Nurture Your Spirit ~ Help Heal the World
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society is a welcoming congregation that supports lifelong spiritual growth, fosters reverence for nature, promotes justice and serves the local and global community.
Childcare and Religious Education classes are available during our services, September through June. Childcare only during July & August.
"Love is the spirit of this church and service its law.
To dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another."
May 5, 10:30am - Rev. Karen G. Johnston - Practicing the Art of Losing
What happens if we lose ourselves, rather than get lost? How does intention and attention help us when we aren't sure where we are, where we are going, or how to respond to loss? Poetry entwined with this sermon will help us engage in this curious and mindful choice before us.
May 12, 10:30am - Rev. Jeanne Lloyd, “Nature as Spirit, 2” How is it that Earth became a possession to be exploited rather than a resource to be treasured and preserved? Borrowing from the research of Brock & Parker, Rev. Jeanne will explore Jesus’ teachings about Earth during his life and what then became of his teachings at the time of the Crusades (c. 1000 A.D.) This shift in thinking provides an important cornerstone to understanding what value we have placed on Earth across the millennia and the obstacles that remain if we are to become sustaining stewards of Earth’s grandeur and mystery.
May 19, 10:30am - Randall Spaulding, “Lead On, Wild Goose!” What do peace-makers and wild geese have in common? Yale Divinity School UU student, Randall Spaulding, will reflect on his journey from Mennonite pastor to Unitarian Universalist and the inspiration that the wild goose can be for advocating for justice and equality in the twenty-first century. As millions will be celebrating Pentecost today, we will reflect on the ancient Celtic symbol of the wild goose for the holy spirit, rarely considered because the wild goose is noisy, honking, and fierce - not the tame "dove" that is often the symbol in Christian congregations for the Spirit.
May 26, 10:30am - SUUS Minister, Rev. Claudia Elferdink, returns from her sabbatical and will lead the service this Sunday.
Religious Education Classes for children and youth, K-12 are held each Sunday at 10:30am. Childcare available for our youngest. For more information, contact Sierra-Marie Gerfao, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
Office Hours: Closed on Monday; Tuesday through Friday: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Social Justice Work at SUUS
Social Action is integral to our faith and living our values. Our current Social Action Committee has opportunities for all members to become engaged in areas that are meaningful to them and that support our values and principles.
The Social Action Free Friday Film Night will offer the PBS Special, "Makers – Women Who Make America," on May 17th at 7pm at SUUS, 297 Boston Post Road, Madison. Free and open to the public. This documentary tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves.hows the history of the struggles that women went through for the last 50 years, and are still going through, on the road to equality in every sphere of life. A discussion follows the screening with Gretchen Raffa, Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.
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THIS SATURDAY, MAY 18 - FREE 4th Annual Shoreline Spring Festival on the Madison Green.10am-5pm: Fine arts & artisan, food, farm, and fair trade. Over 120 exhibitors. Music by The Jolly Beggars. ALL EXHIBITION SPACES HAVE BEEN SOLD!
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