Summer Services 2019 ~ 9:30-10:30
Meeting in the Children’s Church
*June 16 – Mallory Digges – “Happy Father’s Day Mom!”
Celebrating the joys and challenges of alternative parenting configurations
*June 23 – Rev. Lisa Ward– “Carving out Time for Self and Soul”
Becoming grounded in our lives takes intention and regular practice.
*June 30 – Jeff Stoodt – “Unitarian Universalist Humor”
What kinds of jokes are told about Unitarians? We’ll explore what they reveal about how Unitarians are perceived outside their faith.
*July 7 – Leslie Macpherson – “Walking the Labyrinth”
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol, connected to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. First Parish owns a portable labyrinth and during this service, we will learn about how to engage with this powerful tool. Come and walk with us!
*July 14 – Robert Johnson – “Storytelling”
What I’ve learned through my Buddhist practice about my own responsibility for my thoughts and the world around me.
*July 21 – Hale and Tucker Smith- “From ‘Bombingham’ to Selma to Montgomerey”
Exploring the civil rights trail, yesterday and today, two New Englanders head south to gain a deeper understanding.
*July 28 – TBA
*August 4 – Penny Partridge – “The Gifts of the Pandora Story”
What an adopted woman has learned from it that applies to everyone.
*August 11 – Joe Ayoub – “The Power of a Dream”
A reflection on a lifetime of working with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the impact of a dream that started it all.
*August 18 – Jennie Mulqueen – “A Call to Gladness”
The theologian Frederick Buechner tells us, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deepest hunger meet.” Understanding one’s call can be part of a lifelong journey, yet many clues exist in our earliest years when we stop to consider how we are drawn to authentic play. How might we reclaim our divine spark through the spiritual practice of play? Further, how might we integrate this playful knowing as we seek to transform deep hunger and suffering in our broken world?
*August 25 – Julie Baker – “Storytelling”
Unlock your own personal stories and learn to gift them to others.
*September 1 – TBD