First Parish News Sept 2021
on September 10th, 2021
September begins a new church year, with lots of activities, even though we celebrate outside, for now. The worship theme for the month is 'Courage'; the newsletter details all the upcoming opportunities to find courage and hope together, by moving forward and making positive change. School and church school begin; book discussions and social justice activities are under way — we reconvene, and renew our commitments and intentions.
First Parish News August 2021
on August 2nd, 2021
Our August newsletter details the lay-led services continuing on the theme of 'play'; describes the UU workshop that our music director will be attending on the trauma stewardship possible through music ministries; and announces a September book discussion group. Pam's note addresses ongoing pain in our communities and asks: what can we conjure together, to care for our First Parish community? Cli...
First Parish News July 2021
on July 9th, 2021
In July, we look ahead to summer services rooted in 'exuberant play!' The newsletter looks back on June's activities: the UUA's General Assembly, and several social-justice and service events.Click here to open the newsletter. ...
First Parish News June 2021
on June 4th, 2021
In June, for Pride Month, we celebrate that 'Here All Belong"! Read Pam Barz's dreams for building on the momentum we have created— to root ourselves more deeply in love, and to embody our love in justice. What are your dreams for this community?
First Parish News May 2021
on May 1st, 2021
For May, we transition from our theme of the Spiral Dance into a time of celebration: For the love that "brings us forth" for Mother's Day; for the children and youth; remembering those who have died serving our country, on Memorial Day Sunday. And some words about the Annual Meeting, which is a BIG celebration of all we are and can be. And more...
First Parish News April 2021
on April 2nd, 2021
In April, we explore our worship theme “Dare to Dance Again” reflecting on what it means to dance together. We have seen in history and in recent months ways we are not “dancing together:” racism, economic disparity, and other injustices impair our steps. Also introducing a poetry series... and more.
Solvitur Ambulando (It Is Solved by Walking) - March 21, 2021
on March 21st, 2021
Many of us have relied on walking and being in nature to center our bodies and minds over this past year. Pamela Barz reflects on this healing practice. Elizabeth Dubuisson’s music this week includes Gade from Lyric Pieces, Op. 57 by Edvard Grieg. Download the pdf of the sermon here....
Committed to Connection - March 4, 2021
on March 7th, 2021
Our joint worship with the Towson (MD) Unitarian Universalist Church celebrates connection on the 1 year anniversary of our last in-person service. The service includes reflections by Pamela Barz and Clare Petersberger, minister of the Towson UU Church. The service includes music played by Elizabeth Dubuisson and Tracy Hall, music director of the Towson Church, who also leads us in a practice of...
First Parish News March 2021
on March 5th, 2021
Read about how our March worship services will reflect on healing for ourselves and our world, as we mark one year of pandemic living; Earth Day; the Canvass; and an important community conversation.
Dum Spiro Spero - Feb 28, 2021
on February 28th, 2021
Our focus on healing continues with a service on Breath. ("Dum Spiro Spero" means "While I breathe, I hope.") Pamela Barz preaching. The First Parish Choir sings "Give Me Wings" by Mark Patterson. Elizabeth Dubuisson plays "Page d’Album" by Claude Debussy, "Back to Life" by Giovanni Allevi, and "Menuet I" from "Partita #1" by J.S. Bach. The service also includes, with permission, a video of the...
Broken Pieces - Feb 21, 2021
on February 21st, 2021
As we reach the one year anniversary of the pandemic shutdown and slowly move towards coming out of it, our worship theme over the next few weeks will focus on healing. On this first Sunday, we look at the broken pieces and the beauty which may build from them. Pamela Barz preaching. Elizabeth Dubuisson plays music by Clif Harden, Enrique Grenados, and J. S. Bach. The choir sings "Now I Walk in B...
Side with Love - UUA service - Feb 14, 2021
on February 14th, 2021
What if to "side with love" meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, are called to do, and BE, in the world. Today we join with UU's around the country for a shared worship experi...
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