Sunday, March 10th: “Women’s Bodies – International Women’s Day Annual Service”
In the wake of the Barbie movie throwing a spotlight on how society looks at women’s bodies, our annual Women’s Service will reflect on how society and medicine treat women’s bodies. What messages do women and girls hear about their bodies? How does that impact people individually and us as a community? What impact has male-centric medicine had on our ability to diagnose illnesses or neurodiversity in girls and women? We will touch on how these messages have changed over the years and our role in keeping that momentum going.
The service is coordinated by Jenn McClain and Rebecca Greene-Neale, and features a reading by librarian Renae Nichols and a dance performance by Dorothy Anderson-Perales and First Parish youth.
Sunday, March 17th: “Antidisestablishmentarianism Is More Than a (Fake) Word” Rev. Jamie Hinson-Rieger preaching
Continuing our monthly exploration of the seven proposed core values of Unitarian Universalism that will be voted on at General Assembly this year, this month we look at the theme of Generosity. Once upon a time churches like First Parish were supported by taxes. Today the free church is freely supported by the generosity of its members. But generosity as a core value is about more than finances—it’s a spiritual value that connects us to gratitude, hope, and our need for one another. And it’s about finances. This Sunday kicks off the 2024-2025 annual pledge drive. Join us and make your commitment of support to the future of First Parish.
Saturday, March 23rd: “Jamie Hinson-Rieger’s Installation Service” (3 p.m.)
Sunday, March 24th: “This is Your Brain on Scarcity” Rev. Annie preaching
Scholarship on generosity and scarcity show interesting ways that behaving generously or having feelings of scarcity can impact our health, happiness, cognitive function and empathy. How can we use spiritual practice to support our own path toward generosity?
Friday, March 29th:“Tenebrae/Good Friday” (7 p.m.)
Join us for a special service of sacred music, scripture readings, and poetry as we explore the themes of loss woven into the passion story culminating on Good Friday. Rev. Jamie will offer a short reflection. See the Musical Notes section of the Parishioner for more description of this powerful service that ends in silence and darkness. Please bring a stone to use during a remembrance ritual.
Sunday, March 31st: Easter Sunday
9am Traditional Service: Morning is broken! The birds are singing! Spring green is peeking out of the cold ground! It’s Easter morning! Join us! Reverend Jamie will be preaching an Easter sermon. Favorite hymns will be included and the adult choir will be singing music which will reflect the uplifting mood of the service. The historic communion silver will make an appearance. And one more thing—don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnets!
11am All-Ages Service: Let’s celebrate this season of Spring and renewal with songs from our youth choirs and a celebratory service for all ages followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for kids up through 5th grade.
Please join us for Sunday worship and conversation at 10 AM in person or via Zoom.
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