From Your Minister

revAnne4Next week brings many changes to our country, and it will be good to be together as we continue to process what this will mean for us and for our collective ministry. In speaking with many of you, I know that some of us wake up every morning with a sense of dread. What will the unknown be bringing? What can we do? How can we be an active force for love and justice in this world? Here are two suggestions:

On Jan. 21st, many folks from First Parish will be joining the Women’s March – some in Washington D.C, some in Boston. If you would like to join the Boston group, we will be meeting at First Parish at 9:45 to carpool to the T and join forces with others on the Boston Common. I will be joining you but cannot meet you at the church, as I will be officiating at a sudden and tragic memorial service that morning. I will find you, hopefully with our banner, our voices, and our great energy, standing in solidarity on the Common.

On Jan 28th we will be hosting a Bystander Intervention Training from 9 – 12. Please come and join this first step of resistance. We will not sit idly by while our brothers and sisters continue to be marginalized. We will find our voice to speak up for love and justice.

In faith, Rev. Anne