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Welcome to Eliot Chapel's Sunday service!

 

Riding the Waves – Amy Stark

As UUs, we know that our interdependent web often has us caught up in the waves of others’ joys as well as sufferings. How can we cultivate relationships in our spiritual communities that help us ride these emotional waves together? In the midst of the pandemic and social inequities, how are we riding these waves differently?

 

Amy Stark has been a member of Eliot Chapel since 2007 along with her husband Todd and their two children, Casey and Will. As a seminary graduate and a therapist at a local nonprofit, Amy’s passion is mental health and wellness education, particularly for faith communities.

 

 

 
We are now meeting live on Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00 am. The service will be recorded and posted here and on our YouTube channel as soon as it is available. It will remain on our website through the week. 
 
Masks are required at the service for anyone over two years of age. Masks should cover your mouth and nose. We will announce any cancellations for inclement weather on our website and social media. In that event, worship will be recorded in the sanctuary and a video will be available by 11:00 am.
 
Reservations for a pod will be available for the following week's service after 3:00 pm on Monday. Reservations will be made through Sign-Up Genius and a separate email will be sent with the links to our mailing list.
 
If all pods are reserved, you may call or email the front office to be put on a waiting list. OR you may come to Eliot and sit elsewhere on the grounds. You may not have visibility but you should be able to hear the service. If you do this, you must check in with a greeter to be placed on the contact tracing list.

 

You may download an order of service here.

 

Join us after the service for coffee hour on Zoom! We share login information on our mailing list. Sign up here.

 

If you are a guest or newcomer, we welcome you! Email welcome@eliotchapel.org to get connected right away. You may also sign the guest book where you can choose to opt in to our communications list, find out about religious education programming for children, or talk to someone about any questions you have about Eliot Chapel or Unitarian Universalism. Thanks for joining us today!

 

SHARED PLATE QR CODEEvery Sunday, Eliot Chapel shares half of the offertory with an organization in the community whose work reflects our shared values. This is one way that we care for our community and our neighbors. We are very pleased that October's recipient is Missouri Faith Voices.


You may donate in multiple ways: Use the QR code to the left to be taken directly to our giving form. Mail a check to Eliot Chapel (address at the bottom of this page); be sure to put “MO Faith Voices” in the memo line. Or text Eliot SHAREDPLATE $3 to 73256. A link in the reply text will take you to our secure database web page where you can complete your transaction. Please note, "SharedPlate" must be entered as one word to reach that preferred option. Choose your preferred amount; $3 is the minimum for online giving. See our Giving page for more information.

 

October 24, 2021

Upcoming Services

November 7, 2021 – 9:00 & 11:00 am

The Presence of those Absent

Revs. Barbara and Krista will lead us in observance of those we love who have died.

 

 

 

Welcome Adam Kosberg, Eliot Chapel's New Acting Music Director

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Exciting news! We have hired an acting music director – Adam Kosberg. He will join us in leading worship Sunday, October 3! 

 

We asked Sarah Price to contact her extensive St. Louis musical network to suggest potential candidates for our program. She enthusiastically recommended Adam, whom she knows from singing with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. He has also sung with and substitute directed the choir for Third Baptist Church in downtown St. Louis under Philip Barnes – who also highly recommends Adam!

 

Adam will serve Eliot through December of 2021 and, if it’s mutually agreeable, will continue through the end of June. Among his responsibilities are helping us transition back to in-person music and singing together. The title “acting director” means that he is eligible to apply for the position long term if he desires. 

 

I find Adam delightful. As you will see below, he has a depth of experience in classical music, but he also has a range of styles. Check out his performance with the Red and Black Band in St. Louis last year. This band has played New Orleans-style jazz in different neighborhoods throughout the pandemic, bringing joy and uplift in a stressful time.

 

In faith and joy,

Rev. Barbara

 

Adam Kosberg 

Adam Kosberg is an instrumentalist, singer, conductor, and music educator from Collinsville, IL. He earned a doctorate in bass trombone performance and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017 which included a cognate in choral conducting and further interests in arranging, brass chamber ensembles, and historical performance practice. Adam has toured nationally and internationally as a choral vocalist and since returning to the St Louis area has performed as a section leader and soloist in several choirs and symphony choruses, built a studio of low brass students, and maintained an active performance schedule with orchestras and chamber groups throughout southern and central Illinois. He also enjoys cycling, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends, family, and his two cats. 

 

Adam is thrilled to join the staff as acting music director and looks forward to meeting you all and working toward enhancing the musical life of the Chapel and its congregation. For more information about joining the choir or sharing your musical talent, please contact Adam at music@eliotchapel.org.

 

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