Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

July Theme: Tending

Annual Ministry Theme: Unity

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022
“Musing about Death and Dying”

JOIN US AT 10AM IN THE SANCTUARY AND LIVESTREAM ON YOUTUBE

Sunday, July 10, 2022
“Musings about Death and Dying”

10am in the sanctuary and livestream on YouTube

“It’s not the length of life, but the depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

FRS member Nancy Kidd, LICSW, a social worker who worked in the field of hospice for over 25 years, will share her experience of working with patients and families at end of life. This will include their wishes, regrets, and joys as they reflected on their past and their hopes for the present and future.

To attend worship in person, you must be vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated are welcome to attend services online. Masks are not required. Socially distant seating is available in designated areas of the sanctuary.

 

Summer Worship Services and Programming
July and August 2022

Sunday worship services will start at 10am in the sanctuary (unless otherwise noted) and will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Click here to download and print the FRS Schedule of Summer Worship and Programming.

Sunday, July 17: Resilience and Courage in the Face of Adversity

Guest speaker Judith Kamber will reflect on her experience with the power of relationships and community that have inspired her to new levels of appreciation, inquiry, and gratitude.

Sunday, July 24: Speaking of Gnats

Reverend Rebecca will be preaching about what happens when we ignore the gnats in our lives,
and the beautiful opportunities that open when we tend to them. Candace Temple is the guest
organist. Gnat: person or thing seen as tiny or insignificant, especially in comparison with
something larger or more important

Summer Office Hours

The following summer schedule for the church office will be in effect from July 4 – September 2:

Mondays – Closed
Tuesdays – 9am-1pm
Wednesdays – 9am-1pm
Thursdays – 9am-1pm
Fridays – Closed

 

 

 

We hope you’ll join us this summer for worship services starting at 10am!

See the full schedule of summer service and events HERE.

 

The Latest News & Events

The Jean C. Wilson Music Series Summer 2022

The Jean C. Wilson Music Series Summer 2022

Dear music-loving friends, We are excited to kick off the first Summer Wilson Music Series. The postponement of one of our winter programs has provided a great opportunity to share music throughout the month of July. We will present three concerts in person and...

FRS Dedicates a Welcoming Space to Honor LGBTQ+ Communities

FRS Dedicates a Welcoming Space to Honor LGBTQ+ Communities

FRS held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the "Welcome Space" that we created with our new rainbow-colored Adirondack chairs. This space was created in honor of the LGBTQ+ community. Our intent is that whoever enjoys this space will feel welcome...

Monday Meditation at 6:30pm (weekly event)

Monday Meditation at 6:30pm (weekly event)

Monday Night Meditation in Lower Meeting House (enter via Unicorn Street entrance) When: Mondays, 6:30pm These weekly sessions are led by Joyce Haydock, Senior Dharma Teacher with the International Kwan Um School of Zen. She has been with the school since 1989. This...

Tuesday Spiritual Practice at 11am (weekly event)

Tuesday Spiritual Practice at 11am (weekly event)

Lectio divina is the practice of listening to a poem or reading multiple times to understand what it is saying to you in that moment. What word is speaking to you? What images feel meaningful? What questions are arising as you listen? What invitation do you sense?...

Wednesday Guided Relaxation at 10am (weekly event)

Wednesday Guided Relaxation at 10am (weekly event)

Join FRS member and LICSW Susan Cooper on Wednesdays at 10am for a brief period of mid-week relaxation and renewal. Each 30-minute session will include a guided visualization and reflection on questions around where we hold stress and how we can release it. You'll...

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