Rev. Tricia Brennan

Rested and Restored


The holy and ordinary sanctuaries in our lives offer us rest, safety, and comfort. We can want to stay in these places forever- but life and our faith calls us somewhere else. We are meant to rest and risk

Living our way beyond…

This service will offer an opportunity to consider how we, as Unitarian Universalists, embody our principles during times of transition, letting go of barriers by opening our doors to the world.   Our lives are full of stories and these stories are the foundations of … read more.

Envisioning Forgiveness

Can you envision a world where forgiveness is sought and given as a normal part of life, a world where children are taught to forgive, not just by parents and teachers but by the example of all? Facing the truth that we’ve hurt others, or … read more.

Animated by Vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish,” is an oft-quoted biblical proverb. Vision comes from within us, yet is made real in the grit, grime and beauty of the world around us. What do you envision for your life, what do you … read more.

Water is Life!

We start the church year proper this Sunday with the traditional Water Communion service and festive Welcome Back Potluck. Please bring a small amount of water, either from a place of significance or from your tap, to contribute to our water … read more.

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.