Past Services

Sunday, February 18th, 2024

– Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum - One of the first sermons Cindy ever preached was in her internship year, 1999-2000, and was titled “A Humanist’s Search for God.” Now, 24 years later, she’ll take another look. Is she still searching for God? Does she still identify as a Humanist?   

Our buildings are now mask-optional. We have designated a mask-required section of our sanctuary. It is marked off and in the back right corner. Please consult with an usher if assistance is needed. 

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Sunday, February 11th, 2024

An Intergenerational Service

Join us for a spiritual and musical celebration of The Beatles, 60 years after they first arrived in the U.S. on Feb. 7, 1964. We will explore the enduring appeal of the Beatles' music and its relevance today. This all-ages service will include performances by the FPC Choir, the FPC Children’s Choir and Ukutarians, and the Parish Jazz Band, including a performance by Parish guitarist Michael Paladini.

Our buildings are now mask-optional. We have designated a mask-required section of our sanctuary. It is marked off and in the back right corner. Please consult with an usher if assistance is needed. 

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Sunday, February 4th, 2024

At the age of 85, Universalist Olympia Brown walked into a voting booth to cast her very first vote after a lifetime of advocating for women’s suffrage. Beaten severely by angry mobs and arrested for his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis went on to be elected to congress, where he served for 17 terms. In 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill moved into the branches of an approximately 1500-year-old redwood tree, where she lived for 738 days to protect it from loggers. Join us as Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann, minister at Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, shares stories of justice and persistence.

Our buildings are now mask-optional. We have designated a mask-required section of our sanctuary. It is marked off and in the back right corner. Please consult with an usher if assistance is needed. 

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Sunday, January 28th, 2024

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum - Our modern tradition of Groundhog’s Day is rooted in ancient stories of returning from the underworld like Persephone, and the ancient pagan holiday Imbolc on which St. Brigid’s day was overlaid. This service will explore Pagan and secular ways and why we mark the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

Our buildings are now mask-optional. We have designated a mask-required section of our sanctuary. It is marked off and in the back right corner. Please consult with an usher if assistance is needed. 

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Sunday, January 21st, 2024

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum - Leo Tolstoy wrote a story called “The Three Questions” which asked, What is the best time to begin everything? Who are the best people to listen to? What is the most important thing to do? This service will explore the questions and answers.  

Our buildings are now mask-optional. We have designated a mask-required section of our sanctuary. It is marked off and in the back right corner. Please consult with an usher if assistance is needed. 

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum - The proposed new “Values” for Unitarian Universalism put love at the center, and love points us to justice. Our covenant says, “Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law.” This service will explore how liberating love is the path to justice.  

Our buildings are now mask-optional. We have designated a mask-required section of our sanctuary. It is marked off and in the back right corner. Please consult with an usher if assistance is needed. 

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Sunday, January 7th, 2024

VIRTUAL SERVICE ONLY! - BUILDINGS CLOSED DUE TO SNOW
Guest Speaker, Kris Comment

Wisdom for approaching the growing political tensions in our country can be found in the words of New Age philosopher, Eckhart Tolle, and his predecessor, nineteenth-century Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson. Both men shed light on the destructive nature of ego and its role in fueling societal division. Learn how their ideas might help us to envision a path toward unity and justice in our democracy through empowered mindful action. 

Kris Comment (she/her/hers) has as been a member of UCMH since 2016 and serves as Vice President of their current Executive Board. She lives in Marlborough with her partner, Cindy, their three cats, and two 9-month-old mini goldendoodle puppies. Kris earned a Ph.D. in American Literature and LGBTQ+ studies at the University of Maryland in 2002 and currently teaches part-time at Framingham State University. She fell in love with the Transcendentalists as an undergraduate and continues to find her greatest spiritual inspiration in literature.

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Sunday, December 31st, 2023

Join members of the Worship Committee for a lay-led service centered around the traditional Scottish celebration of Hogmanay as we see out the old year and welcome in the new year. It will feature a burning bowl to symbolize the cleansing and letting go of the past as well as the singing of “Auld Lang Syne."

Our buildings are now mask-optional. We have designated a mask-required section of our sanctuary. It is marked off and in the back right corner. Please consult with an usher if assistance is needed. 

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Sunday, December 24th, 2023

at 9 PM

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum - Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service features traditional carols and anthems, paired with poetry and readings and the age-old story of the birth of Jesus. Music provided by the FPC Adult Choir, under the direction of Chris Hossfeld; accompanist Trevor Berens; and guest musicians. We will finish with our traditional candle-lighting and singing of “Silent Night.”

** Join us at 8:45 PM for our extended prelude of Christmas music. ** 

Our buildings are now mask-optional. We have designated a mask-required section of our sanctuary. It is marked off and in the back right corner. Please consult with an usher if assistance is needed. 

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

Sunday, December 24th, 2023

at 10 AM

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum and Rayla Baldwin-Mattson, Director of Religious Education – Our family Christmas Eve service is in the morning this year at our usual Sunday service time. We’ll be telling the age-old story of Christmas with a participatory program featuring several of our religious education children and youth in a holiday pageant. We’ll still end with candles and singing “Silent Night"!  

** Come 15 minutes early to join in some kid-friendly carol singing before our service starts! **

Our buildings are now mask-optional. We have designated a mask-required section of our sanctuary. It is marked off and in the back right corner. Please consult with an usher if assistance is needed. 

Join Worship by Video: https://tinyurl.com/22-23fpc
Meeting ID: 999 7077 0266
Passcode: 01775
Join worship by phone: (929)205-6099 (long distance rates will apply)

FPC now has a closed captioning option in online services. If the Closed Captioning option is not turned on, you can use the button at the bottom of your screen to request that the host turn it on.

Order of Service: CLICK HERE

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