The Racial Justice Task Force will be exploring the language of racism, reactions to that language by many white people, and how we might consider our reactions in the context of racial justice.
Summer schedule: 10 AM only
Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
Join us for a traditional Quaker worship service, where we will gather in silence and let the Inner Light envelop us. With Neil Saunders.
Sunday, July 9th, 2017
This morning Mike Pfitzer and Sanghee Kim will lead us in an old fashioned hymn sing, sharing the importance of these songs in our movement and our life. And yes, you will be able to call our your favorite hymn for all to sing! There will be both traditional hymns and contemporary songs to sing.
Sunday, July 16th, 2017
LGBTQ Task Force will present a service that focuses on how we can uphold the first three UU Principles with respect to being welcoming to the LGBTQ community.
Sunday, July 30th, 2017
Amy Gay and Karen Ross “The Role of Dialogue in Understanding.” Come experience dialogue as a communication process that allows us to deeply listen and better understand each person’s perspective. Dialogue questions will be focused the First Parish’s transition to a new minister.
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
14th annual Joint Summer Service with 6 area UU churches, hosted this year by the First Parish Church of Stow & Acton. Daniel Payne will lead the worship on “Great Freedom, Great Responsibility.” Pick-up choir rehearsal at 8:30 AM. (in the Sanctuary)
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
“Present Moment, Precious Moment”, reflections on healing drawn from teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Anne Yeomans, a psychotherapist, has taught workshops on non-violence and healing dialogue, and facilitated countless women’s circles in the U.S. and abroad. A poet and grandmother, Anne lives in Western Mass.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Mother Earth has been amazingly resilient and resourceful in supporting life on earth. But the demands posed by our current civilization have become too serious. Mother Earth needs our help. At this service we will focus on reflection and discussion of the specific actions each of us can take in the year ahead to help her out.
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Sophie Wadsworth. “Poetry of Healing”. Poems can give voice to what wounds and what makes us whole. This poetry service travels through plain spoken words of praise, loss, joy and the fumbling humor and beauty of our lives, our world.