Towson
  Unitarian
  Universalist
Church
Minister: Rev. Clare L. Petersberger
A Welcoming Congregation

Upcoming Services

 Spiritual Theme for May:  The Circle of Life

May 7

9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Finding Ourselves In The Story Of Race

The Black Lives Of UU Collective and Rev. Clare Petersberger

In the wake of the pain created by hiring decisions of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Black Lives of UU and other leaders have invited Unitarian Universalist congregations across the country to devote a worship service to "a white supremacy teach-in". Today we join with hundreds of Unitarian Universalist congregations for this historic event. What will we learn from each other? And what will we do with what we learn? 

May 14

9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

The Circle Of Life

Flower Communion

Rev. Clare Petersberger

Our spiritual theme for May is "The Circle Of Life."  Elton John sang that the circle of life moves us all through despair and hope, faith and love.  On this Mother's Day, we explore the circle of life with a story about the greatest gift we can give our mothers and ourselves.  Today we also celebrate our annual Flower Communion.  Please bring a flower representing your unique and unrepeatable self.  You will take home a flower brought by another unique and unrepeatable person!



 

May 21

9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Special Music Service

Requiem by Gabriel Faure

Music Director Tracy Hall, TUUC Choir and Guest Musicians

We continue our exploration of the Circle of Life through the requiem mass, a liturgical form of the Catholic Church for memorial and repose of the dead, that has expanded to a musical form for the concert hall.  The title of the form comes from the opening text, "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine," which means "Give them eternal rest, O Lord." Like many composers Faure made some changes to the text, and brought a particularly human emphasis to his requiem. Today, we explore what it means to have lived fully and then to die in peace.  Enjoy the entire requiem in our intimate presentation of this beloved masterwork. 

May 28

One Service at 10:30 a.m.

Spirit of Life

Rev. Clare Petersberger, Monica Sweidel

 

 Spirit of Life is the title of a song written by Carolyn McDade.  A few years ago, an article in The World magazine observed, "No other song, no other prayer, no other piece of liturgy is so well known and loved in Unitarian Universalism...It is sung at weddings and memorial services, around campfires and demonstrations, at cradles and hospital bedsides."  On this Memorial Day Sunday, we explore the message of Spirit of Life as it relates to the circle of life.