Worship Schedule

April Ministry Theme - Hope

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

~ Maya Angelou

April 1, 2018 - Multi-generational Easter Service - Join us as we celebrate Easter the First Parish way. Rev. Rebecca will be preaching about the difference between happiness and joy and will challenge us all to live with joy. This important and thought-provoking message will challenge us to understand joy in new ways. Spectacular world music of “Hallelujah” will be woven throughout the service. All ages welcome. Nursery care will be provided.
“…embrace joy as a moral obligation.” André Gide

After service we will be hosting a children's Easter Celebration with old-fashioned egg rolling, tossing, and cascarón confetti egg smashing to celebrate the coming of Spring (even if there is snow!)

April 8, 2018 - “#Me Too” and Beyond: Women Walking their Path with Power -  This collaborative service will focus on issues around women's power including the power to retain control of their own bodies and power to have agency in the world equivalent to the agency of men. How does a woman walk freely in this world? What can we all do to help each other and to help women be free without fear? This service has been created and will be co-led by congregants and Rev. Rebecca.

April 15, 2018 - Saying Goodbye and Saying Hello - Rev. Rebecca promised an extemporaneous sermon, and this is it! Rev. Rebecca will unwrap how we can both say goodbye and say hello, as she invites us into a time of preparing to welcome our ministerial candidate. This interactive morning is also your chance to ask Rev. Rebecca whatever questions are on your mind (send questions in advance here).

April 22, 2018 - Saying No. And Saying Yes - There is much we must stand against in these times. Many of us over the past year have marched and kept vigil to say No to hate. But changing course means also means seeking ways to say Yes to transformation. Join our guest preacher, Rev. Mary Margaret Earl, Executive Director and Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry. In this ministry, she has worked to strengthen bonds between UUs and the Roxbury neighborhood where the UUUM operates. She is on the Moral Movement Massachusetts leadership team, which strives to reclaim what it means to be religious in the public square. Prior to her arrival at the UU Urban Ministry, she spent 10 years at a faith-based nonprofit in RI serving the homeless community, is past president of the Board of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, recipient of the Heroes of Faith Award from the Rhode Island State Council of Churches for her interfaith work, and is a longtime vegan committed to standing up for nonhuman animals.

April 29, 2018 - A Heart That's Ready for Anything - This will be the first of two Sunday worship services led by our candidate for Senior Minister, Lisa Perry-Wood. Please join us in welcoming and getting to know her!

Folks have asked when Rev. Rebecca will be preaching... Here are the dates!

  • May 13th - experiential worship with Rev. Rebecca on Mothers Day Walk for Peace
  • May 20th
  • June 10th

APR. 2018

HOPE

Apr. 1 Easter

Rev. Rebecca

Apr. 8

Rev. Rebecca

Apr. 15

Rev. Rebecca

Apr. 22 Earth Day

Guest, Rev. Mary Margaret Earl, UUUM

Apr. 29

Ministerial Candidate, Lisa Perry-Wood

MAY 2018

RECONCILIATION

May 6

Ministerial Candidate, Lisa Perry-Wood

May 13 Mothers Day

Join Rev. Rebecca on Mothers Day Walk for Peace
Worship service in sanctuary led by Keith Kirchoff

May 20

Rev. Rebecca

May 27

Guest, Rev. Peter Sylver

JUN. 2018

GRATITUDE

Jun. 03 Graduation / Challenge/ Bridging

Rev. Rebecca

Jun. 10

Rev. Rebecca's last Sunday

Jun. 17 Summer Services Begin