The final week of the series is a time for naming what this heart-filled journey has called us to. Everyone is invited to bring a flower to share, as we celebrate the simple and profoundly sustaining gifts of our lives together with our traditional Flower … read more.
Rev. Lynda Sutherland
[RE Sunday – All Ages]
And how is it with the children? Come enjoy a taste of what our children experience in their truly fascinating Religious Education programs, presented by Margaret Tabor and Jeanne Cahill and the fabulous young people of First Parish.
[Followed by Annual Meeting]
This week we look at our commitment to love on this heart-filled journey. To what are we committed? Why does the commitment of love sometimes seem difficult for us?
[Lay led – Memorial Day Weekend]
[New Member Sunday]
This Sunday introduces the second attribute of living by heart, that of relationship. We are not on this heart-filled journey alone. How do we connect? How do we draw the circle wider?
Finally the moment has arrived! The butterfly launches into it’s new environment-the heights that are now possible through transformation into what it was always meant to be. Nothing will hold it back. What was bound has been freed! Let us boldly look like, act … read more.
As Earth turns her northern face toward the light and warmth of the sun, we feel the surge of new life and possibility. The new butterfly’s struggle to push out of it’s confines produces a fissure that cannot be undone. What will the light of … read more.
As the butterfly’s cozy environment cracks further open still, it is the participation of the whole community that will make change possible-waking up, unwrapping what will be. In an era with renewed emphasis on citizenship and civic engagement, where do we find ourselves as people … read more.
At some point, we cannot contain our selves-the selves we were born to be. The caterpillar’s instincts about cocooning-entering the nurturing dark of gestation-is paralleled in our own stories of coming from what we have known into a new identity, a time of anxiety, unknowing … read more.
Read the sermon HERE.