First Parish Church
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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
Visiting the Harvard UU Church – "#TheResistance" by Rev. Jill Cowie & Daniel Payne

Sunday, January 14, 10:00 AM

Once a month during snow season, we attend a worship service at a nearby UU church.

The Resistance movement forms from the histories and lessons of the leaders, organizers and participants that came before us. This sermon will explore how the resistance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X continues to inform faithful resistance today. Come to this Whole Congregation worship service to explore our heritage of resistance and how a few participants of the Fall Anti-Racism workshop are making resistance real in their lives.

Carpools leave Ashby Common at 9:15 am for the service beginning at 10:00 am.

Worship Service: "Two Hearts, One Body" by Rev. Colin Bossen

Sunday, January 21, 10:00 AM

In the second of two services on coming to know the self through the other we will explore the religious dimensions of friendship.

hospitality: Liz Strong

Worship Service: "Conversations Before the Crisis" by Rev. John Pastor, UU Society of Gardner

Sunday, January 28, 10:00 AM

Death will come to all of us. We don't know when we will die so we need to be prepared, financially, legally, and spiritually. This worship service will address how to prepare for a good death by having conversations with our loved-ones about our end-of-life wishes.

hospitality: Martha Morgan

Pizza & Board Games

Saturday, February 3, 5:00 PM

Join us for a mid-winter evening making pizza and playing board games.

We'll begin the evening assembling pizzas – bring the fixin's you like best, and we'll provide the dough and sauce. Then, as the pizzas bake, we'll set up the board games you bring and begin an evening of fun together. Feel free to sneak in a plate of cookies or other goodies.

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.