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Needham, MA 02492


Most Recent Sermon

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 dreams for the future. We’ll reflect on how Unitarian Universalists are sharing narratives that create more collaborative and effective actions for justice and equity.

Previous Sermons

Rest in Power

  February 27, 2022 10:30 am, Live Streaming from the Parish Hall Rev. Catie Scudera   Almost exactly ten years ago, a black teenager named Trayvon Martin was returning to his father’s fiancée’s home with a pack of Skittles when he was stalked, shot, and...

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Not Calling, Whispering

  February 20, 2022 10:30 am, Live-streaming from the Parish Hall Jenna Crawford, Ministerial Intern   At times for some of us, the idea of a “calling” can seem inaccessible, out of reach, or even intimidating. What does vocation look like for those of us...

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Prophetic Imperative

  February 13, 2022 10:30 am live-streaming from the Parish Hall Rev. Catie Scudera   Retired Euro-American UU minister Rev. Dr. Dick Gilbert articulated that Unitarian Universalists have a “prophetic imperative” to serve and co-create the greater good....

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Voice of Vocation

  February 6, 2022 10:30 am live-streaming from the Parish Hall Rev. Catie Scudera   As we kick off our month on the theme of Calling, Rev. Catie will draw on the work of modern Euro-American Quaker author and activist Parker Palmer, as well as other...

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I Know

  January 30, 2022 10:30 am, prerecorded on YouTube & Zoom Rev. Catie Scudera   Inspired by the Unitarian Universalist First Source and proposed Eighth Principle, Rev. Catie will reflect on modern forms of “teaching your grandmother to suck eggs,” such...

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Reproductive Justice Sunday

  January 23, 2022 10:30 am, Prerecorded on YouTube & Zoom Rev. Catie Scudera   In commemoration of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the ongoing fight for reproductive health, rights, and justice, First Parish joins with other Unitarian Universalist...

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Speaking in Unison

  January 16, 2022 10:30 am via You Tube video link Jenna Crawford, Ministerial Intern   Life Coach Iyanla Vanzant teaches that living into our integrity requires that our minds, hearts, and voices are speaking in unison, saying the same thing at the same...

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Youth Alum Sunday

  January 9, 2022 10:30 am via You Tube Video Link   First Parish is excited to feature some of our wonderful alumni from Senior Youth Group in this Sunday’s service offering music, readings, and reflections on our monthly theme of “Good Trouble.” Rev....

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What We’re For

  January 2, 2022 10:30 am Live from the Sanctuary and Live-streamed on YouTube and Zoom Rev. Catie Scudera   We begin our theme month on “Good Trouble” reflecting on the call of recently-deceased black congressman and Civil Rights activist Rep. John Lewis,...

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Beginning in the Dark

  December 26, 2021 10:30 am via You Tube Video Link Rev. Rob Hardies   Many of our spiritual journeys begin in the dark—the dark of mystery, unknowing, doubt and struggle. For most of the holiday season, though, it's the light that gets all the attention....

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

  Friday, December 24th Jenna Crawford at 5:30 pm Rev. Catie Scudera at 7:30 pm Hybrid (Sanctuary or Parish Hall with reservation, or watch the livestream on Zoom/YouTube)   For Christmas Eve this year, we will have two hybrid/multi-platform candlelight...

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Our Festivals, Our Families

  December 19, 2021 10:30 am Pre-recorded and Live streamed on Zoom/YouTube Please refer to your Bell Notes for the link to this service.   As we enter the month of December, it is time to start looking toward some of our favorite parts of this holiday...

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