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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
Choir Rehearsal for Community Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 23, 9:30 AM

at: Ashby Congregational Church in Ashby, MA

Worship Service: Community Thanksgiving Service by Rev. Bruce Taylor, First Parish Church UU and Ken Johnson, Ashby Congregational Church

Sunday, November 23, 10:00 AM

at: Ashby Congregational Church in Ashby, MA


Thursday, November 27

Worship Service: "We Are a Promise-Making People" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, November 30, 10:00 AM

Like churches in many New England towns, ours has Puritan roots. Over the centuries we've come a long way in the freedom of our beliefs. Given the resulting diversity, what is it that holds us together now? Not the fear of hell, not a common creed, not beliefs as such, but the promises we make and the promises we keep. On this Sunday after Thanksgiving, we will explore the meaning of covenant as the fundamental practice that keeps us whole, while keeping our free church free.

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

Sunday, November 30, 4:00 PM

at: Ashby Congregational Church in Ashby, MA

Worship Service: "The Perils of the Pipeline" by Cedwyn Morgan

Sunday, December 7, 10:00 AM

Kinder Morgan has proposed to construct a fracked-gas pipeline across northern Massachusetts, including Ashby. Grassroots opposition has sprung up across the state.

This service will present a factual summary of the proposed project and an objective evaluation of its scientific and economic rationale. It will also focus on the potential for meaningful social action and explore some of the ethical dilemmas and lifestyle challenges brought into focus by the project.

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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