Was Blind But Now I See

Rev. Megan Lynes, Sunday, July 16, 2017

Worship Service
Sunday, July 16, 2017
10:30am in the Parish Hall
Rev. Megan Lynes, preaching

Come hear how a blind man paints a picture that a seeing man can finally “see.” We’ll hear stories of being changed by “seeing” for the first time, and ask ourselves what aspects of our own lives we need to see through fresh eyes.  Ray Carver’s short story, “Cathedral”, gives us the backdrop for the service.

Rev Lynes is the Parish Minister of the Unitarian Universalist church in Bedford, Massachusetts and the eldest daughter of Phil and Carolyn Lynes. Megan attended Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  She graduated in 2001 with bachelor degrees in Child Development and Fine Arts.  While in college she lived for a year in China, learning Mandarin, teaching English, and studying how their school system treats children with disabilities.  After working as a social worker and artist for a few years, Megan attended Andover Newton Theological School to receive an MDiv in 2008.  Later that year she was ordained by First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Canton, MA, where she did her student ministry. In 2011 she also served our denomination as Liaison to Candidates for the Ministerial Fellowship Committee.

Prior to joining the staff of First Parish in Bedford in 2009, Megan served as a chaplain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  She also worked for Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, an interfaith social justice organization, for four summers during seminary.  Much of this work was with high school youth leaders.  Megan’s volunteer work includes time spent at The Children’s Room (a center for grieving children and families), serving on the Board of The Beacon Hill Friends House (an intentional Quaker community), and leading a peer counseling class from her home in Arlington.