Welcome to services in our Sanctuary!
Worship This Sunday
Sunday, September 24th
September 24, 2023 Erev Yom Kippur (Day of preparation for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which begins at sundown Sunday night.)
Preaching: The Rev. Lee Bluemel, The Welcome We Crave
Reflecting: NP member Lorryn Kinkaid, The High Holy Days… and a Secret
Musicians: Adult Choir with Anna Choi, soprano soloist; Barry Low, accordion; Christina Kennedy, Assistant Music Director, violin and directing
Our Meeting House looks like a traditional Christian Meeting House and a lot of people have no idea what Unitarian Universalism is. Was “coming out” as a Unitarian Universalist tough for you? Given how exclusionary many Christian churches have been and our own 378 year long exclusionary history, can we expect seekers to truly understand or trust just how welcoming we are when it comes to theological/philosophical breadth and personal life stories? How might an ethic of welcome, habits of hospitality and inclusion be an ongoing way of making amends for an exclusionary past… and countering the rise of hate and fascism in our society? Lorryn Kinkaid will share a reflection about being raised Jewish and our music will again be from the Jewish tradition. Join us!
Special Collection – Hike for Hope
Lazarus House, Lawrence, Mass
Hike for Hope is a 5K Walk/Run in Andover to benefit the Lazarus House Ministries in Lawrence, MA. This year, Lazarus House is celebrating their 40th, anniversary of service to the Merrimack Valley providing food, clothing shelter advocacy and community outreach to families in the greater Lawrence area. Many recipients of their services have gone on to own businesses, become leaders in the community and instill in their children the need to help others. North Parish has supported this organization and event for several years. Click here to learn more.
Please note: If you have recently been exposed to COVID or are having possible symptoms, please join us via Zoom rather than in person.
Help us create lovely Sundays!
Here are ways you can help:
Join our Sunday team as Greeters, Ushers, Coffee Hour hosts, Zoom hosts, Caring Team Hosts, Musicians, or help with our RE Children and Youth programs. Here is more information about these roles.
Honor a loved one with a donation of the Sunday flowers or weekly steeple lighting
Register your youth for our Children and Youth Classes
Help out with our Children and Youth programs. North Parish runs cooperative programs to fulfill our mission of UU faith development for children and youth. Parents and non-parents are part of this ministry in a variety of roles. We need you!
Volunteers are also needed for a variety of roles outside Sunday morning classroom, including planning roles on the Youth Adult Team or Elementary RE Team, and as companions to youth as COA mentors or coordinators. For those roles, please email Director of Family Religious Education. Thank you!
What to expect during a Sunday Service
There are many ways to participate in our service. Whether you choose to sit and absorb, stand and sing, or offer your talents to our musical offerings or a reading, we are glad to see you. Here is a broader description of what you might find.