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God of Dirt: A Meditation on Intimacy with Nature — Lane Williamson

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God of Dirt: A Meditation on Intimacy with Nature — Lane Williamson

As children we feasted on lying in the grass watching ants carry big loads, on the swing going higher and higher in anticipation of actually touching those clouds; we carried endless curiosity into exploring the way the frog zipped his tongue out – so fast – and caught the fly; and we passionately cared when the blue robin’s egg fell from the nest, or the baby squirrels lost their home because a tree was cut down. What happened to us? We grew up – and away – from intimacy with nature. Our loss. Retrieve some of that...

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What Is It About Guns – Seth Kaplan

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on What Is It About Guns – Seth Kaplan

What Is It About Guns – Seth Kaplan

Seth will be talking about why guns occupy the position they do in our society, how this is evidenced in the level of gun violence in America, and what this boils down to in his life.

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Lughnasadh! — The Earth Centered Group

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Lughnasadh! — The Earth Centered Group

Join the First Parish Earth Centered group as we celebrate Lammas, also known as Lughnasadh and First Fruits, comes from the Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, “loaf-mass”. It is a Cross Quarter Day, along with Halloween, Groundhog Day and May Day, half way between the solstices and the equinoxes. It is the first of the three harvest festivals and celebrates the reaping of the grain. In Gaelic traditions it is called Lughnasadh in honor of the Celtic blacksmith god Lugh.  

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Summers on the Farm — Marion Tratnyek

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Summers on the Farm — Marion Tratnyek

Summers on the Farm — Marion Tratnyek

 

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My Year of No Shopping – Leslie Bryant

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My Year of No Shopping – Leslie Bryant

Leslie Bryant will be speaking about her ongoing “year of no shopping”, how it has impacted her thoughts on consumerism and influenced her behavior in a manner that allows her to be more mindful and more able to share her resources of time and money with her community.

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The Financial Social Worker — Fred Pryor

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on The Financial Social Worker — Fred Pryor

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What Is Church For? A Dialogue. — Tom Yelton

Posted by on Jul 7, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on What Is Church For? A Dialogue. — Tom Yelton

What Is Church For? A Dialogue. — Tom Yelton

What is church for? What is it not for? What is life for?  The service will not have a sermon or lecture. It will use the format called Bohm Dialogue which emphasizes respectful listening and balanced, synergistic sharing. For more details about how Dialogue works, please see this intro. Basically we will sit in a circle with a talking stick in the center. Whoever wishes to speak on the topic “What Is Church For?” will take the talking stick (or ask for it if they need help) and return it to the center when done speaking. Bohm...

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Genealogy – Voice in Your Blood — June Hopkins

Posted by on Jun 23, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Genealogy – Voice in Your Blood — June Hopkins

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Fatherhood — Dave Andrews

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Fatherhood — Dave Andrews

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2019 Summer Services Schedule

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on 2019 Summer Services Schedule

2019 Summer Services Schedule

For the complete schedule of summer services and who has volunteered for what, click HERE. Date Leader Topic June 16 Dave Andrews Fatherhood June 23 June Hopkins Genealogy – Voice in Your Blood June 30 NO SERVICE JUNE 30 July 7 Tom Yelton What is Church For? A Dialogue. July 14 Fred Pryor The Financial Social Worker July 21 Leslie Bryant My Year of No Shopping July 28 Marion Tratnyek Summers on the Farm August 4 Earth Centered Group Lughnasadh! August 11 Seth Kaplan What Is It About Guns August 18 Lane Williamson God of Dirt August 25 All...

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