Unitarian Universalists are a small denomination tackling some of the biggest challenges of our time. How do we maintain our optimism?
Heritage UU Church’s live, music-themed worship service, originally scheduled for January 23, has been postponed to a date later in the year due to the spike in COVID cases and our desire to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.
This Sunday, we will be traveling virtually to Duxbury, Massachusetts, by invitation from Rev. Rob Kinslow, Sabbatical Minister, and his congregation, to join them in worship via livestream. Rev. Kinslow, and those assisting him in worship planning, have been so gracious and welcoming in extending their warmth and hospitality as a community to all of us. We will explore the ways in which we can maintain our optimism during these challenging times. No one has been untouched by the many difficulties that are around us, and this will be a much-needed source of insight as we continue this journey together.
You may wonder how this connection with First Parish UU Church came to be. This church is located in the historical town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, which is said to be the first “suburb” of Plymouth. First Parish was one of the first buildings built in Duxbury in approximately 1638, when the first group of Plymouth settlers moved beyond that village. It is a beautiful church built in the old Greek revival style of the period with solid wooden pews and a magnificent pipe organ, which is still in use. Steph and Les Tacy visited First Parish while visiting a cousin of Steph’s several years ago; the church and its friendly atmosphere left a lasting impression.
Rev. Rob Kinslow is serving as the Sabbatical Minister for First Parish UU Church while their minister, Rev. Catherine Cullen, is on sabbatical. Rev. Rob has led worship in numerous UU congregations. He is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry and also attended Andover Newton Theological School. He has served a chaplaincy at Boston Medical Center and was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry in May 2021. He also is the founder of The Meaning of Magic, a nonprofit that teaches magic to young people. He and his wife, Janice, are the proud parents of two grown sons. They share their home now with two furry companions, Daisy and Petey.
The Zoom link will appear on the Heritage UU Church homepage before the service.
Service Facilitator: Steph Tacy.