Worship Services begin at 10:30am
We are offering outside services as weather permits. Please check your weekend emails for updates.
Everyone on our current mailing list receives an email on Saturday and Sunday with the information on whether our service will be on Zoom, or on Zoom and in person.
If you are joining us in person, our greeters are available to welcome and assist you. Please bring your own chair, and mask. We ask that family groups or pods space themselves 3 feet from other non-related groups. Refreshments will not be served, but if you bring your own food and beverage, please enjoy them responsibly during our fellowship time. The online zoom option will also be available with the link being sent to all.
Children, pre-K through 12 will join the outdoor service for the first fifteen minutes and then gather for an activity with our Faith Formation director and team. On Sundays when we are Zoom only, activities will happen outdoors at SUUS at 1pm. Check for updates in the Weekly News and the Friday Faith Formation e-blast.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our Sunday Service updates, or you may click here for Zoom information. When you log on, please be sure your name is visible in your Zoom video feed.
We hope to see you soon!
November 28 – ZOOM ONLY: Rev. Terry Sweetser –“Festivals of Fire”
December 5 – Multi-platform & Zoom: Elise Morrison – “Bodies of Water“
December 12 – Multi-platform & Zoom: Rev. Terry Sweetser
December 19 – Multi-platform & Zoom: Rev. Terry Sweetser
December 24 – ZOOM ONLY: Rev. Terry Sweetser – Christmas Eve
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.
November 14 – “What Are You Reading” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch
October 24, 2021 – “Naomi’s Song”, Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch
September 12,2021 – “Coming Home”, Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch
August 29, 2021 – “The Calm Before the Storm”, Elise Morrison – click here to watch
June 21, 2021 – “Fielding Feathers”, Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch
June 6, 2021 – Ordination of Ann Kadlecek with SUUS and All Souls combined congregations – click here
May 30, 2021 – Reflections on Memorial Day”, Lay Leader, John Porter – click here to watch
May 16, 2021 – “Annual Flower Communion” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch
May 9, 2021 – “Our Many Mothers” – Reflections on Mother’s Day – click here to watch
May 2, 2921 – “Peripeteia” – Rev. Terry Sweetser, click here to watch
April 25, 2021 – “Re-wilding Our Yards” – Earth Day Service – click here to watch
April 18, 2021 – Being Our Best Selves” – Rev. Sweetser – click here to watch
April 11, 2021 – “My Way” – Dr. Hugh Bowen – click here to watch
April 4, 2021 – “Healing to Hope” – Rev. Sweetser – click here to watch
March 28, 2021 – “From Utter Darkness”- Rev. Sweetser – click here to watch
March 21, 2021 – “The Greatest Story Never Told” and Child Dedication- Rev. Sweetser – click here to watch.
March 14, 2021 – “What My Students Taught Me” – Shoreline member, Jenny Lee – click here to watch
March 7, 2021 – “Cooperative Creativity” – Rev. Sweetser – click here to watch
February 28, 2021 -“Beloved Community” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch
February 21, 2021– “Frugality” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch
February 14, 2021 – “Reflections of Our Community” – Sam King – click here to watch
February 7, 2021 – “Cathedrals of Community” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch
January 31, 2021 – “Imagination and Commitment are Dangerous” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch
January 24 , 2021 –: “Is Our UU Faith Worth It?” – Ellen Creane, SUUS member – click here
January 17, 2021 – Jan. 17, “Celbrating Black Lives” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here
January 10, 2021 – “Epiphany” – Rev. Terry Sweetser and Elise Morrison – click here to watch
January 3, 2021 – “The Greatest Show in Church” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch.
December 24, 2020 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch.
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.