As this new year begins, Rev. Tracey offers reflections on hope for a shared world and the hospitality we can show one another.
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Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Sunday, November 12th, 2017
Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris will lead the service. Religious freedom is at the heart of Unitarian Universalism. It has deep roots in our history, connecting us to Unitarian King John Sigismund and to the Unitarianism of 16th century Transylvania (now part of Romania). This Sunday's sermon offers up a bit of our history, a trail of connection and explores the 21st century relevance of an edict (issued in 1568) which reads in part, "no one shall be reviled for his religion by anyone… and it is not permitted that anyone should threaten anyone else…"
Sunday, November 5th, 2017
A summertime hike up Katahdin and the 200th anniversary of Thoreau's birth prompt this meditation on the meaning of mountains in our religious life.
Rev. Andrea Greenwood will be our guest minister. Andrea is a UU minister who has served congregations in Atlanta, GA, and Watertown, MA, where she currently lives with her husband, the Rev. Mark Harris. They have produced four sons and one book together, An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions.
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
This service will honor our ancestors with a ritual of remembrance. You are invited to bring a memento of someone you wish to honor. The ritual will include a time to bring mementos forward, light candles, and say aloud the names we honor. Rev. Tracey Robins-Harris will share reflections on that Great Cloud of Witnesses.
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
We welcome Mary Esther Johnson to our pulpit. Mary is the facilitator for the Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop, part of the Ministerial Search process, taking place today. The workshop helps us explore ideals,assumptions and prejudices that may impact the choice of the next minister. Mary's sermon will help prepare us for the workshop this afternoon in Fellowship Hall.
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Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris will reflect on time and love born of four years of (long distance) caring for her parents who lived their last years with dementia.
Sunday, October 8th, 2017
On this weekend of Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day, the Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris will share the story of the Unitarian connection to the Northern Ute and consider why this history matters as part of our inheritance and our call to reconciliation.
Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris's sermon honors the spirit of the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with reflections on what it means to forgive, how it happens, and why it matters.
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Unitarian theologian and teacher, James Luther Adams wrote, "Church is a place where you get to practice what it means to be human." Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris's sermon explores what kinds of things we practice here and why it matters that we do.
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Welcome back! This will be our first Sunday with Interim Minister, The Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris. Her sermon, "Beginning in Gratitude", draws on her story of finding this faith, being saved by it, and coming to know it as both inheritance and legacy.
OPEN HOUSE FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT FIRST PARISH OF STOW & ACTON, Please come to either the first or second service, or both if you wish and then join us in our Community Room to learn more about all that First Parish Church has to offer. Tours will be available along with information on the many Programs and Groups available. We will also have a special Meet and Greet with our Interim Minister, Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris! FPC, please bring anyone who you think might be interested, including friends and neighbors.
If you are looking to become more involved this would be a great way to become connected. All are Welcome! Please invite others to join you!
Questions? Please contact Joleen Trotta Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org.