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 Sunday Service Information

Please join us every Sunday at 11am in our beautiful Sanctuary for Worship Service, followed by coffee and fellowship in our Parish House.  ALL are welcome!

SUMMER SERVICES begin July 10th. The theme for this year’s summer services is “Tell Me a Story,” and will feature stories from a number of interesting people. Be on the lookout for the list of storytellers in the next few weeks. If you plan to come this summer, please consider signing up to be an usher/greeter or on kitchen duty for coffee hour. There will be a sign-up sheet in the parish hall.

8/14- Dave Kane- “41 Signs of Hope”

The father of Nicholas O’Neill, the youngest victim of the fourth largest nightclub fire in U.S. history, Dave shares fascinating stories and intriguing evidence that life never ends. After receiving a barrage of signs, including vocal messages from Nicky, Dave is convinced that he has not “lost” his son. Instead he has been given the priceless gift of a loving, eternal connection with his boy. After experiencing Dave’s uplifting presentation and seeing his evidence, you too will be assured that your loved ones who have passed are still with you.


8/21- Gilly Cabral-“Cheer UP! Life Gets Better”

Church member Gilly Cabral was born with cerebral palsy, and will share some stories of growing up in New Bedford in the years before Hillary Clinton paid us a visit.


PLEASE NOTE:The church will be CLOSED on 8/28 and 9/4

When we return to regular worship services on September 11th, our first celebration is the Water Ingathering ceremony which will be held on 9/11. Please keep this in mind as you enjoy your summer activities. Whether you go to the beach, camp along a river, play in a pool or even water your garden, try to collect a small amount of water from whatever those summer activities happen to be. Then bring that water with you to church in September to join together with the water from the activities of your fellow congregants in our annual “welcome-back” service.



The Church Office is now on “Summer Hours”. During the Summer, the office is only staffed for a few hours each week and with no set times. Please call ahead or email the office if you need to come to the church during the summer to make certain there will be someone here to greet you.

For the month of July, Karen will have office hours by appointment only. For the month of August, Karen will be available for pastoral emergencies only.

You may call the office (508-994-9686) or call
Karen Andersen at 508-441-9344
or email her at kandersenuunb@yahoo.com

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