Author: firstparishstoughton

February 2021: Beloved Community

“Community is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives…That person is always in your community somewhere; in the eyes of others, you might be that person.”
– Henry Nouwen

I love this quote and how it challenges us to engage in … read more.

Statement Regarding January 6, 2021

The First Parish Stoughton Board of Trustees makes the following statement regarding the events in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021:

First Parish of Stoughton, MA, a lay-led Unitarian Universalist community, is firmly against the events that happened in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. … read more.

January 2021: Imagination

What do you think of when you hear the word imagination?

Does it bring you to your youth and make you think of magical places where you were the dragon slayer? Or the damsel locked away in a castle?

 Does it bring you to a place when … read more.

December 2020: Stillness

Stillness is a relative thing, it gives itself away when all else fades. The hubbub of this and that cannot go on forever, for it takes a lot to sustain commotion. Stillness is the background upon which our cartoonish lives are printed. Stillness emerges in … read more.

November 2020: Healing

Dear Friends,

The Soul Matters theme for this November is healing. When I reflected about how we help each other heal at First Parish, I immediately thought about the work of the Caring Committee and Shawl Ministry. I thought about how we hold each other in … read more.

2020 Harvest Fair!

Due to 2020 covid-precautions, our Holiday Fair has transformed into the Harvest Fair! Food-to-go (turkey dinner, homemade soups, and baked goods) can be picked up from our friendly chefs.

Turkey dinners will be hot on Friday, refrigerated to be re-heated on Saturday. Soups will be … read more.

October 2020: Deep Listening

Hello all!

As we head into October of 2020, I seem to be settling in on the new ways of living since COVID. My daughter is back to school, and that has been an interesting challenge to figure out how all of that will work; and, … read more.

September 2020: Renewal

Dear Friends,
Greetings on a lovely summer morning! The cicadas are sawing away, katydids and crickets are singing. COVID has forced us into a slower, more grounded pace of life; and it certainly offers ample opportunity for reflection. So, let’s reflect. Does the COVID-induced FPUC diaspora illuminate our fundamental reason … read more.