First Parish Church of Ashby, Massachusetts
Unitarian Universalist

978-386-5660 • www.ashbyuu.org
Calendar of Events
November 2020
Sun 1 2:00 AM
Fall Back or you'll arrive at Zoom an hour early
10:30 AM
Visiting the Binghamton NY UU Church "What Does it Mean to Be a People of Healing?"

Once a month during cold times, we attend a worship service at another UU church. This Sunday, we're visiting the Binghamton UU Congregation for a service led by Rev. Douglas Taylor, son of our Rev. Liz Strong.

The sermon theme is "What Does it Mean to Be a People of Healing?" What does it look like for you when you find healing?

You can attend this service from your home using a computer, tablet or smartphone to connect to a Zoom Meeting on the Internet.

See the "Sunday, Nov. 1 service" message sent to Ashby UU News for the Zoom link, or send an email to info@ashbyuu.org.

at: Zoom Meeting

Sun 8 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "The Charm of Being Awful" by Rev. Ian White Maher

While it looks like Biden will win by a margin of 4+ million and, as of this writing, electoral college votes of 300+, we did not see the landslide so many people were hoping for. The Senate will likely not flip. Being awful still works. This Sunday we will ask, why is being terrible to one another so alluring and what we can do about it.

You can attend this service from your home using a computer, tablet or smartphone to connect to a Zoom Meeting on the Internet.

See the "Sermon topic this Sunday" message sent to Ashby UU News for the Zoom link, or send an email to info@ashbyuu.org.

Sun 15 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "LOVE" – a Small Group Service by Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Strong, Minister Emerita, Ashby First Parish UU

The bumper sticker on my car says "Love One Another." Can we love one another? What exactly does that mean? Love has many meanings and levels of importance in our everyday lives. There is intimate love we share with a spouse/partner; unconditional love often given to our children and get from our parents; there is the love we hold for our siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents and grandchildren; there is love of country that is embodied most strongly in our soldiers who are willing to give their lives for it; there is the overarching love (agape) from the Christian faith that encompasses all life.

There is the Universalist belief that God is Love. I believe that God is an eternal, transformative power of love in the world open and accessible to all. I believe love involves trust, respect, and faith in the dignity and worth of every person.

What does love mean to you and what of these understandings of love do you experience in your life? I hope you will share some of them in our service on Sunday.

In faith,

Rev. Liz

You can attend this service from your home using a computer, tablet or smartphone to connect to a Zoom Meeting on the Internet.

See the "Sunday on Zoom" message sent to Ashby UU News for the Zoom link, or send an email to info@ashbyuu.org.

Sun 22 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "The World is in Search of a Soul" by Rev. Ian White Maher

In the beginning of the last century, Carl Jung said that modern man, the human being, was in search of a soul. Today it feels as if the world is in search of a soul, and we are being called collectively to find this together.

You can attend this service from your home using a computer, tablet or smartphone to connect to a Zoom Meeting on the Internet.

See the "see you this Sunday" message sent to Ashby UU News for the Zoom link, or send an email to info@ashbyuu.org.

Thu 26
Thanksgiving Day
Sun 29 10:00 AM
Worship Service

You can attend this service from your home using a computer, tablet or smartphone to connect to a Zoom Meeting on the Internet.

See the "On Sunday on Zoom" message sent to Ashby UU News for the Zoom link, or send an email to info@ashbyuu.org.

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