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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
Worship Service: "Discerning Our Covenant Now" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, January 25, 10:00 AM

This past November, we learned the importance of covenant: the promises and shared values (spoken or unspoken) that hold us together as a congregation. We need to be aware of these basic assumptions, to articulate them among ourselves and to potential new members, if we are to survive and grow. Today's Sunday service will include exercises and open discussion to discover our covenant as it currently stands.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

Potluck Pie Lunch after the service

Sunday, January 25, 11:30 AM

Friday, January 23, is National Pie Day. So we are going to have an all-pie lunch this Sunday to honor this significant culinary day. All kinds of pies (or anything in a round dish) will be welcome. Chicken pot pies, pizza pies, quiche in pie tins, etc. Then of course, there are the pecan, chocolate, apple, blueberry, lemon meringue and other dessert pies.

During lunch, we will be able to continue our conversations about covenant that will have begun during the morning worship service with Rev. Bruce.

Visiting a Nearby UU Church (to be announced)

Sunday, February 1, 9:15 AM

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.

Worship Service: "Empathy" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, February 8, 10:00 AM

To his followers Jesus said, love your neighbor as yourself – with an unconditional love, that wants and seeks to bring about the well-being of another person. To do this, we need to develop our natural capacity to to see as the other sees, to feel as the other feels – in other words, empathy. Sometimes this isn't easy. It takes openness, imagination and clear boundaries. But we can learn. In today's service, we explore the practice of empathy in relationships, healing, and the resolution of conflict.

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

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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