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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!

Winter Services 2021

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

December 5 – Circle Sunday via Zoom, “Peace,” with guest speaker Keith Penniman. There is a reading in our hymnal (#602) by Lao-Tse that begins, “If there is to be peace in the world…” and ends, “there must be peace in the heart.” All will be welcome to share a brief anecdote or reading about peace, whether it be at the level of nations, communities, families, or hearts.

December 12 – “Fragrance of Evergreen” With Rev. Elaine Bomford. We celebrate ancient roots and far reaching branches of a most beloved symbol of the season, the Christmas Tree.

December 19 – “Blue Christmas.” The holidays evoke a range of responses from within each one of us. A morning to embrace the less-than-perfect, with Rev. Elaine Bomford.

December 24 – “Christmas Eve Celebration” will be held on Zoom at 4:30 p.m.

December 26 – No church. 

January 2 – No church. Happy New Year!

January 9 – “Stones, Rocks and Gems.” The wondrous power and presence of sacred stones, favorite rocks, and legendary gems, with Rev. Elaine Bomford. 

 January 16 – “Martin Luther King’s Global Vision.” Rev. Elaine Bomford draws upon the book “In a Single Garment of Destiny: A Global Vision of Justice” a “King Legacy Series” publication from Unitarian Universalism’s Beacon Press.

January 23 – “Howard Thurman,” led by Mellen Kennedy.

January 30 – Wendy Harty will lead.

February 6 – Circle Sunday led by Mellen Kennedy.

Feb. 13 – “Hosea Ballou: Prophet of Universal Love” with guest speaker Keith Penniman. An exploration of the life and legacy of this pioneer of Universalism, who preached a gospel of “universal, impartial, and unchangeable love.”

February 20 – “The Funeral File.” What may at first seem dreary can prove rewarding. Rev. Elaine Bomford invites us to start a file now if we have not already, and offers a few tips and inspiration.

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.

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