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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, November 17th, 2019

2 Services in the Sanctuary at 9am and 11am
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and November 23 is National Adoption Day. On this Sunday we’ll celebrate that our community welcomes families of all shapes and sizes and configurations.

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

2 Services in the Sanctuary at 9am and 11am

Ken Wagner, Speaker

How can I live with courage and integrity when the culture provides unearned benefits to me in my identities as white, male, heterosexual, able-bodied and middle class? How do I navigate the moral ambiguity if I live with some dominant identities and some targeted identities? Is it possible to find spiritual wholeness when those with those advantaged identities have perpetrated so much pain and suffering? How does one navigate the denial and guilt that attaches to those identities in order to stand in solidarity with those targeted for oppression?

Explore these questions as Ken Wagner shares part of his journey in grappling with these questions in a sermon entitled, “Resisting White Supremacy – What is in it for White People.” You may be surprised at the potential for spiritual wholeness and liberation on a very personal level.

Ken Wagner is former president of the Clara Barton District of the Unitarian Universalist Association. He currently serves on the UUA’s Nominating Committee and was one of the founding members of the New England Region’s Antiracism/Anti-oppression/Multicultural Transformation team called GRACE. He has also served for the last nine years on the Executive Steering Committee of the Allies for Racial Equity and just completed a two year term as president of that organization. Ken frequently speaks at church and community events across the country with a focus on the examination of race and the impact of white supremacy on our lives. Since 2014, he has been facilitating 8-week workshops focused on resistance to white supremacy at more than twenty congregations and community groups across New England.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

2 Services in the Sanctuary at 9am and 11am
Daylight Savings One Hour Back

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

This week we’ll look at the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, to giving attention to the moment, and to the gifts that this spiritual practice can give us.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

2 Services in the Sanctuary at 9am and 11am

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum
Bring a picture or memento of a loved one to place on our altar of remembrance, or we invite you to bring a rock -- painted or plain -- to place in honor of your loved one. 

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum 
What does it mean to belong to an organization, to a group, to a religion?  We'll talk about the need to "belong" and what it means to be a people who "belong" here.

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

2 Services in the Sanctuary at 9am and 11am

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum 
For a long time in Unitarian Universalism many held the hope that there would one day be a universal religion for all people.  We'll examine that dream, and talk about what our dream is now.

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

2 Services in the Sanctuary at 9am and 11am

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

The Jewish High Holy Day of Yom Kippur is celebrated this week, so we'll take a look at the holiday, at the meaning of atonement, and how we begin again afterwards. This service will also celebrate our Coming of Age class for the year!

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

In a world of zero tolerance and punitive solutions, restorative justice calls us to love and to learn. It’s time to change the narrative. What does it would it take to be open and accountable to one another?

Our guest minister, Rev. Paul Langston-Daly was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 1997. In addition to his M. Div. from Andover-Newton Theological School, Rev. Paul holds a Masters Degree in Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling from the International Institute for Restorative Practices. Rev. Paul brings 30 years of experience in conflict management in his current work to help congregations and communities to overcome conflict, and to facilitate a more open, creative and supportive environment.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Youth Activist Greta Thunberg says of the response needed to climate change, “Act as if the house was on fire. Because t is.” In the midst of the Global Climate Strike, this service will address our seventh principle of respect for the interdependent web of all life, our hopes and fears, and how respond as a faith to the devastation of our earth. Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will lead the service.

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

The modernist poets talked of fragments in a world that seemed to be falling apart. Our age mirrors that one, but using a mirror and the power of expectation we can make kaleidoscopic beauty out of fragments. On this Sunday we will also have a recognition of our fall religious education teachers. Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will lead the service.

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