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Endings and Beginnings…

The first Sunday of the New Year is an important time at First Parish it is a time when we remember those whom we have lost over the year and the new additions to our families who arrived. Please bring the names of those whom you would like to honor for this service. This will also be the last Sunday before Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty’s sabbatical begins. Rev. Marjorie will be sharing her thoughts about sabbatical, the upcoming themes and how to take care of one another in her absence. The next few months will be filled with many different speakers bringing their wisdom to the First Parish meetinghouse so please check in often to stay ahead of the schedule. Peace to you in the New Year!

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Home for the Holidays…

 

Come join us this Sunday to sing carols, share stories and to wonder about what is needed to create a sense of “home” no matter where you are during the holidays.

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Auction Sermon: Nature

In ancient times… during the dark days of winter, at the birth of spring, thru the abundance of summer and the harvest humankind has sought deeper meaning, entities to blame and allies for our journey. The mother, Goddess who gave birth and meaning to life, the father, God who worked the land and the people towards achievement. Throughout history meaning has been imagined and shared through ritual, legend and folklore. The stars and heavens held the truth. The pagan faith, the beliefs of our ancestors before organized religion was a thing, is what our discussion this week is all about. Join the Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she meanders through traditional beliefs and and folklore that has endured in the face of persecution and orthodoxy.

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Peace…

What is peace? Is peace attainable and maintainable in this life? Can we imagine living in peace and what would we, humankind, need to give up and accept in order to create peace on earth? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she imagines and embraces a practice of peace.

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Thanks and Giving…

‘Tis the season for giving thanks for all of the bounty of the year, for family and friends and for the official start to the holiday feasting! Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she extols the virtues and blessings of New England Thanksgiving traditions.

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