Listen to Past Services

Listed below are audio recordings of selected Sunday 11:00AM services. To hear a service simply click on the red side of the audio player of the one you would like to hear. Alternatively, you can click on the .mp3 link to download the service to your computer or mobile device. Note: Due to limitations with FPC's current audio system, the sound quality for most musical segments was very poor. As such, many of these pieces have not been included. We are working on upgrading the system so that the complete services can be heard. Also, for reasons of privacy, the "Joys and Concerns" segments have been excluded. Should you have difficulty playing these recordings please contact: webadmin@fpc-stow-acton.org An RSS feed of the audio services is available here: Subscribe to FPC of Stow & Acton Services

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Sanctuary closed. Virtual Service by video or phone or at 107.7 FM in the FPC parking lot.

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

It's the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year.  In this celebratory service, we will share our love for the earth and its creatures, and focus on what we need to do as individuals, as a faith community, and as a society for the health of our earth. 

Order of Service: Click Here

Announcements: Click Here

Online Information:

People are encouraged to arrive ten minutes early to facilitate the process of being cleared through our "waiting room."  Please note that microphones will be muted, screen sharing will be disabled, and chatting (except to host) will be disabled for this service.  The room will also be locked to new participants about 15 minutes into the service.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Please note all our links for joining by video/audio have changed. 

Link for video service: https://tinyurl.com/fpc50thearth

Phone number for service: 646-876-9923
ID number: 356 238 0253, Password: 62394
 

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Sanctuary closed. Virtual Service by video or phone or at 107.7 FM in the FPC parking lot.

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

The Easter morning of myth was a time of hardship and sorrow, when suddenly those who gathered at the tomb to mourn were surprised by joy.  This service will draw parallels with the hardships of today and how we can find suprising moments of joy.

Online Information:

People are encouraged to arrive ten minutes early to facilitate the process of being cleared through our "waiting room."  Please note that microphones will be muted, screen sharing will be disabled, and chatting (except to host) will be disabled for this service.  The room will also be locked to new participants about 15 minutes into the service.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

To join by video: Click Here

Order of Service: Click Here

Hallelujah Chorus Sheet Music: Click Here

Announcements: Click Here

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Sanctuary closed. Virtual Service by video or phone or at 107.7 FM in the FPC parking lot.

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

In this time of social distancing, the words of the hymn "Die Gedanken Sind Frei" still ring true: "My thoughts are as free as wind o'er the ocean…" This service will explore spiritual practices that can help in these times of isolation.  

Order of Service: Click Here
Announcements: Click Here

Online Information:
People are encouraged to arrive ten minutes early to facilitate the process of being cleared through our "waiting room."  Please note that microphones will be muted, screen sharing will be disabled, and chatting (except to host) will be disabled for this service.  The room will also be locked to new participants about 15 minutes into the service.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Join us online: https://tinyurl.com/fpc-online

Join by phone: 1-646-876-9923, when prompted enter meeting ID: 754 049 953 then the # key.

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Sanctuary closed. Virtual Service by Zoom or at 107.7 FM in the FPC parking lot.

Guest Minister: Rev. Walter LeFlore Our UU principles are well framed by our first and last principles. The first focuses on the individual’s worth and dignity. The seventh speaks to the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. What might be the impact on our collective orientation to life if the last was first and the first was last?

Rev. Walter LeFlore, ordained by FPC, is a community minister in Poughkeepsie NY., having served as the settled minster of the UU Fellowship for eight years. He is a Trustee at Large on the Board of the UU Minister’s Association.

Zoom online video: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/754049953

Join by phone: Dial 1-646-876-9923, when prompted enter meeting ID: 754 049 953 then the # key.

Order of service without announcements: Click Here

Order of service with announcements: Click Here

 

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Sanctuary closed. Virtual Service by Zoom or at 107.7 FM in the FPC parking lot.

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum As people are more and more limited to their own homes and close circles, how do we still continue to do the work of justice, individually and as a faith community? This service will share some creative options for continuing to bend the arc of the universe.

Zoom online video: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/216909004

Join by phone: Dial 1-646-876-9923 and when prompted enter Meeting ID 216 909 004 then the # key.

Order of Service: Click Here

Order of Service with Announcements/Insert:  Click Here

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

NEW MEMBER SUNDAY

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum
The goddess Sophia is one of several ancient goddesses who appear in the Bible. Sophia is a goddess of wisdom. This service will connect the ancient Sophia with the search for wisdom as a spiritual quest.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

In this lay-led service, different FPC members will share their religious and spiritual beliefs.

Please log into the Members & Friends section of the website then return here to hear the recording of this service.

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Our 11AM Service will include a Child Dedication

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum
Ancestry and heritage comes with blessings and struggles—our family makes up so much of who we are, and yet there are sometimes parts of our heritage we wish we didn’t have to own or incorporate into our world view. This service will discuss the struggles and blessings of heritage. Our 11am service will include a child dedication.

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Cece Braun, Speaker
Cece Braun has been through a lot of grief in her life. Battles with infertility, pregnancy loss, beloved pet loss, loss of her father, and the biggest so far, the loss of her infant daughter. She often says, "If the only take away I have from these experiences is to help people be better at supporting each other in these times, I've done something." Admittedly Cece is a self-proclaimed relentless optimist - but watching people pull away when someone is hurting is hard. We need to understand as a culture that walking away from those in pain is not the solution. It causes more grief and adds isolation to the grief. Cece will talk about how to lean into and help a grieving friend, and how to ask for help yourself. And know that it's ok to not be ok.
 
There will be a video in the beginning of the service that talks about loss pretty bluntly - the words baby death, violence crime, accidents, suicides and natural disaster occur in the first 15 seconds. Cece and Cindy have reviewed it and feel that it is a message that's ok for all ages - but contact Cece if you'd like to preview it before the service. 
Cece Braun 617-669-2729 ceceruth@comcast.net

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum
For Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Rev. Cindy will take a look at the prison system in America and the way it perpetuates racial bias and injustice. 

Pages

Subscribe to FPC of Stow & Acton Service Recordings