We will gather the waters of peace, love, sorrow, and joy as we gather together as a beloved community to start our church year. Students and teachers of all ages are also invited to bring a backpack or other item to be blessed as they begin their academic year. Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will lead the service.
Listen to Past Services
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Religion has often played a key role in influencing our relationship to the earth: from having “dominion,” to being caretakers, or even partners. What images do we hold? What responsibilities do we have? This service will explore our competing stories about the earth… and the hopes and fears we share going forward.
The Service will be led by members of the FPC Climate Change Task Force.
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will be preaching.
Mother's Day is a holiday our culture pays a lot more attention to than Father's Day. The same is often true in our churches, with Father's Day falling during our summer service time. So today we'll talk about and honor parents of all genders, as well as those who are not parents but otherwise mentor and nurture children and youth.
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
This Service will be led by our FPC Youth.
Sunday, April 28th, 2019
What does it mean to be "the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in"? Could it be that we are building on something for the generations: past and future? Let us come together to explore our common call to build and rebuild the ruined cities. To restore this world we must come away from the notions of scarcity and the limitations of the moment, and see our life experience as part of a larger chain of causation, each person, taking their rightful place and influencing a small but significant part of the ultimate work effort, which is to say, laying the firm foundations for a new world.
Rev. Daniel Gregoire will be our guest preacher this morning at the one 11AM service.
Sunday, April 21st, 2019
Earth Day is the day after Easter this year. Rev. Cindy will weave together themes of resurrection and rebirth as we celebrate the mystery that is Easter.
Sunday, April 14th, 2019
April’s theme is “wholeness” and a good time to reflect on how we support and embrace people with mental illness and support and embrace people through times of struggle in our community. Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum will be preaching.
Sunday, April 7th, 2019
May 5th is the 200th anniversary of the Baltimore Sermon, the sermon that William Ellery Channing gave that defined and transformed Unitarianism. May 5th is a day we’re pretty busy at FPC, but April 7th is also William Ellery Channing’s birthday, which gives us a great opportunity to look at the life and works of this great Unitarian figure. Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum will be preaching.
Sunday, March 31st, 2019
Chaucer wrote that in Aprille, “longen folk to goon on pilgrimages, and palmeres for to seken straunge strondes.” So on this last day of March, we’ll talk about spiritual journeys. Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will be preaching.
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
Our 9am service will include a special joint performance of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem by our FPC Choir and the Choir of the Unitarian Universalists of Wellsley Hills. Both services will focus, in different ways, on the question of what happens after death. Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will be preaching.