Speaker: Rev David Chandler

Being Wrong Religiously

How we move through the world matters. Being wrong is an inevitable part of the trip, and using a religious perspective can help us to stay whole inside. Taking in the scenery doesn’t have to mean a sectarian or even theistic frame. Religious Exploration … read more.

Easter Sunday for All Ages

We will begin the service with a Hat Parade for everyone. Plan to don your best chapeau and promenade! We will have a special “egg-sighting” Time for All Ages, spring Choir music, special reading and a homily called “Made for Goodness.” Then kids go … read more.

Commitment Sunday

“Love Will Guide Us” is the Annual Fund Drive theme this year. Today we turn in our pledges (or virtual pledges, if yours is already in). “Falling Upward” will be the homily. The Membership Committee will also honor the “us.” Religious Exploration offered for … read more.

Attitude for Altitude

ANNUAL FUND DRIVE SUNDAY will kick off our campaign to support First Parish over the coming fiscal year. “Love Will Guide Us” is this year’s theme. Rev. David shares thoughts on aiming in the right direction for the best future. Religious Exploration offered for children.

It’s a Spring Thing!

The vernal equinox is March 20, which makes it quite official. No guarantees on the weather, but our RE kids are ready to amaze you for the second year in a row. They invite you to share this Special Service. Join us to celebrate the … read more.

A Darker Mask

Why is the face we show to others so often not the one they prefer? Why is it so often not the one we prefer? Why do we mask up? There are reasons why who we are, in public and even in private, might not … read more.

Standing on the Rock

We crouch in these times rich in crisis. “Standing” may hardly seem an option. Moving ahead may look to be only sorrowful delusion. We know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood in a similar time of fear and fate and knew it was a crisis … read more.

Future Discounted

How much is the future worth, really?  Is that value everything, or nothing, or a number somewhere in between?  In a time of global climate change, the answer to this question is the most important one.  What do we owe the world that comes … read more.

The Faraway Nearby

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 Exploration … read more.

Outside Epiphany

Saul was famously knocked off the donkey, but most UUs think in terms of Walden Woods or the Grand Canyon. Still, “direct experience” surprisingly remains our access point for “transcending mystery and wonder.” How does that work? Religious Exploration offered for children.