Coming this Sunday

  • Virtual Worship Service Sunday, June 7th, 2020 Jun 7, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Worship Leader: Lisa Maria Andreoli Steinberg

    Youth Service

    Our Senior High Youth Group invite you to consider The Promise of Tomorrow in worship on June 7. Members of SHYG will offer this service which will include Kiernan Olson sharing a story for All Ages, Ella Taibi and Aidan Fox will each share reflections and we will honor our graduating seniors Aidan Fox, Gabriella Padilla, and Thomas Klebe.

    Music for this Sunday

    This Sunday, youth members Gabriela Padilla and Ella Wheeler will sing songs and a duet for worship. Senior Gabriela Padilla will sing Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus’s poignant song “Slipping Through My Fingers” (from Mama Mia). Junior Ella Wheeler will sing Kacey Musgraves’s tender and beautiful song “Rainbow.” Together they will sing the heart-warming duet “My Life, My Love” (from Mama Mia) And for the centering music, Rip Jackson will play Schumann’s lyrical piano piece “Traumerei“ (from Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15).

     

    Be sure to stay for our virtual coffee hour, when you will be able to talk in small virtual groups in our zoom worship space.

    There are three ways to enjoy worship this Sunday:

    1. You can call in from any landline or mobile phone and listen to worship over the phone. 

    2. You can watch worship through our live video stream on YouTube.

    Click here to watch on YouTube

    3. You can join worship through the Zoom video conference platform. For people who join on Zoom, you will also be able to connect with others in small groups in a virtual “break out room”. Families with children are encouraged to use the Zoom platform for the Time for Families.

    To obtain the zoom link please send a request to the Parish Administrator at admin@fplex.org

     

How We Grow

Spring Offerings

  • Soul Matters via Zoom Sep 8, 2019 - Jun 7, 2020
    12:00 am

    These groups have been moved for the moment to a virtual format, please contact the facilitator of your group for more information   A great way to connect with others at First Parish is through our small group ministry­ – Soul Matters. In groups of 10, we meet with a facilitator once a month to explore spirituality and personal growth using a monthly UU theme which Rev. Anne also speaks about in...
  • First Parish ZoomTalks Apr 14, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    First Parish Zoomtalks As part of First Parish’s efforts to bring our community together during this time of physical distancing, we are beginning a weekly series of 15- 30 minute Zoom talks by members of the congregation who will share their special expertise. Tuesday, June 2 at 4:30 pm  with Dan Fenn. In a time of upheaval like this, the question of priorities—national, state, local, and personal—arises. Here are one...
  • Coffee with Re. Anne Apr 16, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

     Looking for a way to connect with our minister? Rev. Anne will be opening her 'virtual cafe' on Thursday mornings from 11 - 12.  Please join us for conversation about how you are doing, what our church is doing to help people, and just to stay in touch. To request the Zoom link, please email our Parish administrator at admin@fplex.org

Community Events

Life Transitions in the Age of COVID

May 14, 21, 28 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

In these challenging times, it is important to face the reality that you or someone you love may become ill. What do you need to do to prepare?  What are the legal, medical and spiritual decisions you may have to face? Rev. Anne will be offering a three week class on these topics on Thursday afternoons. Also participating in the classes will be Jane Trudeau, whose experience as an attorney will help us explore what is a  health care proxy, and how we fill out a medical directive. When medical questions come up, Rev. Anne will gather them and Dr. Kate Berg has graciously agreed to answer them as best she can. 
We will meet with tender courage, my friends.

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Common Read

Join us in the First Parish Common Read this Spring We will be reading An Indigenous people’s History of the United States – the 2019 – 2020 UUA Common Read. Please pre-register for one, two, or all  three discussions via sending an email to Sara Hildalgo, First Parish Administrator, at admin.fplex@verizon.net  Books available for purchase, $15.00 Read the book in May and then join in a series of three discussions on Zoom which will take place on Thursdays afternoons , June 4, 11, and 18 at 4:00 pm