sunday service

Sunday Service February 12

”A broader view of love.” In honor of Valentine’s Day we will consider the complexities of love in community. Jennifer Blue will lead a circle worship centering on what we love about Hopedale. Adult RE, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, on book “A Chosen Faith.”

Sunday Service February 5

February 5 -“Where Do We Come From? Where Are We Going?”  Thomas Starr King is famous for observing “Universalists believe God is too good to damn them while Unitarians think they are too good to be damned.” With the merging of our two great faiths 50 years ago, we have grown even less concerned with … Continued

Service This Sunday, November 27

November 27 “Creating Messages of Gratitude” In what do you place your trust? What sustains you in difficult times? What are you most thankful for in life? This experiential service, created by our Student Minister and based on a spiritual exercise by the Rev. Lisa Ward, will offer you the chance to compose a message of … Continued

Service This Sunday, November 6

November 6 “Herding Turtles.” In the midst of a lengthy meandering Board meeting Alan Miller, who was president of the congregation at the time, remarked, “Organizing Unitarian Universalists is like herding turtles.” This Sunday the Reverend Chris Buice, who was ordained by this congregation and who served us as student minister from 1995-98, will return to … Continued

Association Sunday Giving

On Sunday, October 16, Hopedale will join other Unitarian Universalist congregations across the country in celebrating “Association Sunday.” Please join us on October 16 and look for the special donation envelopes in your Order of Service.

Sunday Service, October 2

October 2-”Judgment, Repentance, Atonement.” Judgment, repentance and atonement are not terms we Unitarian Universalists often say. In this week between the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we’ll examine how acknowledging our failings and offering forgiveness to ourselves and others can help us become more at peace with the world. A time of … Continued

Service This Sunday, September 25

“Learning to Lead or What I Learned at Summer Camp (UU Midwest Leadership School)” – Jennifer Blue and Genevieve O’Malley-Knight.  Join Jennifer and Genevieve to learn about their experiences this summer at UU Midwest Leadership School at Beloit College, in lovely Beloit, Wisc. Genevieve was in her second year as a leader (after attending as … Continued

Peace Pole comes to Hopedale

Part of Hopedale’s weekly spoken affirmation is “to dwell together in peace.” Our new Peace Pole is a reminder that we seek peace not only among our congregation, but throughout the world. Thanks to everyone who gathered for Sept. 4’s circle worship “On Love’s Side,” and on 9/11 for Bruce Beisner’s service on “Peacemakers in … Continued

Service this Sunday, September 11th.

“Being Peacemakers in a World of Violence.”  Ten years ago this month, we were shocked and saddened by the horrific events in New York, Washington and in rural Pennsylvania. The attacks of 9/11 caused fear and anxiety to envelop our nation and began a chain of events which had consequences we still live with a … Continued

Welcome to September! This Sunday, September 4 at Hopedale

September 4-“On Love’s Side: Preparing for 9/11/11.” On Love’s Side: Preparing for 9/11/11. We anticipate a difficult week for everyone in advance of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. We come together this Sunday with song and reflection as we contemplate what it means right now to be standing on the side of love. The … Continued