Lay Led Summer Worship Services
at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

 All summer services meet at 10 AM in the Great Hall unless otherwise noted
and will be followed by socializing with lemonade in the Parlor. 
Childcare will be offered.  All ages are welcome in the Great Hall.

June 23 - Carrying and Being Carried
Lynne Marie Wanamaker

Reflections on Interdependence

June 30 - A Passion for the Planet
Geoff Hudson and the USNF Climate Action Team

Local composer Geoff Hudson ( has recently completed an ambitious work about climate change for chorus and orchestra. Join him as he describes the challenges he faced, and his hope that art might provide a new approach to grappling with an existential threat. "Faced with a planetary crisis, we're failing to respond. If science can't get the message across, perhaps music can."

July 7- International Unitarianism
Flora Majumder

Longtime member Flora Majumder will share her knowledge of international Unitarianism with an emphasis on her personal experience in Northeast India.

July 14 - Transylvania Partner Church Service
USNF Youth Group

On their return from visiting our partner church in Transylvania, members of our youth group will reflect on their experience.

July 21 - Always Waking
Elaine Apthorp

The spiritual challenges inherent in building consciousness and living in its imperfect light.

July 28 - Collective Impact as a Door to Spirituality
Cherry Sullivan

August 4 - Keeping Score
David Mix Barrington

In the TV comedy series The Good Place, one's fate in the afterlife is determined by a numerical score based on one's good and bad actions in this world. We'll consider this idea from a number of angles (including spoilers for the show).

August 11 - i thank You God for this most amazing...
Ellen Dickinson

e.e. Cummings’ poem inspires this service on life’s amazing gift.

August 18 - David Caruso

August 25 - Annual Laurel Park Service
Janet Spongberg
Note: On this date we will congregate at the Laurel Park Association on North King Street in Northampton. See for directions.

September 1 - Annual Poetry Service
Sarah Metcalf
Poems of ancestors, descendents, humans, animals, the corridor at whose end the door stands open.

Cancellation of Sunday Services
 In the event that Sunday services need to be cancelled, an announcement will be sent via email and will be posted on the Society's website.  In addition, the office phone message will be updated (by 8:00 AM Sunday morning) and television stations WWLP (Channel 22) and WGGB (Channel 40) will be notified.  It is recommended that you check at least 2 of these sources (e.g., you will not get the recorded phone message if the building is without power).  The decision to cancel services will be made no later than 7:30 AM on the Sunday in question.