Join the Unitarians as They Discuss Isolation and Exile in Modern Society

Share

On Jan 28, at 10 a.m., Mr. Gary Jackoway will lead a service entitled “Babylon” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. In 600 BCE, Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonians and thousands of Jews were taken to Babylon as slaves. How they reacted to exile, and how each of us reacts to feeling like strangers in a strange land, will be discussed in this service. All are welcome!

Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

For more information cal 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Unitarians Examine Their Seven Principles

Share

On Jan 21, at 10 a.m., Rev. Sue Browning will lead a service entitled “The UU Principles and Beloved Community” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., challenged the world to “live into” a vision of Beloved Community. How do our 7 principles help us live into this vision? At this service Rev. Sue Browning will consider the deep challenges of living into Beloved Community and why Unitarian Universalists are evaluating an 8th UU principle to help. Special music for the service will be provided by Nevin Dawson.

Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

For more information cal 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Unitarians Celebrate Life on Sunday!

Share

On Jan 14, at 10 a.m., various members of the congregation will lead a service entitled “Cycles of Life” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” At the beginning of the new year, what better time to reflect on the cycles of our life and it purpose? Join us for this traditional service of song and reflection as we honor the cycles of our lives with their sweetness and pain, beginnings and endings, with memory and gratitude.

Philip Dutton will accompany us as we sing our favorite songs of passage and renewal. We will hold the traditional UU Fire Communion as we release the past and welcome the blessings of 2018!

Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service. For more information cal 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Unitarians Embrace the New Year

Share

On Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m., Reverend Sue Browning will give a sermon titled “Getting Started” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Is the question “What do I have to get done today?” different from the question “What do I want this day to be about?” Join Rev. Sue Browning for this service where we’ll explore the art of being intentional and the ways this religious community can support your intentional living.

Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

Unitarians Contemplate the Meaning of “Namaste”

Share

Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, Church in Chestertown

On Sunday, Dec 31, 10 a.m., Dr. John Turner will give a sermon titled “Namaste” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., ChestertownJohn explains, “‘Namaste’ is the traditional greeting all over India. Although it really doesn’t translate into English, I prefer to think of it as saying, ‘The divine within me smiles upon the divine within you.’ I believe this fits the form of a blessing and that it can truly challenge how we think about others and about ourselves. And maybe give us a boost into the New Year.”
Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service. All are Welcome!

UUs Celebrate “Eve of the Eve” – Sat. Dec. 23

Share

Join the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown, on Saturday, December 23 at 7 p.m. for a traditional evening of carols and story in our annual “Eve of the Eve” service.

Rev. Sue Browning will lead us as we take time to pause and sense the moment “just before” and the wonder of new life.

All are welcome! Please call 410-778-3440 or visit the website for more information.

Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, Chestertown, church building

Unitarian Universalists: “To Seek a Minor Sun: Letting Go and Fighting On” 

Share

Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, Church in Chestertown

On  SundayDec. 10, at 10 a.m., Rev. Diana Davies will give a sermon titled “To Seek a Minor Sun: Letting Go and Fighting On” to the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. A great naturalist writer once observed a spider spinning a web on a warm street light, in defiance of the winter cold, leading him to the conclusion: “In the days of the frost seek a minor sun.”  But when is it important to hold onto that glowing orb of hope and when is it time to let go?

Special music for this service will be performed by Shannon and Mike Buccino.

About our speaker: Diana Davies completed her studies at Meadville Lombard Theological School, was entered into preliminary fellowship and was ordained as a UU minister. She has recently served as a student minister at First Unitarian Church of Baltimore and is currently supporting the Unitarian Universalists of Charlestown (in Catonsville MD). Before entering seminary, Diana had a long career as a teacher of Russian and an international educator, most recently serving as Vice Provost for International Initiatives at Princeton University. She is bringing her international experience into her ministry through her work as an international education consultant for Meadville Lombard.

 Religious Exploration and childcare will be available during the service.

 All are welcome – please call 410-778-3440 for more information.

Childcare will be available during the service. All are welcome!   Please call 410-778-3440or visit the website for more information.

 

Gary Schiff to Address Unitarians

Share

Dr. Gary Schiff

On Sunday Nov 26, at 10 a.m. Dr. Gary Schiff will give a sermon entitled “Are the Jews the Last True UUs? An Exploration into the Meaning of Monotheism in Our Day” to the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown.

In his talk, Dr. Schiff, Cantor and Religious Leader of the Chestertown Havurah, will be raising the question of why most Unitarian Universalists today focus on the latter half of their name and its broad humanitarian mission, and much less on the fundamental theological issue of Unitarianism (monotheism) per se.  He draws upon Judaism as the original source for both of those impulses, being strictly monotheistic in its beliefs, which in turn affects the nature of its long-standing commitment to social issues as well.

Special music for this service will be performed by Meredith Hadaway and Rebekah Hardy Hock.

Childcare will be available during the service. All are welcome!

 

“Gratitude and Grace” This Sunday at Unitarian Church

Share

Reverend Susan Carlson Browning, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, in Chestertown

On Sunday, Nov 19, 10 a.m., Rev. Sue Browning will give a sermon entitled”Gratitude and Grace” to the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River,  914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. In this harvest season we take time to say thank you for the abundance around us. Join us for an intergenerational Unitarian Universalist Bread Communion service where we’ll reflect on the grace underlying our gratitude as together we’ll set a table and share in the harvest. The service will include a Child Dedication service welcoming an infant into community.    

 
Childcare will be available during the service.  All are welcome! For more information, call 410-778-3440 or visit the website.