September Worship Services
at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

  Our Sunday services meet at 10 AM in the Great Hall and are followed by a social hour. 
Childcare is available.  All are welcome.

September 9
The Water Remembers
The Reverend Janet Bush and Jessica Harwood
Our theme for September is renewal.  Join us for a service for all ages that will
include story, singing, and our traditional in-gathering water ceremony.  You are welcome to bring a small vial of water that represents something important to you. 

September 16
Breach and Repair

The Reverend Janet Bush
What do we do when trust is broken, when values or relationships on which we have depended seem damaged beyond hope of repair?  What does the Yom Kippur practice of asking and granting forgiveness offer each of us? 

September 23
Finding the Zone
The Reverend Janet Bush
In the 1920s, Russian psychologist Leo Vygotsky developed a theory of learning using a concept he dubbed the “Zone of Proximal Development.”  These are conditions under which children are most likely to successfully learn something new.  Might this apply to adults as well, and especially to our ability to challenge deeply held beliefs and assumptions? Could it illuminate our struggles to understand and confront systemic racism and white supremacy culture?  How might we find our own “zone?”

September 30
“Isten Egy”
The Reverend Janet Bush
In Hungarian,“God is One.”  On the Sunday when our Transylvanian friends celebrate Thanksgiving, we’ll hear some of the fascinating history of Unitarianism in 16th century Transylvania. We’ll also hear how 21st century Unitarians across the globe have been exploring their commonalities and differences during a year-long commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the revolutionary Edict of Torda. 

Cancellation of Sunday Services
 In the event that Sunday services need to be cancelled, an announcement will be sent via email and will be posted on the Society's website.  In addition, the office phone message will be updated (by 8:00 AM Sunday morning) and television stations WWLP (Channel 22) and WGGB (Channel 40) will be notified.  It is recommended that you check at least 2 of these sources (e.g., you will not get the recorded phone message if the building is without power).  The decision to cancel services will be made no later than 7:30 AM on the Sunday in question.