Past Services

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

For our first service of 2022 we will be joining our fellow UU congregation of First Universalist Church of Auburn, Maine, for a New Year’s worship service.

Join by video: tinyurl.com/y2zsvq2t
Meeting ID: 952 6830 1718
Password: 165871

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Happy New Year! There are no RE Classes or youth groups today. Our full RE program resumes next Sunday,
January 9.  See you all then. Michelle Cote

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Sunday, December 26th, 2021
10AM ONLY ~ VIDEO
Spiritual Conversations Through Poetry       FPC Virtual Sunday Service
 
Poetry is an art form meant to stir something inside. Today, Sunday, Dec. 26, the Spiritual Conversations Through Poetry group at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC) will lead FPC’s Sunday service. Spiritual Conversations Through Poetry leads discussions at FPC about the journey a poem might take you on. During this service, we will read and listen to a poem and then, through insight and reflection, share what stirs inside each one of us. There will be just one service at 10 a.m. and it will be virtual. All are welcome and there’s no need to have experience reading or interpreting poetry.

There are no RE Classes or youth groups today.

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 

Friday, December 24th, 2021

3 Services—4, 7, or 9 PM - Join us early for our extended prelude before the 7 and 9pm services.
4 PM Outside, 7 PM Inside and Zoom/Phone, 9 PM Inside with caroling outside

4 PM Nativity Story Service (Outside) 

This service will feature the nativity story as an interactive and participatory central part of the service. If weather prohibits an outside service, watch FPC Announce for our alternative program information.  

7 PM Candlelight Service (Inside and briefly outside and Zoom/Phone)

This service will start inside, and be a more quiet and solemn service featuring instrumental music and songs soloists and small groups. It will also conclude outside with singing “Silent Night.” If weather prohibits this service, we invite people to join the 9pm service online.  

This service will be broadcasted online. People who are local but joining electronically may pick up a candle and order of service on Wednesday 12/22 from 11-1pm in the Atrium, or request a candle and order of service to be delivered to them by emailing Joleen at mdc@fpc-stow-acton.org. If weather makes it necessary to change in-person plans, this service will still be broadcast online.

Download the order of service on PDF here.

Reservations for in-person attendance is now closed.  This service is at capacity. Please join us outside at 4pm or online at 7pm.

Join by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpc1224

Meeting ID: 973 3493 9468

Passcode: 1224

Join by phone: 929-205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

9 PM Caroling and Candlelight Service (inside and outside)

This service will begin in the sanctuary for a welcome, and then go outside with the choir leading us in anthem and carol singing outside in front of the church, and then will move back inside the sanctuary for readings and live and recorded music.  The service will conclude with us going back outside and singing Silent Night.

Reservations for in-person attendance is now closed.  This service is at capacity. Please join us outside at 4pm or online at 7pm.

Sunday, December 19th, 2021

9 AM in the Sanctuary by Reservation, 11 AM in the Sanctuary by Reservation or Zoom/Phone

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum  
This year with vaccinations for younger children still under way, it did not feel possible to do our traditional Mummer’s Play in quite the same way.  So this service will be a service celebrating the spirit of the Mummer’s Play, with a telling of St. George and the Dragon, and featuring short vignettes from the play performed by children and/or adults, both virtually and in person.  If you’re interested in participating, contact the minister. 
 
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/26dae8347547  We may be able to accomodate walk-ins on Sunday, but attendance for walk-ins is not guaranteed.  


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: : CLICK HERE

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

9 AM in the Sanctuary by Reservation, 11 AM in the Sanctuary by Reservation or Zoom/Phone

 Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

This service will be about how to open to joy and celebration in the darkest time of the year.  

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/26dae83475473  We can accomodate last-minute requests this week, but request that you still fill out the form.  Late submissions will not receive confirmation emails, but please do still attend!

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:CICK HERE

LARGE PRINT ORDER OF SERVICE & ANNOUNCEMENTS CLICK HERE

 

 

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Service times: 9 AM by Reservation in the Sanctuary, 11 AM by Reservation or Virtual/Phone

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum 

This time of year can be hard for many people -- both for people who are struggling with loss or sadness in a time of seasonal joy, and for people for whom Christmas or Hanukkah are troubling theologically.  This service will be a service for all those who feel at odds with the season right now.

For this service in the time of Hanukkah, we invite our Jewish members to bring their Hanukkah menorahs for the altar and light them during our chalice lighting time, if they wish.  

While we are asking for advance registrations most Sundays to order to make sure we can keep social distancing (https://fpcosna.breezechms.com/form/26dae834), this Sunday you're welcome to attend without registration.  


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: CLICK HERE

Sunday, November 28th, 2021

"Loved Into Being"

Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn't just an intellectual exercise: it's "heart" work. This special worship service from the UUA features a sermon by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, as well as vibrant music, storytelling, and other worship elements that will help us to grow in spirit, in courage, and in generosity.

Join service online: https://tinyurl.com/fpcnov21
Meeting number: 987 1673 5529
Password: 11762
Or join by phone: 929-205-6099 (long distance rates will apply

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Announcements: CLICK HERE:

 

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

9:00 in the sanctuary; 11:00 in the sanctuary & online

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

In the season of Thanksgiving, we’ll celebrate the positive value of gratitude and give thanks for blessings, at the same time as acknowledging this holiday’s difficult history. 

This Sunday we return to worshipping in our sanctuary!  To request a seat at either the 9AM or 11AM service, please fill out this form and submit it by Thursday at noon: https://fpcosna.breezechms.com/form/26dae8

Join second service online: https://tinyurl.com/fpcnov21
Meeting number: 987 1673 5529
Password: 11762
Or join by phone: 929-205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)
 

Orders of Service & Announcements:  Click Here

Large Print Orders of Service & Announcements: Click Here
 

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

ZOOM

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Rev. Dr. Cindy Landrum
5:00PM zoom

Join us for a special online service remembering the transgender people whose lives were lost in the past year, and calling us to resilience and resistance. 

Join us by video: https://tinyurl.com/fpctdor21  

Meeting ID: 910 0964 6275   Passcode: 11762

Order of Service -- Click Here

Sunday, November 14th, 2021

fRev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum
 
How do we hold the more difficult parts of our history, as individuals, as a religious community, as a society?  Across America we’ve been hearing debates about “critical race theory” and trying to keep education systems from examining and dealing with the more difficult parts of American history.  This service will look at ways we can hold the difficult parts of our past without ignoring them. 
 
Join 11:15 service online: https://tinyurl.com/fpcnov21
Meeting number: 987 1673 5529
Password: 11762
Or join by phone: 929-205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

Orders of Service & Announcements: CLICK HERE:

Large Print Orders of Service & Announcements: CLICK HERE

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