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Sermons from First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington Massachusetts

Jul 9, 2023

Sunday Sermon given July 9, 2023
Prayer by Ruben Hopwood, Worship Associate

First Parish
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First gathered 1739

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About the Sermon: How modern insurance fragments our communities, and how to fix it!

Since the 1990s, Andrew Fischer has studied and written about ways in which insurance interacts with how we live and how it shapes our communities. In 2007 he presented a summer service for First Parish about similarities and contrasts between the functions of insurance groups and religious groups. His perspective and focus is informed by 29 years as an Arlington Town Meeting Member, as co-chair of the Town Meeting Community-based Health Insurance Study Committee, and as owner of Fischer Construction since 1984.