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Our Sunday Services

    Worship at the Walpole Unitarian Church promises a rich and diverse menu this year using a creative approach to sustainable ministry!

     Reverend Elaine Bomford offers two services a month, and we draw from a large number of other professional and lay speakers. On the first Sunday of the month, we hold Circle Sunday service, a casual time to be together, discuss a topic, play and sing.

Unless noted, all services begin at 10 a.m.

All fully vaccinated folk are welcome, and we ask that you wear a mask! 

We'll take every safety precaution in accordance with health guidelines.

If you've not received the COVID-19 vaccine, please wait to join us until after you have been fully vaccinated. It will be a joy to be together!

Spring Services 2022

Unless otherwise noted, all services begin at 10 a.m.

February 27 – “Reincarnation Reconsidered.” It is estimated that half the people living on the planet believe in reincarnation. We engage the topic, with Rev. Elaine Bomford.

March 6 – “Peace Is Every Step: A Tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh,” led by Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy. The Great Vietnamese Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, passed away recently. We will celebrate his exemplary life and look toward how we can integrate his teachings into our own lives. If your life was impacted by him, you are invited to share something in our time together.

March 13 – Rev. Elaine shares insight from “The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times,” by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams.
March 20 – “Spring: A New Year!” with guest speaker Keith Penniman. “There was a time,” writes Hal Borland, that spring “was the occasion of a new year as well as an equinox and a new season.” On this first day of spring, we will revisit New Testament parables of seed and harvest, and explore the question, “Will the divine seed that has been planted in us bear fruit this new year?”

March 27 – “Mud Season” Observing New England's “Fifth Season,” with Rev. Elaine.
April 3 – Service topic to be announced. Please check our website.
April 10 – Palm Sunday Service: “Birds Aren't Real” and other tactics used by clowns and prophets to disrupt disinformation and unjust authority, led by Rev. Elaine.
April 17 – Easter Service: “He emptied himself....” With words from an ancient Christian hymn found in Paul's Letter to the Philippians as a text, we contemplate and celebrate the message of Easter with Rev. Elaine.
April 24 – A service of poetry readings presented by Candace Damon, president of our board of trustees.

Not: Rev. Elaine will be away during the month of May. She will rejoin us for Sunday services on June 12.

May 1 – “A celebration of May Day” led by Dorothy Grover-Read.
May 8 – No church. Enjoy Mother’s Day!
May 15 – Springfield Church on Zoom for the Final “Howard Thurman” service with Mellen Kennedy.
May 22 – Service topic to be announced. Please check our website.
May 29 – “The Bible as Literature” with guest Keith Penniman. An exploration of how literary (as opposed to “literal”) interpretation of the Bible deepens our understanding of its meaning.

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