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 FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH of Worcester

  A Unitarian Universalist Congregation Gathered in 1785

 

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Summer Worship At First Unitarian Church August 20 https://t.co/FjP1wji6gM

3 days ago

Join Rev. Sarah Stewart and others from our church to protest the spread of racism and hate in our country. 6 pm... https://t.co/hgr4DmdoL5

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Corrected Summer Worship At First Unitarian Church August 13 https://t.co/gn6aCza3U6

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First Unitarian Unitonians open last night's Worcester Bravehearts game, singing our National Anthem. Great job,... https://t.co/jJCciI2lSJ

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Worship With Us This Week

Prelude at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Wiogora Summer Program Sunday Worship

Sunday, August 6, 2017
"Life During Wartime"
Worship Leader: Jay Lavelle
In 1943, in the midst of war-torn Europe, the French mystic and philosopher Simone Weil wrote The Need for Roots — a plan for regeneration once peace had been obtained.  We are living in a very different world, yet one that is filled with random violence, insincerity, accusation, contempt, and derision.  Are Weil’s ideas applicable today?

Sunday, August 13, 2017
"Don't Believe Everything You think"
Worship Leader: Ken Mandile
St. Augustine said  “Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues, hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.”  When it comes to political and religious beliefs,  moral foundations, and even scientific theory, we are instinctively dogmatic.  I will be discussing religious and intellectual humility this morning.  I hope to leave you with the ability to stop believing everything that you think.

Sunday, August 20, 2017
"Public Faces - Private Places"
Worship Leader: Gini Johnson
Throughout history, humankind has struggled with the concepts of good and evil, particularly as applied to one's self. Are we good? Created in the image of a good god and only evil when there is a momentary lapse of good?  Or, does sole good exist only on our Facebook pages, promulgated to hide us from the truth that our public faces never quite matches our private places?  Together we'll explore some unanswerable and tormenting questions.

Sunday, August 27, 2017
"Drawing the Line"
Worship Leaders: The Stewardship Team
“Who is my neighbor?” the lawyer asks Jesus.  And the lawyer clearly expects that not only is there a dividing line, but that he will be told exactly where it will be drawn.  What does it mean to give of your treasure?  How much is enough?  Is giving a spiritual practice or a moral obligation?   While some communities settle on a tithe or a fixed amount, others practice “free will” offering.  In this reflection on giving,
the Stewardship team will explore how generosity is a cornerstone of building the beloved community.

Sunday, September 3, 2017
"Head in the Clouds?"
Worship Leaders: Bill Rugerrio & Marc Deshaies

How can we balance being aloft with a “view from above” perspective with practical, down-to-earth real-world application of our values and principles? With our heads in the clouds, we love world views that seem lofty and ideal. We also find it a challenge to apply such idealism in our everyday choices. What can we do now to be ready for the next Thunderstorm?

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