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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Woven in a Single Garment of Destiny



Sunday,  May 22, 2022

10:30 am, fully pre-recorded service streamed live to the Parish Hall and available live online

Service by the Unitarian Universalist Association; Rev Susan Frederick-Gray, preacher


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said, “We are tied in a single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” In her two-part homily for this worship service, UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray reminds us that covenant—our promises about how to be together and in the larger world—is our religious response to our fundamental interdependence. Those promises also shape our moral lives, calling us to extend care to the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our human family, rather than falling back on distorted notions of individual freedom. The service will also feature original music and deep devotional time in silence and prayer.


Virtual Social Hour

After our Sunday morning livestream service, you’re invited to our Virtual Social Hour on Zoom, starting at 11:30am, or as soon as the Sunday service ends.

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