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Join us for worship each Sunday.  Our services begin at 10:30 AM and generally last 1 hour followed by refreshments and a time for fellowship and reflection.  Children join us in the sanctuary for the beginning of the service, and then adjourn to their RE classes.  
You are welcome here!
Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whomever you love, you are welcome at The Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden.  We are a faith community made up of people from all walks of life, all ages, and a variety of religious beliefs.  Bring your spouse, your children, your family - no matter what kind of family you have.  We welcome and celebrate all people of every gender expression and affectional orientation.
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Each week 25% of the undesignated  cash offerings in the Sunday collection plate are used by the UUMeriden Social Justice Council to further the work of this religious community in outreach beyond our doors.

A selection of many of the sermons from past services here on the website in text and audio format.  If you missed a sermon or would like to read or listen to one again  you can  GO TO THE SERMON PAGE
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“Spirituality and the 12 Steps”
Worship Leader: Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull
Worship Associate: Peg Kirkpatrick
Worship Leader: Rev. Rick Klimowicz
Worship Associate: Peg Kirkpatrick
Mothers Day and Flower Communion - "Raising Wildflowers"
Worship Leader: Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull
Worship Associate: Barbara Kline
“All the Nurture We Can Give” - Religious Education Sunday
“Names, Faces, and So Many Stories”
Worship Leaders: Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull,
Worship Associate: John Sepples
Our community minister has served people who struggle with mental health and addiction recovery in a variety of settings for over 30 years.  In this worship service, he will highlight some universally recognized strategies to nurture our spirituality found within 12 Step Philosophy and Practice.

Second Sunday Dinner on the First Sunday:  Since the second Sunday is Mother’s Day, we’re switching Sundays for this tradition of food and fellowship.  Please bring a salad, entrée, or dessert to share; stay after the service and enjoy!
Mothering is perhaps the most difficult and oldest profession.  Not to marginalize fathering, but let’s ask why mothering is often the default for that delicate blend of tender loving care and tough love that it takes to raise caring responsible children, who know that they are loved and lovable.   What does it take to raise what Molly Nolan often calls “free range children”?   We might also call them wildflowers.

We will also celebrate the Flower Communion, our giving to one another a symbol of the beauty that emerges when love takes root. Please bring a few sprays of flowers from your yards and gardens to share.
“Do you promise to raise this child in the way of love and right living both for himself/herself and for humankind?”  Such is the question asked of parents, guardians, godparents, and the congregation during a ceremony of child dedication in this congregation.   How through our religious education program do we respond to this call?   We’ll set forth the riches of our religious education program for children and youth and celebrate all who partake, the nurturers and the nurtured.
At this time of intentional remembering those we have loved who are no longer with us, please bring with you a small photograph of one or two individuals who are dear to you and who have moved into that great mystery.  And please bring a brief story that brings them to life for you and that you are comfortable sharing with us all.   While there is no timeline for grief, so too there is no timeline for celebrating lives lived and dear ones loved.