Sun, May 15th 2022 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET

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We the Senior High Youth group will be leading a service on May 15th with a message of hope for the congregation. As youth we have persevered through this pandemic just like all generations have. We believe there is light at the end of the tunnel and uplifting our community and sharing sacred space together will urge us all to see the best in this world and what is keeping us all connected together. We hope you can attend and join us in our worship!

Join us for an exciting Sunday service prepared by the Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) at First Parish in Lexington. The service will be focused on the idea of hope and staying hopeful even in the darkest of times! Our Religious Education Consultant Michele Townsend Grove will organize a special bridging ceremony for our soon to be young adults. Father-son duo – John Roop, Youth Coordinator and Larry Roop, Worship Associate will accompany our youth alongside their advisors Meg Jackson and Ben Soule in this unique and adventurous experience.

Music: This Sunday, our wonderful high school kids will provide the music for worship as part of their Youth Service. The entire group, with Will Losch (electric bass) will sing George Harrison’s iconic Beatles hit “Here Comes the Sun,” with soloist Andreas Padilla and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s exciting song “A Million Dreams” (from the hit movie The Greatest Showman), with soloist Hayden Herrick. Caroline Kvaal will sing Kacey Musgraves’s deeply moving “Rainbow.” For the centering music, McKenna O’Hare Gibson will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s passionate “Moonlight Sonata” (from the Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2). And for the postlude, McKenna O’Hare Gibson, Jeremy Olson and Ella Taibi (on percussion) will jam with Rip Jackson (piano) and Will Losch (electric bass) on Vermont band Phish’s “Ya Mar.”

Sun, May 22nd 2022 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET

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Jessica Hernandez’s new book Fresh Banana Leaves is a welcome exploration of Indigenous environmental perspectives, which centers the voices of Latin American women and land protectors. Facing the limits of Western-defined conservation, what can we learn about land stewardship which heals rather than displaces, which generates rather than destroys? Senior Minister, Rev. Anne Mason leads the service with Worship Associate, Elisabeth Jas.

Sun, May 29th 2022 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET

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The Beautiful can transport us to a place that is timeless, when we feel the enchantment of nature, of art, of love. Have you had moments in your life when you know that you want for nothing? What would this moment of plenitude look like for you? Join us for Sunday service with Senior Minister, Rev. Anne Mason and Worship Associate, Elizabeth Gemelli.