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Needham, MA 02492


Most Recent Sermon

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.

Previous Sermons

Sunday, July 12, 2020 Worship Service

  10:30 am Here is the permanent link:   For our first Congregational Virtual Field Trip we will be viewing a full service from the UU Church of Columbia Missouri.  This is the congregation in which Sally Fritche grew...

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The Art Of Sabbath

  Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:30 AM, look for the link to our Zoom meeting in your Saturday email from First Parish. Rev. Joanna Lubkin, Minister, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Braintree, MA; Affiliated Community Minister, Arlington Street Church and...

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Flower Celebration

  Sunday June 21, 2020 Rev. Clyde Grubbs and the newly ordained Rev. Sally Fritsche 10:30 am Via You Tube Video Link:   Join us online for our annual flower celebration, the final Sunday before we transition to a less...

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Spiritual Practices of Resilience in Challenging Times

  Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:30 am via You Tube Video Link: Service lead by Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh   What wisdom can we bring from world religious traditions for spiritual practices of resilience in times of deep...

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Can You Find Sanctuary in a Desert?

  Sunday, June 7, 2020:    Youth Sunday Robert Altamari facilitating 10:30 am via You Tube Link:   This Sunday our always popular worship service is led by our high school teens.  Come learn about the insights and...

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The Times They Are A-Changin

  Sunday, May 31st 10:30 am via You Tube Video Link   Service Leader: Reverend Dr. Michelle Walsh   Some of us are old enough to have lived through turbulent times in the past and feel the similarities. How do we...

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Remembering. Memorial Day Reconsidered

  Sunday, May 24, 2020 Service Leader: Reverend Dr. Clyde Grubbs 10:30 am via You Tube Link:   Over several decades, Memorial Day has devolved from an important commemoration of communal loss to just one more shopping...

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Meet the Mother of Mothers’ Day

    Sunday, May 10, 2020 Service Leader: Reverend Dr. Clyde Grubbs   Unitarian lay leader Julia Ward How was the first to advocate for a celebration of Mother’s Day.  What was her vision?  

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It Takes Practice

  Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:30 am Service via You Tube video link below:   Speaker/Musician:  Matt Meyer   Our favorite songs, whoever the artist or whatever the style, were created in a strange alchemy of study and...

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Indigenous Wisdom and Our Response

    Service Co-Leaders: Reverends Dr. Clyde Grubbs and Michelle Walsh and Eleanor Rosellini   April 26, 2020 at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary via YouTube Link:   Enjoy Eleanor Rossellini's Blog by accessing directly through this...

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Peace Institute – Healing, Teaching, and Learning

  Sunday April 19, 2020   10:30am in the Sanctuary via YouTube Link:   Chaplain Tina Chery preaching     Today we will feature special guest, Chaplain Clementina Chéry.  Chaplain Chéry is the founder, president, and CEO of the...

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