Honoring Women

Honoring Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are...

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March Theme: The Gift of Liberating Love

March Theme: The Gift of Liberating Love

What is love? The ancient Greeks had 8 Words for Love ● Eros (romantic, passionate love) ● Philia (affectionate love) ● Agape (selfless, universal love) ● Storge (familiar love) ● Mania (obsessive love) ● Ludus (playful love) ● Pragma (enduring love) ● Philautia (self...

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March Plate Shares for UU Service Committee

March Plate Shares for UU Service Committee

On March 10 and 31, half the Sunday collection will be donated to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.  UUSC is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates. UUSC’s...

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Honoring Black History Month

Honoring Black History Month

Many of us have had the opportunity to visit The Embrace, the sculpture that honors the time that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King spent in Boston. The installation also honors 69 Boston-area civil rights leaders who were active from the 1950s through...

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February Plate Shares for UU Mass Action

February Plate Shares for UU Mass Action

On February 4 and 25, half the Sunday collection will be donated to the UU Mass Action, whose mission is to organize and mobilize UUs in Massachusetts to confront oppression. UU Mass Action provides pathways toward justice and identifies opportunities in which we can...

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February Theme: The Gifts of Justice and Equity

February Theme: The Gifts of Justice and Equity

The UUA's proposed new Article II statement includes both Justice and Equity as core values. The statements on Justice read: We work to be diverse multicultural Beloved Communities where all thrive.  We covenant to dismantle racism and all forms of systemic...

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Valentine’s Day Gifts that Support Local Artists

Valentine’s Day Gifts that Support Local Artists

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry's Artist Amplification Project has created a directory featuring the works of 15 independent local artists of color. The new edition features selected works by the artists and links to their respective websites. Offerings...

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January Plate Shares for UUUM

January Plate Shares for UUUM

On January 7 and 28, half the Sunday collection will be donated to the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM), a non-sectarian, non-profit social justice organization that has its offices at the historic First Church in Roxbury — a Boston landmark. The UUUM...

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Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors

Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors

This marked First Parish’s 18th year of supporting REACH, an agency in Waltham dedicated to the safety, healing, and empowerment of survivors of domestic violence. Each year, we decorate a tree with paper candy canes featuring gift wishes from mothers and their...

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December Theme: The Gift of Mystery

December Theme: The Gift of Mystery

The Gift of Mystery We live in a culture that loves to conquer mysteries. For us modern folks, the unexplainable is simply a lock to be picked, a code to be cracked, a puzzle to be figured out. But what if mystery isn’t just something to solve? What if it’s also...

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Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Neighbors

Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Neighbors

On two Sundays in November, First Parish shared half the total offering collected during Sunday services with organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community. On Nov. 5, half our collection went to OUT MetroWest, which builds community for LGBTQ+ youth. On Nov. 19, we...

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Picnic Tables – Ready for Use!

Picnic Tables – Ready for Use!

First Parish recently added two ADA-compliant tables to our grounds, located under the trees adjacent to the west side of our building. As part of a Visioning Project last year, congregants suggested more initiatives to share our campus with the larger Wayland...

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