Sunday Worship Services 

Summer Worship Service Break : June 25 – July 30

Linda Beall will play the chimes at 9:30 on July 2, 16, and 30.  Please enjoy from a shady spot in Touro Park!

Sunday, August 6, 12:30pm, Ports. Historical Society HQ

Meeting W.E. Channing in Portsmouth

Rev. Bill Zelazny

William Ellery Channing, the “Father” of American Unitarianism and for whom our church is named was born and raised in Newport loved his family farm in Portsmouth. Throughout his life he spent entire summers at Oakland Farm.  Sundays would often find him preaching or simply talking about religion and life with the farmers and fishermen who attended the non-denominational Christian Church at Portsmouth, today the Portsmouth Historical Society headquarters at the corner of East Main Road and Union Street. Rev. Bill will talk about Channing life’s and philosophy in the very church on East Main Road at which Channing spent many Sundays. 

NOTE:  The service begins at 12:30 p.m. Stay afterwards for a tour of the historical society’s many exhibits of nearly 400 years of life in Portsmouth.

Sunday, August 13, 10:00am, in Touro Park

Awaken the Spirit with Movement

Rachel Balaban & Rev. Bill Zelazny

Movement is great to energize the body and the spirit. Gather in Touro Park for a service, lead by Rachel Balaban, of  gentle meditative movement that honors your mind, your body and your energy force The service will take place in Touro Park, weather permitting, Rain location will be the Sanctuary.  Bring a chair.

Sunday, August 20, 10:00am

A Sunday Morning Walking Meditation

Rev. Bill Zelazny

Back by request, we will do a walking mediation service.  Join Rev. Bill at the Portuguese Discovery Memorial at 9:55am for a silent, intentional, mindful meditative walk along the ocean, paying attention to how all our senses are being touched by nature.  The service will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Sunday, August 27, 10:00am

A Wisdom Lesson from the East

Rev. Bill Zelazny

In the Parish Hall

Last summer an ancient Taoist story offered us a life lesson about what we can learn from water.  Join Rev. Bill in the Parish Hall to consider some other lessons from ancient eastern stories that may help us to better enjoy life.   

No Worship Service Labor Day Weekend (September 3rd)