unitarian society of hartford

chalice50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
Tel: (860) 233-9897 / FAX 233-1333
Email: firstunitarian@ushartford.com
Revs. Cathy & Heather Rion Starr

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Worshiping Together Since 1830
(Religious Education, Nursery & Childcare )
Service 10:30 AM


August 31 - Preaching from the Choir - Richard Leslie &
 Patrice Fitzgerald
- How does music move us and connect us to our deepest spiritual feelings?  Whether singing, listening, playing, or sensing rhythms with the body, we humans have music in our DNA.  From lullabies to rock n’ roll, from blues to Beethoven, from the flute to the timpani to the zither, musical sounds sweep us along and touch our souls.  This service will include thoughts on how we experience music, plus Leonard Bernstein’s “A Simple Song,” Gershwin’s “Summertime,” and a poem or two.  Pi-Hsun Shih plays piano and organ on this, her last summer service with us.
Worship Associate:  Laurie Kelliher

September 7 - Delicious Ambiguity - Rev. Cathy Rion Starr -
Gilda Radner wrote, “Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”  How can we find ways to delight in the ambiguity of challenging times?  

September 14 - Ingathering Sunday Worship! - Revs. Heather & Cathy Rion Starr - Come kick off the church year with our new co-ministers Revs. Heather and Cathy, our Director of Religious Education Rayla Mattson, our new Music Director Gretchen Saathoff, our choir and all of you – from babies to elders!  Together, we will celebrate the interconnected web of all existence: our connections to one another and to the water that flows through us and around us.

We invite you to bring a small amount of water from a place that is special to you for our ritual mingling of the waters.

September 21 - Rev. Megan Lloyd Joiner

September 28 - The Beauty We Love - Rev. Heather Rion Starr
The poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi taught: “Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” How might our world, our communities, and our days be transformed if we let beauty be our guide?

Following this service there will be open house hours throughout the Meeting House to view the Art in the West End artwork on display.


Let us know of any comments, errors and corrections - thanks (revised 08/29/14)