Rev. Tricia Brennan

Blessings on the Journey

Blessings do abound in our lives and in our world. Seeing the blessings, sharing the blessings, being the blessing are central elements of the life of faith. Join us in the last service of the official church year, when, among other things, we thank Rev. … read more.

Creating a New Story

First Parish has been around for a long time – close to 400 years. Time enough to have stories aplenty, time enough to have ebbs and flows of vitality, time enough for buildings to be built, burned down, built again, bought, sold, and renovated. Is … read more.

Leaving Room for Surprise

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time, “ said poet Mary Oliver. The spiritual theme for the month of May … read more.

Mother Love, and then some…


It isn’t limited to mothers- or women, and that powerful love of that which is your treasure changes us all and changes the world. What or who is your pearl of great price, that which orients your life and for whom or for which you … read more.

Where Hope Emerges

Even a sliver of hope can be enough for us to persevere. How does our faith help us to find hope in surprising places, and how does our faith help us to become people of hope for others?

Today we welcome back one of our community … read more.

Finding Our Way Home

People join congregations for many reason, and chief among them is to have a sense of belonging. People support their congregations for many reasons too, and chief  among them is the love and commitment that arises when they have that sense of belonging.

The theme for … read more.

Coming in and Out of Balance

What keeps a tree from tipping over? It’s roots, we would say. Yet maybe too it is its pliant branches and leaves that move with the wind.  We are forever seeking balance in our lives, and wisely so. What spiritual roots and flexible practices help … read more.

Love, Soft and Stubborn

“Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams”, say Father Zosima in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov. What does it mean to try to live a life that is grounded in sturdy love- not sentiment, not valentines, not … read more.