First Church of Christ Unitarian, Lancaster MA

First Church of Christ Unitarian, Lancaster MA


Here again. It was good to be connected with friends for the sunrise service. Nicely done, Wil.
Gorgeous morning. I pray that the cup of sickness be taken away from us, but that we retain hard-earned lessons
Thank you so much for the Tenebrae service tonight! This service is near and dear to my heart, and I really appreciate your flexibility and creativity. It was beautiful! Erin
Here’s last Saturday’s Hopeful Thinking on how we come by our beliefs... “...My job as a minister is not tell you what to think or what you should believe. It is to help you discover what you already believe, either consciously or unconsciously. Because what you believe determines the life you live...”
Here’s last week’s Hopeful Thinking on getting comfortable with a bit of chaos... “...Let it go. You’re holding on too tightly. Life is a riddle for which the answer is so obvious it seems like bad advice...”
Here’s a little contemplative rock garden to inspire your day...
Here’s this week’s Hopeful Thinking for those who need some hope regarding the subject of racism... “’s not possible to be human without bias. Recognizing that, attempting to be nonresistant to things we cannot change, what can we do...”
St. Pat's dinner on Saturday, March 16th from 5:30 to 8 PM is a first for our church. But folks are pitching in to help. It's going to be lovely weather on Saturday, please join us for a great evening with friends, food, music, and oh yeah, good beer. We can still use help on deserts. Please go to signup sheet and sign up for your favorite desert.
Come to the Festival of Trees Saturday in Town Hall. Vote for this little gem of a tree (# 15). It's the prettiest little tree in town!
Awesome concert!
Do u still have the air conditioner would like a couple please for my sister and her baby. Thanks u

Member of Unitarian Universalist Assoc. of Congregations. Living in loving community & assisting those on a search for truth, meaning & spiritual growth.

We're an independent self-governing congregation, with a rich history dating back to 1653 when we gathered as a Puritan congregation & were the first church established in Central Massachusetts . We demonstrate our beliefs through worship, religious education, fellowship and loving service to each other and the world. We respect these basic principles : - The inherent worth and dignity of every person Justice, equity & compassion in human relations - Acceptance of one another & encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations - Providing a free & responsible search for truth & meaning - The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large - The goal of world community with peace, liberty & justice for all - Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part - We follow the teachings of Jesus Christ as a profound spiritual guide - We believe in the importance of good works, not just good words - Enriching our spiritual practice with other religious and spiritual traditions - We believe that we all enter this world with original grace - We ask that all people are accepted as you are What we do: - We provide Sunday services and a shared ministry - We provide a sense of community, friendship & family - We provide support to local & national efforts to improve the lives of those in need - We provide service in order to make the world a better place for all - We provide programs and services for the exploration and growth of the spirit - We provide a Sunday school to teach children about all faiths and the worth of the individual

Mission: To live in loving community and assist those on a free and responsible search for truth, meaning & spiritual growth, to foster social justice and provide care to those in need.

Religious Ed and Family Resources for this week - 5/10/20 -

Hope works wonders, folks! #lovefromfitchburg

"Hope Works Wonders" with Wil Darcangelo on Sunday -

HEARTS IN THE WINDOW! Here’s the first batch of 56 hearts for the windows of First Parish in Fitchburg and First Church In Lancaster! Send us yours! Starting on there will be a drop off box on the front portico. Or Mail them to First Church, PO Box 66, Lancaster, MA 01523, and we will put them up in the windows to provide encouragement and support to all who see them.❤️)

Hopeful Thinking - Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Make an Earthquake of Your Presence

Here’s this week’s Hopeful Thinking on making an earthquake of your presence..

”... It makes me think of walking into a room and emitting a shockwave of good energy; physically imperceptible, but deeply healing and inspirational on the cellular level...” Make an earthquake of your presence. It's a phrase the Devil once shared with the Old Testament character Jōb. Not the mythological devil...

Virtual Church (VC6) "make an Earthquake of Your Presence"

Here's today's Virtual Church on making an earthquake of your presence...

VC6 - Virtual Church Order of Service - Sunday, May 3, 2020 - Make an Earthquake of Your Presence Welcome - Wil Darcangelo Prelude: Sonata in E-flat, Op. 27,...

Hang in there folks... There are hopeful signs everywhere!

Family Resources for Religious Ed - 5/1/20 -

Join the Online Service at 10:15am on Sunday: "Make an Earthquake of your Presence" -

Hopeful Thinking - Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Thoughts Become Things

Here’s last week’s Hopeful Thinking on the power of our thoughts to create change...

“...if thoughts really do become things, what’s occurring within the physics of those thoughts? What are we transmitting? And when are we transmitting it? To whom are we transmitting it?...” My daughter’s favorite expression is “thoughts become things.” It’s a quippy, simplified way of saying that thought precedes all action, b...

[04/27/20]   Looking for musicians/singers/collaborators who would like to add to the contemplative content on The UU Virtual Church. 😀

Virtual Church (VC5) "Thoughts Become things"

Here’s this morning’s Virtual Church entitled “Thoughts Become Things” on the value of noticing that your thoughts drive the quality of your life experience. Enjoy!

VC5 - Virtual Church Order of Service - Sunday, April 26, 2020 - Thoughts Become Things Welcome - Wil Darcangelo Prelude: “La Grace” (Telemann) Robin Dinda R...

Secrets in the clock tower... Ladybugs

The banner made it up! Winds died down enough to raise it around 7pm. Happy 50th Earth Day, everyone! Say a quick prayer for the earth. Who knows? She may have the answer to our own prayers...

Earth Day 2020 Meditation (VC4a) by Wil Darcangelo

Here is an 18 minute meditation video created today especially for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Sit back and relax and enjoy... namaste. 👁❤️🌍

This meditation, prepared in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, takes you on a guided journey with the earth itself. Words and Narration by Wil Darc...

Happy 50th Earth Day, Lancaster! 👁❤️🌍 Mother nature is singing full-voice today! This banner will go up as soon as the winds die down... #lovefromfitchburg

Last Sunday "Being the Non-Anxious Presence", Online with Wil Darcangelo -

Recital #2

More Talent...

Hopeful Thinking - Saturday, April 18, 2020 - Being the Non-Anxious Presence

Here’s this week’s Hopeful Thinking (also) on being the non-anxious presence...

“...We love to worry like it’s our job. We feel we’re being productive with our downtime if we are gnashing our brains over something. How many things are you worrying about right now?...” It’s a points system really. Sometimes we are carrying around a lot of points against us. Sometimes we arrive into stressful situations c...

Virtual Church (VC4) "Being the Non-Anxious Presence"

Here is this week’s Virtual Church service on being the non-anxious presence...

Virtual Church - Order of Service - Sunday, April 19, 2020 - Being the Non-Anxious Presence Gathering Words - Wil Darcangelo Prelude: Sonata "Pathetique" Op....

Lancaster Community Center

It’s Clean Up Days until May 4. Great time to walk and Pick up.
Grab some yellow bags from the front door of the Community Center in the bin. Fill em up!
Prizes for most trash bags filled, and strangest find ( nip bottles already claimed)
Call us at 978-733-4076 and leave a message and we will scoop them up.
Thanks to all who have been cleaning we have already removed 38 bags of trash from Lancaster roads that I know of. Maybe more! The frogs and fish and birds thank you too.

This Sunday "Being the Non-Anxious Presence", Online with Wil Darcangelo -

This pantry is full! Thanks you for all the contributions! But now we need to get these items into the hands of those who need them. PLEASE feel free to take and distribute to anyone who could use a little extra!

For the next week we will light the bell tower in Green and Gold in recognition of all the teachers and staff of the Nashoba School District and at schools all over the world. In a very short period of time, they have had to learn brand new ways of doing things and have reinvented the educational experience of kids everywhere. Nothing beats face to face learning but teachers and administrators everywhere are making the best of of the situation.

Congratulations! And Online Religious Ed Resources for this week -

UU Virtual Church of Fitchburg & Lancaster, MA

Happy Easter all! If your missed or are interested in viewing any of our virtual services, you can see them on our YouTube Channel.


Lots of talent in this congregation!

Awesome turnout for the Easter Bunny! Thanks to Lancaster Fire and Police for the ride! Please post your pics and videos here!

Virtual Church (VC3) "Easter Sunday: The Beauty in the Brokenness"

Here’s this morning’s Easter Sunday Virtual Church service...

Order of Service - Sunday, April 12, 2020 - Easter Sunday - The Beauty in the Brokenness Welcome - Wil Darcangelo Prelude - PRELUDE: “Seasonal Hymn Preludes ...

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725 Main St
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Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 11:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 11:30
Friday 09:00 - 11:30
Sunday 10:00 - 11:30
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