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February 2019
Sun 3 10:00 AM
Visiting First Parish Church of Fitchburg – "Thank you, Mr. Snow" by David Thibault-Muñoz

Once a month during snow season, we attend a worship service at a nearby UU church.

Carpools leave Ashby Common at 10:00 am for the service beginning at 10:30 am.

This Sunday we're visiting First Parish Church of Fitchburg for a presentation on Fitchburg abolitionist Bemjamin Snow, Jr. by local activist David Thibault-Muñoz and an update on the university park being created in his honor.

Mr. Snow was a prominent figure in the Fitchburg abolitionist movement. In the 1850s, Snow's home on Day Street was a haven for fugitive slaves and renowned abolitionists Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Lucy Stone, Henry Clarke Wright, Theodore Weld and Angelina and Sarah Grimké. The house, which once stood by the current intersection of Day and Green streets, was demolished around 1912 to extend Day Street.

at: First Parish Church UU of Fitchburg in Fitchburg, MA

Sun 10 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "The King We Need Right Now" by Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Strong, Minister Emerita, Ashby First Parish UU

What is the message we can take from Martin Luther King, Jr. to help us face the turbulence of today's despair with a "stone of hope"? What will we do with that stone?

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

hospitality: Livvy Tarleton

Sun 17 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "Down by the Riverside" by Rev. Ian White Maher

What does it mean that human beings, all over the world, come to bath at the riverside in hopes that their sins will be washed away. Reflections on my trip to India and other places.

musician: Cindy Schilling

hospitality: Alice Ward & Phil Cacioppo

Sun 24 10:00 AM
Worship Service by Rev. Ian White Maher
March 2019
Sun 3 10:00 AM
Visiting a Nearby UU Church (to be announced)

Once a month during snow season, we attend a worship service at a nearby UU church.

Carpools leave Ashby Common at 9:15 am for the service beginning at 10:00 am.

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

musician: Cindy Schilling

hospitality: Martha Morgan

Sun 17 10:00 AM
Worship Service
Sun 24 10:00 AM
Worship Service by Rev. Ian White Maher
Sun 31 10:00 AM
Worship Service: "The Skeptics Are Right!" by Wil Darcangelo, M.Div., First Parish Church UU of Fitchburg

We are all simultaneously in need of and afraid of doubt. We are afraid of the answers questions bring. We are afraid that they will undo the things we believe in, the traditions we have come to cherish. Some of us are afraid that questions will reveal there is no God. Some are afraid they will reveal there is.

Wil Darcangelo, M.Div., is the Minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Fitchburg. Also a columnist and blogger, he writes a weekly columned named "Hopeful Thinking" on spiritual optimism in the information age. Wil is active in community organizing, event production, and youth mentorship, specifically regarding individual and community empowerment through participation in the cultural economy.

Married to his husband Jamie Darcangelo, RN, they live with their daughter Lavender, their friend Peter and several beloved animals. Wil is also a public speaker, vocalist, carpenter and stained glass artist, with a long history as a performing arts professional.

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
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