Our Upcoming Services:
Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – “The Birth of Compassion,” led by Rev. Telos Whitfield. Please join us for a special service of music, favorite carols, words, and silence as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the compassion for all, especially the forgotten ones. We will honor the light together, and the power of compassion and community!
Light was shining in the darkness,
and darkness did not master it.
Genuine light - the kind that provides light for everyone -
was coming into the world.
Sunday, December 15 – “Concerning Joy and Donkeys,” with guest speaker Keith Penniman. On this third Sunday of Advent, whose theme is Joy, Penniman will endeavor to pin down three lessons about joy through the telling of three donkey tales.
Sunday, December 22 – “Winter Solstice Tune Up,” led by Rev. Elaine Bomford. Our 6th UU Source is “Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” The Winter Solstice invites us to tune in to pagan wisdom, tune up, and get in sync with nature's rhythms.
This service is followed by Winter UU World Discussion, for more information.
Events at Our
Church and Hastings Parish House
Who are we?
We are an active congregation with links to many activities.
Spiritual Discussion Series Continues
All are welcome to join us on a Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hastings House, followed by lunch (bring your own) at noon.
Thoughts and Meditations:
If we can muster up that degree of commitment and get away from the uniquely American perception that if something can't be done immediately it isn't worth doing, then I think the Hunger Movement, this small but growing minority of us, can have a truly significant impact.
Meditation on Thursdays
Need a moment?
The meditation group meets every Thursday evening, from 7 – 8 p.m.
at Hastings House in Walpole. It begins with a reading followed by
silent meditation. Everyone is welcome.
What are we reading?
Our Book Club meets on a Monday of the month in the evening. Currently, we are enjoying "Waking up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race," by Debby Irving.
For information on our group, or this book
Stop by our new spiritual bookshelf at the church!
The Mystics Circle is held on the second Friday evening of every month, beginning with a potluck at 5:30pm, and followed by a discussion at the Hastings Parish House in Walpole on a wonderful range of topics.
Our church and parish house offer a traditional setting for your special celebration, including weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, and child naming ceremonies, with our ministers officiating. It is also available for other group parties and events.
Our Welcoming, inclusive Congregation embraces Spiritual Exploration, Social Justice, and Love for each other and the Planet.
Join the conversation!
Our Church by Leola G.