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
Worship Service: "The Island of All Together"

Sunday, May 1, 10:00 AM

On this May Day Sunday, we'll meet in the Parish Hall for a casual service.

The focus of this service is videos about social action, featuring a short documentary, The Island of All Together. Film makers Philip Brink and Marieke van der Velden bring tourists from Europe and new refugees from Syria together to talk about their lives, demonstrating the juxtaposition of human experience present in our turbulent world and providing humanizing insight into this politically charged topic.

host: Ward Clark

hospitality: Liz Strong

Worship Service: "Poetry as a Way In, Part 2 - Rivers and Mountains in the Taoist Tradition" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, May 8, 10:00 AM

As Unitarians and Universalists, we value the direct experience of mystery and wonder. We also value words. What's the connection? Today, we enter the world of the Chinese poets who witnessed the dynamic interplay between the "ten thousand things" (which include us), and the generative void they emerge from and return to.

Worship Service: "The Spiritual Meaning of Summer" by John McKendry, Ashby First Parish Lay Leader

Sunday, May 15, 10:00 AM

This service is readings and a brief reflection I prepared back in 1992 when I volunteered to arrange a series of lay-led Summer Services at First Parish in Hingham. The readings are from Thoreau, describing summer days at Walden, and from Roger Angell, describing baseball. The reflection—not long enough to be a sermon—is my thoughts when I look up at the night sky in summer.

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

Minister: Rev. Bruce C. Taylor

Unitarian Universalist Association

photo: Copyright ©2012 Inanna Arthen

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