Upcoming Worship Services
Please note that First Parish in Cohasset now live streams its Sunday Worship Service. Simply go to www.youtube.com; in the “Search” block, type in First Parish Cohasset. This will bring you to the Sunday Worship Service. The live stream is available at 10:00 am on Sunday. If you are unable to “attend” the live stream, Sunday’s Worship Service will be available on YouTube after the live stream and for several weeks following.
Feb 07th “Words of Wisdom from King Solomon”
Today’s sermon will explore the “wisdom of Solomon” as he expressed it in the Book of Ecclesiastes. You will be amazed at how contemporary his message is and how useful it may be to living your life today.
Feb 14th “Learning to Love”
Today we welcome to our pulpit Chloë Briede, Interim Director of Religious Education and Parish Administrator at First Parish in Hingham, Old Ship Church. Chloe writes,
“On this Valentine’s Day, we will reflect on what it means to love ourselves and to love others. Can you learn to be more compassionate? What does it look like to show compassion or love to others?
“Our Religious Landscape”
Today’s sermon will examine the results of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life which concluded that Americans are embracing a “non-dogmatic approach to faith.” It will address such questions as: What relevance does this have to us as individuals, as Americans, as Unitarian Universalists?
Feb 28th “Charles Darwin – Culture and Religion”
In November of this year the intellectual world of the West will be celebrating the 162nd anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s, “Origin of Species”. Over the decades, scholars have tried to estimate its significance for our cultural life. It is also appropriate, in this the month of Darwin’s birthday, (Feb 12, 1809), that Unitarian Universalists attempt to make an evaluation of our own in relation to Darwin’s influence. I cannot think of a better symbol of the relationship between church and culture than Darwin’s life’s work.
Mar 07th “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder”
Before long, we will be gathering together in-person again. I miss seeing you on a weekly basis so much! As we launch the Stewardship Drive that funds our operations for the 2021-2022 church year, I invite you to reflect upon what First Parish means to you and what it will mean to move into the future as a community, as a faith, and in our relationship with one another.
Dec 06th “Why We Fight”
We are living in a time of deep division. Is it inevitable? Haven’t we humans been fighting for tens of thousands of years? Today’s sermon looks at our history of fighting and seeks to address what can we do to bring connectedness and peace back into our own lives?
Dec 13 “Christmas Through the Ages”
Most cultures have long marked with rituals involving light and greenery these dark weeks of December when the day light wanes – so as to set before them the hope and expectation that comes with the return of the sun and light and life itself. Today’s sermon will trace the history and evolution of Christmas in America.
Dec 20th “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
Our pageant this year will be a Zoom adaptation of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a well-known book, play, and television Christmas special. Our Christmas Pageant will not be live on the morning of December 20th, nor will the link be made public—both for copyright reasons as well as to respect our children’s privacy. First Parish’s version will be pre-recorded, and a shareable link will be sent out ahead of its December 20th premiere.
Dec 24th “For We Observed A Star….”
Please join us outside on the North side of the Cohasset Common precisely at 5:30 p.m. for an outside Christmas Eve candle light service. This service will be about 30 minutes in length and will include some favorite readings, hymns and a brief Christmas message.
Dec 27th “Quotes that Matter” with Steve Brown
On the Sunday after Christmas for the last few years, we have shared and listened to each other on issues that matter. Hopefully, each of us who participated left enriched by the experience.
This year, come, listen to, and share if you like, quotes that catch your fancy. Perhaps you already have a list of these. If not, look through the following and see what sticks: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes. Notice that you can also search by category.
On Sunday, December 27th, at 10 am join our service on zoom. Just click on the following link on your computer or phone to participate: https://mit.zoom.us/j/4815839509.
If you have any questions how to do this, just call Steve Brown at 781-923-0005 before the 27th.
Jan 03rd “Ethics and the Human Genome Project”
The world of medical science is slowly evolving. Now that the human genome is mapped, what happens next? What are the ethical issues that are at play and why are they important to us as a people of one world community?