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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.

Autumn Services 2022

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

September 11 – “Water Communion” with Rev. Elaine Bomford. We gather in the sanctuary for worship after summer's break with a Unitarian Universalist tradition, the Water Communion. Please bring a printed picture, a postcard, and/or a story telling us about waters you have visited in the recent or far past. If you have brought back some water to add to waters poured together in previous ceremonies, all the better. All ages are welcome to participate.

September 18 – Rev. M’Ellen Kennedy will offer a thoughtful service.

September 25 – “Unexplained Powers of Animals” Rev. Elaine shares takeaways from Dr. Rupert Sheldrake's fascinating, whimsical research described in his book “Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home.” 

October 2 – Wendy Harty will offer a service “On Morality.”

October 9 – Maeve McBride will help us celebrate “Indigenous People’s Day.”

October 16 – “A Unitarian Family Defends Freedom of Belief.” In 1963, Ed and Sidney Schempp and their children, Roger and Donna, took on the School District of Abington, Pennsylviania. A Supreme Court decision in their favor ended cumplusory Bible reading in district public schools. We reflect on their challenge and others with Rev. Elaine.

October 23 – Antonia Andreoli will lead “Great Heartbeat of the Universe,” “As surely as we belong to the universe we belong together…Here on earth, under the stars, Linked with each other.” Margaret A. Keip

October 30 – “Is the Universe Friendly? Yes!” We explore sustaining principles of “Yes” – positivity, affirmation, humility, and humor. Rev. Elaine preaches.

November 6 – Service to be announced.

November 13 – “Spiritualists, Universalists, and Unitarians” Rev. Elaine elucidates historical beginnings of the organized Spiritualist movement and early relations with surprisingly kindred Universalists and Unitarians. 

November 27 – Rev. M’ellen Kennedy will offer the service.

November 27 – “Giving Tuesday.” Tuesday, November 29, will be the tenth year since “Giving Tuesday” was established. With Rev, Elaine, we learn about “unleashing radical generosity....Every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to contribute toward building a better world we all want to live in.” givingtuesday.org

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