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.
Rev. Tricia Brennan
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A central message of the life of Jesus is to live and love fearlessly. Join us this Easter as we discover what the story of Jesus feeding his fishermen friends on the shore of the Sea of Galilee has to say to us in 2018. … read more.
“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.
Singing can make us brave when we are fearful. Sometimes singing a song helps us to remember a truth, or feel things more keenly. For some, singing is praying. This service for all ages will celebrate the power of song to help us carry on, … read more.
Perseverance, our worship theme for the month, can be defined as a day-by-day decision to not give up. Who or what do you think of when you hear that word? What has helped you to persevere in your life? The worship service will take us into … read more.