From September-June, videos of our worship services can be viewed on our Youtube channel for a month after the service.


2024

September 8, 2024, Ingathering service, Rev. Dan Harper and Dr. Kate Sullivan

September 1, 2024 Bev Burgess, First Parish member

August 25, 2024, Mary Toropov, First Parish member

August 18, 2024, Mary Beth Courtright, Music Director

August 11, 2024, Nancy Robertson, First Parish member

August 4, 2024, Holly Harris, First Parish member

July 28, 2024, Jeanette Paul, First Parish member

July 21, 2024, Mary Parker, First Parish member

July 14, 2024, Aidan Courtright, friend of First Parish

July 7, 2024, Mark Alves and Mike Nakashima, First Parish members

June 30, 2024, Annual reading of the Declaration of Independence

June 23, 2024, “Smokey the Bear Sutra Explained,” Rev. Dan Harper (sermon text not available)

June 16, 2024, no service due to South Shore Arts Festival

June 9, 2024, Flower Celebration, Rev. Dan Harper and Dr. Kate Sullivan

June 2, 2024, Music Sunday, Mary Beth Courtright, Music Director

May 26, 2024, “Remembering,” Rev. Dan Harper (sermon text not available)

May 19, 2024, Religious Education Sunday, Dr. Kate Sullivan, DRE

May 12, 2024, “Mother’s Day and Teaching and Mothering,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of the sermon

May 2, 2024, “Why Do We Sing What We Sing?”, Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of the sermon

April 28, 2024, “Old Ships and New Traditions,” Matt Meyer, Dir. Community Life, Sanctuary Boston, First Church, Boston

April 21, 2024, “Garbage,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of the sermon

April 14, 2024, “Another Alternative: Religious Naturalism,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of the sermon

April 7, 2024, “Principles Revisited,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of the sermon

March 31, 2024, “A Unitarian Universalist Easter,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of the sermon

March 24, 2024, “Palm Sunday and the Roman Empire,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of the sermon

March 17, 2024, “Never Turning Back,” McKayla Hoffman, intern minister, United First Parish, Quincy

March 10, 2024, “Springtime Poetry,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of the sermon

March 3, 2024, “The Best Things in Life,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

February 25, 2024, “The Great Man Fallacy,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

February 18, 2024, “Who Deserves Our Love?,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

February 11, 2024, “Icebergs,” Rev. DL Helfer, LICSW

February 4, 2024, “Is Religion in Decline?,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

January 28, 2024, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” Rev. Ann Fox, UU Society of Fairhaven

January 21, 2024, “Is It Religion, pt. 5: Unitarian Universalism” — Read the text to the sermon

January 14, 2024, “Roll Down Like Waters” — Read the text to the sermon

January 7, 2024, “What About Land Acknowledgements?” — Read the text to the sermon

2023

December 31, 2023, “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” Rev. Dan Harper and others share favorite poems

December 24, 2023, “Five Yuletide Carols,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

December 10, 2023, “Is It Religion, pt 4: Christmas” — Read the text to the sermon

December 3, 2023, “Humanism for Such a Time as This”  — Read the text to the sermon

November 26, 2023, “Pay Attention Naomi,” Rev. Danielle DiBona, chaplain and bereavement counselor, Asera Care Hospice

November 19, 2023, “Dinner Table Conversations,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

November 12, 2023, “Is It Religion, pt. 3: Communism and Capitalism,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

November 5, 2023, “Why I’m a Mystic (But Maybe You Shouldn’t Be),” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

October 29, 2023, “Chant as a Spiritual Practice,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

October 22, 2023, “Is It Religion, pt. 2: Christian Nationalism,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

October 15, 2023, “Why I’m Not a Buddhist (But Maybe You Should Be),” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

October 8, 2023, 2023, “Is It Religion, pt. 1: Sports,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

October 1, 2023, “We Don’t Have To Believe Alike To Love Alike,” Rev. Ann Fox; plus installation of Rev. Dan Harper as settled minister

September 24, 2023, “The Ways,” Everett Hoagland, who read poetry from his latest award-winning book

September 17, 2023, “Why I Don’t Pray (But Maybe You Should),” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

September 10, 2023, Ingathering service and annual water ritual, Rev. Dan Harper and Dr. Kate Sullivan

September 3, 2023, no service due to Labor Day holiday

August 27, 2023, “Life as an Identical Twin,” Abigail Alves, First Parish member

August 20, 2023, “AI and Religion,” Eric Kluz, First Parish member

August 13, 2023, “Summer Reads,” Bev Burgess, First Parish member

August 6, 2023, “Music and Meditation,” the Mulder family, First Parish members

July 30, 2023, “Rowdy Hymns,” Mary Beth Courtright, First Parish Music Director

July 23, 2023, “Inspiration,” Joan Lunt, First Parish member

July 16, 2023, “Favorite Quotes,” Steve Brown, First Parish member

July 9, 2023, “Belonging,” Holly Harris, First Parish member

July 2, 2023, Annual reading of the Declaration of Independence

June 25, 2023, “The Spirituality of Heavy Metal,” Tracey Newman, Director of Religious Education (from 2018-2023)

June 18, 2023, no service due to South Shore Arts Center Festival

June 11, 2023, Music Sunday, Mary Beth Courtright and choir

June 4, 2023, “One Hundred Years of Flower Celebrations,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

May 28, 2023, Rev. Ann Fox, UU Society of Fairhaven

May 21, 2023, Religious Education Sunday, Tracey Newman and the Religious Education Committee

May 14, 2023, “Mother’s Day Peace,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

May 7, 2023, “Who Are We, Anyway?”, Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

April 30, 2023, “What the World Needs Now,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to the sermon

April 23, 2023, “A Revolutionary Religion,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to this sermon

April 16, 2023, Rev. Ann Fox, UU Society of Fairhaven

April 9, 2023, “The Original Easter Story,” Rev. Dan Harper

April 2, 2023, “Ministers and Congregations,” Rev. Dan Harper

March 26, 2023, “The Tree Spirit’s Mistake,” Rev. Dan Harper, worship leader Bev Burgess — Read the text to this sermon

March 19, 2023, “The Problem with Grief,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to this sermon

March 12, 2023,  “Sleep,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to this sermon

March 5, 2023, “The Importance of Community,” Rev. Dan Harper  — Read the text to this sermon

Feb 26, 2023, “Evil in Our Time,” Rev. Dan Harper  — Read the text to this sermon

Feb 19, 2023, “Religion 101,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to this sermon

Feb 12, 2023, “Universalism for Such a Time as This,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to this sermon

Feb 5, 2023, “Religion vs. Spirituality,” Rev. Dan Harper  — Read the text to this sermon

Jan 29, 2023, “The Disabled God for Unitarian Universalists,” Rev. Dan Harper  — Read the text to this sermon

Jan 22, 2023, “Life, Received,” Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, former interim minister of First Parish

Jan 15, 2023, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text to this sermon

Jan. 8, 2023, “Revising the UU Principles and Purpose,” Rev. Dan Harper —Read the text of this sermon

Jan. 1, 2023, “Personal Values,” Steve Brown, First Parish member

2022

Dec. 25, 2022, “Dulce Domum,” Rev. Dan Harper

Dec. 18, 2022, No-rehearsal Christmas Pageant, Tracey Newman and children of First Parish

Dec. 11, 2022, “Three Hundred and One,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of this sermon

Dec. 4, 2022, “Early Education and Unitarian Universalism,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of this sermon

Nov. 27, 2022, “Our Congregation and Its Ministers, Part Two,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of this sermon

Nov. 20, 2022, “Thanksgiving in Our Time,” Rev. Dan Harper

Nov. 13, 2022, “These Fleeting Temples,” Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, former interim minister of First Parish

Nov. 6, 2022, “Calming the Quarrel,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of this sermon

Oct. 30, 2022, “How Can We Know What Is True?”, Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of this sermon

Oct. 23, 2022, “Our Congregation and Its Ministers, Part One,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of this sermon

Oct. 16, 2022, “Searching for Balance,” Tracey Newman, DRE

Oct. 9, 2022, “Meaning in Our Meeting House,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of this sermon

Oct. 2, 2022, “Ritual and Balance,” Rev. Ann Fox, UU Society of Fairhaven

Sept. 25, 2022, “Ecological Spirituality and Our Congregation,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of this sermon

Sept. 18, 2022, “Education and Our Congregation,” Rev. Dan Harper — Read the text of this sermon

Sept. 11, 2022, “Connected by Water,” Rev. Dan Harper, including annual water ritual

Sept. 4, 2022, no service, Labor Day holiday

Aug. 28, 2022, “Music from My Playlist: For a Rainy Day,” Mike Nakashima and friends

Aug. 21, 2022, “Cousins,” Eric Kluz, First Parish member

Aug. 14, 2022, “The View from My Porch,” Bev Burgess, First Parish member

Aug. 7, 2022, “Music!”, the Mulder family, First Parish members

July 31, 2022, “The Road Ahead,” Jeff Watson, First Parish member

July 24, 2022, “Small Gestures Can Empower Us and Others,” Steve Brown, First Parish member

July 17, 2022, “Death Cafe,” Holly Harris, First Parish member

July 10, 2022, “Transitions,” Holly Harris, First Parish member

July 3, 2022, no service due to Independence Day

June 26, 2022, no service due to South Shore Arts Center Festival

June 12, 2022, “Oh, and One Last Thing,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

June 5, 2022, “The Joy of Music, and Thanks,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

May 29, 2022, “The Journey of a Thousand Miles,” Rev. Paul Langston

May 22, 2022, “Many Hands Make Light Work,” Tracey Newman, DRE, First Parish

May 15, 2022, “Ministry for the Earth,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

May 8, 2022, “Sculptors of Courage,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

May 1, 2022, “Working Together To Make Change,” Vinnie Myles, Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry

Apr. 24, 2022, “Negotiating the New Normal,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Apr. 17, 2022, “Waiting for Springtime,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Apr. 10, 2022, “Religious Pluralism,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Apri. 3, 2022, “Congregational Polity,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Mar. 27, 2022, “Book Challenges Stifle Stories,” Tracey Newman, DRE, First Parish

Mar. 20, 2022, “Essentialism,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Mar. 13, 2022, “Holding the Ukrainian People,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Mar. 6, 2022, “Building on a Strong Foundation,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Feb. 27, 2022, “A Renewal of Hope,” Rev. DL Helfer, UU Church of South County, R.I.

Feb. 20, 2022, “Claiming the Right To Question,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Feb. 13, 2022, “Keep it Simple, Cupid,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Feb. 6, 2022, “Looking Ahead,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Jan. 30, 200, “Claiming the Right To Question,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Jan. 23, 2022, “Stuff I Learned (Again) These Last Two Months,” Rev. Bob McKetchnie

Jan. 16, 2022, “Opening Your Heart,” Rev. Anita Farber-Robertson

Jan. 9, 2022, “Desire, Hope, and Imagination,” Rev. Anita Farber-Robertson

Jan. 2, 2022, “Not What We Expected,” Rev. Anita Farber-Robertson