As people go to the polls and online mailing deadlines close on Tuesday, November 3, we will offer two resources to help ground people through the day. We do this in the spirit of the 5th principle and the UU affirmation of the use of the democratic process. In anticipation of Election Day, UUA President Susan Frederick Gray recently wrote: “As Unitarian Universalists, it is important to remember that our commitment to democracy is not just political or moral, it is fundamentally theological. It grows from our affirmation of the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the Universalist understanding that we are all part of one creation, interconnected. These theological values of human dignity and interdependence are why we know everyone needs a voice in the matters that affect their lives.” On this Election Day and whatever may follow, may we be grounded in these values.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Sanctuary will be open for individual prayer, meditation, and reflection.

  • Masks are required at all times.
  • Please enter by the front Meetinghouse door.
  • The Commons doors will also be unlocked for those who need the elevator. Please use this entrance only for elevator access.
  • Please sign in as you enter. Hand sanitizer will be available.
  • Please observe signs and 6-foot physical distancing (pews will be marked).
  • The windows will be slightly opened to promote air circulation.
  • Vestry restrooms will be available—please, use only if necessary.
  • Please do not come to First Parish if you are not feeling well.

7:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Drop-in Online Gathering

  • Rev. Stephanie and others will host an open Zoom meeting for people to gather as results come in. Feel free to drop-in and out as you wish. (Contact the office for connection information or check the Thursday eblast)