Playing with Liberation

In A Theology of Play, Jürgen Moltmann writes that “liberation from the bonds of the present system of living takes place by playing games.” In this service, we will experiment with how play can be a liberative practice to sustain our imagination and our struggle for justice. We will explore how play can assist us in creating new ways of being and relating and how it allows us to build communities grounded in love and justice.

Here’s the video of the service:

Guest preacher Katie Byron is a recent graduate of Boston University School of Theology. They are a candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry and aspiring hospital chaplain. They are also a social worker and currently work as a therapist, partnering with people to play with new ways of being in the world. Katie lives in JP with their partner and two cats, where you might find them working on an embroidery project or spending time under a really good tree.

If joining by Zoom, please use the regular First Parish Zoom account: If joining in person, please wear your mask and sit distanced from one another. Our service leaders, who are all fully vaccinated, will unmask to speak and sing from the front of the Sanctuary. Unvaccinated folks are encouraged to sit a little further back to mitigate risk.