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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: "Advent and the Meeting of Light and Darkness" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, December 4, 10:00 AM

The poet Michael Leunig has observed that nature "requires a dimension within us where darkness and light may meet and know each other". During Advent, we approach the time of year when the darkness is most complete, even as we anticipate the coming of the light. With today's service we will enter into Advent as sacred time.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

hospitality: Liz Strong

Tree Lighting on Ashby Common followed by a free Beef Stew Dinner

Sunday, December 4, 4:00 PM

Following the tree lighting ceremony, a free community dinner, with both beef and vegetarian stew, is hosted by First Parish Church.

Ashby First Parish Church members and friends are encouraged to contribute stew or cookies for this event.

Worship Service: "What Does It Mean to be a UU Muslim?" by Sana Saeed, Harvard Divinity School M.Div. Student

Sunday, December 11, 10:00 AM

Did you know at the UUA's General Assembly this year, we had a prayer space saved for UU Muslims? Did you know there are UU Muslims?

In this service, Sana invites you to reflect on how radical hospitality can create a more pluralist space for multi-religious UU's and interfaith families in our churches.

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

Potluck Lunch after the service

Sunday, December 11, 11:30 AM

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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Ashby First Parish Church is on the path to becoming a UUA LGBT Welcoming Congregation.