All Westchester UU Vespers Service: Fridays

The All Westchester UU Vespers Service invites all UUs of Westchester to gather in community and Worship every other Friday evening.

The All Westchester UU Vespers Services began last September, and for some months alternated between First Unitarian Society of Westchester in Hastings and Community UU Congregation in White Plains. The services are now all hosted at:

First Unitarian Society of Westchester
25 Old Jackson Ave,
Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706

The services begin at 7:00pm and are led by a rotation of ministers and a ministerial intern that includes Rev. Peggy Clarke, Rev. Meredith Garmon, and Emily DeTar.

The All Westchester UU Vespers services offer a chance to “decompress” and renew at the end of the work week. They also serve to bring the congregations together and build connections among Westchester UUs. Members of all UU congregations in Westchester are encouraged to attend when they can.

For 2016, the Friday Vespers services are fortnightly (every other Friday):

Fri Jan 8. Rev. Meredith Garmon
Fri Jan 22. Rev. Peggy Clarke
Fri Feb 5. Emily DeTar
Fri Feb 19. Rev. Meredith Garmon
Fri Mar 4. Emily DeTar
Fri Mar 18. Rev. Peggy Clarke
Fri Apr 1. Rev. Meredith Garmon
Fri Apr 15. Rev. Peggy Clarke
Fri Apr 29. Emily DeTar
Fri May 13. Rev. Meredith Garmon

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Chalice Lighting
Centering Silence (5 mins)
Singing Meditation
Candles of Joy and Sorrow
Deepening Into Silence (8 mins)
Singing Meditation
Chalice Extinguishing

The 45-min. service is typically oriented toward the theme of the month, reflected in the selection of the short reading. Themes for the first half of 2016 are:
Jan: Resistance
Feb: Desire
Mar: Liberation
Apr: Creation
May: Blessing
Jun: Simplicity

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