Speaker: Lucas Gonzalez Milliken

A Celebration of Lay Leadership

Worship leader: Lucas Gonzalez Milliken and the Summer Worship Team Social Hour to follow the service for fellowship and connection. For this service, In-person attendance is described below. If joining by Zoom, please use the regular First Parish Zoom account: https://zoom.us/j/4438056805 – Please note the time change – summer services start at 10am! Sunday Services from July … Continue reading A Celebration of Lay Leadership

Telling the Story

This Sunday marks the beginning of Passover. This ancient story of liberation and resistance has shaped generations. It is a living and growing story. How does it still speak to us today? How might we be shaped by its telling, and how might we tell the story together? All are welcome to this service of … Continue reading Telling the Story

Love is Inconvenient

Love is the doctrine of this community. We affirm this out loud every week – but sometimes it is easier said than realized.  How do we love each other in the midst of pain, difficulties, and frustrations? How do we embody that doctrine, and what does it challenge us to do, as individuals and as … Continue reading Love is Inconvenient

Sharing Our Truths

Each of us have so many truths inside of us, but – for whatever reasons – it can be difficult to share them or hear them with others. How can we meaningfully explore deeper truths amongst ourselves, and grow our story so that it can hold every one of us? All are welcome to this … Continue reading Sharing Our Truths

Come and Go with Me

This year has forced us to do everything differently. As we move into 2021, we will bring the hard lessons from 2020 with us. We will also bring bold hopes, dreams, and visions with us into the new year. What world will we collectively imagine? What will we do to create that world together? All … Continue reading Come and Go with Me

Still Healing

As we transition from one holiday to another, from one season to the next, what do we leave behind? What fears do we let go of, and what fears do we cling to because they are familiar? What traditions do we embrace, and what new ways of being do we create?  You can find the … Continue reading Still Healing

The Voice

With so many disparate voices demanding our attention ALL the time, it is almost impossible to decide who or what to listen to. Yet there is a still, small voice within each of us that can offer wisdom and guidance. How do we pay attention to and follow that voice? Lucas Gonzalez Milliken preaching. All … Continue reading The Voice

Whoever You Are

There are three pieces we say in every service at FPD, that begin with some familiar lines:We welcome you, whoever you are…Love is the doctrine of this church/home…We will keep a place for you wherever you may go…. What do we mean, truly, when we recite those words? How do they inform our identities and … Continue reading Whoever You Are

Rising Up

As we continue to move through this period of isolation, joy and hope may be increasingly hard to come by. Yet there is an insistent call for us to continue to find ways to celebrate with each other, and discover ways to offer each other Life . How can we rise up in the midst … Continue reading Rising Up