First Parish Church of Ashby, Massachusetts
Unitarian Universalist

978-386-5660 • www.ashbyuu.org
Calendar of Events
March 2019
Sun 3 9:45 AM
Visiting the Milford UU Church – "Making Room" by Rev. Carol Strecker

Once a month during snow season, we attend a worship service at a nearby UU church. This Sunday we're visiting the UU Congregation in Milford NH.

It seems like Marie Kondo's method for tidying up has struck a chord with many Americans. With spring right around the corner, it is a good time to think about the importance of de-cluttering, so we can see and make room for the soul.

Carpools leave Ashby Common at 9:45 am for the service beginning at 10:30 am.

at: UU Congregation in Milford in Milford, NH

Sun 10 2:00 AM
Spring Forward or you'll arrive at church for coffee hour
10:00 AM
Worship Service: "The Most Fertile Place Is Your Mind" by Rev. Ian White Maher

There is a fertility within you, spiritual and emotional fertility, that is being developed, cultivated, and nurtured as we speak. The question is, can we aid this development, cultivation and nurturance in a way that can help change our future.

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

hospitality: Martha Morgan

Sun 17 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "Saint Patrick" by Cedwyn Morgan

musician: Cindy Schilling

hospitality: Tiffany Call

Wed 20 5:58 PM
Spring Equinox
Sun 24 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "Whose Voice is This?" by Rev. Ian White Maher

There is a lot of desire in the world, a lot of dissatisfaction. But there are also a lot of people wanting to be free from desire. People looking for help. There is no secret to listening to the path of liberation. It is just practice, and practice is easier when you are in a community of people who want to practice.

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

hospitality: Livvy Tarleton

12:00 PM
Parish Committee meeting – all are welcome
5:00 PM
Pizza & Board Games

Join us for an evening making pizza and playing board games.

We plan to make seven pizzas, one gluten free.

We'll begin the evening assembling pizzas – bring the fixin's you like best, and we'll provide the dough, sauce, cheese and some beverages. 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.

Donations will be gratefully accepted for the pizza fixings and beverages.

Sat 30 5:30 PM
Ashby Sugar Supper

Reservations required – tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for under 12 & 65+. The supper may be a sell out. You can reserve a ticket by calling Anne & Jerry Manney at 978-386-5579.

Sun 31 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "Creed, Covenant, and Faith" by Keith Penniman, MTS

An exploration of the difference between covenant and creed, the kinds of faith they engender, and how the free church is based on a covenant of neighborly love.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

April 2019
Sun 7 10:00 AM
Worship Service by Rev. Ian White Maher
Sun 14 10:00 AM
Worship Service
Fri 19
First Day of Passover

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, begins at sundown.

Sun 21 10:00 AM
Worship Service: Easter by Rev. Ian White Maher

musician: Cindy Schilling

hospitality: Liz Strong

Sat 27
Last Day of Passover

Passover ends at sundown.

Sun 28 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "What Dreams May Come" by Rev. John Pastor, UU Society of Gardner

Our dreams are fascinating experiences. What can we learn from our dreams?
How can we use our dreams for inspiration and insight?

Contacts
Parish Committee Martha Morgan
Property Mark Haines
Collector Cedwyn Morgan
Treasurer Bill Arnold
Clerk Stephan Arsenault
Trustees Nancy Haines
Music Cedwyn Morgan
Pastoral Care Martha Morgan
Social Justice Kathy Becker
Hospitality Liz Strong
Community Council Nancy Haines
Membership Ward & Barnabas