ONLINE, NOT IN PERSON: joining First Parish of Canton: “Stop the Elevator: A Moment of Sabbath”

NOTE: Due to the current need for physical distancing, this service will be conducted online using Zoom, not meeting in person. We recommend people connect around 10:15 to work out any connection issues and say hello before the service starts.

Join Zoom Meeting (online – computer, tablet, smartphone):

Meeting ID: 570 877 838

Call-in from Phone (Audio only, no video):
Meeting ID: 570 877 838

This information plus the Order of Service and hymns are posted on the First Parish Canton website:

You can use Zoom on a computer, smart phone, or tablet. If you don’t already have it downloaded, you can create a free account at: You do not need your own professional account, you will be joining a meeting hosted by a professional account so your personal account can be the free one. Some answers for Frequently Asked Questions about Zoom can be found here:

Service Description:

This is a 5 Points Cluster service where we come together with one of the other churches in the 5 Point Cluster. This weekend we are “at” Canton (online).

“Stop the Elevator: A Moment of Sabbath”

In an essay in her book A Small Heaven, Rev. Jane Rzepka writes about a
48-floor ride in a glass elevator and teaches us about moments of Sabbath
that can occur in that elevator.

I don’t need to tell you that our world is currently fraught with anxiety, angst, tension, grief, and personal as well as societal stress. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and our wider communities to take care of ourselves, especially at times like these, to find ways to observe Sabbath moments. Join us as we explore ways to do just that this Sunday.

The service will be led by Interim Minister Rev. Bev Waring. Please join us online this Sunday, April 19, for this service, which will start at 10:30 a.m.

Stay safe and well and happy!