The Power of Music

By Jon Sievert

The Rev. Tom Rosiello, assisted by three outstanding musicians, focuses on the power of music in our lives at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.

UU Service
Rev. Tom Rosiello
Sun, May 10, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

Movie-makers, advertisers, the religions of the world, lovers, those who unite communities and work for justice, and doctors all know that music has the power to communicate in ways that words alone can never do. The Unitarian Universalist theologian James Luther Adams put it this way: “With a special sense of immediacy and inwardness, music redefines, illumines, refreshes, and orders our experience.

Rev. Rosiello will offer reflections and insight upon the miraculous and transformative powers of music, accompanied by pianist Malcolm Halliday, violinist Myron Nelson, soprano Clara Dunham, and members of the congregation. According to Rev. Rosiello, “this morning’s message will be as much in the music as it is in the spoken word.”

Rosiello is minister of the First Parish of Stow and Acton in Stow, MA. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Suffolk University Law School, he has been active in a variety of social justice causes, ranging from AIDS and gay rights to poverty and prison reform. He has also taught at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and presently helps train new ministers as part of Harvard Divinity School’s field education program. Prior to entering the ministry, Rev. Rosiello was a trial lawyer for nearly 20 years.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at


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