First Parish Church
Unitarian Universalist
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
UUA District Annual Meetings

Saturday, April 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Three Massachusetts UUA districts are holding a joint annual meeting at the First Parish Church in Weston: Clara Barton District (which includes Ashby), Massachusetts Bay District and Ballou Channing District.

Carpools leave Ashby Common at 11:30 am.

Worship Service: "Empathy" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, April 26, 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 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.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

Soup & Sandwich Potluck Lunch after the service

Sunday, April 26, 11:30 AM

Annual Meeting

Sunday, April 26, 12:00 PM

Worship Service: "Why I Love Jesus" by Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Strong, Minister Emerita, Ashby First Parish UU

Sunday, May 3, 10:00 AM

As a child growing up in a Universalist congregation, I was taught that Jesus was a teacher and a friend. As I have watched and listened to many Christians over the years, I have wondered why our understandings and beliefs about Jesus are so different. This is what I have learned and how Unitarian Universalism can reclaim this vital teacher.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

hospitality: Norm Pierce

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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