Past Services

Sunday, March 6th, 2022

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

The UUA General Assembly recently passed an Action of Immediate Witness that included the goal of police abolition. What are the possibilities and limitations of this idea? How can we reimagine the future of justice and community life? Recommended reading – Rev. Cindy will be drawing from the UUA’s Common Read book for 2021-2022, Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment by Zach Norris, and we may be having events later in the year to discuss the book. 

A copy of the text of this sermon may be found here: https://www.fpc-stow-acton.org/sites/default/files/oos/2022-03-06%20-%20Policing%20Sermon.pdf

We are no longer requiring advance registration to attend in-person worship in our sanctuary.
 
Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcfebmar
Meeting ID: 933 6431 4909
Passcode: 01775
Join by phone: 1-929-205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

ORDER OF SERVICE: CLICK HERE

LARGE PRINT ORDER OF SERVICE: CLICK HERE

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

Lisa Fagerstrom, Lay Leader

Within the past month or so, there has been talk in the news of moving from pandemic to endemic when describing COVID-19. This service will explore this changing perspective and how life itself is "endemic"--something that is always with us to experience and move through, with an invitation to embrace its "lifey-ness" in our daily living.
 
We are no longer requiring advance registration to attend in-person worship in the sanctuary.
 
Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcfebmar
Meeting ID: 933 6431 4909
Passcode: 01775
Join by phone: 1-929-205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)
 
ORDER OF SERVICE: CLICK HERE

LARGE PRINT ORDER OF SERVIICE: CLICK HERE

 

Sunday, February 20th, 2022

We are no longer requiring advance registration to attend worship in the sanctuary.

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum
9am in the sanctuary; 11am in the sanctuary and online
 
Writer Max Ehrmann once stated, “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”  To celebrate the birthday of Galileo Galilei (February 15 1564) we’ll look at the ways the universe is still unfolding and we’re always learning more. 
 
We are no longer requiring advance registration to attend worship in the sanctuary.


Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcfebmar
Meeting ID: 933 6431 4909
Passcode: 01775
Join by phone: 1-929-205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)
 
ORDER OF SERVICE:CLICK HERE

LARGE PRINT ORDER OF SERVICE:CLICK HERE
 

Saturday, February 19th, 2022

Join us in-person in the sanctuary or online for a service honoring the life of Christopher (Chris) John Flisher.  

An order of service is here

To join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcfebmar
Meeting ID: 933 6431 4909
Passcode: 01775

Sunday, February 13th, 2022

9am in Fellowship Hall & 11am in Fellowship Hall & Online

 Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum
The great Buddhist teacher Thích Nhất Hạnh died in January, but he left us with a wealth of his teachings.  This service will pay tribute to the great teacher by sharing readings and reflections on the readings. 
 
Our sanctuary is under construction this week with our new hybrid technology being installed, so our services will be held this week in Fellowship Hall.  
 

To allow for social distancing, we are requesting advance requests to attend our services in person. To let us know you're coming, please fill out this form by Thursday at noon: https://fpcosna.breezechms.com/form/26dae8347547489866  However, walk-ins are still welcome.
 
Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcfebmar
Meeting ID: 933 6431 4909
Passcode: 01775
Join by phone: 1-929-205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)
 
ORDER OF SERVICE: CLICK HERE

LARGE PRINT ORDER OF SERVICE: CLICK HERE

   

Sunday, February 6th, 2022

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

Edwin Markham wrote the poem “Outwitted” which states:
“He drew a circle that shut me out --
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him in!”
This week we’ll talk about what it means to be a faith that ever widens the circle of inclusivity.
 
To allow for social distancing, we are requiring advance requests to attend our services in person. To request a spot, please fill out this form by Thursday at noon: https://fpcosna.breezechms.com/form/26dae83475474898
 
Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcfebmar
Meeting ID: 933 6431 4909
Passcode: 01775
Join by phone: 1-929-205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

ORDER OF SERVICE:CLICK HERE

LARGE ORDER OF SERVICE: CLICK HERE
 

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Video/Phone only service. The buildings are CLOSED due to the blizzard!

Rev. Justine Sullivan

Many of us in Unitarian Universalism have come out of other faith traditions often with a sense of anger or woundedness.  But as Rumi says, “the wound is where the light enters you.”  If we were able to let go of resentment about the past, what gifts might we receive from the faith of our childhood?  Whether you are a “come-outer” or a “cradle Unitarian Universalist,” might there may be pieces of your spiritual identity that you leave outside the door when you enter this meetinghouse?  Come, come whoever you are with all of who you are.

Rev. Justine Sullivan is an interim minister, currently serving our UU congregation in Brunswick
Maine. Justine grew up in Scituate, Massachusetts and got her start in church life playing and
singing at the “Folk Mass” on Saturday afternoons at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Scituate
Harbor. Justine found Unitarian Universalism as an adult after many years of being
unchurched. Prior to entering the ministry, Justine worked in high technology and as a social
worker and psychotherapist. Justine was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in June
of 2017 by her home congregation in Northborough, MA. Justine and her wife Dale and dog
Callie split their time between Brunswick, Maine and Northborough, MA.

Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcdecjan
Meeting ID: 931 5354 4388
Passcode: 11762
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Order of Service & Announcements:CLICK HERE

Large Order of Services & Announcements:CLICK HERE
 

 

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

10 AM ONLY BY VIDEO/PHONE

 Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

Songwriter Leonard Cohen, in his song Anthem, says, “There is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in.”  This service will explore how the cracks of life strengthen us and let the light into our lives.
 
Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcdecjan
Meeting ID: 931 5354 4388
Passcode: 11762
Join by phone: 1 929 205 6099 US (long distance rates will apply)

Order of Service & Announcements: CLICK HERE

Large Order of Service & Announcements: CLICK HERE

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Only one service

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Rev. Cindy will look at some of the debates going on across the country about Critical Race Theory and clarify what it is, what the objections are about, and how this connects to our faith. 
 
Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcdecjan
Meeting ID: 931 5354 4388
Passcode: 11762
Join by phone: 1 929 205 6099 US (long distance rates will apply)
 
Order of Service & Announcements: CLICK

Large Order of Service & Announcements: CLICK


This week we will be using a song from the Justice Choir Songbook CLICK HERE

Sunday, January 9th, 2022

Only one service

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

Mindfulness and intention is a great way to start off a new year.  This service will explore ways to practice mindfulness and how to bring more intention into our living. 
 
Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpcdecjan
Meeting ID: 931 5354 4388
Passcode: 11762
Join by phone: 1 929 205 6099 US (long distance rates will apply)

Order of Service & Announcements: CLICK HERE

Large Print Order of Service & Announcements (also suitable for viewing on electronic devices): CLICK HERE

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