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We are a community of adults, youth, and children seek­ing to deepen spiritually, to take care of one another, and to be a blessing to the world.

We are a school for compassion, gratitude, and gener­os­ity.

These are some of the things we care about at First Parish Church: We value spiritual depth, spiritual growth, and spiritual maturity. We value service to others, especially to those outside the walls of the church and to those in need. We value gen­er­os­ity and view increasing gen­er­os­ity as part of the spiritual life. We value being a “permission granting” church. By this we mean saying yes to new ideas and possibilities which are consistent with and further the mis­sion and values of the church. We value taking care of each other. We will be asked to take care of the members and friends of our community who are in need. We will receive care when we are in need.

As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we affirm and promote the principles of the UUA. As a Welcoming Congregation, we actively welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as full participants in the life of the church.

In other words, our congregation and our Unitarian Universalist faith are engaging, partici­pa­tory, and inclusive. All are welcome at this table. Join us!

 Congregation 15th anniversary

Welcoming Congregation, 15th anniversary (photo by Susan Fry)

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Audio and Transcripts of Sermons at FPCoG    [ 10/07/2018 03:05 PM ]

Here are links to audio of the most recent sermons at FPCoG. All the available sermons going back to 2008 are linked from this page.

March 17, 2019: Larger Worlds Than We Can Imagine ( Audio )

March 10, 2019: Loaves, Fishes, and My Grandmother’s Cookies ( Audio )

March 3, 2019: Loved into Being ( Audio [partial, missing the last 1–2 min.]; Transcript )

February 24, 2019: The Fibrillating Heart of the World ( Audio; Transcript )

February 17, 2019: UU Faith (Jane Thickstun) ( Audio )

February 10, 2019: The Kindness Which Sustains This Beautiful, Aching World ( Audio )

February 3, 2019: Faithful to Living ( Audio )

January 13, 2019: Flesh and Blood and Bone and Spirit ( Audio; Transcript )

January 6, 2019: How to Give Yourself to This World ( Audio )

December 24, 2018: The Beautiful, Aching Work of Repair ( Audio; Transcript )

December 16, 2018: The Joy That Finds Us So Ready and So Unprepared ( Audio )

December 9, 2018: Shall We Cross Over? ( Audio )

December 2, 2018: Blessing the Way ( Audio; Transcript )

November 25, 2018: Coming Home to Ourselves (Marisa Benson) ( Audio )

November 11, 2018: Carbonated Holiness: How Stories and Laughter Save Us Over and Over Again ( Audio )

November 4, 2018: Love Makes Us Brave ( Transcript )

October 28, 2018: Reflections ( Steve LiemanLisa Girolamo)

October 21, 2018: Silver Linings (Matthew Dicks) ( Audio )

October 14, 2018: The Mightiest Word ( Audio )

October 7, 2018: Inside the Quiet Places of Your Heart ( Audio )

September 30, 2018: Always Hope ( Audio )

September 23, 2018: Let the Space in My Heart Be Open ( Audio )

September 16, 2018: Each of Us Is More ( Audio )

>> All of 2019’s and 2018’s sermons


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