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Welcome and thank you for visiting. Due to concern for all of our health, First Parish Church is suspending all church sponsored in-person activities. We are celebrating our Sundays together on-line. Mid-week we offer evening on-line activites to bring joy and combat boredom and isolation.
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Our Sunday services begin at 11:00 AM and last approximately an hour. Join us for Fellowship 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the service.

Wherever you are on life's journey. You are welcome here.

We are Unitarian Universalists, or UU's for short. We are people of all ages and walks of life who live in Billerica and nearby towns. We come from a variety of religious backgrounds - mainly Christian and Jewish. We have a wide range of religious beliefs. Some of us are newcomers, while some are long time U.U.'s. We cherish the universal truths taught by the great teachers in every time and tradition. We welcome diversity of religious opinion, yet we seek a strengthened spirituality for ourselves. We want the opportunity to consider religious questions with others who are not always certain they have all the answers.

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Our Mission Statement (Diversity Statement): "This Congregation affirms and promotes the full participation of persons in all our activities and endeavors, including membership, programming, hiring practices, and the calling of religious professionals, without regard to race, color, gender, physical or mental challenge, affectional or sexual orientation, age, class, national origin, or political affiliation."

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Event and Service details are on the Calendar

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Dear Members and Friends,
Services start @ 11 AM and last about an hour.
Zoom Fellowship Chat  30-Min before and after Sunday Service. We hope you will join us.

Feb 28, 11AM Service “With Malice Toward None…”, Joshua Leach
Our country is going through a time of unprecedented division. This crisis has brought forward calls for healing, as well as demands for justice. This sermon looks at the question of how we can practice forgiving while honoring the need for accountability.

Mon. Mar 1 7PM FPC Monday Night Zoom Chat

Wed. Mar 3 7PM UU Jeopardy

Sun. Mar 7 11AM Service “Being Perfect”, Rev. Eugene “Woody” Widrick Origen, an early Christian scholar, claimed that Free Will was one aspect of perfection. We will poke around a bit in his idea.

Sun. Mar 7 Board of Trustees Meeting - After Fellowship

Mon. Mar 8 7 PM FPC Monday Night Zoom Chat

Wed. Mar 10 6:30PM Art Journaling

Sun. Mar 14 11AM Service  “The Druids and St. Patrick”, Deirdre and Bob Leger Before St. Patrick came to Ireland, the Druids ruled. Ireland was a pagan country, and St. Patrick’s purpose was to bring Christianity to Ireland.

Mon. Mar 15 7PM FPC Monday Night Zoom Chat

Wed. Mar 17 6:30PM Art Journaling

Sat. Mar 20 7PM Online Spring Fling SAVE THE DATE

Sun. Mar 21 11AM Service “Spring Equinox / Ostara Celebration Service”, Rev. Linda Goodman and Joe Pollock Ostara returns! The earth responds to her passing with abundant new life! At the spring equinox, the Wheel of the Year turns further toward more warmth and growth. At this balance point of the seasons, we celebrate what is awakening in ourselves.

Sun. Mar 21 Deadline for April Newsletter Submission

Mon. Mar 22 7PM FPC Monday Night Zoom Chat

Wed. Mar 24 6:30PM Art Journaling

Sun. Mar 28 11AM Service “Looking for the Messiah”, Rev. Nannene Gowdy People for centuries have looked for a Messiah who could save the world. On Palm Sunday, people in Jerusalem thought they had found the Messiah in Jesus. In less than a week, these same people had turned on him. Are our hopes always to end in disappointment?

 

Mon. Mar 29 7PM FPC Monday Night Zoom Chat

 

Our drop-in conversations continue to evolve. Click the Zoom Service meeting link for:

Mondays - FPC Monday Night Zoom Chat, hosted by Sarah Mills, 7:00-8:00p.m.
Virtual visit with whomever stops by. Think of this like an open house with friends. Different topics, creative projects (Pysanky - Ukranian decorated eggs, Video Editing, Zoom problem solving, Recipes, etc), something new each week.

Wed. Mar 3, 7PM-8:30PM - UU Jeopardy 
This activist and songwriter sang the song "We Shall Overcome".  Who is Pete Seeger? Do you enjoy the  show Jeopardy? Come play the UU version on Zoom! Categories include: UU hymns, Famous UU's, UU History,  and UU Beliefs and Symbols. All ages welcome!

Wed. Mar 10, 17, & 24, 6:30-8:30PM - Art Journaling 
Art journaling is a creative process that can be used to explore thoughts, feelings and ideas. A visual diary. In your art journal you can draw, paint, write, collage, in any way you would like. You do not need to be an artist! Your art journal can be as simple or elaborate as you would like. If you are interested in joining and would like an art journaling kit delivered to you, please contact me at dre@uubillerica.org. 

Suggested supplies:
* Mixed media art Journal or watercolor paper or any other surface you would like to create on. 

* Markers, colored pencils, paints etc. 
* Magazines, old books, flyers from mailings etc.
* Glue or double sided tape
* Pen or fine tipped marker for writing. 
These are only suggestions. You do not need everything on this list!