Upcoming Worship Services
Please note that First Parish in Cohasset now holds services on the side yard of the Parish House when weather permits. The Worship Service is also live streamed. If you attend in person, be prepared to wear a mask, and a lawn chair and/or blanket and to sit socially distanced from others in attendance. There is no access to the Parish House unless for bathroom emergencies. To access the live stream, 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.
May 02nd “Our Wounded Hearts”
I am sure you have heard it said that sadness, grief and anger are all part of the great cycle of life. When these persist however, how does one distinguish them from depression? This sermon will address what we can do about our heavy, wounded hearts.
May 09th “For Faith and Freedom”
In the tradition of bringing to you the story of an influential Unitarian or Universalist woman on Mother’s Day, I bring you Francis Ellen Watkins Harper. I chose her in part because several of you wanted to know more about her after I used a poem of hers in a service earlier this year. Happy Mother’s Day!
May 16th Reflections of Our Work on Racism
Over this past church year about 20 of us gathered by Zoom on Tuesdays to read and learn about institutional racism, white supremacy, and historical and contemporary policies which perpetuate injustice. Most importantly however, we spent considerable time reflecting upon and sharing our personal experience with racism. In this service we hope to share some of what we have learned and how it will influence our engagement with the world.
May 23rd Through the Sliding-Glass Door:
Today’s sermon focuses on going beyond the essay of “Mirrors, Windows, and Doors.” Written in 1990 by Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop, it has taken so long for diversity in literature to become widely practiced.
Guest Presenter, Tracey Newman,
First Parish’s Director of Religious Education
May 30th “In Blessed Memory”
Today’s service will commemorate the great losses we have known through our history due to war and will uncover the origin of this sacred day.