Our mission is to be a spiritual community, to welcome all, to nurture one another, to work for justice, and to care for the earth.
Who We Are
We are a loving, supportive community who encourage the exploration of individual and shared spiritual beliefs. We strive to live the Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles, which hold us together as a faith.
And we welcome all people, regardless of religious background, race, gender, sexual orientation or political leaning.
Peace be with you.
Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
Unless otherwise specified, children come to the Sunday service for the first 15 minutes, then attend Sunday school.
Youth group meets at 10:00. Babysitting for babies and toddlers available.
August 6 – “Brave Enough to Say Hello”
Led by Bree Candland. There’s an Arab proverb that says “one good word is enough warmth for a whole winter.” It can be scary and even uncomfortable to put ourselves out there, even just to say hello to someone new. Imagine how a kind word or a shared moment can have a positive impact on someone else, though, and how that interaction might also benefit our own lives. Music by Grace Lewis-McLaren.
August 13 – “The Sacred Universe”
Led by Gar Roper. Whether we believe in a God, or are inclined to atheistic belief, there is the sense of something more to the cosmos than human devices. What is that something that sages, prophets and we ourselves try to articulate. Does the idea of sacredness serve a meaningful purpose in contemporary life? Music by Larry Lemmel.
August 20 – “Wendell Berry: A Life of Reverence”
Led by Larry Lemmel. Beginning this fall the Adult Education Committee will sponsor a series of programs about Wendell Berry, the 83-year-old Kentucky farmer who is also a prolific novelist, poet, environmental activist, and cultural critic. Berry is not a Unitarian Universalist and has written little about religion, but he has a strong following among religious liberals, who identify with his major themes of fidelity, reverence, and personal responsibility. Today’s service will preview our exploration of Wendell Berry and his relationship to Unitarian Universalist principles. Members of the
congregation will provide short readings to illustrate Berry’s burning concern for social justice and for the improvement of our flawed social institutions. Music by Paul Schaffner and Grace Lewis-McLaren
August 27 – “This Finite Earth”
A musical service with Jim Scott. Jim intersperses songs and personal reflections on a spiritual ecological awareness. Drawing on his own music and other songs of ecology, diversity, community and peace Jim turns the congregation into the choir, taught by ear and with an invitation to all to join in the joyful music. Come listen or participate. No experience necessary!
Jim holds that churches can offer the "spiritual response" so timely now, as "the spirit of life on earth is in crisis." Jim's uplifting songs provide the balance to the "wake up call," leaving participants with a vision and inspiration to take the healing into our own hands.
The thoughts and writings of the Rev. Sylvia Stocker
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but sometimes it's the wisest thing to do.
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