During the summer months, informal Sunday services are offered on the first floor of the main Church building — the coolest place in town, most summers. These are lay-led services, and they start at 10:00 am. (For the record, here are 2010 – 2009 – 2008 – 2007 – 2006.)
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Child care is available for each Sunday.
Scroll down for the summer 2011 schedule.
|Date||Leader(s)||Topic, title, theme|
|June 26||Judy Anderson||Hymn Singing Judy will help us remember and sing some traditional hymns that you might not find in the First Parish hymnals.|
|July 3||No service: 4th of July|
|July 10||John Jackson||What’s So Funny? Reflections on the spirituality and mindfulness of humor.|
|July 17||David Gordon||Thomas Merton ’ The spiritual journey of Thomas Merton, author of The Seven Storey Mountain, who was a writer, teacher, monk, thinker, pacifist, and more, and the relevance his life and thought might have for us.|
|July 24||Ellen Todd||Sacred Spaces and Places in Nature|
|July 31||Bob and Sue Lotz||Blessings of Bhutan Bob and Sue Lotz will share their perceptions and photographs of their recent travels in Bhutan. This small, beautiful Himalayan country is unique in its focus on well-being for its people and the environment over strict (GNP-style) economic progress.|
|August 7||Andrea Mason||Summer Sandwich Sunday Why should the fun of making sandwiches for those in need be limited to the Sunday after Christmas?|
|August 14||Aaron Stockwell||Peophecy What do Hebrew Prophets, the music of Appalachia, and the UUA General Assembly have in common? Come, hear, and see of the connections among this unlikely trio.|
|August 21||Marcia Synnott||Reunions: Come discuss your feelings, both positive and negative, about reunions, defined as “a coming together again, as after a separation.” Reunions can involve family members, educational institutions, service/work-related experiences, or get-together occasions among old friends.|
|August 28||—||Bring Your Favorite Poem(s) This service is a well loved tradition at First Parish. We enjoy learning about each other by the poems we choose to bring or select to read. If you forget to bring a poem, feel free to select a poem from the many books provided.|
|September 4||No service: Labor Day weekend|
|September 11||Big church resumes: Don’t forget your water.|