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Love in the Time of Polarization, Darrah Bryans

Sunday February 18, 2024 at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary.

These are difficult times we are living with an upcoming presidential election, war in Gaza, rising anti semitism, antiLGBTQ+, islamophobia, and we have all staked out our side of these conflicts and arguments. How do we live our values in this deeply polarized world? Join us this Sunday for our worship service as we explore love across boundaries in today’s world.

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Strategic Listening Sessions Begin

As described in the recent Congregational Storytelling post, the First Parish Strategic Task Force is beginning the process of inquiry into our calling and direction by understanding where we are currently. This calls for a series of listening sessions, where we can...

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Lane Lyceum: Something Evil This Way Comes

Lane Lyceum presents...   Something Evil This Way Comes: a History of U/U Understandings of Evil offered by Rev. Catie Scudera Tuesday, March 14th 7:30 - 9:00pm via zoom Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/UUHistoryOfEvil   All human beings have experiences in which they...

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Congregational Storytelling

The First Parish Strategic Task Force was recently formed to implement a process of congregational self-reflection, as well as a broader inquiry into societal trends and examples of successful congregational models. This process is a collective inquiry to understand...

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Have you been wanting to do the Welcome in a service?

  The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee wants to extend the privilege of giving the Welcome at our Sunday service to everyone in the congregation. We see this as part of our mission of living into the 8th Principle, which includes working to overcome...

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Rev. Catie Featured on “TUUSK”

  Last year, Rev. Catie was interviewed by fellow UU minister Rev. Sarah Skochko for her Things UUs Should Know video series about our congregation's research into our enslavement history. That video has now been edited and is available both on Rev. Sarah's...

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Considering Our Future

The Parish Committee recently approved the creation of a strategic task force that will implement a process for congregational reflection on ministry and community engagement, in the context of emergent societal trends. The goal of the task force will be to provide...

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Upcoming Lane Lyceum: Female Genius with Dr. Mary Bilder

Female Genius: Eliza Harriot and George Washington at the Dawn of the Constitution with Dr. Mary Bilder Tuesday, January 24th 7:30 - 9:00pm via zoom Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FemaleGenius Dr. Mary Bilder will speak about her new book Female Genius: Eliza Harriot and...

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