First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro
We Put Love at the Very Center of Our Life Together
Rev. Danielle Di Bona preaching
This morning we welcome the Reverend Danielle Di Bona to the pulpit. Rev. Di Bona has served Unitarian Universalism for 30 years and is the 2018 recipient of the Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism. In her retirement, Rev. Di Bona serves as the Palliative Care Chaplain at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA.
In Person and Online
Plymouth County is currently in the Yellow (Medium) risk level for Covid. Masks are required at our worship services and most other indoor group events in our building. Worship or program leaders may unmask when speaking or singing.
Anyone experiencing virus symptoms or with known exposure is asked to worship with us online and refrain from other building use
If you are looking for a spiritual home, come in and experience our open minds, open hearts and open doors. Our liberal religious congregation has been serving individuals and families in Middleborough and surrounding towns with great music, meaningful and thought-provoking sermons and opportunities to give back. We are committed to spiritual growth and lifelong learning with religious exploration that promotes creativity, integrity and compassion. We work together to build a world that is more loving and more just for all people.
Join us for a congregational Rummage Sale! This is a multi-family sale involving many families with plenty of treasures to be had – gently used items and more stuff!! Something for everyone – some furniture, clothes, household items, tools and more! To reserve a table to rent for $25, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
Our church has been recording services for years and putting them on Public Access TV. Then in March 2020, the Covid epidemic pushed us into high gear. Without missing a beat, we put our services online by Zoom, staffed initially by the husbands of our minister and music director. Study groups, choir rehearsals, ministerial office … Read more
Whether we measure it by the meteorological calendar or the astronomical, there’s no denying that fall has arrived. Our FUUSM community marked the beginning of a new church year, as well, with our annual ingathering service and water communion. From many places, many streams, we brought our containers of water, combining in one bowl this symbol of our ongoing life together. Then we added the water to our memorial garden, honoring our past and adding promise to our future. Read more
What joy to be back in our precious resonant Sanctuary on Sunday mornings – congregants scattered throughout the room, rafters lifting with soaring voices, technology streaming to those who cannot be with us in person. We are indeed back in church, and we are on a roll. Choir registration is currently on hold because our numbers are maxed out. This is not a bad problem! The Chalice Choir sings for worship every other Sunday, and the “non-choir” Sundays are reserved for musicians to share solos or ensembles. Several years ago, we had an occasional “Family Choir” where any singers who showed up at 10:00 practiced a song together to share in a Musical Offering for the service. It was a fun intergenerational happening. Anybody up for this in October? Read more
Welcome Back Everyone! Sunday School is back in person this year!! Church starts at 10:30, and we will be meeting during the church service and head downstairs after the Message for All Ages around 10:45. Registration is rolling and can be completed at any time. Religious Exploration: This year we are Exploring Beyond Our Walls. Every day our children are often faced with difficult decisions and situations. We have agreed as a group to really try to understand and learn our Seven Principles, and through the year we will be collecting gems that will represent our learnings through moral tales. Read more
The Cash in the Plate for the month of October is going to the Movement Voter Fund, a 501(c)(3) branch of the Movement Voter Project. The Movement Voter Fund supports grassroots movements working to expand multiracial democracy by building power in Black, Latinx, AAPI, Native, immigrant, LGBTQ+, Muslim, and other communities. Visit https://movementvoterfund.org.
Thanks to the efforts of many, new stage lighting designed by Stephen Larrett has been installed in the front of our sanctuary. A crew consisting of Mark Belanger, Jim Bonnar, Dan Hotchkiss, Bill Howe, Brian Kowalski, Marc MacQueen, and Alan Melchior did most of the work, all under the active leadership of Rick Benard. The … Read more