Sundays at 11 AM (10 AM July-August)
10 Parish St., Dorchester, MA 02122

News & Updates

The Welcome Mat

On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, let us celebrate all that we have to be thankful for and let us lift up the beauty and power of a welcoming spirit and practice. This sermon was chosen by Neal Snow, one of two winners of the “choose the sermon” Silent Auction item of the First Parish Gala in Spring 2016. Read More »

Be Not Afraid

The First Parish Players have delighted us many a Sunday during the Time for All Ages. On December 11 they led us- and we of all ages followed - into an exploration of the nativity story. Together we made this ancient story of fear and love, seeking and finding, birth and belonging, speak to us in our time now. And Director of Religious Education Lucas Gonzalez Milliken delivered his homily "Be Not Afraid" to bring home to us in this day and age the multiple meanings of the phrase heard by the shepherds, "Be not afraid".  Read More »

Living Simply

It is easy to say that we won’t get caught up on the frenzy of the holiday season. It is easy to say that we aspire to live our lives with greater simplicity. But so much presses upon us to do the opposite, and too often we come to the year’s end fatigued and a bit sad that once again we seem to have more drama and expense and busyness that we desire. Let us explore how joy, community and presence more than presents can help us move in the right direction. Read More »

Stubborn Love

Working to create the beloved community has never been easy, and asks much of each one of us. Yet the struggle is centered in love and is no stranger to joy. The way forward needs you and your unique gifts. Let us re-affirm our shared vision, and build bridges not walls. Read More »

The Election Sermon

There is a tradition from the colonial days that the preacher preached an Election sermon on the Sunday prior to an election. Not a sermon telling people whom to vote for, but one raising up ideas and issues that he (almost always) or she (rarely until recently) thought valid to consider. Rev. Tricia Brennan continued this tradition on the first Sunday in November in these most contentious, troubling, fascinating, and important days in our country.  Read More »

 < 1 2