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Pre-Recorded Sunday Service from UUA General Assembly at 10:15

Our service will be a little different from the others because it is going to be a hybrid “Watch Party” held in Parish Hall and on Zoom with no YouTube streaming. This particular service will be the pre-recorded Sunday service from the UUA General Assembly, and will be half an hour longer than our usual one-hour service. We will therefore start at about 10:15 am with the service’s ingathering music, and the service will end around 11:45 am followed by Social Hour both onsite and on Zoom. The featured speaker will be our former intern minister Rev. Molly Housh Gordon, who has been the settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, MO, since August 2012. Please find the order of service here.

 The youtube pre-recorded option will be available after 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 23rd. 

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Purpose Project, Round 2

As described in a recent post, Why Are We Here?, the First Parish Purpose project is an initiative to articulate our unique identity in a compelling statement that will help unite and inspire us as a community. The first step in the process was a Pizza dinner on March...

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Honoring Holy Days this Spring

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When the Strategic Planning Task Force delivered its final report at the end of 2023, one of the few primary recommendations was to update First Parish’s statement of purpose. Clarifying and articulating why we exist as an organization impacts not only how we describe...

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Depolarization Workshop March 16th at First Parish

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