Speaker: Rev. Matthew McHale

Earth Day Service – Inspired by Our Love for the World

In the face of global warming, ecological devastation, economic inequality, and widespread injustice, it is easy to feel powerless, overwhelmed, cynical or despairing. This Sunday Rev. Matthew and members of Emerson’s environmental justice ministry we will explore how we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power … read more.

Mindfulness vs. Tech Brain

The widespread use of smartphones, computers and the internet has rewired our brains in numerous ways, including shorter attention spans and leaving us more distracted. Mindfulness practices are an antidote to distraction, helping us to be awake and aware of the present moment.

Linda … read more.

Easter Sunday

Easter celebrates the story of Jesus being brought back to life, but it is also the story of a community figuring out how to move forward after a loss, despite their confusion, uncertainty and grief. This Sunday we reflect on that which has helped bring us back to life when … read more.

One Year Later

It’s been a year since our lives were totally upended by the Coronavirus, one year since the physical distancing began and we last met together. This Sunday we reflect on what we’ve lost and what we’ve learned over the past year.

Todd Covert, Worship Associate

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Respect Yourself

Our first Unitarian Universalist Principle calls us to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and that includes ourselves. Only through respect for ourselves, can we truly respect others.

Melissa Marote, Worship Associate

Choral Anthem:  “Be Still, Look Up, and Listen” by Mark Patterson

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The Limits of Mercy

Mercy and forgiveness are regarded as virtues many religious traditions. Yet we sometimes rush to forgive those who have done harm, at the expense of those they have harmed. Where is the line between mercy, accountability and justice? Is there a limit to mercy?

Julie Borden, … read more.

“Have Mercy”

Mercy isn’t quite the same as forgiveness, or kindness, or compassion. How might cultivating a quality of mercy have to do with how we UUs strive to live in these times?

David Early, Worship Associate

Special Music: Sharra Romany will perform “Angel,” by Sarah McLachlan.

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Side with Love Sunday

What if to “side with love” meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, … read more.

How to Keep Going

It’s been over a year since the first COVID-19 case was reported in the US. One year later, we are exhausted, grieving, angry, and restless—yet it is far from over. This morning we find support to keep going as we navigate this not-normal everyday life.

Julie … read more.