Timetable

Timetable

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 2nd Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Polly Guild Sermon “Making the most of time”
9th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Polly Guild Sermon “Grief, the universal experience”
A personal reflection on the loss of a love.
16th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Polly Guild Sermon “Who knows you are here?”
Or – on the lighter side – the significance of humour for health and well-being.
23rd Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Polly Guild Sermon “Some heroines of our history”
30th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Polly Guild Sermon – to be advised

December 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 5th Service of worship at Shady Grove arranged by the Shady Grove congregation in conjunction with the Worship Subcommittee Sermon “Inspiration”
12th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Polly Guild Sermon “A trip around rhe Unitarian and Universalist world in 20 minutes”
The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists is almost 10 years old.  Let’s pay a visit to some of the member groups that are working together to spread the liberal faith.
19th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Polly Guild Sermon “The importance of family values”
This sermon is about Joseph, father of Jesus, and the role he probably had in shaping Jesus’ message of a loving God.
25th Christmas Day service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Polly Guild Sermon “Scrooge and the Christmas Spirit”
26th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Polly Guild Sermon “Boxing Day – the giving and receiving of gifts is a delicate art”

November 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 7th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Can I be an Taoist AND a Unitarian?”
14th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Religion: Blessing or Bane?”
21st Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Who Cares?”
28th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Jazz Theology”

October 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 3rd Service of worship at Shady Grove conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “What I have learned During twenty-five Years as a Unitarian Universalist Minister”
 10th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Can I be a Christian AND a Unitarian?”
17th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Social Justice Concerns Group Theme of “Poverty”
24th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Can I be an Atheist AND a Unitarian?”
31st Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Can I be a Humanist AND a Unitarian?”

September 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 5th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “The Faith of a Heretic: Why I am a Unitarian Universalist”
 12th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Two Ways of Viewing Your Life: Conflict vs Fulfillment”
19th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Image or Substance? Where is the SELF in Today’s Society?”
26th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Don Beaudreault Sermon “Seeking Wisdom”

August 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 1st Service of worship at Norwood conducted by David Saddler Sermon “The Illusion of a Left and a Right””
 8th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by David Saddler Sermon “The God Thing”
15th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by David Saddler Sermon “Please Join My Cult”
22nd Service of worship at Norwood conducted by …….. Sermon to be announced
29th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Don Bilney Sermon “Space”

July 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 4th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Peter Daughtry Sermon “Just War”
 11th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Susie brooke-Smith Sermon “Truth and Youth”
18th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Rev. Jo Lane Sermon to be announced
25th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by David Saddler Sermon “None of your Business”

June 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 6th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon “The Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles”
 13th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon “Being Alone in a Busy World”
20th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon “The Courage To Be”
27th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Eran Binenbaum Sermon “Double Enlightenment: East and West”

May 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 2nd Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon topic to be advised
 9h Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon topic to be advised
16th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon topic to be advised
23rd Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon topic to be advised
30th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon topic to be advised

April 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 4h Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Diane Dent Sermon “Listening”
 11th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon topic to be advised
18th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon topic to be advised
25th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon topic to be advised

March 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 7th Service of worship at Shady Grove conducted by John Duffield Sermon “Transcending Difficulties – learning how to draw on one’s Spiritual Intelligence”
 14th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Allen Kirby,sermon by David Cole Sermon “Spirituality and Social Change – God, the World and Us
21st Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon to be announced
28th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by the Rev. Jerry Goddard Sermon to be announced

February 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 1st Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Trevor Killmier Sermon “The Holy Spirit – The Spirit of Life”
 8th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Peter and Janet Whitham Sermon “Summer”
15th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Katy Simpson Sermon “Religiousrobics”
22nd Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Michael Grant Sermon “Is there such a things as an evil person?”
29th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Peter Daughtry and Daphne Treloar Sermon “Faith and Social Justice”

January 2004

Location and Sermon Subject / Comment
 4th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Rev. Dr. Mark Allstrom Sermon “Dreams and Causes”:
What brings us to where we are in our lives and what will take us to where we are going?
 11th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Rev. Dr. Mark Allstrom Sermon “Subway Mysteries”:
This was the Rev. Dr. Allstrom’s last service.
18th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by David Saddler Sermon “A Unitarian Creed?”
25th Service of worship at Norwood conducted by Debbie & Daryl McCann Sermon “Unitarianism and the war on terror”

Typical structure of a service

Opening Words,
and lighting of the chalice candle signifying our togetherness for the serviceFirst hymnA Time for All Ages
A story meaningful to the children in the congregation, but with significance for the adults, too

Further Notices
Most notices are written on the leaflet provided to people on arriving at the church.  Notices not included on the leaflet are announced.

Candles of Joy and Concern
People are invited to come forward to share a joy or concern they hold, and to light a small candle signifying the joy or concern.

Reading
A reading drawn from a wide range of the world’s wisdom, usually chosen to complement the subject of the service.  It is often spoken by a member of the congregation.

Quiet moment for reflection

Second Hymn

Sermon/Address

Third Hymn

Closing Words
followed by snuffing of the candles.

Music is an integral part of services, and intersperses the service stages.  It is played on the church organ or grand piano.  Invited choirs and performers also enrich our services from time to time.

Services are usually conducted by our resident minister, however, there are occasions when members of the congregation do so, and when an invited minister exchanges with our resident minister.