Today's service is "Transforming the World Through Music", led by Paul Introcaso, with support from Eileen Herring.
Celebrate our similarities and differences throughout the World with Music and Dance. Experience the power of global connection when musicians and dancers from various nations, races, ages, genders, and nationalities collaborate on songs and dance searching for Higher Ground.
We are unable to post much of the music today, but it was great! The music was by Playing for Change. Please search them out at the Playing for Change Website https://playingforchange.com/
Today's service is "Best of UU Nashua Music", and is led by Anne Smith, Dan Murphy, and Emma Rearick.
Come enjoy some of our best music videos from the last year and a half! We’ll share music and brief reflections on why we selected each piece.
(Note: We are unable to post the video portions of the songs, but you can listen to the audio)
In this service, led by Rev. Allison Palm, members of our Adult Coming of Age (ACOA) class share about their beliefs and we invite everyone into deeper reflection on the question: "What Do You Believe?" We heard from half of the ACOA class back in May and this week we hear from class members Karen Thomas and Sunrisa O'Toole.
Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from music director Jed Holland, Elizabeth Lewis, and church members who attended UU GA: Robin Trudel, Eileen Herring, Harry Purkhiser, and Lindsey Sylvester.
Today's service is led by Robin Trudel, with support from music director Jed Holland and worship associate Pat Ladew.
Are deities entities with wants and needs, exercising agency in our world? Or are they ideals and ideas that inspire and comfort us? Rather than providing definitive answers together we may discover a new perspective for considering the questions.
Entitled "Acts of Creation as Acts of Faith", this service combines "what is" into "what never would have been". Led by Carl Phillips, this service features creative works from members of the congregation
Today's service is led by Bob Coulter, with support from Music Director Jed Holland and Worship Associate Robin Trudel.
Today's service is led by our Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, Jenn Blosser, Director of Fatih Formation at the UU Fellowship in Hartford County, MD, and Jessica Harwood, Director of Faith Development and Community Engagement at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence.
This service, led by congregant Jim Bonvouloir, with the assistance of Worship Associate, Emma Rearick, honors fathers and fatherhood (as well as parents in general). We reflect on the roles and responsibilities of fathers, and how our ideas about fatherhood can evolve to meet the challenges of our world.
Today's service is our annual Flower Communion Service, led by Rev. Allison Palm. We wrap up our church year with our traditional Flower Communion Sunday, honoring our connections to one another and to the earth. This afternoon we meet from 2-4pm for an in-person drop in flower exchange, and a chance to visit the sanctuary.
All are welcome to our “Bridging Sunday” worship service, led by Rev. Allison Palm, DFF Sadie Kahn-Greene & our Bridging Youth. This service honors our graduating seniors. We’ll hear from a couple of our seniors about this transition time and reflect on transition times in our own lives.
Today's service "What Do We Believe" is led by Rev. Allison Palm, with support from ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, Music Director Jed Holland, and worship associate Dick Widhu. In this service, members of our Adult Coming of Age class share about their beliefs, and we invite everyone into deeper reflection on the question: what do you believe?
This is a recording of the ordination of Rev Ben Atherton-Zeman, our intern minister.
This is a joint service with UU Manchester honoring our Coming of Age youth! Our youth shares their credos and we celebrate their completion of the Coming of Age year. Among the many contributors to this service are Reverend Patrick McLaughlin of UU Manchester and Reverend Allison Palm of UU Nashua.
Telling Our Stories. How do we tell the story of our congregation? Rev. Allison and members of the Board of Trustees share about the story telling practice our Board has incorporated into their meetings this year, and invite everyone in to the practice of sharing the story of who we are.
Join Worship Associates Bob Coulter, Pat Ladew and Emma Rearick as we learn the stories that shape Unitarian Universalism. In this service, our Worship Associates share some of the foundational stories of our faith.
This will be an earth day service that lifts up the call to care for the earth. We welcome Mandy Eberle to share a Mvskoke Creek creation story.
This service, entitled "How We Are Becoming", is led by Rev. Allison Palm with assistance from Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman, Director of Faith Formation, Sadie Kahn-Greene, and Worship Associates, Robin Trudel and Eileen Herring. In this service, we explore the different ways that we become who we are. What parts of our becoming have we worked on? What parts have simply happened to us?
Today's service "From Chrysalis to Butterfly" is led by our ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, with support from music director Jed Holland, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, and worship associate Pat Ladew. Please listen to our intern's reflections on two years of learning and formation!
Join us for an Easter Sunday all-ages service exploring re-emergence! We also take some time in our service to dedicate children and welcome them in to our community.
In this all ages service, we’ll explore the core values that we commit to as a church community: wonder, authentic connection, courageous community and love in action.
This service, entitled "One Year Later", reflects on the 1-year anniversary of when we started holding our church service virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Reverend Allison Palm with support from our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman, and worship associate, Emma Rearick, the congregation is invited to reflect on the grief and gratitude that arose for them during the past year.
Today's service is Choosing Our Commitments. So much in the world pulls at our attention, begging for our time and our commitment. How do we make choices that honor our values, and the values of our Unitarian Universalist denomination? Ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman leads the worship service, along with members of the congregation who will give testimonials.
Join Rev. Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Green Director of Faith Formation as they introduce as special UUA Service. This UUA Service by Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t just an intellectual exercise: it’s “heart” work. This service features a sermon by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, as well as vibrant music, storytelling, and other worship elements that will help us to grow in spirit, courage, and generosity. We will not be posting this here, but you can follow this link to their portions of the service: Loved Into Being Sunday Service
This all ages service will explore how we practice Beloved Community together and how that practice helps us to build both a stronger church community and a world with more justice and more love.
This service, entitled "White Supremacy Teach-In" is led by our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman with the support of Worship Associate, Robin Trudel. In 2021, actual “white supremacists” are not required in order to uphold white supremacist culture. In order for us to be more effective at tackling the white supremacy beyond our walls, we must also identify ways in which systems of supremacy and inequality live within our faith and our lives.
Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm. What if to “side with love” meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, are called to do, and BE, in the world. A large portion of the service was provided by our denomination's national organization, the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association). We will not be posting this here, but you can follow this link to their portions of the service: UUA Side with Love Sunday Service
Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm where she asks, what is Beloved Community and how are we nurturing the vision of Beloved Community both inside and outside of our congregation? How can each of help to fue the flame of Beloved Community? Join us to ponder these important questions.
On this Switch it up Sunday, we started together in worship online and then split up for workshops about the various ways we are creatively getting through the pandemic winter doldrums. Join us to spark your imagination and have some fun! Rev Allison Palm leads the service.
Although we are not able to post the workshops themselves, maybe you could try one of the topics on your own! The workshops were: journaling, making a pandemic playlist, planning your garden and starting seeds, advocacy postcards, making cards and letters for church penpals, sharing your art, book buzz, and humor during a pandemic.
An all ages service exploring creativity, art and imagination.
This service, entitled "Imagining with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." is led by our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman. MLK helped us imagine a just world. What would our world be like if he were still in it?
Today's service, Imagining the New Year, is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from guest musician Peter Mayer, music director Jed Holland, director of faith formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, and worship associate Bob Coulter. Please listen to the beautiful and meaningful music! To learn more about Peter Mayer, check out his website at www.petermayer.net
Got a question about life? religion? Unitarian Universalism? something else entirely? Rev. Allison does her best to answer your questions on the fly in this Question Box service! You can submit a question here: https://forms.gle/36taoqcGHWkMdk9HA
As 2020 draws to a close it’s time to pause, reflect, say goodbye and then look toward the new year.
Today's Christmas Eve service is led by Rev Allison Palm, on her first day back from parental leave - it is wonderful to have her back! Many people helped with this service, including Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, Music Director Jed Holland, Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, Worship Associate Eileen Herring, and congregation members Mary Holland, Julian Kahn-Greene, and Grace Morton.
Tonight's Christmas Eve service is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland; Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman; Worship Associates Tess George, Bob Coulter, and Andy Capen; congregation members Bob Sampson, Mary Holland, and Julian Kahn-Greene
This is a Solstice Service entitled "Here Comes the Sun", led by Director of Faith Formation, Sadie Kahn-Greene and UU Nashua Children and Youth! For copyright reasons, we cannot post the audio of the Lea Morris video "Honor the Dark". This video can be accessed at her website https://www.thisislea.com.
Today we join our Worship Associates Pat Ladew, Robin Trudel, and Andy Capen as they explore different ways of being still to discover the truth of who you are.
Join guest Minister Rev. Kimberley Debus, Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman and Worship Associate Tess George for this service that reminds us that December is a time of waiting, as the calendar connects us to holy days of anticipation, hope, and expectation.
Today's service, "Healing Without Being Fixed" is led by Worship Associates Emma Rearick, Eileen Herring, and Bob Coulter, with support from ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, and music director Jed Holland.
There is always so much to do in our lives that it’s rare that we take a moment to stop and and take a deep breath. When things feel out of control and overwhelming, what does it feel like to remind ourselves to rest, to breathe, to take a moment to be present to our bodies? Sometimes it’s scary to do that, but it’s so important for taking care of ourselves and each other.
This service, entitled "The Gift of Life: Hospice Stories on Loving and Healing" acknowledges that lessons on how to live and how to heal can come from unexpected places and be laced with humor and joy. Worship leader Cynthia Knowles, a hospice chaplain, invites the congregation to share some of the gifts she received along the way and to pose the question back to them, "What stories have changed you?" Supporting this service are our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, and Worship Associate, Emma Rearick.
Today's service is led by Ben Atherton-Zeman.
How do we grieve when we can’t do it in community? How do we know what others need to heal? During this service, we made space for us all to remember we can find healing. We created a video presentation to honor, celebrate and remember loved ones who have died and we shared several rituals for healing.
Today's online service is "Active Listening", led by our ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman. Ben explores feeding back feelings and meaning, to listen for what is not being said so we can understand what someone actually needs rather than what we think they need. Supporting Ben today are music director Jed Holland, worship associate Emma Rearick, Tess George, Burns Fisher. Today's beautiful special anthem solos are provided by Steve Hedges and Brenna Woods. Please listen - they are both so wonderful!
In this service, entitled "Music Lessons in a Time of Dissonance", guest Worship Leader Matt Meyer reflects on what lessons music can teach us about Deep Listening and the spiritual practice of paying attention. Matt is a musician and worship leader who has led hundreds of services for UU Congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston.
Join Sadie Kahn-Greene, our Director of Faith Formation, as she leads us in this service to listen to the voices and stories of Indigenous People.
Listen while our Building Our Vision Team goes deeper with their vision statement about our church buildings.
Today's service is "Beginning Again". It is led by our Rev Allison Palm, for her last service before taking parental leave. We'll see her again in late December. Supporting the service are Music Director Jed Holland, Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, Church Board member Roy Goodman, and worship associate Pat Ladew.
Fall is often a time of new beginnings. What does it look like to use this as a time of redemption and reinvention, renewing ourselves and our relationships to each other? Listen to today's special music solos by Steve Hedges and Anne Smith.
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