The Springfield UU Meetinghouse is continuing to function at full tilt on-line! We have had many meetings, groups and services on-line using Zoom these past weeks. It’s wonderful to stay connected. At the on-line “Tea Time” I hosted, the ten of us who were on the call enjoyed seeing each other and sharing stories and experiences. We were finding a lot of silver linings in the current changes. One person said she missed being with people and it was heart-warming to be able to see and talk with her friends electronically. The technology has been such a great blessing that has enabled us to keep going. – Rev. Mellen Kennedy
We’ll be posting Zoom links to our services and events below in the designated sections.
Information for joining our Zoom services:
By Telephone +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
“Nurturing the Spirit, Healing the World”
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield has been a voice for liberal religion for over 200 years.
We are a welcoming and supportive community for people of all ages. We value the open mind and encourage each person to question and develop their own faith. We love a warm heart and generous spirit. Together, we seek the creation of a more loving and just world, and aspire to live sustainably on the Earth.
Weekly Sunday morning services at 10 am on Zoom.
January 24: “Real Relationships Save Everything” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy
In the wake of the Inauguration, what is your part in helping heal America? As Michelle Obama said, “It’s up to each of us to do our part. To reach out. To listen.” Come and discern what your part is. Join us in this six-month challenge to learn, listen, reflect, read, watch, pray, share, reach out, laugh, cry and transform. As Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron says, “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” As You change Yourself, You heal the world. Stay for a small group discussion, “Real Relationships: Harmony Bound” facilitated by Rev. Mellen after virtual coffee hour.
| Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853|
Or by phone, dial +1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Friends on the Path Discussion Groups
As we begin the New Year, perhaps You are taking stock and looking to connect with what’s important in your life, with people who share a desire to delve deeper, with time to listen to your voice within? Perhaps a Friends on the Path Group would fit the bill. Each group meet on-line twice a month (one group meets weekly). We have four groups each of which offers an opportunity for friendship, support and spiritual growth, in an open, non-coercive environment that allows us to explore the challenges and the gifts of these times. These interfaith groups are open to everyone and facilitated by a trained leader and have a set of relational ground rules to create a safe, respectful environment.
Hope You’ll join us as we explore how we can create a beautiful, just, compassionate, sustainable world together. In each meeting, we explore a different topic, including spiritual practice such as gratitude, forgiveness, being in nature, prayer, meditation and more. Not sure if a group is for You? Chat with Sharon Mueller firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Mellen email@example.com. Open House group on Wed. January 6 at 3 pm hosted by Sharon on the theme of Learning to Celebrate. Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853
Dial in: +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 613 077 9853