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, March 17th, 2019

The Parish Jazz Band will host the morning’s two services. The theme is storytelling, and, in addition to jazz music, we’ll hear some short stories that delight, entertain, and challenge. A great musical program will include pieces by Jimmy Van Heusen, Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hart, French composer Michel LeGrand, and local jazz original Phil Myers. The morning will as usual also feature our own star vocalist, the lovely and talented Sara Beauvais. Michael Paladini will deliver a brief homily. We hope you can come!

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will be preaching.
When faced with the overwhelming problem of climate change, how do we find hope? This service will explore some answers.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Our First Chalice program concludes this Sunday with a special ceremony in the 9am service. In both services, we’ll be learning more about the history and meaning of the Flaming Chalice, which is the symbol of Unitarian Universalism. Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum will be preaching.

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will be preaching – The beloved poet, Mary Oliver, died last month. This service will pay tribute to her life and her poetry.

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Laura Wagner, UU Mass Action will be preaching.

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will be preaching – While Unitarian Universalism is non-creedal, it still asks something of us: commitment and covenant. This service will explore what it means to be a covenantal faith, and what our commitment is to each other.

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum preaching – Rev. Landrum is a descendant of slave owners and was born in the South, and in this sermon for African American History Month (rescheduled after our snowy Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend), she'll reexamine what having that hard truth in her heritage means, and how the legacy of white supremacy affects people today.

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Rev. Kimberley Debus

In these tumultuous times, it is easy to be unkind to those we disagree with. Yet there is a prophetic as well as a pastoral value to kindness, thoughtfulness, and helpfulness - we'll explore how our principles and sources call us to treat others.
Rev. Kimberley Debus works as a community minister based in New York’s Capital Region, inspiring artful and art-filled worship, congregational life, and public witness. In addition to her community ministry, she is an adjunct consultant with the Central East Region and provides sabbatical ministry. She has previously served the First Universalist Church of Southold on Long Island and One Island Family UU Congregation in Key West.

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum
Our faith is one where we allow for many possibilities, where we say "to question truly is an answer." We'll take a look at what it means to live in the uncertainty, to find comfort in paradox.

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum
As we kick off the new year, we will look at the future of Unitarian Universalism and church life. What can we tell from current trends about what changes might be in store?

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