Worship

Worship Services begin at 10:30am

We are offering outside services as weather permits.

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 office@shorelineunitarian.org to request an invitation, 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!

Upcoming Services

September 26 – ZOOM ONLY
“Finding Foxes” – Rev. Terry Sweetser
Picture all the people who have ever come to SUUS on Sunday morning. Absolute truth for some is completely false for others. Few other religions come together on those terms even once, let alone Sunday after Sunday. Our very presence at 10:30 AM is a mighty anthem to our common faith that a powerful and transcendent unity can be forged from diversity (at least on our good days!).

October 3 – ZOOM ONLY
Speaker, Lea Morris, presented by the SUUS Anti-Racism Team

October 10 – Multi-Platform
“The Living Journey: Shamanism and the Seventh Principle” – Speaker, Deb Pascale
Deborah Pascale has studied and lived shamanism for many years. It is her calling to help others learn the ancient ways and she will guide us through a meditation to find our spirit animal. (rescheduled from 9/5/21)

October 17 – Multi-Platform: Rev. Terry Sweetser

October 24 – Multi-Platform Rev. Terry Sweetser

October 31 – ZOOM ONLY: Rev. Terry Sweetser

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.

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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