Worship

Welcome Back!
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SUUS will offer in-person multi-platform worship in our building or outside.

Reservations are no longer required.

Faith Formation will start up again in September. Children begin in the sanctuary and then leave after the offering to go to the Fellowship Hall or outside for their exploration time. Contact our Director of Faith Formation, Amy Buckley for details.

PLEASE NOTE: Proof of vaccination (including booster if applicable) is required for those age +5. A mask is required indoors.

Please contact office@shorelineunitarian.org to receive our Sunday Service updates, or you may click here for Facebook Live. When you join please put your name in the Comment Box, so we can welcome you.

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Services

All services begin at 10:30am, unless otherwise noted.

August 7, 2022 – Rev. Erika Hewitt – “The Story of Forgiveness”

August 14, 2022 – Rev. Tara Humphries – “You Too Will Prosper”

August 21, 2022 – Elise Morrison (in person)

August 28, 2022 – Rev Carol Wolff (in person)

Recent Sermons

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.

July 31, 2022 – “Stride” – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd. Ingathering music starts at 00.35 and Reflections starts at 31:00

June 26, 2022 – General Assembly Sunday Worship

June 19, 2022 – “Now It’s Time to Say Good-bye”, Rev. Terry Sweetser.

June 12, 2022 – “Building Bridges” – Rev. Terry Sweetser

June 5, 2022 – “Putting out the Fires of Perfectionism” _ Rev. Terry Sweetser

May 22, 2022 – “Regrets, I’ve Had a Few” – Rev. Terry Sweetser’s sermon
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May 8, 2022 – “Mother Spirit”, Rev. Terry Sweetser – Click here to go to Facebook

April 24, 2022 – “Awakenings” – Member Reflections

April 10, 2022 – “On Making Triumphal Entries,” Rev. Terry Sweetser

April 3, 2022 – “Churning Waste Into Wonder,” Samual King

March 27, 2022 – “Falling In With The Stars,” Rev. Terry Sweetse

January 30, 2022 – “On Being A Star Thrower,” Rev. Terry Sweetser

January 23,2022 – “This, Not That,” Rev. David M. Horst

January 16,2022 – “From Power to Empowerment,” Rev. Terry Sweetser

January 9,2022 – “Paint the Sky Pink”, Rev. Terry Sweetser

January 2,2022 – “Being Wonderful You” – Jere Armen

December 26, 2021 – “Finding Joy in Holiday Traditions” – Sue Schaedler and the Worship Team

December 24, 2021 – “Christmas Eve” with Rev. Terry Sweetser, Amy Buckley and Steve Ernst.

December 19, 2021 – What’s Up With That” Christmas Pageant – Rev. Terry Sweetse, Amy Buckley and a cast of 20!

December 12,2021 – “Dance For Joy” – Rev. Terry Sweetser

December 5, 2021 – “Bodies of Water” – Elise Morrison, Worship Team

November 28, 2021 – “Festivals of Fire” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here

November 21,2021 – “People of the Long Water” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here

November 14, 2021 – “What Are You Reading” – Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch

November 7, 2021 – “Begin Again in Love” – Rev. Megan Lloyd Joiner click here to watch

October 31, 2021 – “You Can Go Home”, Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch

October 24, 2021 – “Naomi’s Song”, Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch

October 17, 2021 – “Forgive and Forsake”, Rev. Terry Sweetser – click here to watch

October 10, 2021 – “Shamanism: The Healing Journey”, Deb. Pascale – click here to watch

October 3, 2021 – “Side by Side: Cultivating Relationships”, Lea Morris – click here to watch

September 19, 2021 -“Humpback Harbinger”, 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.

Memorial Garden 1

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.

Memorial Garden

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.

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