The Faraway Nearby
Rev David Chandler
Rebecca Solnit says her 2013 essay collection is about story – but it mostly reminds us how difficult stories can be when they involve people close to us. Who doesn’t know that story? What is it about families and their discontents, so entangling? Religious … read more.
First Parish people say:
I am connected to this First Parish community. This one, right here. In the "crisis" times - the deaths, divorces, illnesses - I am more aware of our First Parish family. The emails and cards of support, offers of meals, rides to the doctor, are so tangible of our values, our care and respect. But, the special part I value most is the daily support I feel. Every day, I feel a safety net below me of interwoven arms of all the people in this community. For 17 years, First Parish has been the constant in my life of changes. Read the full testimonial.