Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

Open minds, loving hearts, helping hands


WORSHIP: High Lonesome

Author Avianca Bouchedid, Written Mar 13, 2018


Please join us this Sunday, 3/18/18 at 10:00 a.m., for a worship service led by  Rev. Emilie Boggis.  Music:  UUCSH Adult Choir, Susan Schneider, & Will Magalio.

High Lonesome is the sound of a holler, hard and full of pain, described by Bill Monroe, the father of Kentucky bluegrass music. What high lonesome are we experiencing in our time?  How do we transform our single-voiced hollers into harmony-filled grace?  This service connects us to our first and seventh principles, helping us understand how to be true to our own conscience while experiencing real belonging in a congregation, community or country with others of diametrically opposed views.

Rev. Emilie Boggis comes from a family rooted in Appalachia, both West Virginia and Kentucky.  She graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2005 and has served Beacon congregation in Summit for 12 years, most recently as its Minister of Congregational Life.  She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.