Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris's sermon honors the spirit of the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with reflections on what it means to forgive, how it happens, and why it matters.
Sunday, September 24th, 2017
We welcome Toby Smith Ropeik to First Parish Church. Toby is the UUA Ministerial Settlement Representative supporting the congregation's Ministerial Search Committee. Toby's sermon is entitled, "Top Ten Myths About The Ministerial Search." Toby will be available following the 9 AM service to answer questions. Members of the Search Committee will be available following the 11 AM service.
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Unitarian theologian and teacher, James Luther Adams wrote, "Church is a place where you get to practice what it means to be human." Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris's sermon explores what kinds of things we practice here and why it matters that we do.
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Welcome back! This will be our first Sunday with Interim Minister, The Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris. Her sermon, "Beginning in Gratitude", draws on her story of finding this faith, being saved by it, and coming to know it as both inheritance and legacy.
OPEN HOUSE FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT FIRST PARISH OF STOW & ACTON, Please come to either the first or second service, or both if you wish and then join us in our Community Room to learn more about all that First Parish Church has to offer. Tours will be available along with information on the many Programs and Groups available. We will also have a special Meet and Greet with our Interim Minister, Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris! FPC, please bring anyone who you think might be interested, including friends and neighbors.
If you are looking to become more involved this would be a great way to become connected. All are Welcome! Please invite others to join you!
Questions? Please contact Joleen Trotta Sullivan, email@example.com.
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
Sophie Wadsworth presents “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.
Child care will be available in lower Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
The Parish Jazz Band will present its annual summer jazz-infused Service. The Band will play numbers by Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Rodgers & Hart, and debut a new song, “Sunburn,” by local composer, Phil Myers, featuring jazz vocalist Sara Beauvais. Michael Paladini, the Band’s Musical Director, will deliver the service’s homily, “No Crystal Ball,” on making the most of the time we have left.
Child care will be provided in lower Fellowship Hall.
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 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 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, 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.