First Parish Church of Ashby, Massachusetts
Unitarian Universalist

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Calendar of Events
May 2019
Sun 5 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "The Age of Outrospection" by Rev. Ian White Maher

With the marginalization of the Bible and relatedly God, humans began searching for new authorities and they were us. The 20th Century became the era of introspection and the realization of our own will to power. God's will became whatever we decided was right for us. We developed analysis and therapy. Our failures and our successes were due to our own ability to rise (or not).

But on the edge of the 21st Century, we find that we are not happy and that the environment is groaning beneath our demand for every product created to satisfy our sense of desire. The promise of a future of wonders and ease is here, it has been realized, and yet it has still proven itself oddly hollow.

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

hospitality: John McKendry

11:30 AM
Annual Meeting
Sun 12 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "Mothering Sunday" by Rev. Inanna Arthen, UU Church of Winchendon

musician: Cindy Schilling

Sun 19 10:00 AM
Casual Sunday theme: "Appreciating Spring"

A "Casual Sunday" is a quiet morning of fellowship and reflection, with no formal church service. We gather in the Parish Hall to share stories, readings, poetry, music and videos on the theme of the day.

This Sunday, we'll also explore the Soul Matters Sharing Circle, a network of UU congregations who follow the same monthly themes and share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, and music.

Hospitality (coffee, tea & snacks) is potluck.

Sun 26 10:00 AM
Worship Service: Community Memorial Day Observance by Rev. Ian White Maher, Ashby First Parish Church UU and Pastor Ken Johnson, Ashby Congregational Church

First Parish Church and the Ashby Congregational Church join for this community worship service.

June 2019
Sun 2 10:00 AM
Worship Service by Rev. Jeanne Nieuwejaar, UU Congregation in Milford
Sun 9 10:00 AM
Worship Service by Rev. Ian White Maher

musician: Cindy Schilling

Sun 16 10:00 AM
Worship Service by Rev. Ian White Maher
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