The First Parish of Stoughton decries the killings and other mistreatment of Black Indigenous People of Color by police and other law enforcement personnel in the United States. We recognize that dismantling systemic racism and white supremacy will take a concerted effort of changing policies … read more.
The Hard Work of Compassion
A couple of days before I learned that this month’s theme was “compassion,” my sister had sent me a message about combating “compassion fatigue.” She is a veterinarian in Texas and has struggled with how to stay positive when having to euthanize … read more.
The 5th Principle of Unitarian Universalism is the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. For that reason, First Parish wants to help ensure that everyone in Stoughton is well informed about the Municipal … read more.
Our theme for this month is liberation. If I’m being honest, when I first figured this out, I couldn’t help but laugh a little and roll my eyes. Liberation? Now? As we’re all sitting in our respective homes, avoiding contact with others at all … read more.
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Dear First Parish Community,
As the situation with COVID-19 has developed, the Board of Trustees has determined that the risk to our congregation is too high to continue in-person activities.
As of March 15th, no church services or in-person … read more.
Dear First Parish Stoughton Community,
We are aware that the COVID-19 virus is on everyone’s minds at the present time. The First Parish Board and others in our congregation are paying attention to this issue and making decisions based on best practice recommendations from local and … read more.
The theme for services during the month of March is Wisdom. March is also the start of our annual pledge drive so over the next month or so, you will hear brief statements from members of First Parish to hear what the congregation means … read more.
We are dedicating the month of February to the theme of resilience, and I can think of no better theme for us at this moment. The Soul Matters Circle introduction challenges us to rethink our conception of resilience as a trait that we cultivate … read more.