Podcast: First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist Sermons

Virtual Lay Led Service

In this service led by Diane Engel, we will watch Yousef Bashir tell the dynamic story of his survival as a Palestinian youth during the second Intifada, followed by a discussion of his father’s unique commitment to peace and forgiveness.This video is based on Yousef Bashir’s book Words of My Father. You can view the … Continue reading Virtual Lay Led Service

Virtual Time for All Ages

This service is a “Time for All Ages” led by Rebecca Crawford, the Director of Religious Exploration. The topic was determined by a winner of this Auction item. This was a virtual lay led service. View on YouTube at https://youtu.be/8FyRcN_Ss_I Audio recording is available.

Discovering America Again

“The “discovery”  of these lands impacts us still. How can we begin anew? Clyde Grubbs is a Unitarian Universalist minister who served congregations in Indiana, Quebec, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida and California. He is presently serving as Minister at Large of the Tuckerman Creative Ministries for Justice and Healing.  Clyde honors his Native American heritage (Texas … Continue reading Discovering America Again

Change the World Enough

This Sunday’s reflection draws inspiration from Alice Walker’s poem “To Change the World Enough” and Langston Hughes’ poem “Democracy.” How much change is enough? What kind of democracy have we created? There will be a dedication of Eli Brunson, son of Michael and Mary Brunson and brother of Evie. 

Open Door

As a child, part of my holiday season was the daily ritual of opening the little door for the day on our Advent calendar. This simple act was intended to emphasize the joy of surprise and the gift revealed, and to provide simple practice in the art of waiting. This sermon explores the Advent themes … Continue reading Open Door