From To Bless the Space Between Us, John O’Donohue (2008)
Now is the time to free the heart,
Let all intentions and worries stop,
Free the joy inside the self,
Awaken to the wonder of your life.
Open your eyes and see the friends,
Whose hearts recognize your face as … read more.
Our theme for May is nurturing beauty. I don’t tend to spend a lot a time thinking about the concept of “beauty,” or the concept of “nurturing” for that matter, so pondering both at the same time is a challenge.
It’s hard not to think immediately … read more.
Awakening the Soul
One summer, in those liminal months between middle school and high school, I rode my bike to the library nearly every day and checked out books. I must have read close to a hundred books that summer, one after the other devoured sprawled … read more.
Let’s celebrate Spring together by dressing up for a musical parade. Join the chapter #314 Navigators in a musical parade. Costumes and music welcome!
The Parade will start from the First Parish Stoughton parking lot (790 Washington Street) at 2:00pm and will go to Halloran Park … read more.
It’s been a long couple of years coming through this COVID-19 pandemic! Our hustle bustle lives of go-go-go with little to no boundaries came to a…. whoa…wait… what?! A shutdown! Really, in this 21st century? Crazy! Really? What a reality check! A virus from the … read more.
What does it mean to Widen the Circle? What is our goal? As we have discussed in a number of meetings at First Parish over the past several years, the goal of Widening the Circle is to WELCOME into our congregation and our community all those … read more.
First Parish Stoughton’s Annual Chocolate Auction is back in person this year!
Sunday February 13, 2022 11:45am–1:00pm 790 Washington Street, Downstairs
Note: In order to help protect the most vulnerable in our community, face masks covering nose and mouth are required for … read more.
The Social Action Committee has set dates and times for this year’s Common Read discussions:
Saturday March 12, 7:00pm: Part 1 — The Unsafe WorldSaturday April 9, 7:00pm: Part 2 — A Vision of SafetySaturday May 7, 7:00pm: Part 3 — Reimagining Realities
Register to attend the … read more.
New for 2022! First Parish Stoughton will host Queer Small Groups on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. This monthly small group is an opportunity for community and conversation. People of any gender or sexuality who feel this is the right space for … read more.
One thing I really appreciate about UUism is the unique lack of certainty. There is no great promise to believe in. We do not try to explain the unexplainable. It is OK to not have all the answers; it is good to ask questions. My curiosity pulls me into the oddest … read more.