Recordings of Our Worship Services

These audio files are in MP3 format

Service Recordings from
2017-2018 Church Year


February 11, 2018
Living Our Faith

January 28, 2018
Ricky Carter, Ellen Leigh and Jo Guthrie
Credo Means "I believe" in Latin

January 21, 2018
Strange Neighbors; Lessons from the Past
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan

January 14, 2018
Soundings of Martin Luther King

January 7, 2018
Samaritans All

December 31, 2017
Poetry for the New Year

December 24, 2017
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan
Christmas Intergenerational Service

December 17, 2017
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan

December 10, 2017
"Being Both" by Sana Saeed

December 3, 2017
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan Preaching
The Wonders of Darkness (Not Recorded)

November 26, 2017
Rev. Mary Margaret Earl
Saying No. And Saying Yes. (Not Recorded)

Sunday, Novermber 19, 2017
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Music Sunday
Rutter Requiem

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan
How to Be on Your Own

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Dr. Elizabeth Hinton Preaching
Shinn Service

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Rev. Lilia Cuervo
Remember Loved Ones: Dia de Los Muertos

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan
Life Lessons: Thoughts Gleaned in Thirty Years of Ministry

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Rev. Dr. Mikel Satcher
We Have To Do Something

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
What is the World Coming To?

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wendy Page Preaching
Asking Forgiveness

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
The Ultimate Acceptance

September 10, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Ingathering Sunday

Service Recordings from
2016-2017 Church Year

September 3, 2017
Woody Kay and Patricia Hawkins from First Parish, and Jessie Brown and Jonathan Gilbert of the Friends Meeting in Cambridge
The Gift of Hands: Work, Art, and the Accidental Muse

August 27, 2017
Anne Goodwin
Turning to Each Other

August 20, 2017
Rachael Stark
We're All In the Same Boat Now

August 13, 2017
Lori Kenschaft
Mavis and Me: How One White Humanist UU Was Challenged and Changed by African-American Christianity

August 6, 2017
Jonah Estabrook
Addressing Racial Justice

July 30, 2017
Pamela Powell
Spirituality and the Sea

July 23, 2017
Suzanne McLeod and the First Parish Buddhist Meditation Group
Practicing Joy

July 16, 2017
Reflections on Youth Group Service Trip to Pittsburgh
This service is not posted pending permission of the parents of Youth Group.

July 9, 2017
Kendall Dudley
Reflections on Travel and the Journey

July 2, 2017
Dawn Albright
Pagan Perspectives on Praying for Other People

June 25, 2017
Jitendra Singh
We Are Called, We Are Ready

June 18, 2017
Elizabeth Hunter
Sharing of Poetry

June 11, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Flower Communion (full service)
Flower Communion (reading, hymn, and sermon)

June 6, 2017
Coming of Age Service
This service is not posted pending permission of the parents of COA students

May 28, 2017
Rev. Leaf Seligman
In the Clear Gaze of Each Other: A Memorial Day Meditation (full service)
In the Clear Gaze of Each Other: A Memorial Day Meditation (reading, hymn, and sermon)

May 21, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
On Being Racially Just (full service)
On Being Racially Just (reading, hymn, and sermon)

May 14, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
What Happens When It Isn’t Perfect: A Mother's Day Sermon (full service)
What Happens When It Isn’t Perfect: A Mother's Day Sermon (reading, hymn, and sermon)

May 7, 2017
Diane Taraz Shriver
Opening the Doors (full service)
Opening the Doors (reading, hymn, and sermon)

April 30, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Action Sunday
(Note, this is an abbreviated service.)

April 23, 2017
Natalie Tyler, Dorothy May, Ann Abbott;
Long on Love: Lessons from our Grandmothers (full service)

April 16, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Easter Sunday (due to the different start time, this is a partial recording)

April 9, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
To Exodus: The Verb (full service)
To Exodus: The Verb (reading, hymn, and sermon)

April 2, 2017
Living Our Faith Service: Jonathan Brennand, Kristin Muniz, Ruben Hopwood

March 26, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
How to Make A Spiritual Shift (full service)
How to Make A Spiritual Shift (reading, hymn, and sermon)

March 19, 2017
Credo Service: Elizabeth Hunter, Lida Junghans, and Mark Seibring

March 12, 2017
Music Sunday
First Parish & Follen Community Church join forces to present Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

March 5, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Abstaining and Saying No (full service)
Abstaining and Saying No (reading, hymn, and sermon)

February 26, 2017
Rev. Leaf Seligman
What Grounds Us? (full service)
What Grounds Us? (sermon)

Feb 19, 2017
Rev. Margaret Weiss's sermon will be posted after end of March.

February 12, 2017
The Youth Group Service: Comfort

February 5, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
The State of First Parish (full service)
The State of First Parish (reading, hymn, and sermon)

January 29, 2017
Aisha Ansano
Musings on Being a UU of Color (full service)
Musings on Being a UU of Color (reading, hymn, and sermon)

January 22, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Taking Spiritual Stock (full service)
Taking Spiritual Stock (reading, hymn, and sermon)

January 15, 2017
Roxanne Hoke Chandler (full service)
Roxanne Hoke Chandler (reading, hymn, and sermon)

January 8, 2017
Rev. Marta Flanagan
On Being Resolute (full service)
On Being Resolute (reading, hymn, and sermon)

December 18, 2016
A Christmas Carol

December 11, 2016
Dr. Diana Ventura
Facing Vulnerability and Uncertainty (full service)
Facing Vulnerability and Uncertainty (reading, hymn, and sermon)

December 4, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
To See Clearly -­ Or Not (full service)
To See Clearly -­ Or Not (reading, hymn, and sermon)

November 27, 2016
Leaf Seligman;
What is Required Now? Full Service; Reading-Sermon

November 20, 2016
Thanksgiving Intergenerational Service

November 13, 2016
Music Sunday: Alzheimer's Stories

November 9, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
A Post-Election Service of Healing and Recommitment
(Note: the recording is missing a few minutes from both the beginning and the end of the service.)

November 6, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
This World: An Election Sunday Sermon: Full Service; Reading-Sermon

October 30, 2016
Rev. Lilia Cuervo
Day of the Dead Service: Full Service; Reading-Sermon

October 23, 2016
Marla Marcum
Annual Shinn Service: Full Service; Reading-Sermon

October 16, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Whence Cometh Evil? Full Service; Reading-Sermon

October 9, 2016Steve Carmody
Beyond Our Generation: Full Service; Reading-Sermon

October 2, 2016Rev. Ken Reeves;
I'm Running for President: Full Service; Reading-Sermon

September 25, 2016
A Dialogue Sermon with Dr. Rosalind Shaw and Rev. Marta Flanagan
The Paradox of Living and Dying: Full Service; Reading-Sermon

September 18, 2016
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan
What Everyone Wants: Full Service; Reading-Sermon

September 11, 2016
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan
Ingathering: Full Service


Service Recordings from
2015-2016 Church Year

August 14, 2016
Pam Linov
So, As I Was Saying...

July 31, 2016
Chris DiMeo
Unitarian-Universalism and the 2016 Election

July 24, 2016
Care and Compassion: Reflections by Lay Ministers

July 10, 2016
Aisha Ansano
Learning to Love Ourselves

June 12, 2016
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan
Leave No Child—No One—Inside

June 5, 2016
Rev. Leaf Seligman
What Connects Us

May 29, 2016
Rev. Mary Margaret Earl Guest Preaching
Broken Hearted and Open Wide: Reflections on Race and Justice

May 15, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
How to Lead a Good Life

May 8, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
How to Apologize

May 1, 2016
John Anderson, Tish Miller, and Doris Orellana
Living Our Faith Testimonials

April 24, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
The Stories We Tell

April 17, 2016
Steve Carmody
Waking Up

April 10, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
What We Need Now

April 3, 2016
Anne Goodwin
Hope for the Community of Earth

March 27, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Easter Service

March 20, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Jesus Christ!: The Expletive

March 13, 2016
Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach

February 28, 2016
Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan
Making Justice Up Close and Personal

January 31, 2016
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Being Spiritually Defiant

January 24, 2016
Credo Service

December 13, 2015
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Love and Other Aspirations

December 6, 2015
Music Sunday
Pass the Pudding

November 29, 2015
Rev. Ken Sawyer
In Praise of What Sustains

November 22, 2015
Thanksgiving Intergenerational Service

November 15, 2015
Credo Service

November 8, 2015
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Grateful to Whom?

November 1, 2015
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Grateful for What?

October 25, 2015
Annual Shinn Service: Rev. Paul Robeson Ford
Turning the World Upside Down: Strategies for Lasting Criminal Justice Reform

October 18, 2015
Rev. Marta Flanagan
Mockingbirds and Watchmen: Thoughts Inspired by Harper Lee

September 13, 2015
Ingathering Sunday


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