Lay Led Summer Worship Services
at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

 All summer services meet at 10 AM in the Great Hall unless otherwise noted
and will be followed by socializing with lemonade in the Parlor. 
Childcare will be offered.  All ages are welcome in the Great Hall.

July 14 - Transylvania Partner Church Service
USNF Youth Group

On their return from visiting our partner church in Transylvania, members of our youth group will reflect on their experience.

July 21 - Always Waking
Elaine Apthorp

The spiritual challenges inherent in building consciousness and living in its imperfect light.

July 28 - Collective Impact as a Door to Spirituality
Cherry Sullivan

August 4 - Keeping Score
David Mix Barrington

In the TV comedy series The Good Place, one's fate in the afterlife is determined by a numerical score based on one's good and bad actions in this world. We'll consider this idea from a number of angles (including spoilers for the show).

August 11 - i thank You God for most this amazing...
Ellen Dickinson

e.e. Cummings’ poem inspires this service on life’s amazing gift.

August 18 - A Zen Buddhist Perspective on Happiness
David Caruso
In this service Rev. David Shunyo Caruso, a Zen priest, will reflect on the Zen approach to the cessation of suffering and finding happiness and contentment in life.  In an unexpected twist, the result ends up with more questions that answers - and perhaps that's just the key.

August 25 - Annual Laurel Park Service
Janet Spongberg
Note: On this date we will congregate at the Laurel Park Association on North King Street in Northampton. See www.laurelparkarts.org for directions.

September 1 - Annual Poetry Service
Generations

Sarah Metcalf
Poems of ancestors, descendents, humans, animals, the corridor at whose end the door stands open.

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.