The First Parish Blog
“All Our Losses” by Mark W. Harris – “As Halloween (and the Day of the Dead, and All Saints Day) approaches we think of the time of year when the veil between the living and the dead is thinest. Grief for a loved one is one kind of loss, but we all wrestle each day with other losses in our lives.”
“Arthur Knapp’s Journey from Watertown to Japan” Arthur Knapp was our minister from 1880 to 1886, when he left, under the direction of the American Unitarian Association to start a mission to Japan. What can we learn from Knapp, and what does his work tell us about examining our history from an anti-oppressive lens?
“Beautiful Souls” by Mark W. Harris
In the past few weeks we all witnessed the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford who showed such courage in coming forward to tell her story. Under what circumstances do we come forward? What impels us to defy authority and convention and speak up?
“Everyday Pilgrims” by Jolie Olivetti
“What I Learned From Being a Jock” by Mark W. Harris – I may be the only UU minister who played football in college. We often identify Unitarianism as a heady, intellectual faith, and not one that has adherents who believe in physical exertion. We think about sports as being about winning and losing, but do we learn something more?
Saturday, October 13th, rain or shine, from 2 to 5 pm. Featuring food, circus arts, music and more. Mark your calendar!