Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the point when political campaigns launch into high gear for the November elections. The issues raised in this year's presidential campaign call for us all to really examine the moral values and perspective we will bring with us into the voting booth. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, or Independent voter this year causes us to ask some deep questions about who we are as a country, and what we as citizens and members of a progressive faith tradition need to be thinking about when we vote. The Rev. Tom Rosiello will be preaching and our Music Director Mike Pfitzer and pianist/organist Sanghee Kim will enrich our worship with their musical offerings.
Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Rev. Tom Rosiello will lead the service.
Are there places of natural beauty and wonder that feel sacred to you? Where you feel connected to something greater? Maybe you even visited them this summer? The idea that there’s a sacred relationship between people and part of their environment is not new to Unitarian Universalism. The Unitarian transcendentalists, and in particular, Thoreau, often reflected upon this idea. Thoreau’s thinking was influenced by the Hindu texts he studied, which acknowledged this special relationship. Rev. Rosiello will look at the influence of Hinduism on Thoreau in the development of this idea of sacred geography. Parishioners will be encouraged to explore sacred geography as it applies to their own lives.
The service will be held in FPC’s sanctuary, with music provided by pianist/organist Sanghee Kim. Child care will be provided.
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
This Sunday, August 21st, come hear Reverend Tom Rosiello preach on "Jazz Theology," along with great music from the Parish Jazz Band. The Band will play pieces by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and local composer Phil Myers. The worship service will be held at 10 AM. We hope to see you there!
Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Buddhism: Theology and Ecology— an exchange of ideas. Sue Darlington will be will be participating in the Chautauqua Institution (ciweb.org) lecture program ths summer. The focus is “Theology and Ecology,” and includes speakers discussing Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism (Sue), and civil rights and the environment. Sue will share her experiences from the week
Music provided by Lisa Martino
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
The 13th annual Joint summer service will be hosted by First Church Unitarian
of Littleton. Again this year the Groton, Bolton, Lancaster, and Hudson UU churches will join with the
Stow-Acton, Harvard, and Littleton UU churches.
Rev. Steve Edington, Interim Minister at the Littleton Church, will lead the worship, and Ted Johnson,
Music Director at Harvard, will direct the choir.
There will be a “pick-up” choir. All singers are welcome. Rehearsal begins at 8:30AM. The choir
will sing an introit and an anthem.
Please join us in celebrating our UU heritage and renewing friendships with our UU neighbors.
Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Dr. Malik M. A. Khan, President Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland will be our guest worship leader. He has been affiliated with the center since 1989 in various capacities and has held the position of the president of the center three times. He is an electrical engineer by profession and did his graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Both he and his wife have been a part of their center’s Interfaith and Outreach committees throughout their association with the center.
Music provided by Trish Woods.
There will be childcare available
at this service.
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
The Human Right to Water. Marcia Whitehead from Corporate Accountability International will join us to lead a service about the work they do in the conservation and stewardship of our land and resources.
Sunday, July 17th, 2016
Racial Justice: join the Racial Justice Task Force for a service focusing
on our complicated journeys around race, racism, intersectional identities,
Music provided by Lisa Martino.
Sunday, July 10th, 2016
Tales from Israel and Palestine. Guests Ginny Crocker and Dee Russell will relate stories and show photos from their visit to Israel and Palestine with the Interfaith Peace Builders in November. On their trip, Ginny and Dee spoke with both Israeli and Palestinian groups working for peace, saw and heard about human rights violations, and visited several Palestinian villages and homes. They will speak on those experiences that affected them the most.
Music provided by Trish Woods. (in Fellowship Hall)
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
QUAKER SERVICE: Neil Saunders in the Community Room