Posts By Rev. Catie Scudera

Open Hearts, Open Minds

By , Published on May 26, 2017
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Worship Service
Sunday, June 18, 2017
10:30am in the Meetinghouse
Rev. Catie Scudera, preaching

Come to First Parish for Father’s Day and our annual, multigenerational Flower Communion service, a Unitarian tradition created by our Czech siblings in spirit. Remember to bring flowers to share with your First Parish friends! During worship, we will consider how to stay open and curious to new ideas and experiences. This is also our final sanctuary service of the spring, before moving into the Parish Hall for (air-conditioned) summer worship.

Children attend the first 15 minutes followed by Religious Exploration classes. Childcare available for infants and toddlers.

No youth groups.

 

Love is Love is Love: Pride Sunday

Worship Service
Sunday, June 11, 2017
10:30am in the Meetinghouse
Rev. Catie Scudera, preaching

During Boston Pride weekend, we will remember the intersectionality of human rights. The story of the Loving family and their fifty-year-old court case reminds us how the fight for marriage equality has a long history in our country. We will celebrate our Chalice Keepers during our Time for All Ages. (Note: due to the changes in the children’s RE curricular map, there was no Coming of Age class this spring; we will celebrate our Coming of Age youth next spring after their new yearlong program is complete!)

Children attend the first 15 minutes followed by Religious Exploration classes. Childcare available for infants and toddlers.

Senior Youth Group and rising 9th-graders meet for an ice cream social 6–8pm in the Parlor.

 

What Color Is This Dress?

Worship Service
Sunday, June 4, 2017
10:30am in the Meetinghouse
Rev. Catie Scudera, preaching

As we kick off our monthly theme on “Thinking Differently,” we’ll consider how our individual perspectives and embodiments alter how we interpret our world. How much can we rely on our senses for the truth? We will also celebrate our bridging seniors during our Time for All Ages.

Children attend the first 15 minutes followed by Religious Exploration classes. Childcare available for infants and toddlers.

Junior Youth Group meets at 5pm in the Parlor.

Senior Youth Group meets at 7pm in the Parlor.

 

Keynote Lecture by Jose Antonio Vargas

By , Published on May 20, 2017
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June 10, 6-8 pm at the Congregational Church of Needham (1154 Great Plain Avenue)

Our neighbors at the Congregational Church of Needham warmly invite us to meet activist and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas on June 10th. Vargas arrived in the United States from the Philippines at age 12, and in 2008 he won Pulitzer Prize as part of Washington Post team for coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. In 2011, he revealed in a New York Times Magazine story that he was undocumented. TIME magazine featured him on the cover in 2012. Vargas has traveled the US advocating for Immigrant Rights, founded the non-profit Define American, and released Documented, a film chronicling his life’s journey. Please RSVP to Progressive Needham.

 

First Parish Marches at Boston Pride!

Saturday, June 10
11am – UU Worship Service at Arlington Street Church
12pm – Pride March, Copley Square to City Hall Plaza

Join our Welcoming Congregations team and thousands of other marchers at this year’s Boston Pride Parade! We will gather with other Unitarian Universalists for worship and revelry at the Arlington Street Church at 11 am, and then march in the Parade from 12 pm to 2 pm. We plan to carpool to and take the Green Line together. Please RSVP to Rev. Catie and Rebecca Keller Scholl.

 

Cult of Self-Reliance

By , Published on April 30, 2017
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Worship Service
Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:30am in the Meetinghouse
Rev. Catie Scudera, preaching

Happy Mother’s Day! For our multigenerational worship this month, we’ll investigate our Transcendentalist ancestors and their belief in “self-reliance.” How much can we rely on ourselves, and how much do we need our families and our communities? We’ll also honor our newest church members during the Time for All Ages.

Children attend the full service. Childcare available for infants and toddlers.

Senior Youth Group meets at 7pm in the Parlor.

 

New UU Workshop

By , Published on April 27, 2017
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Sunday, May 7th, 2:30-5:30 pm (Music Room)

Join Reverend Catie and Mark LaPointe, our Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration, as we examine what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist in the 21st Century. We’ll take a look at who we are, what we believe, and how we take action in the world, all in light of our rich Unitarian Universalist tradition and heritage. This afternoon course is designed specifically for those new to Unitarian Universalism, but offers some great refreshers for long time UUs as well. Registration is requested and childcare is available upon request for those who need it. Please contact Mark LaPointe for more information or to register.

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