First Parish Church of Ashby, Massachusetts
Unitarian Universalist

978-386-5660 • www.ashbyuu.org
Calendar of Events
September 2019
Sun 8 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "The Living Waters" – Water Communion by Rev. Ian White Maher

For our ingathering Sunday we will share in a Water Communion. So please bring some water from a source that is important to you. We will share and reflect on the meaning and importance of that which gives us life, that which sustains us, that which quenches our thirst. Hope to see you on Sunday.

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

hospitality: Katherine & Bill Stanwood

12:00 PM
Parish Committee meeting – all are welcome
Sun 15 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "Everyone Is Welcome Here – 7 Principles for All Ages" by Jim Scott, UU Composer, Poet, Performer and Activist

Jim Scott's set of seven songs (with some words left over) celebrate our UU Seven Principles – a song for each principle. Jim's words are inspiring and reaffirming to all ages. We really stand for something, and we can be ready to explain it to anyone who asks. Boiling down some big philosophy to simple and straight forward words, Jim leads us in singing, and lifting up these ideas to the world.

Jim Scott has brought his contemporary and multicultural music to more than 700 UU churches over three decades. His "Gather the Spirit" and a number of others are included in UU hymnbooks.

hospitality: Liz Strong

3:00 PM -
5:00 PM
Global Fusion: A Musical Exploration of Faith and Culture presented by the Groton Interfaith Council

Several different faiths will share music and ways in which music enriches their worship, culture, and faith experiences

Native American, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Unitarian Universalist, and more

FREE and open to the public – all ages. Refreshments to follow.

Carpools will leave Ashby Common at 2:15 pm for the event beginning at 3:00 pm.

at: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Littleton, MA

Sun 22 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "This Intimate Moment" by Rev. Ian White Maher

We are all born with the capacity to have intimate relationships, just like we are all born with the capacity to dance, but we are not born with an innate set of skills. These we must learn along the way.

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

hospitality: Christine Anderson

Mon 23 3:50 AM
Autumnal Equinox
Sat 28 10:00 AM -
4:00 PM
Ashby Pumpkin Festival

The Friends of the Ashby Free Public Library are sponsoring the Annual Pumpkin Festival and Craft Fair on the Ashby Town Common from 10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine.

There will be live music throughout the day featuring country and children's music, food, children's games, a pumpkin decorating contest, face painting, fire truck tours, a tractor parade and craft tables. The purpose of the festival is to raise funds for the Ashby Free Public Library.

First Parish Church will be selling hot mulled cider, homemade squash and vegetable soups, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Contact Liz Strong if you can help for an hour or two, from 9:00 am (setup) to after 4:00 pm (cleaning up).

Sun 29 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "A People of Expectation" – a lay-led service from Soul Matters

Our monthly lay-led worship service comes from the Soul Matters Sharing Circle – a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly themes so we can more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, music and children's religious education resources. We are a web of support and connection. Companions traveling a new journey together each month.

October 2019
Sun 6 10:00 AM
Worship Service

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

hospitality: Tiffany Call

12:00 PM
Parish Committee meeting – all are welcome
Sun 13 10:00 AM
Worship Service by Rev. Ian White Maher

hospitality: Martha Morgan

Sun 20 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "A People of Belonging" – a lay-led service from Soul Matters

Our monthly lay-led worship service comes from the Soul Matters Sharing Circle – a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly themes so we can more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, music and children's religious education resources. We are a web of support and connection. Companions traveling a new journey together each month.

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

hospitality: Liz Strong

Sun 27 10:00 AM
Worship Service by Rev. Ian White Maher
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