WORLD POETRY: SOPHIE WADSWORTH
Sunday, June 26th, 2016
Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Tales from FPC’s Transylvania Pilgrimage. Music provided by FPC’s group choir.
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
An Intergenerational Service led by our Minister, Tom Rosiello and Intern Minister, Ilene Gillispie. This will be Ilene’s last Sunday with us. We’ll recognize her in the service and have a reception following. We bring our regular season of Sunday Morning Worship in our sanctuary to a close with our beautiful florwer Communion ritual. PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING A CUT FLOWER OR TWO WITH YOU TO CHURCH. We will bring them all together in one bouquet symbolizing the unity in our diversity. In doing so, we will recognize the many blessings, gifts and talents we each bring to this community. In gratitude for all we receive from others in our church community we will leave with the flower that another person brought.
Our Adult choir, under the direction of Mike Pfitzer and the Children’s Choir under the direction of Pat Sorn, will be providing beautiful music. Sanghee Kim will lead us from the piano and organ as we sing some favorite hymns. This is a very meaningful service that really communicates what is at the heart of our faith
tradition. If you have a friend or neighbor who you think might be interested in Unitarian Universalism, this would be a great service to invite them to attend.
Sunday, May 29th, 2016
This morning we will focus our attention on what Memorial Day means to us. If you would like to share your thoughts on what Memorial Day means to you for possible inclusion in the sermon, or if you would like to participate in the service, please email Tom at Minister@fpc-stow-acton.org. We especially invite the participation of our Veterans. Our worship service will be led by Tom Rosiello and music will be provided by Sanghee Kim.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
Many traditions claim to have all the answers. Whether we are talking about Christian, Muslim, or even Scientific Fundamentalism, the idea that your tradition as the only truth has been, and continues to be, a very destructive force in our world. In our Unitarian Univarsalist tradition, we make no claim to having all the answers, but instead we try to reverently live the questions. This morning we will embrace the mystery of what we do not know and explore the importance of resisting exclusive interpretations of our world. Worship will be led by Tom Rosiello with music provided by Music Director, Mike Pfitzer, and Sanghee Kim.
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
On this Sunday we offer two separate yet wonderful services. At 9am our Minister,
Tom Rosiello, along with our Membership Coordinator, Joleen Sullivan and members of the RE Committee will offer a special informal service on Parenting as a Spiritual Journey. At 11am we are so pleased that our Senior Youth will be leading their annual service. This is always a wonderful service suitable for all who are in grade 5 and up. So please choose the service that calls to you the most. There will be RE Classes at 9am for all ages and at 11am for children through grade 4.
Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Our history as Unitarian Universalists is multifaceted, as are our beliefs. This is one of the greatest strengths of our liberal faith-- its openness to seeking inspiration from a great variety of sources. In this service intern minister, Ilene Gillispie, will explore the multitude of spiritual paths within Unitarian Universalism, particularly focusing on how her own path as a lifelong UU came to intersect with the Sikh religion. This will be Ilene's last time preaching at FPC during her internship year. Mike Pfitzer and Sanghee Kim will be assisting in worship, sharing music that represents the vast diversity of the UU spiritual tradition.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
This will be a wonderful Vesper Service in the Community Room. The theme is "Spring is Sprung." We will focus on the beauty and meaning of this season in words and music. Ilene, our intern minister, will be offering the reflection and Tom Rosiello will be leading the service. Your are most welcome to bring a poem or reading about spring to share. This will be one of the last opportunities to hear Ilene preach before she moves on. We really hope you will join us.
Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Our minister, Tom Rosiello, will lead this special service which will focus on how we together can focus on the forces that drive us to support our church here at FPC. We will also celebrate our annual Religious Education Extravaganza with a special skit from our RE Committee. There will be opportunities for families to register their children for Religious Education for next year’s program as well as a chance for interested adults to see where their powers can best serve our program.
Sunday, April 24th, 2016
“I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention. . . .” So wrote Mary Oliver in her wonderful poem, “The Summer Day.” Come celebrate Spring and the coming May flowers with this Worship Service dedicated to poetry of Mary Oliver and others, with all the morning’s music provided by the Parish Jazz Band. Parishioners will read selected poems interspersed with carefully chosen inspirational numbers from the Parish Jazz Band’s extensive repertoire. Whatever your theological leanings (and no matter where you stand on prayer!) you are invited to join us in this beautiful service about finding your way in this world, joyfully, and gratefully.