Sunday Morning Worship

We hold Sunday morning worship services at 10:00 a.m., September through June. Lay-led services are held in July and August. Children's Religious Exploration (RE) classes and nursery care (for little ones under age 4) are provided during the service beginning at the end of September through the second week of June.

Special evening worship services are also held throughout the year including our Annual Holiday Vespers Service, Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, and our Annual Maundy Thursday Communion Service.

Summer services are lay-led  - click here for the last summer's schedule.

Click for link to Sermon Archives.

Worship Services - Fall 2017 through Spring 2018

September Theme - Beauty

September 3, 2017
"Summer Service Potpourri"
Joan Webster, Facilitator

September 10, 2017
"Longing for the Ineffable"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
In-gathering Water Ceremony
50/50 Collection - Interfaith Hospitality Network of Central MA

woman pours water for Ingathering Ceremony

Cheryl and Bruce LeShay participate in the Ingathering Water Ceremony after the first church service of the 2017-18 church year on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

September 17, 2017
"Anger is as Anger Does"
Rev. Emeritus David Miller, Preaching

September 24, 2017
"A Shema for the Soul"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Teacher Dedication Ceremony / Blessing of the Backpacks
Religious Exploration Classes Begin / Jewish High Holidays

October Theme - Hospitality

October 1, 2017
"Revolutionary Hospitality"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
[6 PM Soulful Sundown Service - Blessing of the Animals]

October 8, 2017
"A Legacy of Discovery"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Indigenous People's Day / Sukkot

October 15 2017
"The Strength in Vulnerability"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
50/50 Daybreak of Central MA
CROP Walk Sunday

October 22, 2017
"The Perpetual Nature of Reformation"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

October 29, 2017
Worship Arts Sunday

November Theme - Faith

November 5, 2017
"An Ageless Promise"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Election Sunday
[6 pm Soulful Sundown Service - Faith]

November 12, 2017
"Of Service, Sacrifice and Monumental Meaning"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Veteran's Day Weekend
50/50 Collection - Center for Non-Violent Solutions

November 19, 2017
"In Praise of Precious Days"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Thanksgiving Sunday
[TBA - Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service]

November 26, 2017
Worship Arts Sunday

December Theme - Hope

December 3, 2017
"What Wondrous Love is This?"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Child Dedication Ceremony
[6 pm - Soulful Sundown Service - Hope]

December 10, 2017
"On Prophetic Resistance"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Human Rights Day Observance

December 17, 2017
"Visit from Mother Winter"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Annual Winter Solstice Service (Inter-generational)

[4 pm - Annual Holiday Vespers Service]
"The Journey of
Inter-generational Service / Annual Vespers Tea

December 24, 2017
"When Santa Was a Shaman"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Inter-generational Service

[7 pm - December 24, 2017 - Annual Christmas Eve Service]
"O, Come, O, Come Emmanuel"
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Inter-generational Service

December 31, 2017
Worship Arts Sunday

January Theme - Justice

February Theme - Love

March Theme - Humility

April Theme - Transformation

May Theme - Beloved Community

June Theme - Wisdom

June 24 - September 2, 2017
2018 Summer Services Program

For Past Sermons see the Sermon Archives.