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
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.