Sunday Services

Worship services at the Unitarian Church of Sharon are currently both in person and on Zoom. Our in-person services are mask-optional in a ventilated sanctuary.

Details of the upcoming Sunday service are posted at https://www.uusharon.org/oos/ by Saturday morning. If you’d like to attend virtually, navigate to this page on Sunday mornings and use the link below – or click the Watch Live button in the blue banner of this or the Home page.

10:30 am Worship Service From September through June we have a regular church service from 10:30 – 11:30 am which is followed by a time of fellowship. All ages are welcome at this service although we do have a service geared especially for families with children in grades 8 and under. See below for details. About once per month, we combine these two services into one 10:30 intergenerational service, usually for special occasions such as holidays and holy days.

10 a.m. Family Service Our interactive family worship services support parents and children in talking with one another about Unitarian Universalist values. We explore big topics and ask big questions. We make meaning through dialogue and are encouraged to continue the conversation beyond worship. Watch this space for upcoming topics.

UCS Zoom link for Sunday Worship services

For more information on Zoom scroll to next page.


WORSHIP SCHEDULE

April 7

10:00 AM Family Worship: Hannah and the Ramadan Gift

Ramadan ends with Eid-al-Fitr this week on April 10th.  This morning we will hear a story about a girl named Hannah who is too young to fast for Ramadan but wants to celebrate, and her grandfather shows her how.  This story full of warmth and heart will illustrate the observance of Ramadan and the power of good deeds.

10:30 AM Worship: Peace Is Possible

In preparation for the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace, which is coming up in a month, we will learn about the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and how it relates to our faith as Unitarian Universalists. Rev. Jolie will share how working with the Peace Institute changed her life, and we may have a guest speaker to share the pulpit as well.

April 14

10:00 AM Family Worship: Lessons from the Great Story Part I: Where does Creativity Come from? 

Last month we introduced the Great Story of the Universe through the lens of a creation story. Creation stories can offer us a sense of identity and provide us with life lessons.  So what can we glean from it? This week is part I of Lessons from the Great Story

10:30 AM Worship: Creating Fairness in the Land of Plenty

Article II Sermon Series: Equity

Today we continue our sermon series on our UU values as described in our newly proposed Article II of our UUA Bylaws, by exploring the value of Equity. The bylaw revision declares: “every person has the right to flourish with inherent dignity and worthiness.” What does equity have to do with inherent worth and dignity? Rev. Jolie preaching.

April 21

10:00 AM Family Worship: Lessons from the Great Story Part II: The Circle of Life.

If there was one thing that stood out during the Great Story, it was the number of extinctions! As difficult as it can be, death is in fact natural and creative. And no less sacred than life. 

10:30 AM Worship: I Tried Not Trying, Rev. Ken Reeves, Guest Minister

“Try not to try,” Zen Buddhism advises its practitioners. When that does not work, Zen suggests: “Quit trying not to try.” When all else fails: “Quit quitting.” But what about being in control of one’s life — “the master of my fate; the captain of my soul”?   This service will explore the tension between quitting and controlling and describe the spiritual experience.  

Rev. Ken Reeves bio: The Rev. Ken Reeves is a graduate of the Starr King School for the Ministry, and has served congregations in Ohio and Delaware.  He has also earned a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.  He is currently a clinical psychologist with a therapy practice and a consulting psychologist with the Center for Career Development and Ministry.  He is also the author of: The Whole Church, Congregational Leadership Guided by Systems Theory.

April 28 INTERGENERATIONAL

10:30 AM Worship: Animal Blessing

Bring your animals to church today for a blessing! Yes, real live pets are invited, as well as cherished stuffies or photos. Together we will delight in all the beings we share this Earth with.  Rev. Jolie leading the service.