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Ashby, Massachusetts
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The members and friends of Ashby First Parish Church welcome you to our home in cyberspace.

Our home in the real world is on the Common in Ashby, a rural community in North Central Massachusetts (on the New Hampshire border).

About Us describes First Parish Church in photos and words.

Featured Upcoming Events
Worship Service: Community Memorial Day Observance by Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Strong, Minister Emerita, Ashby First Parish UU and Pastor Ken Johnson, Ashby Congregational Church

Sunday, May 27, 10:00 AM

First Parish Church and the Ashby Congregational Church join for this community worship service.

at: Ashby Congregational Church in Ashby, MA

Worship Service: "Feed More Sheep" by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen

Sunday, June 3, 10:00 AM

Several years ago, I heard a Christian minister describe how he grew his congregation from a group of a few dozen to several hundred by adopting the phrase "Feed More Sheep" as the congregation's mission statement. Despite an adverse reaction to it on my part, the phrase has stuck with me as a catchy summary of that congregation's theology.

reader: Christine Anderson

Worship Service by Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh

Sunday, June 10, 10:00 AM

reader: Martha Morgan

Worship Service: "This Refulgent Summer" by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen

Sunday, June 17, 10:00 AM

Our annual flower communion comes at the start of summer and the end of the program year. We will celebrate the arrival of the brighest months by sharing some of the earth's bounty and embracing the beauty of the earth.

Church Picnic following the service

Sunday, June 17, 12:00 PM

Join us for our annual end-of-church-year, almost-Summer potluck picnic. Bring lawn chairs, musical instruments, lawn games, and something to share for the picnic meal.

at: Ashby Common in Ashby, MA

See the Calendar for information about all Sunday services and other activities at First Parish Church.

Minister: Rev. Colin N. Bossen

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photo: Copyright ©2012 Inanna Arthen

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Ashby First Parish Church is on the path to becoming a UUA LGBT Welcoming Congregation.