During this period of physical distancing, worship services will be offered live online.
Sunday services will be on a group meeting software called Zoom. We hope many of you will go to their website and familiarize yourselves with the program. Zoom is easy and intuitive. You do not have to download the program unless you wish to, and there is no need to upgrade and pay a subscription. You can also watch this handy how-to video from the UUA.
Sunday, May 9 at 10:00 AM: “Mother’s Day, Mothering Day” with Nancy Melito
Our Mother’s Day, a day to honor each person’s own mother, not mothers in general, was made official in 1914 as the second Sunday in May, and while it has become a huge commercial enterprise, the original sentiment is a good one–show appreciation for the person who gave you life, without whom you would not be. But isn’t “a mother” more than a woman who gives birth to a child? Once a child is born, the real work of raising that child begins. That is when a Mother is born. Let us journey into a deeper meaning of mother, and perhaps find one you didn’t know you had.
We welcome everyone – members, friends, and visitors – to our Sunday services. Normally, students in preschool through 12th grade meet on Sunday mornings during the worship service. When the church is open, a nursery is provided for infants. See the Education page for more information.
Guests and visitors are always welcome!
Minister: Rev. Dr. Pippin Whitaker
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Special Worship Services
Throughout the year we offer some special opportunities for worship. At the beginning of each church year, and periodically throughout the year, we have special Multigenerational Worship Services. These services are a time for members and friends of our community to gather together to celebrate times of particular importance in our community. On these Sundays, the Nursery is available.
Sacred Wheel Ceremonies
Some of us at Accotink find a strong spiritual source in nature and express our “respect for the interdependent web of all existence” through ceremonies based on traditions that acknowledge and celebrate the eternal cycle of the seasons. Borrowing the pattern from other traditions, we too celebrate the sacred wheel of seasons at eight points of the earth’s trip around the sun. We incorporate symbols and rituals from a variety of traditions into the design of our own ceremonies. Examples of Sacred Wheel Ceremonies celebrated at Accotink include: Fall Equinox, Samhain, Winter Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, and Lughnasadh. Learn more.
Contribute Chancel Flowers
We love to have something beautiful on the chancel shelf during worship services! We hope you will mark a special occasion in your life or memorialize someone who has been important to you by donating a bouquet to decorate our chancel shelf during a Sunday service. Congregants can volunteer to bring cut flowers, potted plants, a cornucopia, or another beautiful object that fits with the spirit and values of our worship. We encourage use of local garden plant materials.
See the sign-up in the church foyer or contact [email protected]