Outdoor Sunday Service with Rev. Patricia Hatch


10:30 am - 11:30 am


Hopedale Unitarian Parish
65 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA, 01747

We are very pleased to announce that we will be holding an outdoor service on August 30th with Rev. Patricia Hatch as our Guest Minister. Her sermon will be entitled, “Inspiration from Nature.”

“There is so much we can learn from nature. We can observe that emergence always follows devastation in the same way that spring always follows winter. The rhythms of the world are our rhythms. If we listen to the natural world, we will learn ways of being that can inspire us in our daily lives.” Rev. Patricia Hatch

Please read below for the details of the service,

  • The service will be held on the lawn near the kitchen door. This area is the most shaded.
  • The service will begin at 10:30 and is expected to last approximately 45 minutes
  • The pulpit will be set-up on the kitchen porch with a microphone
  • Carol will provide music with a portable keyboard
  • All are asked to bring lawn chairs (Paulie will provide metal chairs when needed)
  • Paulie will assist parishioners in the placement of chairs for social distancing (family groups may sit together)
  • Everyone must wear a mask, but we are able to provide additional masks
  • The building will be locked – a key will be available to enter for bathroom use (we ask that only one person at a time enter the building)
  • We will have a time for Joys and Concerns using stones rather than candles
  • If rain is predicted, we will hold a zoom service

We look forward to joining together in Worship.