Worship Schedule

July 7, 2019 at 10 am - An Everyday Journey - Members of First Parish come from many different backgrounds and faiths. Landon Rose shares his story of spiritual exploration. Landon, Martha Leader, Djems Domerson and others will be presenting the music!

July 14, 2019 at 10 am - The Joys of Getting Laid Off - Jeff Cadow will share a slideshow and musings from 2 months of induced unstructured time. It's also Bastille Day, so we'll have an accordionist playing French tunes and French-themed hospitality.

July 21, 2019 at 10 am - Creating Change - Our Parish Administrator, Alisa will examine the story of Abraham being told by God to Sacrifice his son, Isaac, and read it in a new way. We will each be invited to think about what it takes to create change. Please join Alisa, Martha Leader on music, and Worship Associate, Steve Peterson-Davis for this all ages service.

July 28, 2019 at 10 am - Where is the joy in leading a moral life? - David Brooks in his latest publication, The Second Mountain, asks us to move beyond individual happiness of the ego to attain the true joy in living a relational life. We ask, is this call to live a moral life compelling, and if so, how can we find in our own experience, and in our faith, this path to joy? Join Gerry Leader and Bob Williamson for this service.

August 4, 2019 at 10 am - Waffle Church! - Food and Family: In all cultures, food means more than just sustenance. Gathering, preparing, and eating food connects as well as nurtures us. Join us for this exploration of what food means in our lives, our families' histories, traditions and stories. And enjoy a waffle and pancake breakfast with us too! Families welcome. Led by Rev. Lisa, Susan Larrabee and Laci Adams.

August 11, 2019 at 10 am - Covenanting: Promises Written on our Hearts - Inspired by discussions at DEEP workshops and recent thinking by regional staff from the UUA about spiritual leadership, Karla Baehr and Ann Dinsmoor will explore “covenanting,” a foundation of Unitarian Universalism that some have described as “a promise written on my heart.” They will invite participants to explore what it means that Unitarian Universalism is a “covenantal” faith rather than a “creedal” or “sacramental” one, and how the practice of covenant can make community more intentional and inclusive. Music by Sue Andrews.

August 18, 2019 at 10 am - Let's Jam Together! - Led by Laci Lee Adams and some of the young people from First Parish, this summer service will be an interactive opportunity to make connections at First Parish. Several of the musically inclined young people will help lead our music and the service will focus on connecting your passions across generations.

August 25, 2019 at 10 am - Blessing the Other Animals! - Join us with your fellow animals - or photos and mementos if they aren't in the mood - for our annual worship, blessing, and special music honoring beloved companions of all species, and all ages. Rev. Eliza Blanchard's leading us with Matt Lawrence and friends providing some sing-a-long music.

Ministry Themes for 2018-2019:

Sept. 2018

Blessings of Water

Oct. 2018

Beloved Accompaniment

Nov. 2018

Legacy

Dec. 2018

Illumination

Jan. 2019

Resolution

Feb. 2019

Breaking Through

Mar. 2019

Commitment

Apr. 2019

Fulfilling Prophecy

May 2019

Curiosity

Jun. 2019

Blessing the Journey