Category: News

April 2021: Becoming

On Becoming the People (and the Parish) We Are Meant to Be  

I like cake. As anyone who knows me knows, I really like cake. (It’s one of the items that makes losing weight so tough.) Susan made scones the other day, and they are … read more.

March 2021: Commitment

Why does First Parish exist if not to meet the needs we have? What opportunities does this space create by dint of just being here? Life offers us the opportunity to be creative, to be busy, to use our talents through work, through friendships, and … read more.

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.