We are glad you are visiting our website! Whether you are looking for a spiritual home, a religious education program for your children, or a caring community of friends in which you can explore, learn, grow, and serve, we hope you will find it at First Universalist Church of Norway! Our mission, as we live our historic, liberal faith, is to nurture spiritual growth, honor diversity, and offer service in love.
Sunday services and the Religious Education Program for children both begin at 11:00 a.m. and are followed at noon with refreshments in our social hall. We hope you join us!
Our summer sabbatical ended and the new church year began at our traditional Water Communion, a joyous service of ingathering. Those attending bring a small amount of water from a place that is special to them. At the appointed time during the service, one by one, we pour our water into a large bowl. As we add the water, we tell those gathered why the water is special to us. Our traditional Water Communion Service welcomes us back to the church year. We also honored those lost and harmed by the 9/11 attacks with a candlelight ceremony. While we keep our sense of community all summer, it is good to be back in church!
Upcoming Church Services- September 2016
September 18 Ecologic Morality & Environmental Stewardship
Reverend Dr. Fred B. Jordan
In the Book of Genesis we find the story of Noah and the great flood at a time when things seemed out of balance. Thich Nhat Hanh, a contemporary Vietnamese Buddhist Priest, reminds us that today’s relationship of humankind with the Earth needs a closer look. On September 18th Reverend Fred Jordan will look at this issue from his own perspective.
September 25 Everybody Needs a Tribe
Reverend Fayre Stephenson
We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding- “tribes”. This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological and spiritual survival. At this service, using Sebastian Junger’s book, Tribe, as our guide, we will explore our need as a communal species for loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning
We’re also excited to announce the upcoming 2nd Annual Trolley Tour!
The Norway History Trolley Tour, a collaboration of Norway Historical Society & First Universalist Church of Norway will run on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from the front of the church and will feature“The Early Industries of Norway” with Sue Denison, Tour Guide
Tours: 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm