First Parish Plymouth Unitarian Universalist Church
Freedom of belief is foundation to Unitarian Universalism. We affirm the worth of all human beings and the integrity of individual thought and action. As a liberal religious community, we share the quest for a practical religion based on deed, not creed.
We welcome all who would join with us in the spirit of love and peace. We are a non-creedal church stressing love, service and religious freedom..
Our office can be reached at 508-747-1606
Join us on Sundays at 10:00 for worship.
After church please join us for coffee, fellowship, and snacks in Kendall Hall.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
August 21 Couldn’t we at least. . .? How Can I help? Rev. Ed Hardy
Dean James Ryan of the Harvard Graduate School of Education gave a commencement speech entitled “5 Essential Questions In Life plus a bonus question”. We will investigate the questions we began in July. There won’t be a quiz, but maybe some time for dialogue and conversation.
This question asks us to search deep within ourselves or the project.
August 28 What Truly Matters?
And Did You Get What You Wanted Out of Life, Even So?” Rev. Ed Hardy
Dean James Ryan of the Harvard Graduate School of Education gave a commencement speech entitled “5 Essential Questions In Life plus a bonus question”. We will investigate these questions we began in July. There won’t be a quiz, but maybe some time for dialogue and conversation. Did you get what you wanted?
The bonus question: And Did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? This question is a reflection on the previous questions and a summing up of our lives.
Tour Season is in Full Swing!
We will be conducting tours every Friday & Saturday (10am 12:30-pm or 12:30 to 3:00 pm) June 3rd & 4th through October.
The Stained Glass Windows –
Treaty with Massasoit and Pilgrims
This stained glass window depicts the treaty with Massasoit and the Pilgrims and kept the peace for over 50 years under the following terms:
I. That neither he nor any of his, should injure or do hurt to any of their people.
II. That if any of his did any hurt to any of theirs, he should send the offender that they might punish him.
III. That if any thing were taken away from any of theirs, he should cause it to be restored; and they should do the like to his.
IV. That if any did unjustly war against him, they would aid him; and if any did war against them, he should aid them.
V. That he should send to his neighbours confederates to certify them of this, that they might not wrong them, but might be likewise comprised in the conditions of peace.
VI. That when their men came to them, they should leave their bows and arrows behind them.
It has been said that these conditions were based on mutual need, compromise, great faith in each other and in their respective Gods, and trust. The Treaty was broken during King Philip’s War.
FOOD COLLECTION SUNDAY
During August, we will be collecting food for the Food for Kids Backpack Program.
THERE IS STILL HUNGER IN SUMMER
The RE Program is going to be working in cooperation with South Shore Community Action Council this summer to facilitate a backpack program like the one outlined below. Please consider targeting your food donations for June, July, and August to the items listed below. The students will be helping with the planning, implementation, packing, and distributing of the backpacks.
Pop top items or Microwave cups preferred. No glass.
Graham and/or animal crackers
Whole grain cereal granola bars
Individual cereal boxes
Spaghetti and meatballs
Canned fruit or fruit cups in light syrup
dried fruit: Raisins, plums, cranberries
|Miscellaneous:Fat-free sugar free pudding cups
SCRIP CARDS ALWAYS AVAILBLE DURING COFFEE HOUR – Check the Scrip Card page for new ideas on how to save!