Speaker: Rev. Dave Egan

Aristotle’s Challenge

Daniel Golman, author of Emotional Intelligence, says that Aristotle challenges us to manage our emotional lives with intelligence, which means expressing our emotions appropriately. We try guiding our children in this direction, but what about the rest of us?

Worship at Ferry Beach

Please note that worship on this Sunday will take place in The Grove at Ferry Beach in Saco, Maine, where many from the congregation will be on retreat. There will be no worship service at our meetinghouse in Medfield. However for those not attending Ferry … read more.

“A Devil Who Meddles?”

One of the ancient questions that continues to be asked is why bad things happen to good people.  Could it be that there’s a malevolent force at work in the universe?  Or is that just the way life is?  This will be an indoor, in-person worship … read more.

Happy Endings

Three of the ancient spring stories begin with laments, with cries of despair:  Persephone is captured by Hades and taken to the Underworld; the first-born sons of Egypt all die before the Hebrew people can escape from bondage; Jesus is crucified.  And yet all three … read more.

Commitment Sunday

The former UUA Moderator, Denny Davidoff, says, “In the end what really counts is not how much we have but what we have done with it, how many we have helped, how much we have shared. In the end our only permanent possession is that … read more.

Restoring Hope

Cornel West says that it’s easy to be optimistic when we have a pretty good idea of how things will turn out and when things are going well. Hope is when you see that things are not going well and have the courage to change … read more.

The Prophetic Sisterhood

Today there is still the conversation about the impact that gender stereotyping is having in considering women for top leadership positions. This conversation about women in leadership is not new, of course, and so on this Sunday we will look back to the Post-Civil war … read more.

Work Day

During this intergenerational worship service, we will talk about what it means to give back to this community that we love. Following the worship service we will have an outdoor pizza lunch, then the Building and Grounds Committee will lead all interested volunteers on repairing, … read more.

AFD Kickoff

As our annual pledge drive formally kicks off, we will hear about why supporting First Parish is important. Every year we renew our covenant with one another to take care of this community; to give our time, our talents, and our resources, so that we … read more.

Get in the Whale

Sogyal Rinpoche says, “When I first came to the West, I was shocked by the contrast between the attitudes to death I had been brought up with and those I now found.”  He discovered that those of us in the West deny death, live in … read more.