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The living tradition, which we share, draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men, which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.
  • Wisdom from the world's religions, which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.
  • Jewish and Christian teachings, which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
  • Humanist teachings, which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions, which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

UUCN has returned to in-person services beginning September 12, 2021 - the start of our new Church Year!

If you're interested in attending Online (Virtual) services 
please send an email to
for connection information


Live & Virtual Services:
Sundays, 9:30 am

We hold  live services at:
St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
248 Broadway (near Broad Street)
Norwich, CT 063601

Entrance at the back of the church -
drive around the building and look for our sign!


For security purposes, Zoom meeting passwords will be sent via email - please use the Connection page to request the information for future services.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

VIRTUAL Service only


We'll be led in service by Suzanne Wingrove-Haugland, whose subject will be "Serious as a Heart Attack."


Suzanne recently endured a heart attack and is especially looking forward to worship this week. She says "What a rich learning experience it has been! Truly!"


Join us to hear Suzanne's insights. If you need connection information, please email for connection information.




We've reorganized our Worship page to make it easier to find your favorite speakers' latest services and copies of their sermons. 

Thank you for visiting, and check out what your favorite speakers are up to, just below this message!

Rev. Tom Nalesnik

Rev. Tom Nalesnik brings thoughtful and informative sermons to the UUCN community, and we're pleased to share the text of his recent sermon here with you.

Rev. Tom Nalesnik is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, although he’s now more closely associated with Unitarian Universalism. He’s been a member of the First Parish UU Church in Groton, Massachusetts for about three years now. His own pilgrimage has been a zig-zag from TV, communications, and advertising to the ministry. He currently serves as a freelance writer, graphic designer, and social media consultant for his own company, A Way With Words.


Rev. Nalesnik's Sept 20, 2020 Sermon - A Few Choice Words (PDF) Rev. Nalesnik's January 24, 2020 Sermon - Buddy, Can You Spare Some Change? (PDF)

Rev. David M. Horst

Rev. David M. Horst served Unitarian Universalist congregations in the Boston area, Nantucket, and New Jersey for 20 years and now works as a community minister at the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.

He is the founder of The Open Circle, a spiritual direction practice for individuals and groups based in Norwich. He is affiliated with All Souls New London, the Spiritual Life Center in West Hartford, Spiritual Directors International, and the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministry.

Rev. Horst leads a monthly online group spiritual direction program called "The Topic," now in its second year. He blogs regularly at or find The Open Circle Norwich on Facebook.

He holds an M.Div. degree from Harvard Divinity School and a Certificate in Spiritual Guidance from the Unitarian Universalist Rowe Center. He lives in Norwich with his spouse Alyson Gaylord-Loy, an artist and teacher, and their son Darly Horst-Loy, a student at Norwich Free Academy. Their daughter, Domnica-Horst Loy, attends Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.


Rev. Horst's October 4, 2020 Sermon - The Turning (PDF) Rev. Horst's December 13, 2020 Sermon - From Mourning to Morning (PDF) Rev. Horst's January 3, 2020 Sermon - Why Character Matters Again (PDF) Rev. Horst's February 7, 2020 Sermon - Good Religion, Bad Religion (PDF)

Rev. Lilia Cuervo

Rev. Lilia Cuervo continues to be a steady and welcome presence as one of our regular speakers. She has an extensive body of work as a Unitarian-Universalist Minister.

The Rev. Lilia Cuervo, a native of Colombia, was the first Latin American woman ordained in the Unitarian Universalist denomination. At First Parish in Cambridge she also made history by being the first woman to be installed as a Parish Minister. She is a co-founder of the Latino/a UU Networking Association (LUUNA), and the initiator of, and a translator of several pieces for Las Voces del Camino, the Spanish language Unitarian Universalist hymnal.


Rev. Cuervo's October 11 2020 Sermon - Paradigm Shifts or Having a Taste of My Own Medicine (PDF) Rev. Cuervo's November 8, 2020 Sermon - A Compassionate Way to Face Death (PDF)

Candidate Minister
Dianne M. Daniels

Dianne M. Daniels is a 20+ year member of the UUCN and a 3rd year Seminary Student at Starr King School for the Ministry. She is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree and ordination within the UU Faith, and studying Spiritual Direction with, an organization dedicated to creating a network of fiercely loving and compassionate spiritual leaders for social change.

Dianne was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently lives in Norwich, CT with her husband Aaron and their rescued Greyhound, Duke. She is currently serving the 2nd year of a 2-year internship at the Unitarian Society of Hartford, and preaches in Norwich when her schedule permits.


February 14, 2021: Hold the Line - Faith and Fatigue in a Time of Pandemic January 31, 2021: Infinite and Unchangeable Love - Universalism

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