September 10: Ingathering, Water Communion

 

June 25th through September 3rd First Church is on Summer Break

 

June 18th: Closing Sunday Reflections

June 11th: Planting the Seeds of Kindness

June 4th: Flower Communion

 

May 28th: What if they just played volleyball?

May 21st: Bi-annual meeting

May 14th: Guest Speaker: Ijaz Ahman who will speak about being Muslim in America.

May 7th: A White Supremacy Teach In

 

April 30th: May Day

April 23rd: Earth Day

April 16th: Easter with guest speaker, Rev. Richard Trudeau

April 9th: Safari Report with potluck brunch

April 2nd: Safari Sunday Members will visit other churches; there won’t be a service at First Church

 

March 26th: New Ways of Being

March 19th: Eostara and Spring Ritual

March 12th: Pines, Ashes, Seedlings, Rev. Nell Newton, Guest Minister

March 5th: Congregations and Baseball Teams

 

February 26th: It’s Not Enough to Be Compassionate

February 19th: Listening to the Evidence

February 12th: Standing on the Side of Love

February 5th: Guardian Angles

 

January 29th: Saying So Long – I wish you well

January 22nd: Ceremony of conferring Minister Emerita upon Rev Susan.  Worship and Ceremony

January 15th: Martin Luther King Jr. – Strength and Courage

January 8th: Keeping our balance in challenging times

January 1st: Labyrinth and New Beginnings

2017


December 25th: A Christmas Day gathering

December 24th: Christmas Eve Carols and Readings

Service from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

December 18th: A time of the Solstice

December 11th: A holiday community event with lots of carols and holiday songs

with Guest musician Judy Gordon

Sock-it-to-Me Sunday – please bring new socks to service to have on hand for the homeless who visit the church

December 4th: The Poverty of Abundance


November 27th: The UU Response to Global Warming

November 20th: Thanksgiving service

November 13th: All the Gifts of Life

November 6th: Pledge Commitment Sunday- It’s really not all about the money


October 30th: Halloween Times

October 23rd: Planning ahead & Bi-Annual Meeting

October 16th: Resiliency: Bouncing back

October 9th:  Standing on the side of love

October 2nd: Spirituality in these Times


September 25th: Being with Purpose

September 18th: Belonging, Our Deepest Need

September 11th: Water Communion and In-gathering Service.  Bring water from where your spirit was nourished over the summer to share in our communion.

 

June 5th:  “Flower Communion Sunday” Bring a flower to share with each other.

 

May 29th: “Jargon, Lingo, Rhetoric, Good Answers and Great Answers” by Debra Guthrie. So many sons and daughters have died in war for the ideal of liberty. Is what is happening today in the political arena what they would have wanted? This morning let us explore together, all the ways that speech impacts our lives and ask ourselves does it really matter? Despite the childhood refrain about stick and stones, we know that words do indeed hurt but can they heal as well?

May 22nd: Bi-annual meeting and shortened worship service remembering our purpose and covenants.

May 15th: “Transitions” A lay led service. Remember to recognize Deb Guthrie as she graduates from Andover Newton Theological School this weekend.

May 8th: “Honoring those who raised us”

May 1st: “Honoring the traditions of May Day”

 

April 24th:  Music Appreciation Sunday

April 17th:  Debra Guthrie will speak. Topic TBA

April 10th:  “The exploration of the causes of violence” A co-led service with Mark Moran and Rev Susan.

April 3rd:  “Safe Space/Brave Space”

 

March 27th:  “Easter Sunday Service”

Dedication ceremony of Robin Ella May Goodwin

March 20th:  “Palm Sunday— He Did What?”   With a spring time ritual

March 13th:  “Particular places and who we are”

March 6th:  “Love Activist”

 

Feb 28th: “Embodied Holiness”

Feb 21st:  “Science and Religion” Much has been written about the intersection of the two worlds of science and religion. Many people today still find the two incompatible.  Some scientists steer clear of religious talk and many people of faith attribute no practical relevance to scientific inquiry. This Sunday morning, Debra Guthrie will take an anecdotal look at the collision. We UUs have always relied on reason and valued the contribution of science in our lives. Let’s look at some ways science informs our spiritual lives.

Feb 14th: “On Marriage and All That”

Feb. 7th: “Dark Night of the Soul; times of bleakness”

 

Jan. 31st: “The Courage to be Wrong”

Jan. 24th: “Everwidening and Transforming Circles of Love” and Pledge Commitment Sunday.

Jan. 17th: “A Dream Still Lives”

Jan. 10th: “Finding Peace”

Jan. 3rd: The annual labyrinth service with Lauren and Bob Soucy.

2016