Speaking Schedule


October 2019

Sunday, October 13th | Leominster, Massachusetts
10:00 AM
| Sermon: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

First Church Unitarian Universalist of Leominster
117 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Let’s reimagine Columbus Day as an opportunity to learn truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas and how to organize in solidarity against current injustices as we celebrate indigenous resistance.
www.firstchurchuu.org

Sunday, October 27th | Billerica, Massachusetts
11:00 AM
| Special Samhain Celebration Service

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Billerica
7 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821

Samhain Service: In the Celtic lands, this time is known as Samhain. It’s a solemn time to remember loved ones and ancestors and to commune with them. In Mexican lands it is called Dia de Muertos, the Day of the Dead, and it’s a grand celebration of the loved ones and ancestors who have gone before. For both, it’s a time when the veil between worlds is thin. Let us take time to remember and celebrate in this deeply spiritual service. Please bring one or two photos of loved ones for the altar.
www.uubillerica.org


November 2019

Sunday, November 10th | Leominster, Massachusetts
10:00 AM
| Sermon: 11 on 11/11

First Church Unitarian Universalist of Leominster
117 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453

11 on 11/11: It seemed as if, for just one moment, the world stood still. We will pause to reflect on what it means uphold our promise to Veterans everywhere by working for a world built on peace with justice.
www.firstchurchuu.org

Sunday, November 17th | Wakefield, Massachusetts
10:30 AM
| Sermon: On Pilgrimage

Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield
326 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

On Pilgrimage: As seekers, we understand that the path of the pilgrim is a life-long sojourn of the heart and mind. We learn a lot at the wayside hostels we find along the way. In leaving our comfort zone to explore, our journey can bring us a mindfulness necessary to integrate what we’ve learned into our lives.
www.wakefield-uu.org

Sunday, November 24th | Braintree, Massachusetts
10:30 AM
| Sermon: Forest Bathing

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
169 Elm Street, Braintree, MA 02184

Forest Bathing: We have so much for which to be grateful. But sometimes we have trouble ‘seeing the forest for the trees’. Today, we’ll explore the modern Japanese practice of ‘shinrin-yoku’ – literally, forest bathing – and how we might integrate some of these practices into our own lives as learn to pay closer attention to what the forest is trying to teach us about gratitude.
www.allsoulsbraintreechurch.org


December 2019

Sunday, December 8th | Canton, Massachusetts
10:30 AM
| Sermon: Inherent Dignity

First Church Unitarian Universalist in Canton
1508 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021

Inherent Dignity: This week in December will mark 71 years since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document which enshrines the radical idea that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
www.fpuucanton.org

Sunday, December 15th | Leominster, Massachusetts
10:00 AM
| Sermon: Bill of Rights Day

First Church Unitarian Universalist of Leominster
117 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453

Bill of Rights Day: 228 years ago, on December 15, 1791, the new United States of America ratified the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, confirming the fundamental rights of its citizens. On the same date in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared this day as Bill of Rights Day in the United States. Let us celebrate our freedoms as we continue to fight for civil liberties and peace with justice.
www.firstchurchuu.org

Saturday, December 21st | Billerica, Massachusetts
7:00 PM
| Winter Solstice Candlelight Service

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Billerica
7 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821

Join us for an evening of revelry and song by candlelight as we celebrate the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
www.uubillerica.org


Past Engagements
September 2019

Sunday, September 22nd | Rutland, Vermont
10:30 AM
| Sermon: OUTside Pride

Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland
117 West Street, Rutland, VT 05701

OUTdoor Pride: Nature doesn’t care if you’re LGBTQ, but people do. In this week’s sermon we’ll explore the liberating inclusiveness offered by the great outdoors, how it gets tempered by the sometimes negative reactions LGBTQ folx face when they come out outside, and why telling our stories is important to making meaningful change in outdoor culture.
www.rutlanduu.org

Sunday, September 29th | Wakefield, Massachusetts
10:30 AM
| Sermon: Sound the Horns!

Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield
326 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Sound the Horns!: Rosh HaShanah begins the evening of September 29th with the shofar calling us to take heed and rally our deeper selves into action. A day of introspection and celebration, we’ll explore what it means to forgive and let live in an age of increasing vitriol and aggression.
www.wakefield-uu.org

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