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Easter Sunday

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Rev. Katie Lee Crane. What better way to celebrate Easter than to celebrate life! Our worship service will begin with the dedication of Audrey Orcheski, daughter of Ben Orcheski and Mary McLaughlin and granddaughter of longtime FPS member, Leslie Bryant. Noting the coincidence of timing, Rev. Katie Lee Crane, our Minister Emerita, will explore the ancient rites of spring that evolved into the festival we call “Easter,” and conclude with a meditation on how the prophet Jesus might respond to the complexities of our world today....

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Sunday Service Mr. Jan Hardenbergh

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Sunday Service Mr. Jan Hardenbergh

Sunday Service Mr. Jan Hardenbergh

Mr. Jan Hardenbergh speaking on “How First Parish Became Unitarian”. In 1959, our minister Carl Scovel wrote a very well researched sermon about how and why First Parish became Unitarian, including the story of locking our minister out of the service in 1837. This look back at a pivotal moment in our congregation’s history can help us understand who we are today. Jan Hardenbergh and his wife Gail have been a member of the congregation for 32 years. His day job is medical imaging and his hobbies are studying history and...

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It Might Have Been Otherwise: Spiritual Gratitude

Posted by on Apr 7, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on It Might Have Been Otherwise: Spiritual Gratitude

It Might Have Been Otherwise: Spiritual Gratitude

Rev. Edwin Lynn Rev. Lynn will reflect in his sermon on a personal near death experience, after which he asks “what did I learn?” Edwin Lynn is the Minister Emeritus of the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers MA , where he served for 33 years.  Rev. Lynn also was a visiting Lecturer at the Harvard Divinity School for 22 years. He is an architect and author of the book TIRED DRAGONS: Adapting Church Architecture to Changing Needs. His most recent book is SHORE LINES: LIFE Lessons From the Sea.

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Sunday Service “A Moral Divide”

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Sunday Service “A Moral Divide”

Ms. Kimberly French will preach her sermon “A Moral Divide.” She writes “We live in divided times. Our Principles ask us to accept others and their beliefs. But our moral selves sometimes demand that we take strong stands. How can we be true to both of these callings?” Kimberly French is a journalist and essayist based in Middleborough, Massachusetts. She leads a grass-roots climate-justice group called Sustainable Middleborough and chairs the Community Preservation Committee in her...

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Sea Change: What can we learn from the 1960s?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Sea Change: What can we learn from the 1960s?

Sea Change: What can we learn from the 1960s?

We welcome the Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson to our pulpit. She writes that “the 1960s introduced many cultural changes that still influence us today, as we continue to struggle with issues of freedom, equality, peace, and love. What can we learn from this era about the challenges of creating a culture based on Unitarian Universalist values and principles?” The Rev. Dr. Dorothy May Emerson is a semi-retired Unitarian Universalist minister, who has served both in the parish and community. Her recent ministry includes coordinating the UU...

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Matt Meyer “Lessons for Future Ancestors”

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Matt Meyer “Lessons for Future Ancestors”

10:00am Mr. Matt Meyer returns to our pulpit for service and music called “Lessons for Future Ancestors” – Join us for a reflection of heavy suitcases, surprise turning points, and attending to the complexity of our times with love and resilience. Matt is a sought-after speaker wherever Unitarian Universalists gather to deepen their worship and explore their faith. He has lead worship for convocations at several seminaries and has been a worship leader and workshop presenter for national gatherings of LREDA, UUMN, UUMA and the last twelve...

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Community and Stewardship

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Community and Stewardship

Community and Stewardship

Mr. Chad Trexler and friends Our Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chad Trexler, will join other congregants as they ponder Community and Stewardship. Chad will speak, as well as Ashley Taylor, Valerie Tratnyek and Steve Smith. These “choir of voices” services are always very enriching, so be sure to plan to join us March 10. (Illustration by Ginny Steel)

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Michael Tyo “One Truth, Many Truths”

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Michael Tyo “One Truth, Many Truths”

Michael Tyo “One Truth, Many Truths”

Mr. Michael Tyo will lead our Sunday service and will examine the duality of believing in a universal One Truth and also believing in multiple parallel truths that are different. Michael has been a member of First Parish Sudbury for 10 years, and he currently is a member of the Worship Associates Group. He’s trained as a scientist and an engineer, and has worked in Biotech since its early days. In his spare time, he enjoys nature photography and drone flying. He lives in Marlboro with his family, where he plays ‘grandpa’ to 9 grandkids....

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“Letting go- How does one even do that?” by Ms. Gail Hardenbergh

Posted by on Feb 24, 2019 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on “Letting go- How does one even do that?” by Ms. Gail Hardenbergh

Gail Hardenbergh, a long time member and spiritual seeker looks forward to sharing her ideas about how one might actually “Let Go.” The sermon will explore the meaning and opportunities inherent in the process. Sermon text: Letting Go, sermon Gail Hardenbergh, Feb. 24, 2019...

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Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17

Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17

We welcome Rev. Fred Small to our pulpit. “Praise Be the Flood”  Scientists predict that climate change will have dire consequences for humanity and the planet we inhabit.  Can global warming move us to change course and build a new society grounded in justice, equity, and compassion? A Unitarian Universalist pastor, environmental activist, singer-songwriter, and former environmental lawyer, Rev. Fred Small is Minister for Climate Justice at Arlington Street Church, Boston. Cited by Bill McKibben as “one of the key figures in the religious...

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