UU Paris Worship Service Sep 22 – Equinox

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Date(s) - 22/09/2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

La Maison Verte (M° Jules Joffrin)



Returning from the Summer Break, and recognizing the draw of autumn ahead of us, our Service in September will focus on the dual nature of the Autumnal Equinox – a moment of equal light and dark, signaling the annual return to Earth of nature in this part of the world.  There is much to reflect on at this time – it is a time of both beginnings and endings, and a time to reflect on the retreat of the light over the coming months.

Music for gathering starts at 10:20am and the service starts at 10:30am.


The Reverend Daniel Costley is a British Unitarian Minister. Daniel studied for ministry at Harris Manchester College, Oxford and was called to his first congregation in 2010. Daniel has worked in a number of roles within the British Unitarian and Free Christian movement, including Chair of the Ministry Strategy Group and a member of the ministry Interview Panel. He still works closely with Harris Manchester College and has been involved in the review of ministry training in Britain. Daniel currently leads three Unitarian congregations in south-east England and is also President of the Unitarian Historical Society. He lives in Sevenoaks with his family and dog, and is a keen photographer. A true francophile, Daniel enjoys visiting Paris and escaping the more torrid situation in the UK right now.

Please note:

  • The offering from this Service will be donated to Mobil’douche, a charity that offers showers, food, clean clothes and conversation to homeless people in the south-western part of Paris and close suburbs. Click here to learn more about Mobil’douche.
  • Attention, drivers : Sunday the 22nd is a “Journée Sans Voitures” in Paris, enforced from 10:00 – 18:00. Please consider taking public transportation!

UUFP is phasing out plastic cups at coffee hour after the service. We encourage everyone to bring re-useable mugs or cups to Sunday services.


This year’s Religious exploration curriculum is called “Building Bridges”. We will explore different religions around the world. Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.

Katherine Blondel is the coordinator of Children’s RE. You can reach her at katherine.blondel@orange.frwith questions or to let her know your children will be at the upcoming service (that’s always helpful).

A babysitter will be available for children who don’t want to stay in the service or participate in the lesson.