Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay

Coming of Age Service: A Multigenerational Service

Introduction by Cathy Seggel, Director of Religious Education I am honored to introduce our 2018 Coming of Age honorees. In a minute we will witness them share some of their beliefs as they transition to senior high and the next stage of Unitarian Universalist faith development. We call it “credo” or “to this I give my … Continued

Guns into Plowshares: Forging Life from a Firearm

A Sermon by Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay Video of worship service Sermon Text Opening Words Good morning again!  Special welcome to our Mother’s Day service which, this year, is an interfaith observance we are holding together with Muslim, Jewish and Christian friend and neighbor congregations across this state.  Our worship this morning has three purposes … Continued

Life as Quicksand: The More Things Change

As we all may well know by now, change is difficult. Even sometimes change we seek, strive for, commit to, can be difficult. It can be tough for a whole community to make a change or shift; it can be tough for a family, or a couple, or an individual to make a change. And, … Continued

Beatitudes, Redux

Our service today turns on the beautiful musical composition Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt. In worship comprised of song and reflection, we’ll explore the Beatitudes, that central statement of Christian faith, and look at how it might fall to others – even Unitarian Universalists – to safeguard the sacred, compassionate heart of Jesus’ teachings. Young people … Continued

Easter (and Passover!): A Multigenerational Service

As spring blooms, it’s time to look at aspects of the Easter story for lessons, wisdom, maybe some things we’ve forgotten, or never knew, about Easter and the meaning it can hold for UUs.  Childcare for infants to three-year-olds will be available in the Parish House.

We’re All Omelettes — Broken and Free

A sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay None of us comes through life unscathed. Some of us have come through a lot – and maybe aren’t done, by a long shot. How do we manage in lives and a world that can throw us so off-balance, hurt us, sometimes even break us – and yet … Continued

Blessing of the Animals: A Multigenerational Service

Come one, come all as we honor the creatures with whom we share our world. We especially welcome pets and companions who share our homes and our lives to receive blessings and gratitude for the gifts they offer us every day. Bring your beloved animal, in real or virtual form…just make sure they’re appropriately leashed, … Continued

For Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Will Be Also

A sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Audio Recording To listen to these comments by Rev. Ralph Mero, click on the arrow below, at the left side of the box Sermon text part 1 by Rev. Ralph Mero Having lived in Providence for fewer than four years, I am a newcomer by New England standards.  … Continued

The Case for Marriage…and Gun Control

A Sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Audio Recording To listen to these opening words, click on the arrow below, at the left side of the box Opening words Welcome to this sacred space, this sacred time, all the more sacred in this time of trial, when fear and anxiety and anger and distrust and … Continued

The Wholly Family, A Multigenerational Service

An annual celebration of the many ways we are family. Over the years, family stories have been shared by people of many ages, races, economic conditions and family configurations: GBLTQ, “traditional” couples, one parent, and single-person families. Childcare for infants to three-year-olds will be available in the Parish House.