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Week 6: Nurturing Our Children and Youth

May 13
Reflections from Reverend Kathleen Hepler

When I first saw the packets of materials from First Parish, I knew this was a place that respected children and youth. Sam Greeley, a high school senior at the time, was a member of the Search Committee! Over … read more.

Transition Reflections Week 5: Lay Leadership

Reflections from Reverend Kathleen Hepler

Lay Leaders are the hub of congregational health and evolution. I have learned more from my relationships with lay leaders in my 11 years here than from anything else. Those who have been most joyful about their service to First … read more.

Transition Reflections

April 29, Week 4
Stewardship: Caring for Our Campus
Reflections from Kathleen Hepler

The campus here is beautiful and soulful. the buildings are sacred and useful spaces that have been well-used for good purpose for a long time:

The Meeting House, place of worship weddings, memorials and music … read more.

Transition Reflections

April 22, Week 3
Caring for the Earth
Reflections from Kathleen Hepler

Before I arrived, a former member, Judy Perry, led the creation of the labyrinth on the grounds here. Have you walked the labyrinth? It is a beautiful and ancient symbol; a design of curving … read more.

Transition Reflections

April 15, Week 2
Connection to Our Denomination
Reflections from Kathleen Hepler

First Parish is not alone in its religious endeavor! You are part of the New England Region and the Unitarian Universalist Association. In my 11 years here, I have been proud of all of you … read more.