Speaker: Rev. Dave Egan

To Live Again

According to a favorite hymn for Easter: “When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain, Love’s touch can call us back to life again….” This is the miracle celebrated during the Easter season: “Love lives again, that with the dead has been….” Zoom access … read more.

Commitment Sunday

On this Sunday we will celebrate the culmination of our annual fund drive. By pledging to our congregation each year, we reaffirm our commitment to one another and to the work of First Parish. Come join us for a joyous worship service of praise and … read more.

Being Vulnerable Together

Holding our Unitarian Universalist faith authentically means opening ourselves to vulnerability and uncertainty. We don’t claim to have easy answers; instead, we journey together toward deeper understanding and meaning. As Brené Brown reminds us, “Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all … read more.

The Mish-Mash Heart

Being emotionally vulnerable means acknowledging feelings, taking a risk, and tolerating some uncertainty. Bring the whole family to this intergenerational worship service that will explore the inherent vulnerability of loving and being loved. Zoom access here. Order of Service and Announcements hereDon’t forget … read more.

Renewing our Covenant

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.

The Preacher of Universal Love

The poet Charles Olson:

These days

Whatever you have to say, leave

the roots on, let them dangle

And the dirt

Just to make clear

Where they came from

On this Sunday we’ll explore some of our own religious roots … read more.

Love Thyself

Rupi Kaur says, “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you”. During this intergenerational service we will talk about the unconditional “agape” love that is at the center of our beings. For if we are to more fully love our partners, … read more.

Love at the Center

This Sunday we will explore the proposed changes to Article II of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s bylaws.  In keeping with our February ministry theme of love, what does it mean to truly place love at the center of our faith?  How might such placement change … read more.

The Better Angels of Our Nature

On the brink of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, in his first inaugural address, said this: “…We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection….” Lincoln knew that once the war was over, the north and … read more.

The Wisdom of Lao-Tzu

It is good to be reminded that what we proclaim to know for sure only reveals how much we don’t know. As the Tao Te Ching puts it: “Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak, do not know.” Perhaps the wisdom found within … read more.