Month: January 2024

Musically Speaking – January 2024

My view from the chancel on Christmas eve, at both evening services, was a sea of faces. So many people attended church that evening! Coming to OUR church for all the reasons one comes to church: to be uplifted, to be renewed, to be transformed, to be in community, to love knowing that this is where you belong, and to feel love returned. All this speaks to our theme for January, Liberating Love. For an example of Liberating Love in action, let me describe the First Parish choir. Singers...

The View from Here – January 5th, 2024

Greetings Church Family, I pray that you and yours are well and that you have what you need these days. Our month’s worship theme is Liberating Love and, personally, I’m feeling a lot of it at First Parish. I have come to love you and this congregation so deeply. You make me laugh, you challenge me, you teach me, you inspire me, and your continued kindness and generosity towards me and one another, makes being your minister a complete joy. We are truly a blessed church. This coming Sunday,...

January 2024