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Ashby, Massachusetts
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The members and friends of Ashby First Parish Church welcome you to our home in cyberspace.

Our home in the real world is on the Common in Ashby, a rural community in North Central Massachusetts (on the New Hampshire border).

About Us describes First Parish Church in photos and words.

Featured Upcoming Events
Ashby Sugar Supper

Saturday, March 25, 5:30 PM

Reservations required – tickets are $10. The supper may be a sell out. You can reserve a ticket by calling Anne & Jerry Manney at 978-386-5579.

The Sugar Supper benefits the Ashby 250th Celebration Committee.

Visiting the UU Congregation in Milford – "They Called Her Moses"

Sunday, March 26, 9:45 AM

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

This Sunday we're traveling to Milford, NH, where Carolyn McCreary (Music Director) & Nancy Baker are leading a music service featuring a cantata based on the life of Harriet Tubman. A narration and songs of her time tell the story of a journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad, which prior to the Civil War led thousands of slaves to the free states and Canada. This is a Whole Congregation Worship Service for all ages.

Carpools leave Ashby Common at 9:45 am for the service beginning at 10:30 am.

Worship Service: "Investing Our Talents" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, April 2, 10:00 AM

To speak about money (even during the canvass season) can make us a bit uneasy, linked as it is to issues of freedom, security and self-worth. Perhaps that's why Jesus spoke of money so often, and in parables: wisdom stories that defy a simple interpretation, opening us up to new ways of being. Today, we reflect on The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) to see what we can learn.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

hospitality: Noël McGonigle

See the Calendar for information about all Sunday services and other activities at First Parish Church.

Minister: Rev. Bruce C. Taylor

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photo: Copyright ©2012 Inanna Arthen

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Ashby First Parish Church is on the path to becoming a UUA LGBT Welcoming Congregation.