Virtual Worship Services begin at 10:30am
Our Sunday Services are held on Zoom until we are able to be together again.
Everyone on our current mailing list receives an email on Saturday morning with the Zoom information. If you would like to join our service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before noon on Friday to request an invitation.
We hope to see you soon!
September 20, 2020 – “A World Community, 6th Principle” – Rev. Lloyd
Join us as we celebrate our 6th Unitarian Universalist principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
Please share pictures, stories or poems of the ways that this principle plays out in your life in these times, with Rev. Jeanne by Thursday, September 17th. For the service, please wear today’s Principle color: Indigo. (First day of Faith Formation)
September 27, 2020 – ” Forgiveness” – Rev. Lloyd
As we approach the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, we reflect on themes of atonement and repentance. How we are with one another matters. Striving towards restored relations by mending fences is important for the individual and for communities. Join Rev. Jeanne as she explores the concept of forgiveness and its many faces, including its value, its limitations, and its place in our society. During the service, participants may choose to participate in an atonement ritual that encourages each of us to let go of that which weighs heaviest on our hearts. Please take time in the days before this service to consider deeply that which you regret and can still mend.
October 4, 2020 – “Respect for All Existence, 7th Principle” – Rev. Lloyd
Join us as we celebrate our 7th Unitarian Universalist principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Please share pictures, stories or poems of the ways that this principle plays out in your life in these times, with Rev. Jeanne by October 1st.
This page contains an archive of past sermons at SUUS. Note that sermons are copyrighted and belong to the person who wrote them. Please contact the minister or speaker if you want to use a quote or other material on this page.
June 14, 2020 – “5th Principle – Conscience & Democracy” – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
June 7, 2020 – “Reflection on the 4th Principle – Search for Truth and Meaning“ – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
May 31, 2020 – “Justice, Equity and Compassion“ – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
April 26, 2020 – “Principles to Live By” – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
April 12, 2020 – “Easter – Celebrating Spring’s Resurrection“ – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
March 29, 2020 – “Unchartered Waters“ – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
March 22, 2020 – “Finding Another Way“ – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
March 15, 2020 – “The Great Pause“ – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
Unitarian Universalist Rites of Passage
Life passages are an important part of our spiritual life together…
Unitarian Universalist rites of passage begin as we celebrate the arrival of our children in Child Dedication ceremonies where parents, children and adults in the congregation commit to the raising of our newest young ones. Please click on the following link for more information about this meaningful rite of passage at SUUS: Child Dedications at SUUS
Coming of Age is a year-long program where our young teens prepare for adulthood by learning more about our Unitarian Universalist tradition and activity. At the end of the year we recognize our new young adults in the Coming of Age Service.
Becoming a Member is a rite of passage we celebrate when people join our congregation. This ceremony is brief and is held in a Sunday Service.
Marriage have long been how we celebrate the life-long love between two people. Shoreline UU Society has been conducting Civil Union Ceremonies for decades, but since it has been legal in CT and now in all 50 states, we are pleased to be able to offer marriage to everyone.
Memorials and Funerals are how we celebrate the end of life at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist. Working with the family, in poetry, music and reflections, we share our memories and say good-bye to beloved friends and family. Family members and Friends of SUUS can be memorialized in our Memorial Garden, and cremation remains may be interred there.
Douglas A. Farmer, Jr. Memorial Garden
Designed by long-time SUUS member Laura French, and dedicated in 1997, the Douglas A. Farmer, Jr. Memorial Garden serves as a memorial area for Shoreline UU Society members, their partners, and families.
The Memorial Garden Committee maintains the Garden and burial plots, and plans and facilitates with families for the committal of cremains. Options available include the burial of ashes and/or the placement of a brass memorial plaque in the Garden. A Remembrance Book, containing biographical information and photographs is kept in the Memorial Cabinet in the church library. Please contact our minister or the church office for more information.