What’s Happening at First Parish

“To Be Kindred” – March 27th, 2022

The reading we just heard from the late Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson was a meditation offered at GA’s 2013 Sunday worship service, this is, more or less, the culminating gathering at General Assembly. For those of you who aren’t familiar with GA, it’s what we refer to as the...

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“Amazing Grace” – March 13th, 2022

Do any of you remember the Cincinnati Zoo story back from 2016? It was a story that not only swept every news outlet, but also every news comment section and social media platform, as well as playground side conversations, school conversations, and water coolers at...

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“A People of Faith” – March 6th, 2022

If you would enter into the wilderness, do not begin without a blessing. Do not leave without hearing who you are: Beloved. How often do we do this? How often do we find ourselves faced with a difficult, harrowing road–a real crisis–that, we know, is going to take...

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Would you like to lead a Summer Service?  (Virtual/hybrid)

Summer is coming, and with it a series of lay services led by – YOU, members   of our FPW congregation. Past summers have included a wide variety of topics including meditation, music, nature, spirituality, healing practices, travel stories, and reflections on...

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From Your Minister – April 1st, 2021

Greetings Church Family!   I pray all of you and yours are well and have what you need these days.   Despite the cold snap earlier this week, I feel spring thrumming all around. The parsonage is home to a beautiful lilac tree and its green leaves are unfurling more...

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Successful Annual Appeal 2022

Thank you for your swift and steady generosity in our annual appeal!  We have nearly reached our financial goal of $215,000 for the 2022 pledge campaign!  If you have not yet pledged, there is still time! We would like to get as close to our goal of 100% participation as we can. Your pledge is welcome, wanted, and enough, no matter how large or small.

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“Choosing Abundance” – February 27th, 2022

Thank you, Lynn, for that reading. Ross Gay is one of my favorites. And that short, lyrical piece “Sharing a Bag” is one of 102 essays published in his 2019 compilation entitled “The Book of Delights.” Gay spent a year writing them, recording everywhere he went, the...

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Parish Committee – March 25th, 2022

Greetings from Parish Committee!   After much deep consideration by the Opening Up Committee and the Parish Committee the decision was made to expand in-person capacity and lighten the protocols at the church starting on April 3rd. Please see the below information and...

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Musically Speaking – March 2022

“Renewing our Faith” is the theme for March.  This week, I found myself wanting to answer Reverend Sophia’s challenge to answer the question posed to us in her homily on March 6th:  “What is Faith?  What do you have Faith in?”  I know that Faith means something...

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