About Our Services
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Sunday Services follow a traditional Unitarian Universalist structure. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about an hour. Religious Education for children is held simultaneously. There is a “family corner” with children’s toys for children who would like to stay in the Service with their parents. Nursery care is also provided. Scroll down to see the schedule of services for the month.
Elements of a typical morning worship service usually include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational segment, such as a “The Story”
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
- A meditation or prayer
- Readings—ancient or contemporary
- A sermon given by a professional minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
- An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation or for justice work in the community.
Summer is upon us, and we want to bring you the following schedule of Summer Services as they now stand. Please confirm the time change for our first week together as we are live streaming the worship from GA!
Any questions, please contact Stew Weldon at [email protected]
Sunday, JUNE 24 – 10:00 – 11:30
Sunday Morning Worship: No Time for Casual Faith, General Assembly 2018 General Assembly 2018 This event is scheduled to be presented at SKUUF as our first Summer Service on Sunday, June 24, 2018; 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Live streaming video will be available during that time.
Sunday, July 1 – 9:30 – 10:30
Paul Phillips with update on the current violence in Nicaragua, which is ongoing and spreading. (The death toll, by recent count, is at 170.) Live Skype link with Michael Boudreau in La Paz to tell us the latest news. Special collection for Compas de Nicaragua, which is suffering financially because all of the service trips to Compas have been cancelled due to dangerous conditions.
Sunday, July, 8 – 9:30 – 10:30
Personal Reflections on Issues of Social Justice
Thanks in part to our Endowment, Cindy Spring and Kat Legier attended Social Justice Conferences in June. Kat spent three days in DC at an Am. Civil Liberties Conf. and Cindy attended a two day workshop entitled “Exploring the Racial Body and Mind” in St. Paul. We looking forward to sharing our “new learnings” with you.
Sunday July 15 – 9:30 - 10:30
Whitney Howarth “The Immigration Crisis” Immigration is a
hot button topic these days but what do you now about the story of migration and
refugee resettlement in our own New Hampshire? Come discuss the story of migrants,
asylum seekers and refugees in the Granite State and learn stories of hope and
heartbreak. We’ll discuss current immigration trends in the state and focus on the past
few decades of refugee resettlement. Who are the communities impacted and what is it
like to be dislocated from everything you hold dear to start again in a foreign land?
Come learn more about how UU’s can help support and empower our new American
Sunday July 22 – 9:30 – 10:30
“Starr King comes to Plymouth” presented by Kathy Hillier. Rev. Thomas Starr King: A Giant in His Time– Small, frail and homely, King held no degrees or even a high school diploma, yet he became one of the best known figures of his time. He was a frequent visitor to our area, and left a legacy on both the eastern and western shores of our country.
Sunday, July 29 – 9:30 – 10:30
“The remarkable octopus”. Nancy Chaddock shares what she has learned about this oceanic creature from NH author Sy Montgomery’s book, The Soul of an Octopus.
Sunday, August 5 – 9:30 – 10:30
Stew Weldon topic “Weird (and unusual) New Hampshire” Details to Follow ASAP
Sunday, August 12 – 9:30 – 10:30
2018 Nicaragua Youth Group Trip presented by Bob and Jane Clay Details to Follow ASAP
Sunday, August 19 – 9:30 – 10:30
Plymouth State University Roundtable Details to Plymouth State has started to unveil its new curriculum based around integrated clusters by wiping out departments and schools in favor of allowing students to cross disciplines. It is the first university in America to do so. What are the implications for the local community? In this panel, you will learn the touchpoints with PSU.
Sunday, August 26 – 9:30 – 10:30
“Black Lives Matter” service Details to Follow ASAP