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2024/03/03 "Life in a Generous Universe" with Jeff Giddings

If we are mindful and not wasteful, somehow we often receive what we need. A deep awareness of this cosmic generosity affects the way we feel about the world and other people. Bet Giddings will provide a musical offering, and Patty Simon’s recorder quartet will provide special music. The service will include a special announcement from Gil Cote about this year’s Pledge Drive.

This morning we welcome Jeff Giddings to the pulpit. Jeff is a longtime member of this church and now serves as Assistant Treasurer, member of the Finance Committee and the Parish Committee, weekly live-stream operator, and co-leader of the Spirit & Meaning Group. He is also on the board of the Matthew Mission Food Pantry in Taunton, MA.
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2024/03/31 "Passover, Ostara, Easter" with Rev. Peter Connolly

The Pagan, Jewish and Christian traditions all celebrate holy days in the Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Today, we'll look at how the traditions developed and how they can inform our spiritual journeys. The Chalice Choir will be singing. ...

2024/02/25 "Black Lives Matter. All Lives Matter." with Rev. Peter Connolly

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Today, we'll look at the reality behind the rhetoric in the continuing struggle for equality for all races in the United States, exploring what we mean by "social justice."
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2024/02/18 "African American Voices" with Rev. Peter Connolly

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From lives of hardship and persecution, Americans whose roots are in Africa have responded in ways thoughtful and inspiring. We'll spend some time with those stories today.
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2024/02/11 "Mr. Darwin and His God" with Rev. Peter Connolly

When he signed on as the ship's naturalist on HMS Beagle in 1831, Charles Darwin considered himself a Biblical literalist and a scripture-based moralist; his study of the natural world profoundly challenged those notions. What can we learn from Darwin's spiritual journey? ...

2024/02/04 "How (Not) to Pursue Happiness" with Rev. Dan Hotchkiss

The idea that we should live in the pursuit of happiness is embedded deep in our culture. We lose weight, earn money, make friends, and even cultivate our families and friendships in the hope of making ourselves happy. Dan Hotchkiss will share one of his favorite Bible books, Ecclesiastes, which offers some other ways to think about the purpose of our lives. ...

2024/01/28 "Claiming Our Destiny" with Rev. Peter Connolly

Is our destiny foretold? Or do we claim it by the actions we take, the responsibility we take for those actions, and the character that emerges from those decisions? ...

2024/01/21 "An Inner Light in a Time of Darkness" with Rev. Peter Connolly

In the dark months of the year, it is easy to get caught up in thoughts that are also dark, as we yearn for more daylight and spiritual illumination. Today, we'll talk about the resources available to us in challenging times, especially including inner resources. ...

2024/01/14 "The Challenge of Selma" with Rev. Peter Connolly

It's coming up to the 60th anniversary of "Mississippi Freedom Summer" and the 54-mile march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery. Today, we look back on lessons learned and consider lessons still to be learned. ...

2024/01/07 "Silence is Golden" with Norm Grenier

Socrates is often quoted as saying, “It is the wise person who knows that they do not know.” So why are we so uncomfortable with not knowing? Today we will explore the enduring value of leaving space for the unknown. The presentation will be by Norm Grenier, longtime member and frequent presenter at UU Middleboro. ...

2023/12/31 "Kwanzaa" with Adrienne Williams

What was Dr. Karenga’s intent in creating Kwanzaa in 1966? Has the holiday’s observance changed over time? As an educational, cultural holiday celebrating the history of Africans in America and throughout the African Diaspora, what role must it play in the current, divisive socio-political environment”. Let us mull these things over together and, of course, raise our voices in song and spirit! ...

2023/12/24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

There are many ways to view the Christmas story. The marginalization of the family of Jesus of Nazareth is one poignant theme that may have resonance for us today. ...

2023/12/17 "Whose Bible Is It, Anyway?" with Rev. Peter Connolly

A literal reading of any of the various English translations of the original Hebrew and Greek has provoked all kinds of trouble in the America of our day. Today, we'll look at ways to make our way through Biblical inconsistencies to see if this seminal text can still hold significance for us. ...