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Sermons from the 2020-2021 church year at First Parish


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# Title Speaker Date Length
35 Escucha Mi Voz (Hear My Voice): Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States, Compiled by Warren Binford for Project Amplify Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-06-13 02:41
34 The Real Work Reverend Jackie Clement 2021-06-06 14:29
33 Memory and Story Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-05-30 17:04
32 A Conversation with the Reverend Janine Dailey, New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Lowell, MA Rev. Ellen Spero and Rev. Janine Dailey 2021-05-23 26:14
31 To Be a Community of Stories Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-05-16 16:48
30 Credo Reflections 2021 Deirdre Heck, Stephanie Owen, and Susan Woodmansee 2021-05-09 16:55
29 The Meaning of Ramadan Rev. Ellen Spero and Farook Taufiq, Founder and Member of the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell 2021-05-02 23:59
28 Becoming Who We Are: The Work of Faithful Risking Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-04-25 14:55
27 Reflections on "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer: A Celebration of the Earth Leslie Yauckoes, Beth Benoit, Carla Corey, Joan Coyne, and Diana Keohane 2021-04-18 21:39
26 Easter and the Spirit of Transforming Love Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-04-04 10:54
25 Around the Plate: the Passover Story, and Reflection on Faithful Risking Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-03-28 16:52
24 Reflections On Stewardship Gail Burati, Diana Keohane, Doug Aker, and Frans Janssen 2021-03-21 11:36
23 A Year In-Between Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-03-14 19:20
22 Committing to Truth Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-03-07 16:51
21 The Discipline of Love and the Theology of Howard Thurman Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-02-28 17:09
20 Begin Here Reverend Sophia Lyons 2021-02-21 14:35
19 Wonder Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-02-14 17:35
18 Soul Food: Creating Beloved Community at the Table Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-02-07 17:52
17 Music Appreciation Sunday 2021 Steve Zocchi 2021-01-24 12:35
16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Prophetic Imagination Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero 2021-01-17 17:31