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From Loss to Gratitude…

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 in General News, Uncategorized, Worship Services

How does one face loss and grief only to convert them into gratitude? Join the Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty this week as she wonders at the possibilities inherent in the practice of loving kindness and gratitude and what it takes to change a mind. During the service we will create an altar of photos and small mementos of ancestors, so bring yours in. Also this Sunday please join us in celebration for the thirty year anniversary of our Director of Music, Debra Morris-Bennett.

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Love the Contradictions

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 in Worship Services

The sermon on Sunday, Oct. 28 was written by the Rev. Robert Hardies and will be presented by Fran Sharp.

Rev. Hardies writes “Making sense of the craziness [we live with] is a religious task. Religion is the faculty through which we try to make sense of the world and our place in it. But these days, religion seems to be more of a problem than a solution. What kind of spirituality can help us live with integrity in the midst of the ambiguities, complexities, and disparities of our contemporary world? What kind of faith can sustain our love and care for such a world?”

Join us for Sunday’s service which examines how to love life’s  contradictions.

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All That is Good…

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

Where is all the good news? There is so much to be worried about in this world how do we tip the scales towards realizing all of the good that exists? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will focus this Sunday on how changing our focus can help change our lives.

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Gone Fishin’…

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

What are the transforming lessons of our lives, and how do these lessons pop up in different ways over and over again? We are our experiences and lessons come in all shapes and sizes. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she shares her thoughts about how fishing can sort of change your life.

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Formation

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

Defined as “an act of giving form or shape to something or of taking form.” Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will be marinating on formation in all of its forms. Spiritual, intellectual, and physical but why stop there? What about formation as in the creation of a movement. Rev. Marjorie will also be introducing the concept of sabbatical and how this will be a time of mindful formation for her ministry as well as the members and friends of First Parish. Please join us this Sunday for the Animal Blessing which will be held at 1:00pm on the terrace. 

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Learning from Siri

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

Many know of Siri, the seemingly intelligent being of whom we ask questions on our cellphones. What can we learn from Siri? Join us for our Sunday service on Sept. 30 at 10am as we welcome Rabbi Robert Orkand back to our pulpit.

Rabbi Robert Orkand retired as a pulpit rabbi five years ago. Prior to moving to Boston with his wife, Joyce, to be near grandchildren, he served for 31 years at Temple Israel in Westport, CT. He has also served congregations in Miami, Florida, and Rockford, Illinois.

Since moving to Natick, Rabbi Orkand has been teaching adult learning classes at the Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative, at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham and Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley.

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