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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: "Spring Cleaning in the Autumn of One's Life" by Loretta CR Hubley and Susan Bates, Ashby First Parish Lay Leaders

Sunday, May 22, 10:00 AM

A full life can create a full house, which is usually not as beneficial to the individual as a full house in poker. Spring cleaning, on both a physical and metaphysical level, may be all the more important for the mature to have the opportunity to experience new springs in life. Let's ask both why and how, in a context that acknowledges the inherent differences.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

hospitality: Susan Bates

Worship Service: "Love and Sacrifice" by Rev. Bruce Taylor, Ashby First Parish Church and Ken Johnson, Ashby Congregational Church

Sunday, May 29, 10:00 AM

First Parish Church and the Ashby Congregational Church (UCC) join for this community Memorial Day worship service.

On this day, we honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. We remember them and reflect on the sacrifices they made for the sake of duty and a vision of the greater good.

This service will be held outdoors on Ashby Common. In the event of bad weather, we'll move into our Sanctuary.

Worship Service: "Pride and Progress" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, June 5, 10:00 AM

June is Pride month: a time to celebrate the lives and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in the common life. We affirm deeply held values of freedom and pluralism, cherished by so many Americans, finally extending to diversity in family structure, gender identity and the expression of sexuality. Today's sermon explores how far we've come, the acceptance of LGBTQ people in the mainstream culture, and the continuing challenges.

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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