The Installation of Rev. Dr. Susanne Intriligator, Sunday, March 31st at 3:00 pm

Rev. Dr. Susanne Intriligator’s

Installation Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 West Emerson Street, Melrose MA


Details of the Installation Ceremony and Reception:

Sunday, March 31, 2019
2:30 pm: Clergy robe & process
3:00 pm: Installation Ceremony in the Church Sanctuary
5:15 pm: Reception in Parish Hall
Available in the Fellowship Building during the ceremony only.
Please RSVP to the church office at 781-665-7504 if childcare is needed
Public Transportation: 

The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church is accessible via:

  • Orange Line to Oak Grove, From Oak Grove take Buses 136, 137 to Reading/Wakefield. Get off at E. Emerson and Main, walk West 2 blocks.
  • Commuter Rail from North Station, Boston to Melrose Cedar Park. Walk East ½ mile to the church – 70 West Emerson Street


Limited on-street parking. Please use the Melrose City lot, 2 blocks from the church. For GPS and apps, use the address “40 Winthrop Street,” for the City Parking lot.

Walking out of the lot, turn left on Winthrop Street, Right on Myrtle Street, and you will see the church at the next corner.

Please do not park at the library, as the library will be open.

Green Sanctuary:

This event is planned with deep respect for the interdependent web of life on our planet so that we might learn, through deliberate efforts, to minimize our carbon footprint. We request that those attending use low or no carbon transportation to and from this event through walking and biking, or carpooling and mass-transit options. Any fossil fuel use will be offset by carbon credits.

Questions? Contact our office at [email protected]


What is an installation? Paraphrased from the Rev. Joanna F. Crawford, current Minister of the Live Oak UU Church in Cedar Park Texas, and from the installation of Rev. C.G. Horst (Second Unitarian, Athol, MA), as read by lay leader E.V. Wilson in over 120 years ago in 1895:

An installation is the ceremony to formally recognize that a Unitarian Universalist church and a minister are entering into a covenantal relationship with one another. This is a time of hopes and dreams about the kind of ministry we can do together. The pew and the pulpit are to work together. The Unitarian church has a living, vital faith; and that faith we ask you to preach.


Our hands are ready, our hearts are ready,
our voices are ready, our spirits are ready;
God, what do we do now?”