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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, October 7th, 2018

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, LBGT History Month (and includes Coming Out Day), and Bullying Prevention Month. It’s a month in which we might be more aware that we need places of sanctuary in our life. Using the metaphor of the umbrella (hint: bring your umbrella to worship), we’ll explore how we are a living sanctuary for ourselves and each other.

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

"Universalism Sunday"

John Murray preached his first sermon in the U.S. on September 30,1770. What about the Universalist message still resonates today? What do we struggle with? What does Universalism look like for our future? Cynthia Landrum will lead the service.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Banned Books Week Sunday

Unitarianism and Universalism are both Christian heresies. Today, we continue to be a church that welcomes both faith and doubt, where we say “to question truly is an answer.” Rev. Cindy will explore her faith and doubts and invite you to share yours. Cynthia Landrum will lead the service.

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Rev. Cindy’s theme for the month is “Vision,” and we’ll explore this theme in our Sunday worship and in the vespers service the following week. What is our vision for beloved community? Cynthia Landrum will lead the service.

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

"INGATHERING SUNDAY"

As Rev. Cindy joins us for our first Sunday, we’ll be starting our church year with a “Blessing of the Backpacks” where we give a blessing to all those starting the school year as students and teachers. Bring your backpack or briefcase or satchel if you like, but you can receive a blessing even if you forget.

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum will lead the service

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum is our our candidate for settled minister. Rev. Cindy's background in literature and love of the written word led her on her path to becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister and continue to inspire her and challenge her to think about theology, ethics, and social justice today. This sermon will explore some of those literary sources that she draws from in her "loose-leaf Bible." We will also recognize Mother's Day and the role of parents of all genders.

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

in the Sanctuary

We have two different services this week. At 11 AM in the Sanctuary, our Senior Youth will lead the service which will include Coming of Age youth sharing their credos. All youth in grades 5 and up are encouraged to attend this service.

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

This service honors Earth Day and the work of Climate Justice being done here in our communities and around the world. In the hymn "Turn Back" are these words: Earth shall be fair and all its people one. What does fair mean for us today? How can all people be as one? How shall we make it so? Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris and the Climate Justice Task Force will lead the services.

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Inspired by the words of James Luther Adams—that we have "the responsibility to offer a church in which we elicit participation"—and of Margaret Wheatley—"be brave enough to start a conversation that matters"—this sermon focuses on belonging, participation and the power of conversation. Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris will lead the services.

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Taking inspiration from poet Warsan Shire, Pope Francis, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the sermon explores the sounds of shouting and how/why necessity calls it out of us. FPC Drums will lead the congregation in Aguanile, an Afro-Puerto Rican song written by Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe.

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