Speaker: Rev. Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd

Free People Free People

Have you ever encountered someone who was authentic and free in a way that inspired you to get more free or be more authentic? Have you noticed how freedom is contagious? Join us on this Juneteenth Sunday as we celebrate and honor the ways in … read more.

Sounds Like a Whisper

We often talk about revolution as something that is loud and aggressive. But being a revolutionary is also quiet. We listen for the call of what is ours to do. We softly create spaces that foster revolutionaries, especially amongst our young folks. Sometimes our queer … read more.

Exchanging Blessings Now

In the midst of this world, how do we savor the blessings in our lives? How do we give and receive blessings in community? What does this moment in history teach us about how to live in exchange with the blessings around you? 

We will engage … read more.

Nurture Beauty

Beauty surrounds us. And we can choose to nurture it and create more abundant beauty and love in the world. Or we can choose to perpetuate systems that create harm and inequity. Beauty exists all around us – alongside fear, greed and systems of oppression … read more.

Nurturing Community

How we are with each other matters. We create and shape our communities in little moments. Join us for a celebration of all that is beautiful about community. We are in this together. And what we create here at First Parish ripples out into the … read more.


We have been in a long, difficult battle over the right to access safe and legal abortions in this country for some time. It has ramped up in the last decade or so. This week we learned that the war against Roe v. Wade will … read more.

Awakening Abundant Joy

There is enough joy for all of us. It is our birthright. It cannot be taken from us. Let us live into this abundance of joy in celebration of the rebirths of our lives. The unfolding that is happening around us. The striving towards goodness … read more.

Wake to Wonder

We know that reconciliation with the earth is necessary to our continued existence. This service will celebrate our Transcendentalist forebears and their insistence that revelation remained ever unfolding, most clearly in the natural world. Join us as we reawaken and deepen our relationship with the … read more.

A New Way

As we look forward to the coming church year, let us dream about what is possible. What are we building? What leaps of faith are we taking together? What might this “new way” look like? How are we learning from what has been? How is … read more.

Faithful Community

The most powerful faith we have is the faith we place in ourselves and each other. By deepening relationship with ourselves and each other, we can build more faith so when we need it. Come, let’s build a more faithful community together as we honor … read more.