific year to review the topics of prior Sunday services.
Join us this Sunday for a special worship, luncheon and after church workshop to help us see beyond our assumptions as we envision the future of our professional ministry. Guest preacher and workshop leader, Rev. Jory Agate will invite us to explore and open ourselves up to seeing outside our usual boxes.
Rev. Jory Agate has been a UU minister since 1992. She served the First Parish in Cambridge as their Minister of Religious Education for 10 years and worked for the UUA for 10 years in the Ministry and Religious Education Departments as the Youth Programs Director and later as the Ministerial Development Director.
She has served our denomination in a number of different capacities, most recently spending 11 years on the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee, the ministers’ credentialing body, for several years as its chair. She has led trainings throughout our movement on religious education leadership, Our Whole Lives, Renaissance Modules for religious educators, professional development trainings for clergy, and Beyond Categorical Thinking programs for congregations.
Rev. Agate grew up active in congregations in Connecticut and California and she is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California. She has also worked with our UU congregations in the Philippines where she also served as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Rev. Agate has recently shifted her ministry to work in the field of counseling and psychotherapy and has a speciality in working with clergy and clergy teams.
Amy Randall, Rev. Maggie Yenoki, and Rev. Susan Manker
Religious language is used to control and include, as well as free and include. Many of these words trigger deep emotions in us. Can we redefine and embrace these religious words? Can we be more metaphorical and less literal? What are the challenges in becoming fluent in faith? April Chokshi is Worship Associate.
Rev. Susan Manker
We celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday in the park, due to insurance issues. So this Sunday we will celebrate this great leader by looking at the challenges to justice that are prevalent in our country and our world today, and explore what is being done to uplift justice here and now