Sermons from the 2018-2019 church year at First Parish
The Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero has served as our minister since August, 2002.
Ellen is a graduate of Brandeis University, University of Maryland (with an M.Ed in Special Education) and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. She has served as the Assistant Minister at the First Parish in Lexington, MA, and as the Interim Minister at Hope United Church of Christ in Alexandria, VA. Before entering the ministry, she was a special education teacher in Alexandria, Virginia. She grew up as a Unitarian Universalist, attending the First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA.
Reverend Shayna Appel, a UU and UCC minister, serves the All Souls UU Church in Brattleboro, Vermont. She also serves as chaplain to First Responders in the Massachusetts Corps of Fire Chaplains, for the Peterborough Fire & Rescue, the Townsend Fire & Rescue, the Granite State Critical Incident Response Team and the UU Trauma Response Ministry Team.
Matt Meyer is an artist of percussion, knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of styles, including latin-jazz, Brazilian, folk, funk, Hiphop and pop. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has studied in Cuba, Ghana, and Central America.
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