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sslFirst Unitarian Church is a liberal, progressive religious community. We come together for support in living lives of integrity, service and love. Together we are building a beloved community that affirms a free and responsible search for truth and meaning and supports our spiritual growth. We provide a safe and caring environment for adults, children and youth to come and learn about themselves and the world around us. We provide a community that encourages outreach, growth and deep knowing. For we all yearn, as author and educator Parker Palmer says, “to know as we are known.” Read more…

ATTENTION: We hope everyone has a wonderful summer and we hope to be back in the sanctuary in September. For now, please enjoy the services we’ve posted and you can listen to other audio sermons here as well.

We will hopefully have more content from the BLM movement over the summer, starting July 12. Check back here soon.

SCROLL DOWN TO TUNE IN TO OUR VIRTUAL SERVICEs

Everyone, please be smart and be safe. Remember that, for some, our church might be the only place they really get to socialize and have physical contact with others. Check in with people you know, OVER THE PHONE, who might need a hello and someone to talk to while we go through this together.

It’s a time of high anxiety, and our Minister, Karen, is available by phone for anyone who needs to talk- 508-441-9344 (10am to 10pm, unless it’s an emergency).

Karen just uploaded 30 audio sermons if you need a little inspiration. See the tab at the top that says SERMONS-AUDIO. And all of the services since March are available to watch through the links below. Please report a link that doesn’t work!

Watch this space for updates. Take care of each other. And stay well.

*IF YOU DO TEST POSITIVE AND YOU HAVE BEEN TO OUR CHURCH, PLEASE TELL US IMMEDIATELY.*

Sunday Service Information

Here are the services we’ve recorded for this year on our YouTube channel. 

VIRTUAL SUNDAY SERVICES:

JUNE 21, 2020- Compassion, Fathers, and Spreading your Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFNFl7Drkpg&t=2s

JUNE 14, 2020- Juneteenth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhDHoFYVplU&feature=youtu.be

JUNE 7, 2020- How Suffering Speaks- Karen Andersen & Randy Fayan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsCY2eaZjno

MAY 31, 2020- The Golden Rule- Rev. Richard Fewkes, Karen and Randy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gj3X7pvS1M

MAY 24, 2020- Our Two Mary Rotches- Karen Andersen with Randy Fayan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkd0rKxJ3ac

MAY 17, 2020- Ramadan- Karen Andersen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fawH6WhLLUI

MAY 10, 2020- Mama’s Day- Karen Andersen and Randy Fayan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5dx3-SvPE8&t=7sAY

MAY 3, 2020- Thresholds- Karen Andersen and Randy Fayan- Forward to 1:50 to get to the prelude…still getting the editing process down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTwmJ426QSY

APRIL 26, 2020- POETRY SERVICE hosted by Tracy Saloman and the Horizon Glass Poetry Group.

Facebook Live Service: 

https://www.facebook.com/FirstUnitarianChurchNB/videos/2521112731326317/

Power Point : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mcNlDRx1PYbooZTvKOnOO3QA1MUXLmyL

Sorry we kept going in and out this week, we kept losing the internet connection. But here it is, in 4 parts

APRIL 19, 2020 SATIE1https://www.facebook.com/FirstUnitarianChurchNB/videos/2655982008058071/

SATIE2-/https://www.facebook.com/FirstUnitarianChurchNB/videos/824578024714127/

SATIE3https://www.facebook.com/FirstUnitarianChurchNB/videos/825400894620080/?__tn__=%2CdkC-R&eid=ARCMjwfk06izB09xJluiyCiUu8wbhCiKJ-PmUkO6_0_G32RH6zsfXyJ_3KdfRKbx_Uj2BAm5ghO8XkeK&hc_ref=ARTSDlN1-THREl1puiKugzpFAtzn0SZMUXRKNC28bfjjpuiTUSnq91gFI9vNRVCUba8

SATIE4-https://www.facebook.com/FirstUnitarianChurchNB/videos/765927407569104/?__tn__=%2CdkC-R&eid=ARCrhdls0rp_vJB3OYKVPBLCOC8QRn_P5xalB-b3CjZJ79U28TjFPVRXh0QyJi1LRH_DwgfD-CvHplaC&hc_ref=ARQ24eLL_cqkyRuNcMKLXwu36nMhVBdW4K67lEsA3yGQwKD5A2fWySgL1TNaU5WPNmM

Here’s a sweet gift from Alan Powers…Enjoy!AlanEasterBonnet

SUNDAY APRIL12,2020- EASTER

https://www.facebook.com/FirstUnitarianChurchNB/videos/1094573747584412/?eid=ARBP29WBm-EirF33CyZcaqw9H3hbBPb0rdbpNCP-zUrm3ww5HXqaDAucQR8YbMQPE9hBGcNgOyMnlnRx

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020- Liberations and Lawnchair Larry
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020- Virtual Sunday Service- Wisdom from John O’Donohue
 
SUNDAY MARCH 22, 2020- Virtual Sunday Service- Spring & Belonging
 
A message from Karen at our page:
WE WILL BE POSTING WEEKLY INSPIRATION LIVE ON SUNDAYS AT 11am ON FACEBOOK. LINKS WILL BE POSTED HERE AND ON THE VIRTUAL SUNDAY PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH AT ANY TIME. 
 
SOUL MATTERS THEMES 2020
Jan- Integrity
Feb- Resilience
March- Wisdom
April- Liberation
May- Thresholds
June- Play

If you would like to join the Soul Matters Small Group Discussions, which will be happening via Zoom, please email Sarah at admin@uunewbedford.org and we will invite you to the meeting. If you need instructions for Zoom, include that request in your email.

In 2020, we will be continuing our “Soul Matters” program, a thematic program of worship, small group ministry, and RE, which gives us a monthly focus and interactive resources. I encourage people to take home the packets, which can be found in the parish hall, to engage with the monthly topic, engage in conversation, or download the playlist for Spotify. You can visit the Facebook page here to find out more and engage with other congregations who are following the program: https://www.facebook.com/soulmatterssharingcircle/

 

Church Office Hours

MON – FRI 10 to 1
You may call the office 508-994-9686
or Email our Administrator Sarah French Storer at
 
Minister’s Office Hours
TUES – THURS 10 to 1
Karen Andersen can be reached at the office,508-994-9686
or by mobile phone at 508-441-9344
or email her at kandersenuunb@gmail.com

 

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