January Worship Services
at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

All services meet at 10 AM in the Great Hall, unless otherwise specified, and are followed by
a social hour.  All ages are welcome and childcare is provided.

January 7
When Will You Grow Up?
The Reverend Janet C. Bush
Are we ever grown up?  This service will include readings and reflection on learning and growing throughout our lifetimes.

January 14 - A Service for All Ages
Hands Across the Hills
The Reverend Sarah Pirtle
Heart-centered dialogue seeks not to change the other but to know each other. Sarah will tell stories about her experiences as part of the Leverett and Kentucky exchange and with teen dialogues with Muslim teens, and will share songs from her new online "Hope Sings" collection. Sarah Pirtle is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and an Interfaith Minister.

January 21
Imperfect Endings
The Reverend Janet C. Bush and Booker Bush, M.D.
A shared sermon on making meaning at the end of life. Booker Bush is a primary care physician with a passion for teaching doctors about compassionate care and about having difficult conversations, including those around death and dying. 

January 28
We Rise Again?
The Reverend Beth Miller
Beliefs about a spirit world and reincarnation vary in different religions, cultures, and eons. Today there are legitimate university studies exploring past lives. You may be surprised to hear of these ideas within both Unitarian and Universalist history. In keeping with our January theme, we will explore possible cycles beyond what we normally think of as life.

Beth Miller is a recently retired UU minister who moved to Northampton in May to be near family and has attended services at USNF several times. She spent thirty years of active ministry serving congregations in Nova Scotia, Mentor, OH, Carmel, CA, Rockledge, FL, and as Director of Ministry and Professional Leadership for the Unitarian Universalist Association. 

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.