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We hold live services at our NEW location:
67 - 69 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Parking is available on both sides of the street - there is also a parking garage available on the right side of Main Street. We are next door to the Mercantile Exchange building
For security purposes, Zoom meeting passwords will be sent via email - please use the Connection page to request the information for future services.
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 brings thoughtful and informative sermons to the UUCN community, and we're pleased to share the text of his recent sermons here with you.
Rev. Tom Nalesnik has been a member of the First Parish UU Church in Groton, Massachusetts for over 7 years. He was originally ordained in the United Church of Christ, although he’s now more closely associated with Unitarian Universalism, and has preached at a number of UU congregations throughout the New England area, including the Unitarian Universalist Church of Norwich.
His own pilgrimage has been a zig-zag from TV, communications, and advertising to the ministry. In past years, he served on a task force for small group ministry; was a contributing writer for the Faith Practices intergenerational curriculum project of Pilgrim Press; and wrote religion and spirituality blogs for the web.
He currently serves as a podcaster (bit.ly/ALookBehindBuzz), video producer, freelance writer, graphic designer, and social media consultant for his own company, A Way With Words.
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.
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. 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.
Dianne M. Daniels
Dianne M. Daniels is a 20+ year member of the UUCN and Graduate of the Starr King School for the Ministry. She has completed her Master of Divinity degree and will pursue ordination within the UU Faith. Dianne completed the Spiritual Direction with StillHarbor.org, 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. She guest-preaches in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, and Norwich when her schedule permits.