Church & Community News and Links

Stay updated on the latest happenings at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Norwich, related items in our community, and links to important articles and topics. You may check out our schedule to learn more about our services and about us.


Sermon Audios

UUCN has embarked on a new project to make our sermons more accessible to people who may not have visited the church yet, or who are curious about our sermons and would like to know more before attending a service. Check out our audios below from our speakers, and let us know who your favorite is!

As we record more sermons, they'll be listed under each speaker. Let us know if you run into any technical issues when listening, and we'll try to help. Also - if the speaker provides a printed copy of their sermon, we'll be sure to post those as well - please remember that all materials are subject to copyright, all rights reserved.

Check out the Worship Calendar and the Sermon Audios and make time in your calendar to join us - We'd love to meet you!

Sunday, September 16 - "Let's Get Global Party"

Yoo hoo!! Party time at the Foundry 66 (66 Franklin Street, NORWICH) This Sunday. 4pm!!

Let’s make it super fun. Everyone bring one ingredient for tacos or nachos. We will have flour, corn and crunchy tacos and nachos as well as a variety of meat fillings and fixins’. If you want to bring something else please do. If you don’t want to bring anything, that is ok as well. Just come!

Tuesday, September 18 - Multicultural Lunch and Learn, Southeast Mental Health Authority (SMHA) - 401 West Thames Street, Norwich

Please join the Reliance Health, Inc. Trauma and Diversity Committee alongside the SMHA Cultural & Spiritual Enhancement Committee in our first Multicultural Potluck Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, September 18th from 12-2 PM in the SMHA Multipurpose Room.

Join us as Jessica Rizzo, licensed clinical social worker, discusses how mental health providers can successfully serve families who have dealt with/are dealing with immigration struggles while keeping in mind the various barriers that effect their day to day lives. Jessica has been practicing in-home family therapy in the Greater New Haven and Greater Bridgeport area for eight years, focusing the majority of her practice working with Latino immigrant families, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University focusing her work on culturally adaptive clinical interventions to be delivered to Latino immigrant youth and families.

Round table group discussions will follow Jessica’s presentation so that attendees can both process the information provided to them and share any questions or knowledge they may have regarding immigration.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required through Eventbrite. To register click here

A multicultural potluck lunch will be provided by both agencies. Participants are not required to bring a dish, but if you would like to volunteer to bring one, please email cmillerd(at)

Celebrate Cultural Diversity - Howard T. Brown Park, 5 pm to 8 pm

Come celebrate the many cultures in Norwich. There will be music and entertainment. The event is free - unless you want to purchase a ticket to sample many different ethnic foods that will be there. The tickets are $5 each or $30 for a family of five or more. 

Co-sponsored by the Norwich Area Clergy Association, Norwich Sunrise Rotary and Norwich Noontime Rotary

Thursday, September 20 - One World Multicultural Variety Show - Slater Auditorium, Norwich Free Academy

Join the Rotary, NFA Project Outreach, Sankofa and the Norwich Clergy Association for a "One World" Multicultural Variety Show to be held at Norwich Free Academy's Slater Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, children and seniors are $7. All proceeds from this event will go to assist the homeless teenage population in Norwich.

Peace Pole Celebration - Friday, September 21, 6 pm - Howard T. Brown Park

Join the Rotary and the Norwich Clergy Association for the Peace Pole Celebration. Essays from Norwich's global Studies Magnet School will be read, and the guest speaker will be Jose Gonzalez from the USCG Academy. There will also be singing from the interfaith choir! This is a free event at the Peace Pole at Howard Brown Park.

Saturday, September 22 - "Letters from Anne and Martin" - Otis Library, 1 pm

The library will present "Letters From Anne and Martin". This will be readings of letter by Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 22 - Children's Multicultural Craft and Games - 2 pm to 4 pm

The Baha'i Community will be hosting a children's multicultural craft and games afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Green on Laurel Hill.

All are welcome to join!

Call us today at 860-889-1062 for additional details regarding our spiritual and community gatherings