Upcoming Worship Services
Sun, Jan 30th 2022 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
A Question of Character – This time of multiple historic challenges demands a character change in us all – but how can we change for the better? Join literary performer, Regie O’Hare Gibson, as he considers connections between rewriting literature and ourselves.
Literary performer and educator, Regie O’Hare Gibson, has lectured and performed in the U.S., Cuba and Europe. He has served as a think-tank member and consultant for both the National Endowment for the Arts “How Art Works” initiative; and for the “Mere Distinction of Color” – an exhibit at Montpelier, the historic home of President James Madison examining the legacy of slavery and the U.S. constitution. He is a Brother Thomas Fellow and lives in Lexington. More info www.RegieGibson.com. Elisabeth Jas serves as the Worship Associate.
Music: This Sunday, our sanctuary choir soloists Jennifer Burks, Julia Jaffe, David Meharry and Jamie Willis and guest singer Natalie Brierre will sing Allen Koepke’s wisdom-centered “Can You Imagine?” and Giovanni Palestrina’s ethereal a cappella renaissance piece “Sicut Cervus.” Natalie Brierre will sing Stephen Schwartz’s thrilling Broadway song “Defying Gravity” (from Wicked). David Meharry will sing Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley’s dreamy and passionate “Pure Imagination” (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). And Natalie Brierre, Rip Jackson and Jamie Willis will sing The Judd’s inspirational trio “When I Reach the Place I’m Going.”
Sun, Feb 6th 2022 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
Service on the work of Dr. Barbara Fredrickson from University of North Carolina; new paradigm for what love is and what it is not. Her research blends science and the spiritual. Led by Sabbatical Minister, Rev. Kathleen Hepler alongside Worship Associate, Ben Soule.
Sun, Feb 13th 2022 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
This is the beginning of the First Parish Stewardship Drive. Stewardship implies that we are taking care of something or someone. What does this mean for this church community? What and whom are we taking care of and why? Led by Sabbatical Minister, Rev. Kathleen Hepler alongside Worship Associate, Liz Gemelli.
Sun, Feb 20th 2022 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
First Parish in Lexington participates in this annual Unitarian Universalist tradition! This year, Side With Love offers a worship service featuring stirring music, deep-hearted reflection, and moving testimonies from a range of UU leaders. For more info visit: www.SideWithLove.org. The service will be led by Worship Associates, Elisabeth Jas and Larry Roop; alongside, Racial Justice Team Chair, Joann Mulready-Shick.
Sun, Feb 27th 2022 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
How does one keep an open mind and cherish one’s beliefs at the same time. Sabbatical Minister, Rev. Kathleen Hepler shares strategies and ways of training one’s mind to stay open and still have deep convictions. Ben Soule serves as the Worship Associate for this Sunday.