Oct 15, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Parish in Lexington

Today people are more “connected” than ever thanks to smart phones, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Yet American’s are statistically some of the loneliest people on Earth!  In this talk Peter Bowden, a Unitarian Universalist and popular speaker on digital life, community building, and spirituality, will share how we can bridge our online and offline communities, better welcome people into the heart of our congregation, and bring our values more fully into the world.

Peter Bowden, Worship Leader

This Sunday, all of the music will support the theme of “connection” in the digital age. The sanctuary choir will sing an encore presentation of Brian Tate’s exuberant “Connected” and Franz Joseph Haydn’s joyful “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” (from the Heiligmesse). Singers Austin Burns, Rip Jackson, Elizabeth Walsh and guitarist Mark Therieau will present The Wailin’ Jennys’ inspiration hit “One Voice” (from 40 Days). For the centering music, composer and pianist Rip Jackson will play a lyrical, original composition titled “Ambient Meditation #1.” And for the postlude, Bach’s energetic organ work “Prelude and Fugue in Bb Major, BWV 560” will be played on the church’s Hutching’s tracker organ.