First Parish Church
Unitarian Universalist
Ashby, Massachusetts
Meet Rev. Colin Bossen

Rev. Colin N. BossenRev, Colin Bossen leads his first worship service as our new part-time minister this coming Sunday, September 17. His topic for the service is ""Sometimes You Need a Story to Survive."

Since this is also our first service for the new church year, it will include an Ingathering Water Ceremony. We'll have a potluck lunch in the Parish Hall following the service.

Please join us on Sunday.

Featured Upcoming Events

Worship Service: "10,000 Fireflies" by Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray

Sunday, March 18, 10:00 AM

"You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies" is more than just an amazing title for a piece of artwork. This large scale installation by contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama's has been described as "the closest a person can come to experiencing infinity." Using the art installation as a metaphor for the kind of life that is rooted in love and justice, Rev. Frederick-Gray will examine what it means to have a faith that makes an impact.

if you are interested in learning more about "You Who Are Getting Oblitertated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies," you can read all about it at Phoenix Art Museum site.

Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray is the husband of the newly elected President of the Unitarian Universalist Association the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray. Brian is an ordained Disciples of Christ pastor who has served progressive Christian congregations in Tennessee, Ohio, and Arizona. Upon Susan's election as UUA President, their family moved to Cambridge, MA where Brian has stepped down from the pulpit in order to be a stay-at-home father to their 11-year-old Henry.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

reader: Catherine Dart

Potluck Lunch after the service

Sunday, March 18, 11:30 AM

Our monthly potluck lunch is a belated celebration of Pi Day (3.14) because our Pi/Pie Day event was snowed out on March 14. Although some dishes may not be conducive to being made into a pie, we can made it an interesting pot luck by bringing as many Pi dishes as possible.

March For Our Lives Rally

Saturday, March 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On March 24, the Social Justice Working Group at Ashby First Parish UU Church is hosting a rally on Ashby Common in solidarity with March For Our Lives marches & rallies across the US. This is our time to call for an end to gun violence and mass shootings.

Please RSVP so we'll know you'll be joining us on the 24th at 11:00 am.

Worship Service: "Our Foremothers' Blessings" by Rev. Colin Bossen

Sunday, March 25, 10:00 AM

Margaret Fuller is one of our most famous Unitarian ancestors. A transcendentalist, writer, and brilliant conversationalist, she had a spiritual practice that has much to teach about what it means to live a life intentionally devoted to beauty and justice.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

reader: Martha Morgan

hospitality: Livvy Tarleton

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