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Sermons from First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2020

Just as the earth turns, so do we, we turn towards the solstice and to what is next. How do we connect with the earth during the winter season? As we move towards the end of Advent and towards Christmas, what might the earth teach us?


Podcast introduction music composed and played by First Parish Music Director...

Dec 21, 2020

Join Rev. Erica for an evening of worship and meditation. This vespers service is a chance for evening contemplation as we make our way through Advent. Listenfor a quiet evening of community and sacred connection.


Blessing for Traveling in the Dark by Jan Richardson

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Psalm 23...

Dec 16, 2020

Some say it is their favorite service of the entire year. There is something intimate and magical about worshiping at night. For the last ten years, we have offered a service on a Friday evening in December we call “Embrace the Darkness.” This worship service provides a contemplative approach amidst the holiday...

Dec 15, 2020

On the third Sunday in Advent and the third day of Hanukkah, we consider the question of what we to do when met with what is improbable, irrational, frightful and perhaps wonderful.

This episode's sermon references three paintings. You may view these paintings by simultaneously watching the supplemental...

Dec 7, 2020

Rev. Erica Richmond explores the second Sunday of Advent during this worship service. This time invites us into uncomfortable waiting- how do we sit with disquieting anticipation? How might we connect to the grace and stillness of the season?


Podcast introduction music composed and played by First Parish Music...