ONLINE: Lemuel Bird was a Pain in the Butt

NOTE: Due to the current health safety protocols, 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.

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Service Description:

“Lemuel Bird was a Pain in the Butt”- Rev Richard Trudeau


In the spring of 1822 we excommunicated him! Then, less than a month later, we forced our minister to resign! How these tumultuous events have shaped our religious community down to the present day.

Please join us in a short hike in the Bird St. Conservation area following this service. Meet at the church at 12:30 PM. The decision to cancel due to bad weather will be made the morning of the service and will be announced during the welcome and announcements.


Rev. Richard Trudeau is a long-inactive member of our church. We ordained him in 1995, after which he served the UU Church of Weymouth for 17 years. Now semi-retired, he lives with his wife Susan O’Connor, First Parish’s former RE Director.