Memorial Day holds some surprising roots, including racial ones, which we need to remember if we are to acknowledge the depth and complexity of the occasion. The day is, as Mark Bellinti writes, “a time for remembering the human loss in human wars, the silence … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Susan Milnor
Mother’s Day can be a tough time for many, and there is no one right way to hold it. But most of us can appreciate the legacies of foremothers as they struggled to make lives and engage their own creativity. What did they do with … read more.
How do you imagine First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist in the future? What would you want to see, hear, experience? This Sunday the Transition Team seeks your participation in visioning the future of the congregation. We will hold a brief worship service and then … read more.
A Multi-generational Easter Service
Even when the world discourages us, even when winter winds seem endless, love returns and gives us new life. Our service will include a multi-part story of the Legend of the Pysanky, a short Easter reflection by Rev. Susan, favorite Easter music, and even birds. If you … read more.
In the Christian world, today is Palm Sunday, in some ways the most revealing holy day of the tradition. It provides the context for us to consider how Jesus, an itinerant Jewish teacher and “healer,” was most of all a prophetic activist who opposed the … read more.
The song, Anthem, by Leonard Cohen, provides the text for today’s sermon. “There is a crack in everything. . .”. How can our struggles, disappointments, even failures and wounds, make us stronger? Is it possible to awaken to new selves within us? From Japanese pottery … read more.
The words of today’s sermon title are straight out of First Parish Church’s history, and they are fitting for our annual stewardship campaign Generosity kickoff with the theme of “Body and Soul.” . What kind of dreams and vision can take FPC into the future … read more.
This month, in which our theme is “Renewing Faith,” is a good time to think about our faith as Unitarian Universalists. We often speak of ours as a “free religion,” but being confident about what that means is a different matter. Does it really mean … read more.
It’s a moment of grace that the FPC building project and the decline in Covid numbers have coincided to allow us to gather in person at our meetinghouse. We will reflect on what home and gathering mean, the light two years of pandemic has thrown … read more.
Rev. Susan Milnor and Transition Team (Brenda Briana, Lyralen Kaye, Nancy Petino, Nelda Quigley, David Shawn)
“Who Are We?” is one of the important questions in a transition. Knowing what defines you as a congregation now, as well as the direction in which you want to … read more.