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And No One Shall Make Them Afraid

This week we are going to be talking about how we pass our values along to our children. Given all of the scary things happening in our world, such as the recent violence in Istanbul and Orlando, it can be … Read the rest

In Between Times

Our lives are filled with transitions, which means lots of endings and lots of beginnings. Endings and beginnings donʹt always line up. Sometimes they overlap, and other times, there is space in between. What do we do in this liminal … Read the rest

Movement under the Mountain Laurel

Often, we hold special places in our lives with a sense of sacredness. Are we prepared for the joys and sorrows those attachments may bring? Heeding the call of (human) nature, spiritual journeys, even ministries, may take root in unexpected … Read the rest

Reflections on Legacy

Rev. Jenny Rankin will talk on this topic that Jim Gross chose when he generously purchased an “auction sermon” at the grand Fall Auction last November. It is a great topic and, to be honest, one that Rev. Jenny has … Read the rest

Long and Winding Road

The path of our lives is indeed filled with surprising twists and turns — some welcome, some not so much. How do we make meaning out of these life experiences? What happens when you take a leap of faith and … Read the rest

Who are you?

Who are you? It’s a question with many answers: biological, psychological, spiritual, relational… Identity is a complicated thing. Join us to explore who we are and whose we are. And join us to know that you are enough.… Read the rest

Whisper of Spring

Solstice On this Sunday near the official beginning of spring, we’ll consider wisdom from earth-centered traditions as we celebrate the Spring Equinox. For Henry David Thoreau, it wasn’t truly spring until the ice began to break up in Walden Pond. What … Read the rest

Celebration Sunday

We come together as a community to celebrate YOU, the congregation of First Parish in Lexington, as you conclude your annual canvass and make your individual and collective commitments to keep this church strong. Each time we walk into a … Read the rest


We began the month of March on Tuesday with a local election and a national primary. Did we know enough about the local candidates and issues to vote? Are we turned off by the never-ending hullabaloo about the presidential candidates? … Read the rest

Losing Touch with the Sacred

GiftofSea Despite our best intentions, there are seasons in our lives when we become less grounded, less centered and less rooted in the practices of body, mind and spirit that can help us. What happens when we lose touch with the … Read the rest

Pilgrimage and Lent

In religious traditions around the world, pilgrimage has been a spiritual practice for thousands of years. Atheists, agnostics and humanists make pilgrimages too. On this Sunday when our sisters and brothers in the Christian tradition observe the first Sunday of … Read the rest

Standing on the Side of LOVE

We celebrate “Standing on the Side of Love” Sunday with an All Ages Service. Unitarian Universalists around the country celebrate this important Sunday in our tradition, which lifts up the work UUs and our partners do in support of human … Read the rest

Getting in the Flow

YinYang We’ll celebrate Mozart’s birthday, Superbowl Sunday, our youth and the ancient Chinese wisdom of Taoism! What have we learned about the confluence of modern neuroscience and ancient Chinese philosophy? How can these two disciplines help us to reach that “sweet … Read the rest

What’s Next?

More than a few years into the 21st century, our young people live in a world that looks, moves, learns, and communicates very differently from generations past. How can the liberal church stay relevant for todayʹs families? What can church … Read the rest

Spiritual Autobiography

In this year when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s birth, we will consider the life and times of this 20th century mystic, one who combined a love of Christianity with a deep respect knowledge of Eastern traditions. … Read the rest