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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Sermons

Most Recent Sermon

Light of the Heavens, Rev. Catie preaching

Sunday April 7, 2024 at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary.

In honor of Ramadan’s end at Eid and the upcoming North American solar eclipse, this Sunday we will celebrate the wonders and mysteries of space and honor the contributions of Muslim astronomers. The First Parish Players will offer music. We will also have our Lane Lyceum guest, Milton Jones from the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, participate in the service, and we will collectively mourn six months of violence and war in Gaza and Israel.

Previous Sermons

Fighting Fascism

Sunday, October 22nd at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. At June’s national UU Ministers Association gathering, Rev. Cecilia Kingman delivered the 203rd Berry Street Essay, entitled My Little Pony Was Right: Reflections of Fascisms Without and...

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Ever-Evolving: The New Article II & You

Sunday, October 15th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. As we continue our exploration of Covenant this month, join this service to learn more about our national Unitarian Universalist covenant, as formally stated in the bylaws of the Unitarian...

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You Do Not Go Alone

Sunday, October 8th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Guest Minister: Rev. Natalie Malter In recent years, psychologists and public health professionals have been increasingly writing about the epidemic of loneliness sweeping our society. We...

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I Am Because We Are

Sunday, October 1st at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Inspired by the ubuntu theology articulated by twentieth-century South African human rights activist and Anglican priest, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, we’ll reflect this Sunday on our...

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Risking Reconnection

Sunday September 24th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. As our Jewish members and neighbors enter into the solemn holiday of Yom Kippur this evening, we are all inspired to reflect on atonement, forgiveness, and reconciliation. How do we welcome...

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​​Ingathering Sunday & Water Communion

Sunday September 10th at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. On Ingathering Sunday, we celebrate our water communion and our September monthly theme: Welcome! All ages are welcome for this multigenerational service about welcome, belonging, and...

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Embracing Possibility in Times of Change

Sunday, August 27 at 10:30 am, in person and livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. This Sunday will be an entirely pre-recorded service shown on YouTube and viewed in a Parish Hall "Watch Party". Featured will be Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, the ninth president of...

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First Parish as Spiritual Home

Sunday, August 20 at 10:30 am, in person and livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Building on feedback received during this Spring’s interviews and listening sessions, this service in the round will include reflections, personal and interactive, on spirituality...

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The Fifth and Sixth Principles

On Sunday July 30th we will be watching a service which is being shared by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey Michigan. They have been offering a series of online services about the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism on those months that have...

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Finding Our Way Through Poetry and Music

Sunday, August 6 at 10:30 am, in person and livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. The August 6 service will be a mixture of poems and music selected to inspire us on our life’s journey. First Parish Players will perform five songs and there will be a time for...

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Messiness & Holiness

Sunday, July 23rd at 10:30 am, in person and livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. This world is so messy. Spiritually, physically, relationally, politically. What place in the mess do we have, and how are we called to lead as UU? Join Ellie del Valle, our...

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