Sermon Archive

Welcome to the First Parish Sermon Archive.

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Intersections of Power by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 15, 2017
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The Art of Learning by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 1, 2017
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To Boldly Go by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 24, 2017
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Cracked and Broken by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 17, 2017
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Free Flowin’ by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 10, 2017
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Antidotes to Hate by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, August 20, 2017

To Flower and Flourish by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, June 11, 2017
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Actively Wonder Why by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, June 4, 2017
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Be Still and Know by the Rev. Sam Teitel, May 28, 2017
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The Place of Empathy by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 21, 2017
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The Promise of Happiness by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 14, 2017
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The Legacies of Injustice by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 7, 2017
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Finding Each Other on the Road to Emmaus by the Rev. Colin Bossen, April 23, 2017
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Renewal and Rebirth by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, April 16, 2017
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Community, Creativity, and Song by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May and Kate Holland, April 9, 2017
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Becoming Ungovernable: Notes for the Resistance by the Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, April 2, 2017
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Believing in Dinosaurs by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, March 26, 2017
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Inheriting Freedom by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, March 12, 2017
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Rooted in Love by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, February 26, 2017
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Conversation and Understanding by Sam Teitel, February 19, 2017
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An Inward Fermentation by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, February 12, 2017
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With Eyes Open by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, February 5, 2017
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Something To Live For by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, January 29, 2017
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Awakened by Love. And Staying that Way by the Rev. Mary Margaret Earl, January 22, 2017
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The Beloved Community by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, January 15, 2017
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Fresh Start by Sam Teitel, January 8, 2017
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A Rose in the Wintertime by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, January 1, 2017

Even the Birds Listen by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 18, 2016
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Race and Religion in the U.S. by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 11, 2016
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Neighborly Love by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 4, 2016
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Announcing Hope by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 27, 2016
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Beginnings into Endings into Beginnings by Sam Teitel, November 20, 2016
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To Be a Good Ancestor by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 13, 2016
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Still You Remain Singing by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 6, 2016
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Shape Shift with Me by Sam Teitel, October 30, 2016
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Wonder by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 23, 2016
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100 Years of Change by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 16, 2016
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Antigone’s Dilemma by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 9, 2016
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Defiant Butterflies by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 2, 2016
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Shelter from the Storm by Sam Teitel, September 25, 2016
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A Revolution of Values by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 18, 2016
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What Do You Bring? by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 11, 2016
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Summer Recess by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, June 12, 2016

Everything is Holy Now by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, June 5, 2016
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Rest As Spiritual Practice by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 29, 2016
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Let There Be Humor by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 15, 2016
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G*d Is a She by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 8, 2016
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Diverse or Divided by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, April 24, 2016

Of Seed and Soil by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, April 17, 2016
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Does an Atheist Have Faith by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, April 10, 2016
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Brokenness and Mercy by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, March 27, 2016
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A Love Letter to Earth by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, March 20, 2016
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Seeking Relevance by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, March 6, 2016
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Tied Together by the Rev. Laura Randall, February 28, 2016
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Love and Justice by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, February 14, 2016
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A 4 a.m. Call by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, February 7, 2016
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Queer and Religious by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, January 31, 2016
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Joy by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, January 24, 2016
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Origins by Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, January 10, 2016
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Fear Transformed by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 24, 2015
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Here Comes the Sun and Yule Meditation by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 20, 2015
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A Synthesis by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 13, 2015
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Abundant Living on a Troubled Planet and Plenitude Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 6, 2015
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Refuge in a Shared World by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 29, 2015
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But They’re Wrong! by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 15, 2015

Being Mortal by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 8, 2015
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Hope is A Thing with Teeth by Mr. Sam Teitel, November 1, 2015
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Without Power by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 25, 2015
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Changing the Channel by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 18, 2015
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Making Home by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 4, 2015
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Taking Action by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 27, 2015
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Learning to Seek by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 20, 2015
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For What Do You Thirst? by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 13, 2015
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Summer Spirituality by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, June 14, 2015

Samurai v Monk by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Reeves, June 7, 2015

Dwelling Together in Beauty by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 31, 2015
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Unravelling Time by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 24, 2015
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Lessons from Wonder Woman by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 10, 2015

A Sense of Possibility by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 3, 2015
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Entering the Conversation on Race: Reflections on the Hard Road to Building True Beloved Community by the Rev. Mary Margaret Earl, April 19, 2015
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Religious in a Modern Key by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, April 12, 2015
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In That One Word by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, April 5, 2015
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Creating Within the Box by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, March 29, 2015
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Center of Things by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, March 22, 2015
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The (Un)Choreographed Community by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, March 15, 2015
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Of Ultimate Value by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, March 1, 2015

Beyond A/theism by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, February 22, 2015
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Transforming Love by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, February 15, 2015
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In the Spirit of Love by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, February 1, 2015

When Our Lovely Meetinghouse Was New by the Rev. Ken Sawyer, January 25, 2015
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A Witness to the Truth by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, January 18, 2015
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Improvising a Resolution, Sermon by Lisa Maria Andreoli Steinberg, January 11, 2015
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Question Sunday Service by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, January 4, 2015
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Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 2014. Recordings of Malcolm Astley and Rev. Dr. Stephanie May along with the congregation’s singing of Silent Night.
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The Spirituality of Food and Feasting by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 21, 2014

The Joy of Now by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 14, 2014
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What Are We Waiting For? by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, December 7, 2014
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The Poverty and Abundance of Time by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 30, 2014
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You Have Stept Out of Your Place by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 16, 2014
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A Rooted Life by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 9, 2014
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Religion, Politics, and the Lines Between Them by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, November 2, 2014

Seriously Desiring to Join by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 26, 2014
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Vulnerable But Not Alone by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, October 19, 2014
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(RE) Making Religion by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 28, 2014

We Are All Seekers by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 21, 2014
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Opening Doors by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, September 14, 2014
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Do We Have a Prayer by the Rev. John Nichols, June 1, 2014

Our Relationship With Memory by Lisa Mobayed, May 25, 2014

A Shared World by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, May 4, 2014

Being Found by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May, April 27, 2014

Homily for Easter by Lisa Mobayed, April 20, 2014

A Life of Awakenings by the Rev. John Nichols, April 20, 2014

Your Application to Be God Has Been Rejected by the Rev. John Nichols, March 30, 2014

Viriditas – Greening Power by Lisa Mobayed, March 16, 2014

Parables for Liberals by the Rev. John Nichols, March 9, 2014

Standing on the Side of Love by Lisa Mobayed, February 16, 2014

What Healing Means by the Rev. John Nichols, February 9, 2014

The Ten Commandments by the Rev. John Nichols, February 2, 2014

What Growth Includes by Lisa Mobayed, January 26, 2014

And We Are Not Yet Saved by the Rev. John Nichols, January 19, 2014

How To Be Mature by the Rev. John Nichols, January 12, 2014

Spaciousness by Lisa Mobayed, December 29, 2013

An Armistice in Human Affairs by the Rev. John Nichols, December 8, 2013

The One and the Many by the Rev. John Nichols, December 1, 2013

A Life That Enfolds Us by the Rev. John Nichols, November 24, 2013

The Elevator Question by the Rev. John Nichols, November 10, 2013

What Uniqueness Makes Possible by Lisa Mobayed, November 3, 2013

All The Way to Abeline by the Rev. John Nichols, October 20, 2013

Torn Between Law and Love by the Rev. John Nichols, October 13, 2013

Becoming Fluent by the Lisa Mobayed, October 6, 2013

Talking About God by the Rev. John Nichols, September 29, 2013

Tipping The Balance by the Rev. John Nichols, September 22, 2013

The Trial of Cain by the Rev. John Nichols, September 15, 2013

The More Things Change by the Rev. John Nichols, June 2, 2013

How Much of You is Real? by the Rev. John Nichols, May, 26, 2013

Experiencing Religion by Daryl Bridges, May 12, 2013

The Challenges of Job by the Rev. John Nichols, April, 21. 2013

The Steeple on The Common by the Rev. John Nichols, April 14, 2013

Green Fire by Daryl Bridges, April 7, 2013

The Easter Question by the Rev. John Nichols, March 31, 2013

Your Money and Your Life by the Rev. John Nichols, March 17, 2013

Compassionate Consumption by Daryl Bridges, March 10, 2013

What About Jesus? by the Rev. John Nichols, March 3, 2013

Do You Pray by Daryl Bridges, February 24, 2013

Finding Your Next Minister: Some Things You Need to Know by the Rev. John Nichols, February 10, 2013

It’s About Love, Damn It! by the Rev. John Nichols, February 3, 2013

Winstanley and The Diggers by Daryl Bridges, January 27,2013

The Atmosphere We Share by the Rev. John Nichols, January 13, 2013

The Art of Returning Home by Daryl Bridges, December 30, 2012

Mr. Dickens Holiday by the Rev. John Nichols, December 9, 2012

What’s Next by Lisa Maria Andreoli Steinberg, December 2, 2012

Work With Dignity by Daryl Bridges, November 25, 2012

For Life that Helps & Heals & Holds Us by the Rev. John Nichols, November 18,2012

Creating Perfect People by the Rev. John Nichols November 11, 2012

Your Wilderness Experience by the Rev. John Nichols November 4, 2012

That “Love Passage” by the Rev. John Nichols October 21, 2012

I Am Not Convinced by Daryl Bridges October 15, 2012