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Cultivating Courage…

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

In closing last week’s sermon Rev. Dr. Marjorie shared, “My friends we have two ways of looking at our current predicament… either it is too late and we are beyond redemption or we need to get radical about what we expect and what we are willing to do in order to personally evolve, and make significant shifts in our country and our world. We have so much to learn and so much to share and so much to reform and it begins in each one of our hearts and minds with one very personal decision–how radically committed are we willing to be to life, love and the pursuit of ethically oriented happiness for all?”

This week we will move into the how and what we can do on a personal level to be agents of change in a world that is out of balance. Join us on this journey to find our footing and our conviction to cultivate courage.

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Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

Let’s get radical. As we plod towards yet another “Columbus Day”, a day that celebrates the honor of a historically brutal man, we have to ask ourselves, when is enough violence enough? This month at First Parish we will be reflecting on hospitality defined as a cordial and generous reception of or disposition toward guests. What is our responsibility, our commitment to be stewards of radical hospitality in a world that condones and at times honors brutality? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she wrestles with the reality of hospitality and violence in life.

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At One…

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

In a month when we are endeavoring to walk the walk in beauty and talk the talk in love, Rev. Marjorie will be encouraging us to set the stage for the upcoming year. Why do we choose the focus that we do, how do we want to participate and show up for one another, are we interested in creating balance in our lives and in our world and how do we go about doing that? Imagining the world in beauty begins within each one of us the why, how and what we will change to make our community and the world a better place… Join us at First Parish to discover why this is so important.

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Beauty in Practice…

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul. (Rumi)

How do we engage in a practice of creating beauty in our lives in a healthy manner? As we move into Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur it is time to take stock, reflect and atone for our missteps. Rev. Marjorie will review the many ways that one can find beauty in balance, face into challenges as a practice for life.

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Flower Communion, Bridging and Celebration Sunday

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

This Sunday is a culmination of a year’s worth of worship, work and commitment. It will be a very busy, fun-filled Sunday as we help our graduates celebrate their official entrance into young adulthood. This Sunday also marks our annual flower communion so please bring flowers to share. This Sunday is also the date for our annual picnic and ice cream social! Join us to celebrate and to imagine the warmer and sunnier days to come. This will be Rev. Marjorie last official Sermon until September. The summer services begin next week with the Rev. Judy Deutsch speaking.

Flowers–please bring one stem for each person in your family. This will be part of our flower communion during the service.

Food–a side dish if you can. Our Community and Hospitality Committee will be grilling meat and veggie burgers.

Come be part of this community celebration on the last Sunday before our summer services begin.

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