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Summer Service: (W)holy Whole – Della Hughes

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Worship Services

sinkhole(W)HOLY WHOLE

Della M. Hughes

[Song embedded in the text: God Is God by Steve Earle (words in bold italics).  Complete lyrics here:]

I’m taking you on my journey this morning to figure out what (W)holy Whole means. Frankly, when I chose this topic – I didn’t know what I would actually say. I like word play, puns – and a deep part of my mind and soul were focused on making meaning of life, my life – but they were not revealing it to me! I guess they sent the topic to me to mull on, which is the way it

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Summer Service: The Memorial Garden – Marge Langmuir and Landscape Committee

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Worship Services



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Annual Poetry Jam is coming…Sunday Aug 30, featuring women’s poetry

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in General News, Worship Services

woman poetJoin us for the First Parish Poetry Jam on Sunday, August 30th. Each year we conclude the summer with this creative service. Sharing poetry that has meaning for us is a way to connect with each other, explore art and spirituality, and have fun as summer draws to a close!

This year the service will have a new twist as we focus on poems written by women – international poets, poems by indigenous women, historical poets, and contemporary women. Did you know that the one of the first woman poet whose name is still known was Enheduanna, who wrote poetry in Sumeria around 2300 BCE. If you’re not quite up to speed on 3rd millennium BCE poets, not to worry – there are many other choices. Have some fun thinking about women poets though history and bring one or two poems to share during the service.

Join us at 9:30 for nibbles in the air-conditioned Commons; the service will begin at 10:00.


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Summer Service: Demonizing Cholesterol – Marshall Deutsch

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Worship Services


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Summer Service: Why Can’t a Woman be More like a Man – Alorie Parkhill

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Worship Services

“Gender matters everywhere in the world,” writes Chimanda Ngozi Adichie in We Should All be Feminists,”and I would like to ask that we should begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world.” I would too. So I want to invite you to look with me at our own small piece of the world in terms of gender equity over the years–or more specifically, inequity.


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