Worship

Virtual Worship Services begin at 10:30am

Until we are able to be together in our building, we are together on Zoom each week for Sunday services and fellowship.

Everyone on our current mailing list receives an email on Saturday morning with information to join our service.

Please contact office@shorelineunitarian.org before noon on Friday to request an invitation. 

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Services

December 6 – “Epiphanies of Possibility” – Rev. Terry Sweetser
It’s hard to know what’s awesome, to understand what will inspire awe or how to predict if something will become known as awesome. Let’s ponder awesome.

December 13 – “Festivals of Fire(Hanukkah) – Rev. Terry Sweetser
G. E. Wright, one of the most renowned biblical scholars living said, “You can take Christmas out of the New Testament, and you don’t lose much. Christmas is on the edge of not meaning much. It’s just another mid-winter struggle holiday like Hanukkah, Diwali, and Kwanzaa.” Or is it?

December 20 – “Pageant” – Rev. Terry Sweetser

December 24, 5pm – “Carols and Lessons”- Rev. Terry Sweetser

December 20 – “20/20 Friendship” – Gary Feder
In this day, age, and pandemic circumstances, we invite you to join us to explore the idea of friendship in our current age, specifically regarding 3 factors:  Social media friendships, how has that changed the idea of friendship?  Political polarization, can you be friends with people you disagree with?  Isolation, how has the pandemic affected our friendships, have we learned to connect differently, how is that working?


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.

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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