Speaker: Rev. Paul Sprecher
A ritual for letting go in the New Year.
Despite the fact that we all eventually lose faith in Santa Claus (for kids) and (sometimes) end up with “Bah, humbug” (as adults), Christmas magic happens. Let’s agree to let the mystery be. Here’s the TEXT of the sermon.
It happens that Hanukkah this year starts on the first Sunday of Advent. Besides lighting candles, what else do these days share?
Faith Survives, Hope Remains” – (text)
While acknowledging that I have enough is an important spiritual insight, the reality is that in our country and in our world far too many people don’t have enough. Avoiding excessive inequality has been a religious commitment since the dawn of civilization. So why is … read more.
When violence rooted in hatred occurs around us, we must once again pledge to never forget, as we have pledged of the Holocaust and other acts of genocide and racist violence.
We all need “safe places” where we can rest secure and come to know who we really are.
Throughout history, people in danger have needed to seek sanctuary. Sometimes great courage is needed to
As we begin the fifth year of Rev. Sprecher’s ministry at First Parish, it’s a good time to start casting a vision for our congregation for the next fi years — and more!