January's Theme: Visions of ChangeOur worship theme for January is “visions for change”, which seems timely for the New Year and also for looking at “what’s next” when it comes to covenant. We've had a team from First Parish working with four other New England UU congregations and the New England Regional UUA staff to take a “deeper dive” into exploring covenant together. Our First Parish team have been discussing how we might share what we have learned thus far and also how we might do a “deeper dive” into covenant within our congregation. I will be preaching about what our team has learned about covenant and where that might take us. We will be holding two community conversations after church (1/12 and 1/26) to hear from you.Healing ConversationsIn keeping with the commitment in our First Parish covenant to care and be present to one another in our joys and sorrows, Rev. Ellen and the Pastoral Care Team offer this grief and loss group on the second and fourth Mondays of the month to nurture and hold a sacred space to share stories, experiences, and emotions around love, loss and grief in a spirit of mutual care and deep listening. This is an ongoing group that folks in our First Parish community can join during the year, while maintaining it as a confidential and supportive space.
If you are interested on joining, please contact Rev. Ellen
The Welcoming Congregation Committee is sponsoring a podcast "book" club! This year's topic is Current LGBTQIA+ Legal Struggles. Follow the link or QR Code below to reach the list of podcasts to listen to. We'll meet at church on Saturday, February 15 7PM to discuss and share thoughts. for more information, contact Abbie Ransdell
CFAM is sponsoring a Common Read of "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the US". This book was chosen in recognition of this year being the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth. This is also a theme of GA this year. CFAM has books available to borrow, and we'll be meeting in April to discuss the book. For more information, contact Caroline Snow