October 2016

“I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts” by Jolie Olivetti – October 30, 2016

“I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts” by Jolie Olivetti – October 30, 2016 OPENING WORDS “Are you a monster? Like Ursula Monkton?” Lettie threw a pebble into the pond. “I don’t think so,” she said. “Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are […]

“Me and Kareem Abdul Jabbar” by Andrea Greenwood – October 23, 2016

“Me and Kareem Abdul Jabbar” The First Parish of Watertown October 23, 2016 The Rev. Andrea Greenwood   Opening Words                               Kareem Abdul-Jabbar I feel like I have always been a full time historian, but nobody knows it.   Reading  the inner dialogue of an anonymous minister, Sunday, 9 am   Set your minds on […]

“Kindness as a Subversive Activity” by Mark W. Harris – October 16, 2016

“Kindness as a Subversive Activity” –  Mark W. Harris  First Parish of Watertown – October 16, 2016   Opening Words – from Robert F. Kennedy Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage […]

“Body Count” by Mark Harris and Jolie Olivetti – October 2, 2016

“Body Count”  by Mark Harris and Jolie Olivetti   October 2, 2016 – First Parish of Watertown Call to Worship   – from James Baldwin,  Notes of a Native Son We cannot escape our origins, however hard we might try, those origins contain the key – could we but find it – to all that we […]