In this first service on awe we explored the difference between attention and awe. The service was led by Rev. Allison Palm, Worship Associate Robin Trudel, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene and Music Director Jed Holland.
Today's Service "Focus on Beauty, Focus on Love" is led by Rev Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene.
Join us for an all ages service exploring attention, gratitude, beauty and love. After the service, we packed bags for the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter’s Holiday Gift Program.
This service, led by Rev. Allison Palm, is entitled "Pay Attention! To What?". It explores the questions "What is it that gets paid attention to in our world?" and "How do we decide what we pay attention to each day?"
Today's service is led by Ben Atherton-Zeman, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, worship associate Robin Trudel, and board member Burns Fisher.
"Magic or Misdirection: Paying attention to what's important in life." Are you so busy making life that you don’t have time to have a life? What is diverting your attention from the important things, from those around you, from the still small voice inside your heart?
Our All Soul's service was led by Rev. Allison Palm, Ben Atherton-Zeman and Bob Coulter. We came to together to remember and honor our loved ones who have died and explored what it means to pay attention to loss, and the ways our loved ones live on in our memories.
Today's service is "I Am a UU, R U?" and is led by Rev Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene, and Ben Atherton Zeman, with support from music director Jed Holland, and Lyndsey Sylvester.
This service is an adaptation of a service written by Becky Brooks and Erika Hewitt.
We have plenty of music today too, including two soloists and our all ages choir!
This service, led by Reverend Allison Palm, is entitled "Why Belong?" and explores the following two questions: "What is the purpose of being a member of a community?" and "Why does belonging matter?"
Ben Atherton-Zeman leads today's service: "Melting the Iceberg: Domestic Violence Awareness". Assisting are Music Director Jed Holland, Worship Associate Andy Capen, and Board member John Burkitt. Our guest speaker is Amy Jo Muscott, from Bridges, a women's shelter in Nashua. The choir and Brenna Woods sing some very moving anthems today. And make sure to listen to the Wonderbox story!
Today's service entitled To Be Seen As We Are is led by Rev. Allison Palm, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman with support from Worship Associate Lindsey Sylvester, Board of Trustees Member Rick Spitz and Music Director Jed Holland.
This service explores gender identity and talk pronouns. We heard the voices of Trans UUs and talked about how we can be welcoming to people of all genders in our congregation.
Today's service is "Repairing Our Foundations" and is led by Rev Allison Palm. Along with 7 other faith communities in our area, this Sunday we’ll be talking about the issue of affordable housing. Our faith calls us to care for our neighbors, because we are connected. What can we do about the issue of housing in our community?
Today's service is Defying Expectations, led by Rev Allison Palm. There are so many stories about times that the underdog has, unexpectedly, come out on top. What do these stories have to teach us about defeating the giants of our time?
On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. This service, led by Reverend Allison Palm, explores climate justice and Unitarian Universalism, offering hope and a call to action.
Today is our Water Communion Ingathering Service - our first Sunday back after summer. Everyone is invited to bring a bit of water to symbolize their summer activities. Rev Allison is leading the service, called "The Tide Is Rising and So Are We". The choir sings a beautiful anthem "The River", we are excited to welcome our ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, and the congregation is so happy to be back together!
Today's service is led by Jess Woods and Lindsey Sylvester entitled "Embodiment of Healing" where our bodies and minds are connected in the way that we heal, worship, and connect. We explored how we might live in our bodies to enhance our well being and spirituality.
Today's service is led by Reverend Allison Palm and our Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, with support from Worship Associate Jess Woods, our Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, and Charlotte Cardone.
Today's service is entitled "The Power of We" and is led by our church's delegates to the 2019 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly in Spokane, Washington. The delegates, Reverend Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Carol Houde, Lindsey Hedrick, Lindsey Sylvester, and Tristan Husby share their reflections on their experiences from General Assembly. A seventh delegate, Brenna Woods, was unable to attend this service.
Today's service is led by Carol Houde, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, worship associate Chuck Rehberg, and Brenna Woods.
Today's service is led by Grace Morton, Worship Associate Peggy Cardone and and Music Director Jed Holland. Grace's sermon is "The Call to Adventure" which is made even more personal given Grace is heading off on her own adventure at college this Fall. Special music sung by Ben Morton during the Outreach portion of the service.
Today's service is led by Grace Morton, Worship Associate Peggy Cardone and and Music Director Jed Holland. Grace's sermon is "The Call to Adventure" which is made even more personal given Grace is heading off on their own adventure at college this Fall. Make sure to listen to the beautiful and touching special music sung by Grace's brother Ben Morton during the Outreach portion of the service.
Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Worship Associate Peggy Cardone. Today's pianist and organist is Johnna Ross.
Today's service, entitled "Learning to Practice Imperfection" is led by Lindsey Sylvester, with support from Worship Associate Ellen McCahon and Music Director Jed Holland. Lindsey's sermon explores the traditional Japanese worldview of Wabi-Sabi and addresses the art of learning to practice and celebrate imperfection.
Today's service is led by Brenna Woods, with support from Worship Associate Lindsey Sylvester and Music Director Jed Holland. Brenna's sermon is "What Could You Talk About?" and explores the value of forming intergenerational relationships. There's a wonderful duet by Brenna and Kathy Grossman, and some lively music - check it out!
Today we viewed a broadcast of the Sunday service from our Unitarian Universalist General Assembly. The Rev. Marta I. Valentin delivered the sermon. Go to this link to see the service. UU GA 2019 service
Today's service is led by our Minister Emeritus, Rev Steve Edington. It's nice to have him back to preach! His sermon is based on his new book: God is not God's Name. Steve is supported today by worship associate Chuck Rehberg and Music Director Jed Holland.
Today's summer service is led by Peggy Cardone. Ben Telerski is today's musician, and Gwen Davis is our Worship Associate today.
Today's service is led by Maggie Woolsey, with support from Worship Associate Peter Bozzi and Music Director Jed Holland. Maggie's sermon entitled "Optimistic Nihilism" speaks to how the works and acts of actor and comedian, Bill Murray, have influenced her journey and affected how she thinks about her life.
Today's service is our annual flower service. "All This Beauty" is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from music director Jed Holland, Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, and Peggy Cardone. Everyone brought a flower for our annual Flower Communion. In this all ages service, we honor the unique beauty we each bring, and the collective beauty of our gathered community.
Rev. Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene and Jed Holland lead this all ages service celebrating the beauty of each of our journeys and honoring our graduating seniors.
Special Music by Kathleen Griffis.
Today's service, Even To Question Truly is An Answer, is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Board member Lindsey Hedrick, and Worship Associate Lindsey Sylvester. There are lots of wonderful questions asked today, so listen along and decide what your answers are!
This service is the culminating moment of our ROPEs coming of age program, in which our teens share their credos and are officially welcomed into youth ministry. Much of the service is led by our ROPEs teens, with assistance from our Director of Faith Formation, Sadie Kahn-Greene and our minister, Reverend Allison Palm.
Join us for a service that invites us to be curious about the different ways people experience Mother’s Day. This service is led by Rev. Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Worship Associate Ellen McCahon, and Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene.
This service was led by Worship Associates Steve Hedges, Jess Woods and Peter Bozzi and explores curiosity through their personal experiences and insights.
Music was led by Jed Holland.
Today's service, Loving the Brokenness, is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Worship Associate Jess Woods, Board member Lindsey Sylvester, and Peggy Cardone. Join us for a service about self-love. We’ll explore what it looks like to love even the parts of ourselves that are broken.
This was our all-generation Easter Service celebrating wholeness and rebirth. Led by our minister, Rev. Allison Palm, and Faith Formation Director, Sadie Kahn-Greene, the service is entitled "You Have to Change to Grow".
Today's service "Lessons for Future Ancestors" is led by itinerant worship leader Matt Meyer, with support from music director Jed Holland, Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, Board member Carol Houde, and Worship Associate Church Rehberg. “Let us measure success by how many of us can say: I am living a life I don’t regret. A life that will resonate with my ancestors…” -Adrienne Maree Brown. Join us for a reflection of heavy suitcases, surprise turning points, and attending to the complexity of our times with love and resilience.
Today's service was led by The Board of Trustees, Rev. Allison Palm and Jed Holland where we welcomed 13 new members to our congregation!
The Board of Trustees (Rev. Allison Palm, Carol Houde, John Burkitt, Steve Hedges, Lindsey Hedrick, Jodie Holway, Pam Jordan, Rick Spitz, Lindsey Sylvester and Brenna Woods) also shared the UU Church of Nashua's new Values, Mission and Ends based on input from our Long Range Planning process.
Special music presented by Steve Hedges.
Today we had a special service exploring issues of racial justice and our journey to building beloved community. For this Sunday, our children will stay in the sanctuary for worship, while our adults have the opportunity to engage in various faith formation experiences dealing with racism. The service was led by Rev Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, a large portion of the service was not recorded, so we've only posted the first half.
Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, board member Lindsey Hedrick, and Worship Associate Jess Woods. What makes our journeys easier? Where do we find respite along the way? Listen to all the beautiful music today, from the choir's anthems to Jed's postlude, prelude, and outreach music. Try to picture the wonderful faces of the children being dedicated and to imagine helping Rev Allison along her journey!
In this service, our youth shared reflections and learnings from their recent trip to a UU Youth Revival in Maryland. Youth Group service leaders include Grace, Layne, and Andy. Our Music Director, Jed Holland, provided accompaniment on piano.
Today's service is led by Rev. Allison Palm and is titled "The Journey of One Inch". Allison is joined by Board of Trustees Member Carol Houde, Worship Associate Peter Bozzi, Fatih Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, and Music Director Jed Holland. In this service, we explore the concept of a spiritual journey. How do we embark on the journey to the home of our soul?
Today's service is brought to you by Board of Trustees member Pam Jordan, Worship Associate Ellen McCahon, Rev. Allison and Music Director Jed Holland.
Rev. Allison's Wonder Box story and Sermon touch on some of the reasons we journey from home, sometimes by choice, sometimes when there's no safe alternative.
Special Music provided by Kathy Grossman, Dan Murphy, Harry Purkhiser, Vocals, John Burkitt, Bass, Bill Parker, Drums.
Today's service is led by Rev. Allison Palm. This all-ages services uses story and reflection to explore the line in our covenant that says we “trust in one another’s good intentions and recognize that our actions and words have an impact regardless of our intentions.” We also have lots of music, including two songs sung by our All Ages Choir and one by the Choir!
Today's service “Bear Witness Build Trust” led by CB Beal, Masters of Divinity.
CB explored the positive power inherent in being present with one another in relational covenant, and how bearing witness is a superpower for healing and developing trust. CB is joined by Member of the Board of Trustees, John Burkitt and Worship Associate, Grace Morton.
Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm. In our second service on trust, we explore the concept of surrender. What does it look like for Unitarian Universalists to trust in the unknown?
This service, entitled "Growing Our Vision", explores trust and how it can be an antidote to scarcity and fear, and can help us to grow our vision. It is led by our minister, Reverend Allison Palm, with support from Worship Associate Jess Woods, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Green, the Stewardship Team, and a number of members and staff who eloquently relayed their thoughts on key components of our church's growing vision. We also heard from Mark Stokes, Director of Development at Partnership for Successful Living, who gave a presentation on this month's outreach recipient, Safe Stations.
Today's service, led by Rev Allison Palm, is "We Could Be Wrong". In Unitarian Universalism, we believe that there are many truths, and that we cannot be certain that we know everything. How do we live with the possibility that we might be wrong?
Today we also have quite a bit of wonderful music! Our low brass quartet is trombonists Anthony Iovino and Kathy Grossman, and euphonium players Lindsey Hedrick and Maggie Woolsey. Our Music Team sings the Introit MLK with the help of a couple of friends. Music Team members are soloist Kathy Grossman, Jed Holland, Steve Hedges, Geri Davidson, Ruth Cannava, Brenna Woods and Kathleen Griffis. Friends helping today are Steve Ladew and Emma Rearick. And finally, one of our choir anthems is accompanied by Suellen Davidson on clarinet!
This service, entitled "The Possibility of Change" is our annual service marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A heavy snowstorm in New Hampshire on this Sunday caused the service in our Sanctuary to be cancelled. Undaunted, our courageous congregation made this the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua's first Sunday service to be held using the audio-video teleconferencing application, Zoom. The service is led by Rev. Allison Palm and our Director of Faith Formation, Sadie Kahn-Green with assistance from Worship Associate, Jess Woods. Over Zoom, all congregational songs and choir anthems were replaced by recordings, which have not been included here for copyright reasons.
Today's service is entitled "Experience of the Holy". Reverend Allison Palm leads the service and asks us to explore how you experience the holy, the sacredness of life. What can we learn about what is important to us as a congregation from our experiences of the holy?
This week's service, "Stepping Outside the Box, Finding Possibility" asks us to reflect on the different ways we can look at and share ourselves with the world. This service was led by Board of Director members Rick Spitz and Brenna Woods, Worship Associates Chuck Rehberg, Ellen McCahon and Peter Bozzi and Music Director Jed Holland.
Today's Service is "Mystery and Possibility" and is led by Jess Woods and Peggy Cardone. Our Music Director is Jed Holland.
Our 7 pm Christmas Eve Service was led by Rev. Allison Palm, Music Director Jed Holland, and Worship Associates Grace Morton, Chuck Rehberg and Steve Hedges.
This service is a wonderful blend of Christmas Eve traditions like the readings of Isaiah and Luke by our own Bob Sampson mixed with updated Christmas Eve stories and of course, lots and lots of Christmas carols and passing of the light!
This is our 5 pm Christmas Eve Service, led by Rev. Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Jed Holland, and our youth. This service is always a very special one for those attending, and you can feel the excitement! We have many youth participating, congregational participation, a special Christmas Eve Choir, and at the end, we light all our candles!
Today's service is "Holy Children, Holy Nights" and is led by the church youth. Our music director is Jed Holland.
Each Sunday we say “the mystery is we are connected, even when we feel apart.” This service, led by Reverend Allison Palm and supported by Worship Associate, Peggy Cardone, and Director of Faith Formation, Sadie Kahn-Greene, explores the mystery of our connection to each other, and how that mystery is at the heart of Unitarian Universalism.
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