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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!

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

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Audio and Transcripts of Sermons at FPCoG    [ 06/08/2019 04:33 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.

June 2, 2019: Gone to the Fields to Be Lovely ( Audio )

May 19, 2019: The Place We Stand on the Days our Feet are Sore ( Audio )

May 12, 2019: Kiss This Beautiful, Holy Ground ( Audio )

May 5, 2019: Perpetual Becoming (Marisa Benson) ( Audio )

April 28, 2019: Restoring a Cemetery in Bialystock (Josh & Amy Degan) ( Audio; Bialystok Cenetery Restoration )

April 21, 2019: The Doors of Hope ( Audio )

April 14, 2019: Living at the Edge of Our Imaginations ( AudioTranscript )

March 24, 2019: Radical Hospitality: Notes for Living on Planet Earth ( Audio; TranscriptFather Boyle’s speech )

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 )

>> All of 2019’s and 2018’s sermons

Church Budget News    [ 05/22/2019 04:32 PM ]

Information about the FY20 Budget approved at the May 19 Annual Meeting is now available in the Members Only area of the website. Members may follow this link to the presentation.

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