Nurture Your Spirit ~ Help Heal the World        

Our Mission
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society is a welcoming congregation that supports lifelong spiritual growth, fosters reverence for nature, promotes justice and serves the local and global community.

Childcare and Religious Education classes are available during our services, September through June.

Our Newcomers section is designed to help you learn about SUUS and what to expect when you visit. For directions, click here. To download a copy of our Weekly News, click here.

Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30AM - 4:00PM; Thursday 9:30 - 4:30. Office Closed Monday & Tuesday

"Love is the spirit of this church and service its law.

To dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another."

 

November Sunday Services

This month's theme is Gratitude, Generosity & Nourishment

November 2nd.,10:30 AM WORSHIP/"Next Steps: Unitarian Universalism in the 21st Century"
Rev. Keith Kron, Unitarian Universalist Association Transitions Director
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November 9th., 10:30 AM WORSHIP/"Spiritual Practices" Rev. Lyn Oglesby, Ph.D.

November 16th., 10:30 AM WORSHIP/ "The Prophetic Ministry of Theodore Parker" Yann van Heurck

November 23rd., 10:30 AM WORSHIP/ New Member Sunday/"Thanksgiving Blessings" Rev. Lyn Oglesby, Ph.D.

November 30th., 10:30 AM WORSHIP/ "Will There be Enough?" Rev. Lyn Oglesby, Ph.D.

Religious Education is in session for K -12

Please see the article from the Director of Religious Education,

Nathan Pawelek below, to find out more. 

Childcare is available in nursery during the services.

 

SUUS Office Open: Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:30am - 4:00pm, Thursday: 9:30am - 4:30pm  
SUUS Office Closed on Monday & Friday

 

Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Nathan Pawelek, Announces Fall Schedule

 
For those searching for a spiritual home, we hope that your interest in our congregation and the programs we offer will be a good fit for your family.  Each Sunday morning from September and through mid-June, children and youth are invited to participate in our Religious Education (R.E.) programming.  R.E. begins in worship with the grown-ups in the sanctuary for the first part of the service. After the Story for All Ages, the children and youth are dismissed to their respective classrooms.
 

This year, we offer classes for four different age groups World of Wonder for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade; Toolbox of Faith for 3rd-6th Grade; Popcorn Theology Too for 7-9th Grade: SUUS Youth Group for 10-12th grade.  For details about the curriculum for each group, click here.  Registration forms are available by clicking HERE and hard copies are available in the RE Office.

Beginning in January, our Middle School students will embark on Coming Of Age; a bridging program for 12-14 year olds, marking their transition from childhood to adolescence. The intensive work they do will culminate in a service and celebration at the end of the year

Programs for adults, called Small Group Ministries are offered: groups of ten to twelve people meet regularly to reflect on and discuss significant life topics.  Over time, participants build deep connections with one another, with the congregation and with the sacred. Depending on the interest, we will offer one to three separate groups this fall. Registration is mandatory.  For more information, contact me, Rev. Lyn or Lily Rojas


 

 

 

 

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Connecting With UUs

Clicking on the icons below will take you to UU organizations. Unitarian Unversalist Association, Standing on the Side of Love, UU Service Committee, UU College of Social Justice, Church of the Younger Fellowship, Church of the Larger Fellowship, the Clara Barton District/New England Region.
           

   

SAVE THE DATE: November 22, Conflict Resolution Workshop

Are you concerned by feelings of frustration and anger? by trouble communicating with family, friends or others? by signs of conflict in your family or community? by a sense that you don't understand other people's point of view?

On Saturday Nov. 22 from 12:30pm – 4:30pm, the Social Action Committee of SUUS is offering an introductory course in conflict resolution. It is free and open to the public. Valentine Doyle, of the Quaker Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) will facilitate this four-hour workshop, in which participants will learn techniques and exercises to help  resolve conflicts without resorting to manipulation, coercion, or violence. Valentine is the Regional Support Worker in the AVP in CT and has lectured and conducted workshops for many years.

AVP is an international Quaker-sponsored program developed in 1975 and now widely used in communities, schools, colleges, prisons and conflict situations worldwide. These experiential workshops use the shared experiences of participants, interactive exercises, games and role plays to examine the ways in which people respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration, and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. Please RSVP to office@shorelineunitarian.org or leave a message for Yann at 203-245-9720.

SAVE THE DATE: December 6, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

  Saturday, December 6, at 7:00PM (snow date, Dec. 7): a dramatic reading by Jennifer Munro, of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, “the man who invented the modern Christmas” at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting Room. 

 

For reservations call 203-245-8720 or email suus@shorelineunitarian.org. $15 admission with reservation, includes mulled wine and holiday treats.  Tickets $20 at the door, if available.

                                                  

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Our Meeting Room, Library, RE rooms and Coffee Room are available for short term or long term rentals. For more information on renting our facility for your group or event, please click here.

The Unitarian Universalist Association expects all of its member congregations to be welcoming to individuals and families regardless of sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity or expression, race or ethnicity, ability/disability, class, age, or language and citizenship status. Shoreline has been recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation since 1993.