Worship Schedule

September Ministry Theme - The Interdependent Web of All Existence

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - Waters of Gratitude - Our Ingathering Service features a Water Communion Ceremony. Bringing water from home faucets or hoses, local streams or ponds, or any body of water we visited this summer, we pour it into a common vessel and bless it, along with our own First Parish water, with words of gratitude. Songs, stories, and blessings for our children and teachers are woven into this multigenerational celebration of community. Rev. Lisa preaching.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 -  Tears for the Earth - This week we explore the powerful "Work That Reconnects" of teacher and activist Joanna Macy, tapping into the wisdom of our grief and outrage about the devastation of our earth home. In this service we will commission Jud Wolfskill as our ministerial intern for the next two years. We also begin our Religious Exploration classes. Rev. Lisa preaching.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - Beloved Accompaniment: Supporting Immigrant Families with Love and Accountability - Join Patricia Montes of Centro Presente, immigrant family members, and the Immigration Justice Committee as we deepen our understanding of Centro's efforts to support Central American children coming to Boston to reunite with their families. Patricia will share the conditions she witnessed on her recent delegation to Honduras that drive migration to this country. Join us as we explore this spiritual, community-building undertaking of accompaniment, where we "fight for one another as family, because we are." Patricia Montes preaching.

Join us with your coffee to continue the conversation in Pierce Hall after the service, from 12:30 to 1:30.

Sunday’s plate collection will go to the family accompaniment work of Centro Presente. Please write any checks to Centro Presente or to First Parish in Brookline with “Centro Presente” in the memo. You can also make a donation on our Donate page and note “Centro Presente.”

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - How to be a Life Preserver - Affiliate Minister, Rev. MaryHelen Gunn will preach.

Yearlong Ministry Theme for 2019-2020: Living Our Faith Heritage

Monthly Themes

Sept. 2019

The Interdependent Web of All Existence

Oct. 2019

Inherent Worth and Dignity

Nov. 2019

Justice, Equity and Compassion

Dec. 2019

Acceptance and Encouragement

Jan. 2020

The Search for Truth and Meaning

Feb. 2020

Conscience and Democracy

Mar. 2020

Mission and Vision

Apr. 2020

A World Community of Peace, Liberty and Justice

May 2020

Mystery, Wonder and Prophecy

Jun. 2020

The Sacred Circle of Life