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Worship Services

During the public health crisis we have moved our worship services online, and are conducting them together with our sister congregation, the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society (MUUS) in Woodbury, Connecticut.  You can see our live stream every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM.  We begin the stream 10 minutes before the service starts to give everybody a chance to connect. 

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YOUTUBE

You can access our live stream on Sunday at 10:30 AM as well as watch prior services on our YouTube Channel

go.uumeriden.org/services

FACEBOOK

We Live Stream our service on Facebook as well where you can join the online community during the service and in watch-parties set up by other members.

facebook.com/uumeriden/live

Worship Theme for August – “Emergence”

August 9th
10:30 AM

“Swimming to the Other Side”

Ours is a faith of hope, and a vision of a world where justice and compassion is alive.  What might such a world look like, and are the times we find ourselves in an opportunity to bring that world into being?

Jeff May

 UU Meriden Worship Associate
Worship Leader

Watch on Youtube *

 

* Live video begins streaming 10 minutes prior to service.

August 16th
10:30 AM

“A Tunnel?  We’re In a Tunnel?”

How to see light at the end of the tunnel, if we lose sight of the tunnel?   Rev. Jan reflects on UUMeriden’s role as a Sanctuary Congregation – a seemingly never ending tunnel . . .  that had some very meaningful light at the end.  What can real emergence look like?

Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull

 Retired Minister, UUMeriden
Worship Leader

Watch on Youtube *

 

* Live video begins streaming 10 minutes prior to service.

August 23rd
10:30 AM

“Back to School”

Rev. Tony Lorenzen  

a photo of our minister Tony Lorenzen

Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Minister, UUMeriden and MUUS
Worship Leader

Watch on Youtube *

 

* Live video begins streaming 10 minutes prior to service.

August 30th
10:30 AM

“UU the Vote”

Ed, with the assistance of the MUUS and UUMeriden Social Justice Councils, addresses the importance of making sure every voice is heard in what may be one of the most critical elections in our history. 

Ed Edelson

 MUUS
Worship Leader

Watch on Youtube *

 

* Live video begins streaming 10 minutes prior to service.

 

PREVIOUS SERVICES

DESCRIPTIONS AND LINKS TO RECORDINGS OF RECENT ONLINE SERVICES

August 2nd
10:30 AM

“Becoming Who We Are”

 My whole self is not the same as it was a 40 years ago, 10 years ago, 10 minutes ago. So who am I? Who are you? How do we recognize ourselves over time? In ways we cannot anticipate, we are becoming who we are.

Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull

 Retired Minister, UUMeriden
Worship Leader

View Recorded Service

 

* Live video begins streaming 10 minutes prior to service.

July 26th
10:30 AM

“When Southbury Said ‘No’ to the Nazis”

Ed will share the journey of this story from obscurity to being a pivotal part of a major exhibit at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum where its message and meaning has been shared with thousands.

Ed Edelson

 MUUS
Worship Leader

July 19th
10:30 AM

“White, Like Me”

Rev. Tony Lorenzen shares stories from his personal history of waking up white and the lessons he’s learned so far about racism and white supremacy culture.

a photo of our minister Tony Lorenzen

Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Minister, UUMeriden and MUUS
Worship Leader

July 12th
10:30 AM

“The Real Dangers of Universalism”

Where can we find hope in these times, and how can we live into that hope?

Sierra-Marie Gerfao, MDiv

Guest Speaker

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* Live video begins streaming 10 minutes prior to service.

July 5th
10:30 AM

“What Song to Sing?”

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the 4th of July, whitewashed patriotic songs, and what we might sing instead.

a photo of our minister Tony Lorenzen

Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Minister, UUMeriden and MUUS
Worship Leader

View Recorded Service

 

* Live video begins streaming 10 minutes prior to service.

June 30th

Live from General Assembly

Our service on 6/30 was the public Sunday Morning online worship service of the UUA General Assembly

 

Rev. Joan Javier-Duval

From the Live Stream of the virtual UUA General Assembly Sunday Worship

June 21st
10:30 AM

Play The Way You Practice

Rev. Tony on how we might look at play as a reflection of who we are.

a photo of our minister Tony Lorenzen

Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Minister, UUMeriden and MUUS
Worship Leader

June 14th
10:30 AM

Calvinball

Rev. Tony reflects on the difference between finite and infinite games with the help of a certain little boy and his stuffed tiger.

a photo of our minister Tony Lorenzen

Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Minister, UUMeriden and MUUS
Worship Leader

June 7th
10:30 AM

It Takes Practice

Special guest Matt Meyer shares music and thoughts on how just “practicing” can begin a path to a better world.

Matt Meyer

Worship Leader

May 31st
10:30 AM

Graduation Day

Rev. Tony Lorenzen celebrates all those who are crossing thresholds into new phases of the life without the usual ceremonies due to corona virus. High School and College graduates, those getting married, and those having children are doing so without the social recognition and support that accompany these public rites of passage. We take time to recognize and honor them.

a photo of our minister Tony Lorenzen

Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Minister, UUMeriden and MUUS
Worship Leader

May 24th
10:30 AM

The Tipping Point

In this service, Jeff May reflects on those events in each of our lives as individuals – and as a community – that separate time into “before” and “after”, and how we  might look at these moments, as difficult as they may be, as an opportunity to shape what comes after to be more in alignment with our Unitarian Universalist principles.

Jeff May

Worship Associate, UUMeriden 
Worship Leader

May 17th
10:30 AM

Echo of a Lamentation

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on how rituals and prayers of lament help us express and deal with sadness, grief, loss and trauma so that a new normal can return joy to us. From the psalms to the blues, lamentation is a threshold of healing.

a photo of our minister Tony Lorenzen

Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Minister, UUMeriden and MUUS
Worship Leader

May 10th
10:30 AM

Combating Antisemitism

What are the ways that we, as Unitarian Universalists, can assist our Jewish sisters and brothers in the fight against antisemitism?

Rabbi Eric Polokoff

Temple B’nai Israel, Southbury

Guest Speaker

May 3rd
10:30 AM

From Small Things, Big Things One Day Come

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on how Small Group ministry deepens and strengthens our spiritual journey beyond what we can achieve alone.

a photo of our minister Tony Lorenzen

Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Minister, UUMeriden and MUUS
Worship Leader

 

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