First Parish Church of Ashby, Massachusetts
Unitarian Universalist

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Calendar of Events
June 2019
Sun 2 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "The Soldier's Soul" by Rev. Jeanne Nieuwejaar, UU Congregation in Milford

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

Sun 9 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "The Church is a Passionless Institution" by Rev. Ian White Maher

For those of us living in the 21st Century, ecstatic poetry often feels uncomfortable and is usually hidden away from sacred spaces, like pulpits. When we do tell stories about the sacred longing, they are often pragmatic, risk-averse, chaste. How did we end up with such tame and trivialized love for God? When did we decide that the learned scholar was virtuous and that the lover was a scandal?

musician: Cindy Schilling

hospitality: Liz Strong, Alice Ward, et al.

11:30 AM
Special Meeting

Special Meeting Warrant June 9th 2019

Article 1 : To discuss the expenditure of money to roof the east side of the church or take any action thereon.

Article 2 : To act on any business that may legally come before said meeting.

Hereof, fail not and make due return of this warrant and your doings thereon,before said meeting.

I hereby certify that I have served this warrant by posting an attested copy five days before said meeting and mailing copies to voting members of said Parish.

Stephan Arsenault

Sun 16 10:00 AM
Worship Service: Flower Communion: "From You I Receive" by Rev. Ian White Maher

As we begin our summer schedule, let us bless our coming together. We have impacted one another, left behind indelible marks, and we have been changed. Let these marks guide us into wisdom and compassion for all beings.

We celebrate the last service before our summer break with a Flower Communion, a UU tradition originated in 1923 by Norbert Capek, the founder of the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia.

Bring a flower or two to contribute to the communion bouquet.

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

11:30 AM
Church Picnic following the service

Join us for our annual end-of-church-year, almost-Summer potluck picnic. Bring lawn chairs, musical instruments, lawn games, and something to share for the picnic meal.

at: Ashby Common in Ashby, MA

Fri 21 EDT (15:54 UTC)
Summer Solstice
July 2019
Wed 10 7:30 PM
Ashby Band Concert & First Parish Summer Sales

Listen to the Ashby Town Band on the Common and shop for treasures at the First Parish Church Summer Sales. The Band Concerts and Summer Sales will continue through July and August, weather permitting.

Contact Liz Strong to offer a helping hand on Wednesday evenings.

Wed 24 7:30 PM
Ashby Band Concert & Chuck Wagon

Just prior to and during this band concert, First Parish Church operates the Chuck Wagon, selling hot dogs & hamburgers (perhaps Tofu pups and even soy burgers). This requires several workers and is a very important fundraiser for us.

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