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.

 

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