On this, our annual canvass Sunday, the sermon weaves together threads of history, purpose, community, and generosity with the opportunity for each and all of us to renew or make a new commitment of financial support to First Parish. Our Canvass Brunch follows the service, … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris
In January of this year, poet Mary Oliver died at the age of 83. In her poem “When Death Comes” she writes: “When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to … read more.
At a time when I was wondering how a congregation with folks from diverse backgrounds, with diverse identities and beliefs, a congregation of folks following various religious paths with differing hopes and needs…how could we be one community. It was then I learned about the … read more.
On this Sunday before Valentine’s Day, Tine Turner’s hit song offers a fine question and a little inspiration to consider love in the context of our faith and our work for justice.
This Sunday we remember Bayard Rustin, telling a bit of his life’s story, about his gifts, his deep store of courage, his passion for organizing, and honoring the ways he struggled for justice with dignity.