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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.

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Autumnal Equinox

Thursday, September 22, 10:21 AM

Worship Service: "Choosing the Path of More Resistance: Using Privilege to Move Justice Forward" by Lisa Perry-Wood, M.Div.

Sunday, September 25, 10:00 AM

Most of us hold privilege in groups we belong to, whether it's race, economic class, gender, sexual orientation, or as members of many other identities. When we take advantage of the privileges that membership in those groups offer us, we are, unknowingly, says Allan Johnson in his book Privilege, Power and Difference, "choosing the paths of least resistance."

In her message, Lisa Perry-Wood will explore the different choices we might make, based upon our awareness of privilege. Choosing paths of "more resistance" may provide ways for us to make a difference in the injustices of our world.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

hospitality: Catherine Dart

Worship Service: "The Sharps' Legacy" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, October 2, 10:00 AM

In 2006, Martha and Waitstill Sharp were honored in Israel as "Righteous Among the Nations" for their relief and rescue work in Nazi-occupied Europe. With the latest Ken Burns documentary, Unitarian Universalists – and all people of faith – have a new opportunity to reflect on the Sharps' courage and the prophetic challenge they represent: to aid refugees and resist the forces leading to genocide.

hospitality: Liz Strong

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

Minister: Rev. Bruce C. Taylor

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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.