First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church • 330 First Parish Rd, Scituate MA
Committed to Connection - March 4, 2021
on March 7th, 2021
Our joint worship with the Towson (MD) Unitarian Universalist Church celebrates connection on the 1 year anniversary of our last in-person service.  The service includes reflections by Pamela Barz and Clare Petersberger, minister of the Towson UU Church.  The service includes music played by Elizabeth Dubuisson and Tracy Hall, music director of the Towson Church, who also leads us in a practice of...  Read More
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Dum Spiro Spero - Feb 28, 2021
on February 28th, 2021
Our focus on healing continues with a service on Breath. ("Dum Spiro Spero" means "While I breathe, I hope.")  Pamela Barz preaching.   The First Parish Choir sings "Give Me Wings" by Mark Patterson. Elizabeth Dubuisson plays "Page d’Album" by Claude Debussy, "Back to Life" by Giovanni Allevi, and "Menuet I" from "Partita #1" by J.S. Bach. The service also includes, with permission, a video of the...  Read More
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Broken Pieces - Feb 21, 2021
on February 21st, 2021
As we reach the one year anniversary of the pandemic shutdown and slowly move towards coming out of it, our worship theme over the next few weeks will focus on healing.  On this first Sunday, we look at the broken pieces and the beauty which may build from them. Pamela Barz preaching. Elizabeth Dubuisson plays music by Clif Harden, Enrique Grenados, and J. S. Bach. The choir sings "Now I Walk in B...  Read More
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Side with Love - UUA service - Feb 14, 2021
on February 14th, 2021
What if to "side with love" meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, are called to do, and BE, in the world. Today we join with UU's around the country for a shared worship experi...  Read More
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Equanimity in Times of Covid-19 - Jan 31, 2021
on January 31st, 2021
Guest Preacher, Paul Langston-DaleyThe Rev. Mr. Paul Langston-Daley joins us today as our guest preacher. Paul writes about his service: "As we continue to be physically separated from one another, many are finding it difficult to remain balanced and grounded. Our common and daily activities have been interrupted now for almost a year and with so much disruption it's hard to set any new patterns. ...  Read More
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I Believe in Love: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
on December 7th, 2020
Throughout the ages, people have gathered during the long nights of winter to tell stories of death and rebirth. They may be stories of bravery called out from unexpected people, of a quest fulfilled after long hardship, or of ghosts returning from the dead to offer a message of new life.   Read More
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What's Happening Newsletter December 2020
on December 4th, 2020
Read about the Snowflake Fair, Caroling, Men's Ministry, and more: ...  Read More
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I Believe in Hope: Longfellow's "Christmas Bells"
on November 29th, 2020
Longfellow wrote "Christmas Bells" after taking a walk on Christmas Day 1863 while he pondered themessage of the bells chiming from the church steeples of Boston and Cambridge.1863. You know from that date that the Civil War was on Longfellow’s mind as he took thatwalk.... read the rest of the sermon here:...  Read More
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What's Happening Newsletter November 2020
on October 30th, 2020
Read about All Souls Day, Resources for Election Day, and Outdoor Snowflake Fair:...  Read More
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The Gospel According to Scooby-Doo - Halloween Sermon 2020
on October 25th, 2020
“Scooby Dooby Doo! Where are you? We need some help from you now.” That song summonedchildren along with the detective dog and his human companions to 25 episodes of “Scooby-DooWhere Are You?” Unlike other theme songs which tell us something about the characters we’reabout to see, this song tells us nothing. It doesn’t even tell us that Scooby-Doo is a dog. Instead itsets us down in the middle of ...  Read More
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What's Happening Newsletter October 2020
on October 2nd, 2020
Read about October Services, First Parish Fall Sit -Out, Religious Education and more:...  Read More
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WHat's Happening Newsletter September 2020
on September 11th, 2020
Read about Sunday Service, Religious Education, Back to School Blessing and more:...  Read More
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