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For summer worship, we do things a little differently. Like most of New England, our worship attendance goes down and the building gets warmer. We slip into summer mode and ease into a different rhythm. We keep it cool and more informal.
We will gather in Willett Hall for worship each Sunday at 10am to share communion, to hear the Word and pray together. For the past several summers, we have enjoyed this more intimate gathering in worship. We are able to see one another better, to sing well together, to relax into worship in new ways.
For this summer, we will hear from members of the congregation and people from the wider community about “Milestones in our Faith,” those moments or experiences in which we came to a new or deepened understanding, we changed directions, we gained new insight.
We hope you will come when you’re in town, take part, worship together, and take it easy. There will be coffee and lemonade after worship every Sunday. The nursery will be open from 9:15am-11am.
We welcome you, your friends, your family, your whole self, just as you are. Come and see what it's all about.
Between now and Pentecost (June 9), the sermons each week will focus on the lives of individual Christians and the theme of being "Co-workers in God's service" (1 Corinthians 3:9). We'll hear about the ways they lived their faith, and the issues that shaped their lives. Join us for inspiring sermons on Saint Francis, Perpetua, Mister Rogers and more.
Our popular Lenten dinner church series begins on March 14 at 6 PM in the Parlor. This space is one of our most intimate and rich worship opportunities at United Parish, and it also one of our most labor-intensive to organize. As such, we need whatever help you can provide!
The following roles are needed for each of our 5 dinner church gatherings:
Soup Preparation (1 person/family): Preparing a simple, vegetarian dinner soup that serves between 30-35 people. Soups can be prepared anytime the week before dinner church and dropped off for refrigeration at UP. This is a great way to contribute if you can't make dinner church this year!
Salad Preparation (1 person/family): Preparing a simple garden salad that serves between 30-35 people. Salads can be prepared ahead of time and dropped off at UP. This is a great way to contribute if you can't make dinner church this year!
Setup (2 people): Extra sets of hands to setup tables, table settings, serving ware, etc. Setup volunteers should plan to arrive around 5:15 before dinner church at 6.
Cleanup (2 people): Extra sets of hands to breakdown tables, clean dishes, and packup leftovers. Cleanup volunteers should plan to stay until around 7:30.
Volunteers to prepare soup and salad are especially needed.
If you are willing to volunteer in any of these roles for our dinner church dates- March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11- please contact Seminarian Wilson Hood at email@example.com ASAP. Let Wilson know if you have any questions, and thank you for helping create a sacred Lenten season of reconnection and renewal for the United Parish community.