On ZOOM ONLY – there will be road closures affecting the local area so we have switched to an on-line service only.
Speaker: Rev. Megan Lynes
You never know when Love will speak to you, or in what voice. It’s only important to listen, watch, be wakeful and ready for divine surprise, sometimes in the most unlikely incarnations.
This all-ages service, led by the First Parish Staff and lay leaders, will offer some good old time fun. Well organized ahead, but no stress in the moment – we’ll tell the Christmas story together! Our choir will sing, we’ll have special guest violinists, and … read more.
Mysteriously, the traditional Advent texts in the Christian scriptures are all about the apocalypse and the rapture. They are some of the most intriguing stories, out of which many movies based their bizarre twists of plot. Advent is a time of “not yet” and “already … read more.
Some of us love the holidays, and some of us grit our teeth through the whole season. The poem by Jeredith Merrin, “Family Reunion,” names a part of the struggle, while uplifting the beauty and hope of this time as well. Families are complicated.
Come explore … read more.
For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to be together, enjoy family connection and eat delicious foods. Not all of us observe this holiday, nor observe it in the same ways… but as we focus on what it means to offer welcome to both … read more.
Our UU fourth principle talks about the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The poet Denise Levertov writes: “Marvelous Truth, confront us at every turn, in every guise, iron ball, egg, dark horse, shadow, cloud of breath on the air…” Are there “ultimate … read more.
In this pivotal moment in history, we see the profound impact of generational trauma on our neighbors and our hearts are broken open. So often our identities and actions are shaped by our understanding of “our people’s people.” Join us as we explore the unique … read more.
This congregation, in all its iterations, has existed for almost 350 years. What a long and persevering journey!
What tales from the archives, and stories from among us help guide us into health today? Where are we now and where are we going? Let’s stand on … read more.