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Lane Lyceum: Breaking the Myths and Misconceptions about Daylight Saving Time with Dr. Karin Johnson

Don’t like changing clocks twice a year? Most Americans agree with you. However there is a lot of confusion between whether permanent Daylight Saving Time or permanent Standard Time is best. Learn why the medical and scientific community have endorsed permanent Standard Time as the best way to end clock change. Dr. Johnson will discuss the effects of the choice not only of health but also safety, education, productivity and energy use.

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Dr. Karin Johnson, MD, FAAN, FAASM is professor of Neurology at UMass Chan School of Medicine-Baystate and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for Department of Neurology and Medical Director of Baystate Health Regional Sleep Program in Springfield, MA.


Previous Posts

Memorial Celebration of Life for Helen B. Lane

Saturday June 10th at 3 pm, livestreamed from the sanctuary; reception to follow in the Parish Hall All are welcome to honor and celebrate the life of our longtime member Helen Lane, who died unexpectedly and peacefully on April 20th. The service will be livestreamed...

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Strategic Task Force Update: Gathering More Input

The Strategic Task Force has completed the initial listening sessions. Through that process, more than 20 participants have expressed their feelings on the strengths, concerns, commitments and vision for First Parish. We have begun to see initial themes emerge, all...

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Response to Nashville Incident

    How long, O God? Will you forget us forever? How long will you hide your face from us? How long must we bear pain in our souls, and have sorrow in our hearts all day long? ~adapted from Psalm 13:1-2a (NRSV)   At First Parish, we are heartbroken once...

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A Change in Masking Policy for Sunday Services

We have just passed the 3rd anniversary of the pandemic lock down. We’ve gone through many changes in how we’ve done church, and now we are proposing one more on the journey to the new post-crisis normal. The recent survey regarding people’s attitudes about masking...

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