This evening, in the quiet of our candlelit sanctuary, we will explore the beauty of thinking from your heart, instead of from your head. We will also examine the spiritual practice of learning certain words, poems or prayers “by heart”, and how that can help us on our life’s journey. Is there something you know “by heart”, and that comes to you when you need it? If so, you will be invited to share it during the service. Read more about Living By Heart
Over the past 5 years our minister Tom Rosiello has spent some time in Mexico. He will share some of his experiences and thoughts about learning from the interaction with other cultures and places. Our music will include Spanish songs and hymns, and will have a “Latin flavor.” Read more about Connections South of the Border
The focus of our service this morning will be on the many ways that “We connect at FPC to build a strong community.” We will share stories, construct a chain of connections and each make a new connection this Sunday. This will be an active and fun service, yet rich and meaningful for all ages. Music will include child-friendly hymns and songs, and our worship leaders will include Tom Rosiello, Minister, Michellle Cote, DRE, youth, and adults from our congregation. Read more about Building Connections at FPC
We often inquire about each other's physical health but we rarely ask someone, "How are things going in your spiritual life?" This morning we will focus on how we care for that dimension of our lives, and how important it is to do so. Are you feeling spiritually connected? If not, come and explore how you can. Worship will be led by The Rev. Tom Rosiello. At 11 AM our Adult Choir will sing a new anthem entitled, "May I Be Still" and given in honor of Nancy Grimes and Ed Steinfeld's marriage. Read more about How is your Spiritual Life?
One Hundred years ago the Reverend Charles W. Eliot delivered an address at Harvard Divinity School entitled, “The Religions of the Future”. This morning we will examine his predictions and focus on what are the different characteristics of a religion that will be relevant in our time and in the future. Worship will be led by, The Reverend Tom Rosiello. Read more about A Religion for the Future
In the beauty of our candlelit church we will explore our dreams. What do they tell us? You are invited to bring a poem or reading about dreams to share with others. Music will be provided by Trish Woods, piano and Barbara Chickosky, trumpet. Vespers is a monthly service of readings, sharing, candle lighting, music and silence. Read more about Dreams
Where we end up so often depends upon how high we set our sights. So often we can accomplish far more than we thought we could by keeping our sights set on a lofty goal. Our Worship will be led by Rev. Tom Rosiello. Members of FPC Drums will enliven our worship and our choir will sing Randall Thompson’s wonderful setting of Robert Frost’s poem “Something Like A Star” at the 11 AM Service.Read more about Aiming High
Worship will be led by Rev. Tom Rosiello with music provided by the Parish Jazz band at both services, FPC singers at the 9 AM service and the Adult Choir at 11 AM. We primarily remember Dr. King for his work as a leader of the movement for racial equality in this country. But that was not the only social justice issue on which Dr. King spoke out. Particularly in the later years of his life, he spoke out against war and for all the poor in America. We will hear Dr.Read more about What Would Dr. King Say Today?
Our guest preacher and worship leader this morning will be Sierra-Maria Gerfao who served for several years as the Director of Religious Education and Faith Development Ministries at First Unitarian in Worcester. She is currently seeking her Master of Divinity at Yale University. Sierra-Marie and her wife, Gina, have two children, ages five and six.Read more about The Economy of Love