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
Worship Service: "From Star-maps to Star-fish: Initiating into the Beauty, Love, and Power of Creation." by Mary Trainor-Brigham

Sunday, December 9, 10:00 AM

For the longest while, Scientific endeavor has studied the Universe in an impersonal, objective manner. But the lineage of Paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin, "Geologian"/Cultural Historian Thomas Berry, and Cosmologist Brian Swimme, invite us into our truly intimate participation in Creation. When we combine their teachings with the Initiatory Wisdom of Indigenous Cultures, we can be restored to awe, wonder, and empowerment.

musician: Cindy Schilling

hospitality: Martha Morgan

Worship Service: Holiday Carol Sing by Alex Cleaves, leader & pianist

Sunday, December 16, 10:00 AM

hospitality: Alice & Phil

Winter Solstice

Friday, December 21, 5:23 PM

Visiting a Nearby UU Church (to be announced)

Sunday, December 23, 10:00 AM

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

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

Christmas: Christmas Eve Service – "Giving Birth to God" by Rev. Ian White Maher

Monday, December 24, 7:00 PM

Our annual Christmas Eve service, featuring a variety of holiday music. A candlelight circle closes our time together.

For Unitarian Universalists, revelation is continuous. We are part of the mystic tradition that understands the importance of the birth of a child named Jesus not for his historical relevance, but rather as an opportunity to understand the Christ as it became flesh. It is an opportunity to see, to witness, to fall in love with the Christ that is all around us, that is in us. The world is not profane. Nothing is merely natural. All of it is sacred.

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

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photo: Copyright ©2012 Inanna Arthen

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Ashby First Parish Church is a UUA LGBT Welcoming Congregation.