September 2023
Theme: Welcome
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Sunday, September 3rd 10:30 am (Note time and location change)
“Gather at the Topp Farm” • Presented by Bev and Lee Topp

On this informal beginning of the church year, our UUFN service will be at the Topp farm, starting at 10:30 am. The theme for September is “Welcome” and we would like to hear from members and friends. Please bring your prose or poetry or any creation on this theme or another and what it means to you. Music will round out the service! We will gather outside, weather permitting, so please bring a chair and your own beverage. And, please feel free to bring a guest! Please see your emails for directions.

Sunday, September 10th • 10:00 am
“Water Ingathering: Holy Wells” • Rev. Sara Smalley

We welcome the start of the new church year with our annual Water Ingathering service. This ritual was started by leaders in the UU feminist movement decades ago and is shared by UUs across the continent. Bring a small amount of water with you, whether from a favorite lake or your kitchen tap or any source special to you. And if you forget, rest assured we’ll have a pitcher of water at UUFN for you to use. This is always a wonderful gathering, whether you’re a long time member or first time visitor!

Rev. Sara will lead this multigenerational service and reflect on a Holy Well she visited this summer – and the holy wells that sustain us everyday.

Sunday, September 17th • 10:00 am
“Jazz at UUFN” • Guest presenters: Richard Terrill and Larry McDonough

Join us for a special morning of music and meditations presented by professional jazz musicians Richard Terrill and Larry McDonough. During the first part of the service, Rev. Sara will share “A Time for All Ages.“ Children are invited to remain in the sanctuary for this message before heading to their classrooms.

Sunday, September 24th • 10:00 am
“A Wider Welcome” • Rev. Sara Smalley

Join Rev. Sara and worship associate Brynda McCoy as we reflect on this month’s theme: The Gift of Welcome. What does it mean to consider welcoming as a spiritual practice – welcoming change, welcoming diversity, welcoming each other and our own truest selves?