Posts By Rev. Catie Scudera

Where Do We Begin?

By , Published on February 22, 2015
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“Where Do We Begin?” PDF

As we conclude Black History Month, we reflect on successes and missteps in Unitarian/Universalists engaging with racial justice, and hope to find an answer about where each of us can begin in building a new world of beloved community.

Children report to Parish Hall for Children’s Worship. Nursery care available.

Please join us for Social Hour in Parish Hall after the service.

Senior Youth Group at 7pm.

After the Tackle

By , Published on February 1, 2015
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“After the Tackle” PDF

Tonight, the New England Patriots will face the Seattle Seahawks in the 49th Super Bowl. With football on our minds, we’ll reflect on what spiritual lessons we might glean from this other Sunday activity, particularly as our congregation is in discernment about its ministry goals for the next five years.

Children in service for the first 15 minutes, followed by Religious Exploration classes. Nursery care available.

Please join us for Social Hour in Parish Hall after the service.

Senior Youth Group meets at 7pm.

We Shall Overcome

By , Published on January 18, 2015
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Come to First Parish for a special “flip service,” where the kids and youth stay with Rev. Catie and Irina in the sanctuary and the adults go to religious exploration with Mark and Kate! We’ll honor Martin Luther King Day and begin our time of reflection on the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma.

Children attend the full service Nursery care available.

Please join us for Social Hour in Parish Hall after the service.

No Youth Groups. 

In Service of Religious Liberalism

By , Published on January 17, 2015
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“Serving Religious Liberalism” PDF

For our multigenerational worship this month, we’ll hear the story of Unitarian minister Rev. Egbert Ethelred Brown, who led the experimental and racially integrated Harlem Community Church in the early 1900’s. Rev. Brown faced many institutional and personal obstacles in his dream of pastoring his own congregation because of racism in the American Unitarian Association and society more broadly. How do we continue the work of ridding our faith of prejudice so that all people can find a home in our sanctuaries? 

Children attend the full service. Toddler and infant care available.

No youth groups.

Graduated Youth Service

By , Published on January 11, 2015
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Members of First Parish’s youth group who have launched out into the wider world are coming together again to lead us in worship, in collaboration with Rev. Catie. This Sunday, they’ll share their experiences of being amidst so many “spiritual but not religious” young people when they themselves are committed and faithful Unitarian Universalists. What does it mean to be liberal and religious in today’s world? This is also the last Sunday to turn in your Guest At Your Table contributions for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). Please remember to combine the full amount into one check!

Children in service for the first 15 minutes, followed by Religious Exploration classes. Nursery care available.

Please join us for Social Hour in Parish Hall after the service.

Youth group members are invited and encouraged to attend tonight’s lyceum.

Living Now

By , Published on January 4, 2015
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“Living Now” PDF

In the freshness of a new year, we often choose a resolution to undertake in the coming year. But, how do we choose from the infinite growing edges every person has? At this service, we’ll also remember those in our community who have been born or who have died in 2014.

Children in service for the first 15 minutes, followed by Religious Exploration classes. Nursery care available.

Please join us for Social Hour in Parish Hall after the service.

No youth groups.

Christmas Eve Services: Born a Blessing

By , Published on December 24, 2014
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“Born a Blessing” PDF

Come to First Parish to celebrate Christmas! Our 5 pm service will be geared toward families, but children and adults are welcome at both the 5 pm and 8 pm service. Both services will include the Christmas reading from the Gospel of Luke and the traditional candlelight singing of “Silent Night.” We look forward to seeing you and any family and friends you’re hosting!

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