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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

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Belonging & Borders, Rev. Catie preaching

Sunday February 25, 2024 at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary.

As we close our theme month on Justice & Equity, we reflect on how to practice radical hospitality and create communities where all feel they belong — instead of creating discriminatory borders. We’ll also hear music from our First Parish Players.

Previous Sermons

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...

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Dust to Dust

Sunday February 11, 2024 at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Rev. Catie preaching As we approach the Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday — which reminds practitioners that “from dust they came and to dust they will return” — we’ll reflect during...

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Storying Justice, Rev. Catie preaching

Sunday February 4th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. As we begin our theme ministry month of Justice & Equity, we’ll explore in this Sunday service how storytelling influences our understanding of the past, our work of the present, and our...

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What We Don’t Owe

Sunday January 28th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Rev. Catie preaching This Sunday, we are honoring the fight for Reproductive Justice through our Sunday service and our communal showing of the documentary The Abortion Talks at 4 pm,...

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Freedom from the More Monster

Sunday, January 21 at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Rev. Catie preaching Asian-American businesswoman Amalya Campbell has led stewardship campaigns at her Chicago church for many years, and underscores two principles in growing financial...

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Generosity and Service: a new definition of greatness

Sunday, January 14th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Darrah Bryans, Ministerial Intern, preaching. “You do not need to have a college degree to serve … you only need a heart of grace.” On this Sunday of the weekend in which we honor the life...

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Feeding Every Need, Rev. Catie preaching

Sunday, January 7th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Welcome to the New Year! As we begin our month on Generosity and Service, we take time in our Sunday service to consider how our own feeling of stability and support can feed our practice of...

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All Are Welcome at Final Services of 2023

A YUUlemas Carol Holiday Pageant Sunday December 17th at 10:30 am, livestreamed from the Sanctuary For the second year, our annual holiday pageant is an original production: a YUUlemas parody of Unitarian Charles Dickens’s classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Kids and...

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Candlelit Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Celebrate Christmas Eve by candlelight with First Parish! Rev. Catie and Darrah will lead our service with traditional liturgy and non-traditional UU theology. As Unitarian Universalists,...

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A YUUlemas Carol Holiday Pageant

Sunday, December 17th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. For the second year, our annual holiday pageant is an original production: a YUUlemas parody of Unitarian Charles Dickens’s classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Kids and teens from our...

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Inheritance and the AIDS Crisis

Sunday, November 26 at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Darrah Bryans, Ministerial Intern will lead the service On the Sunday before International AIDS Awareness Day, we look back on lessons learned. What have we inherited from the early years of...

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