Posts By Mark LaPointe, DLRE

Festival of Lights

By , Published on December 14, 2014
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Celebrating its 19th year at First Parish, the annual Festival of Lights service takes a journey around the world, exploring fall and winter traditions centered on the theme of light and its power in a sometimes dark world.  Narrated by the 7th and 8th grade classes and presented by the nursery through 6th grade students, this year’s FOL features Diwali, Los Posados, Loi Krathong, Santa Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa with many updated costumes, some joyful singing by the Children’s Choir and others, and a shared sense of a singular world full of love and promise.  Participants are asked to arrive no later than 9:30. Worship begins at 10:30.  Childcare is available for infants and toddlers.

Recommitting to Marriage Equality

By , Published on October 8, 2014
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Lesbian-Wedding-Rings-PlatinumThis morning, on our way to school, my 7-yr-old and I were talking about what it means to us that marriage equality has come (or will soon come) to some 64% of Americans living in 36 states, all thanks to a recent decision by the Supreme Court not to hear challenges on lower court rulings that defined bans on marriage between same-sex partners as unconstitutional. Continue reading…

Introducing Spirit of the Earth Month 2014

By , Published on March 26, 2014
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This year, the Green Sanctuary and RE Committees are teaming up to create a very special program for children at First Parish that will run from April 13th through May 4th that we’re calling “Spirit of Earth Month.”  During these four weeks we will take some time out from our regular RE program to engage with the environment in both material and spiritual ways. Continue reading…

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