“Persistence, Courage, and Curiosity”
This morning we welcome all the wonderful people who have made the courageous decision to become members of First Parish. And we will explore the thoughts of Charles Magistro, who said “I’m amused by the view that it’s easy to be a Unitarian Universalist. It’s as easy to be a Unitarian Universalist as it is to be persistent, courageous, and curious.” Preaching today is Rev. Anne Mason.
This Sunday, the sanctuary choir will sing Gwyneth Walker’s deeply moving “Prayer of Compassion” and William Walker’s rousing shape-note anthem “Wondrous Love” (from Southern Harmony), with soloists Austin Burns, Grant Hicks, Tim Jacoby and David Meharry. Tenor soloist Austin Burns will sing Jacqueline Hairston’s passionate arrangement of the spiritual “No Ways Tired.” For the centering music, Rip Jackson will play J. S. Bach’s organ arrangement of the lyrical slow movement from a concerto by Antonio Vivaldi. And for the postlude, he will play Enya’s mediative “Watermark.”