Service Descriptions

Gaia, Mother Earth, & the Oneness of Everything

Gaia, Mother Earth, & the Oneness of Everything

Music Sunday with musician Jim Scott and the First Parish Choir We will celebrate the earth with Jim's original songs, readings, and personal reflections on Mother Earth or "Gaia" being one living organism.  Our "spiritual response" is so timely now, as "the spirit of...

The Path to Collective Peace

The Path to Collective Peace

With Speaker Sam Williams Mr Williams has a story of hardships and challenges. He shares his personal journey of transcending the odds and overcoming social despair and prison incarceration as a youth. As a mindfulness and body-based teacher, he uses social healing...

Belonging, Neurodiversity, & Congregational Life

Belonging, Neurodiversity, & Congregational Life

Speaking inclusion in our spiritual path, we can be challenged as to how to live this out in congregational life. No easy answers, but strength in the conversation. No simple programmatic decisions, but compassion can lead the way. For what do you come to church? And...

The Path to Collective Peace

The Path to Collective Peace

With Guest Speaker Sam Williams Mr. Williams has a story of hardships and challenges. He shares his personal journey of transcending the odds and overcoming social despair and prison incarceration as a youth. As a mindfulness and body-based teacher, he uses social...

More of That Please

More of That Please

What enables a positive stance of life? What encourages human beings to thrive? And, while facing the truth of this culture, this world, and this time in history, where shall we plant our feet and live in positive, encouraging, honest, helpful, and transforming...

Our Soul’s Address: The Body

Our Soul’s Address: The Body

Barbara Brown Taylor wrote “…there comes a time when it is vastly important for your spiritual health to drop your clothes, look in the mirror, and say, ‘Here I am. This is the body-like-no-other that my life has shaped. I live here. This is my soul’s address....

Easter  Sunday: Repentance and Repair

Easter  Sunday: Repentance and Repair

The resurrection we know for sure.  Oh, to be born again, and again, and again in one lifetime. (Inspired by Repentance and Repair by Danya Ruttenberg, which is the UU ‘Common Read’ for 2024). 

​​Room at the Table with Guest Speaker Li Kynvi​​

​​Room at the Table with Guest Speaker Li Kynvi​​

In some parts of the country, politicians seem to be asking “How do we make transgender people more invisible with fewer human rights?” This morning we’re asking, instead, “How can we grow to extend an ever-deeper welcome to trans and non-binary people? How do we open...

The Laughter of the Sufis: The Ego as Friend or Foe?

The Laughter of the Sufis: The Ego as Friend or Foe?

Drawing on the mystical branch of Islam, we will consider the ego and the help and hindrance it can be in our development as human beings. What’s so funny about all of our struggles anyway? This is personal…and cultural…and political.