Sunday Morning

Lessons for Future Ancestors

Led by Matt Meyer

"Let us measure success by how many of us can say: I am living a life I don’t regret. A life that will resonate with my ancestors" -adrienne maree brown

Join us for a reflection of heavy suitcases, surprise turning points, and attending to the complexity of our times with love and resilience.

This service will be held in the sanctuary and on Zoom:

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Join us by phone at 301-715-8592, meeting ID 89873989254

Masks encouraged in the sanctuary. 

Religious Exploration Class

9:30 am in the Chapel

We will begin with a kickoff party to welcome everyone back to our church home! Refreshments will be provided.

'Share the Plate' Organization for September:


From the Ohketeau website:

"Ohketeau is a place for Indigenous scholars and educators to undermine harmful narratives, stereotypes, and biases about Indigenous cultures and actively acknowledge and take steps to remove invisibility within mainstream settler society. We strive to illuminate the work of Indigenous artists, ancestors, culture-bearers, and activists, thereby expanding the Non-Native audience's worldviews. At Ohketeau, we actively create relationships of reciprocity with multiple organizations and work as activists locally to push all people to do better. "

Learn More About Ohketeau
UUCSW Announcements

Greeters Needed!

Now that we are back in the sanctuary, we need to have smiling faces greeting our friends at the doors. 

Can you arrive at 10 am and help with this important task?

Please sign up using the "Sign-Up Genius" link below for dates that work for you.

Thank you in advance for your support!

The Membership Engagement Team (MET)

Sign Up to be a Greeter!

THANK YOU to those who on short notice dropped off infant clothing at the end of August! As promised, a second opportunity is available this month. We are answering the call from Dr. Sara Shields from the Family Health Center of Worcester (FHCW)  Recall she spoke to us last Spring during a Sunday service about maternal health and infant mortality. The FHCW Baby Shop is urgently in need of infant clothing sized newborn through tweny-four months. Collection of new and gently used baby clothes will be gratefully received on Sunday September 24 immediately before and after the service; and again, on Thursday September 28 during the traditional SMOC collection time. For alternative drop off arrangements please contact Pauline at [email protected]; for other questions please text/call Nancy at 508-259-0923. Thank you!

Garden Committee Meeting

Tuesday September 19th at 7 pm on Zoom.

Please contact Phyllis if you need any further information.

SMOC Food and Clothing Drives

SMOC Food & Clothing Collections are on the following Thursdays:

September 28

October 26

November 16

December 20

4:30 pm

Ruggles St. Door

Community News


Sun, Sept 17

9:30 am

RE Kickoff Party

Welcome back!

Sun, Sept 17

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Mon, Sep 18

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Tue, Sep 19

7:00 pm

Garden Committee

Sun, Sept 24

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Mon, Sep 25

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Sun, Oct 1

9:30 am

RE Class

Sun, Oct 1

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Mon, Oct 2

6:30 pm

UU Knits



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