Archives: Services

“Unmaking History”

In this Women’s History Month, it is time to think about the critical importance of health care, particularly reproductive health care, for women, indeed for any child bearing person.  Why are these rights being rolled back with alarming speed?  Is it really just about abortion?  … read more.

“A Faith With Vulnerability”

People often think of faith as being a set of beliefs that provide certainty, in other words, the answer to the vulnerability people experience in their lives.  But that’s not the case with Unitarian Universalism.  Instead, we try to nurture a faith that embraces vulnerability and thus allows … read more.

“If Ever There Were A time”

This morning we celebrate this community and explore our stewardship theme of “Moving Ahead Together.” What will it take to be a vital congregation in the next several years?  More importantly, why are we, the collective of First Parish Church, needed? And by whom?  Scott … read more.

“Can We Love This Too?”

The Dalai Lama suggests that, when we make a mistake, we should ask, “Can I love this too?”  Can we love a range of things about ourselves – the shapes and forms we come in, our less charming traits as well as the best?  

Another meditation teacher refers … read more.

“For the Love of Books”

The Soul Matters theme for the month is Love, and today’s service is something of a valentine to books and reading.  What have been the most important books in your life?  Have any transformed you?  Which do you love so much you return to them … read more.

“Black History Matters”

With moves to ban teaching significant parts of Black History in some states, it’s never been more important to take seriously this month that honors African American history.  The goal, of course, is to integrate our learning and understanding into all the months of the year, … read more.

“Finding Our Way Home from Here”

In chaotic times, when that all important moral arc of the universe sometimes seems to be bending backwards, it’s important to know where we can find our center:  a place of direction and healthy relatedness.  Being a covenanted community, where people define how they will be … read more.

“Stages of Change”

Change comes in cycles, and each stage carries its own challenges. We’ll explore the stages and how organizations react to them.

Attend in person or by Zoom.