Christmas Eve service – Rev. Shayna Appel
Speaker: Rev. Shayna Appel
Rev. Shayna Appel began serving ASC as its contract minister in September 2016. Ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2006, Shayna’s ordination was recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 2014. She is currently serving at First Church in Jaffrey (NH) as well as here at ASC. Shayna generally preaches at ASC on the second and forth Sunday’s of each month, as well as Christmas and Easter.
Throughout the month of December we are exploring what it means to be a people of awe and wonder. Join us this Sunday as we explore how a change in perspective changes awe and wonder from an experience that makes us feel small to one that might invite … read more.
(The driveway has been sanded and the service will happen as planned.)
Continuing with this month’s theme of “Attention” and “Prayer,” we will look at both the inadvertent foci we are unconsciously drawn back to over and over again and the hope beyond this tired old … read more.
This month we find ourselves at the intersection of “Attention” and “Prayer.” This Sunday we will look at how each influences the other!
A Sermon Offered to All Souls Church; UU
November 10, 2019
Rev. Shayna Appel
Welcome & Announcements
Chalice Lighting by Rev. Harold Babcock [adapted]
As we light our … read more.
“Belonging Here” follows up on a sermon offered two weeks ago in which we took a look at the internal (soul) and external (spirit) dimensions of belonging. Building on that foundation, this Sunday we will explore what it means to belong here, at All Souls … read more.
In liberal religious traditions two kinds of spiritual integrity are practiced; one looking inward and the other outward. Each practice comes with its own demands and challenges, but they come together in places as well. One of these intersections occurs in the space of belonging. … read more.
As we return from the many places we’ve visited over the summer, be they far off or in our own back yards, we celebrate our ingathering and the start of another church year. At the center of this service will be the Living Water ritual … read more.
Some days it seems that the world is conspiring to drive us deeper and deeper into our own, individual silos. Looking around us, we see others who are hunkering down in like manner. In times such as these, intentionally ‘up-rising’ and reaching out might seem … read more.
“It wasn’t curiosity itself that killed the proverbial cat,” writes Kate Berardo. “What really got him in trouble was his inability to deal with the new situation he was in.” Berardo opines that when it comes to learning about new environments, curiosity is essential. Join … read more.