December Theme: Earth-Based Religions

December Theme: Earth-Based Religions

I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again.                           ~ Crazy Horse, Oglala Lakota Sioux Our focus this month covers a multiplicity of...
Music Sunday: Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols

Music Sunday: Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols

Please join us on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. for a special Music Sunday service. Enjoy Benjamin Britten’s joyful Ceremony of Carols, presented by the First Parish Choir and virtuoso harpist Juli Miller, under the baton of Music Director Polly Oliver. This enchanting mix of...
Christmas Services at First Parish

Christmas Services at First Parish

On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, First Parish will offer two services to celebrate joy, reflection, and tradition. The 4 p.m. service is ideal for families with younger children. It will be held outdoors if weather permits. (Check the website in the event of bad weather.)...

Exploring Earth-Based Religions

December 4, 2022 RE for All Rev. Dr. Stephanie May In December we explore the cluster of religions grounded in connections to the earth. In our short service, we will celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice with a “Decking of the Halls”– please bring your own...
Annual Community Carol Sing

Annual Community Carol Sing

On Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 5 p.m., Wayland’s annual Holiday Open House returns with in-person festivities, including the Community Carol Sing at 4:30 p.m. on the steps of First Parish. Additional holiday activities will take place at the Grout-Heard House...

Dare to Think Smaller

November 27, 2022 Alyssa Lee, Ministerial Intern What would happen if we stopped worrying about other people’s expectations for our lives or what we think we are supposed to do, but instead, dug deep into the authentic life that is just right for...
Our November Theme: Judaism

Our November Theme: Judaism

As we continue our year of “Exploring Difference,” our focus in November is on Judaism, an ancient monotheistic religion rooted in the land known as Israel. In her book, “Here All Along,” author Sarah Hurwitz describes Judaism not simply as a religion but as a “story...