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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: "The Problem With Omniscience and Omnipotence" by Rev. Shayna Appel

Sunday, October 19, 10:00 AM

Many UUs shy away from "the whole God thing" based on philosophical difficulties associated with God as either omniscient (all knowing) or omnipotent (all powerful). Based on the work of the late philosopher and theologian Charles Hartshorne, this sermon explores the roots of process theology and a God who is more interested in meeting us, in the words of Rev. Kathleen McTigue, "at the forming edge of our lives."

musicians: Lizards in the Hayloft

hospitality: Christine Anderson

Worship Service: "The Black Spot" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, October 26, 10:00 AM

Traveling through Wales this past summer, in the county of Ceredigion, I was surprised to learn that there are thirteen Unitarian chapels, all clustered within a 20-mile radius.

In today's sermon, I describe how Unitarianism arose in Wales, its rich influence on the country's religious life, and connections to Unitarian Universalism in our own country.

Potluck Lunch after the service

Sunday, October 26, 11:15 AM

Welcoming Congregation Session 9: The Lived Experience of LGBTQ People – a Panel Discussion

Sunday, October 26, 12:00 PM

We will learn about the experiences of bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender people through presentations by a panel who are willing to speak openly about their lives and answer questions.

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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