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 - https://mailchi.mp/6641457ae307/religious-ed-and-family-resources-for-this-week-51020
Hope works wonders, folks! #lovefromfitchburg
"Hope Works Wonders" with Wil Darcangelo on Sunday - https://mailchi.mp/051957dabb13/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.❤️)
In case you missed it on Sunday: "Make an Earthquake of your Presence" - https://mailchi.mp/b0e9f745a3af/join-the-online-service-at-1015am-on-sunday-make-an-earthquake-of-your-presence-3111754
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...”
hopefulthinkingworld.blogspot.com Make an earthquake of your presence. It's a phrase the Devil once shared with the Old Testament character Jōb. Not the mythological devil...
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 - https://mailchi.mp/e41acfd02475/family-resources-for-religious-ed-5120
Join the Online Service at 10:15am on Sunday: "Make an Earthquake of your Presence" - https://mailchi.mp/85bc7a89a55c/join-the-online-service-at-1015am-on-sunday-make-an-earthquake-of-your-presence
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?...”
hopefulthinkingworld.blogspot.com My daughter’s favorite expression is “thoughts become things.” It’s a quippy, simplified way of saying that thought precedes all action, b...
"Thoughts Become Things" - https://mailchi.mp/aacf5d5a99ee/thoughts-become-things-this-sunday-3110485
[04/27/20] Looking for musicians/singers/collaborators who would like to add to the contemplative content on The UU Virtual Church. 😀
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...
This week's Religious Ed Online Resources - https://mailchi.mp/ff5cb92f1edc/this-weeks-religious-ed-online-resources
"Thoughts Become Things" This Sunday. - https://mailchi.mp/bac4e596db75/thoughts-become-things-this-sunday
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...
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
A Message from your Standing Committee - https://mailchi.mp/e900e768ed2a/this-sunday-being-the-non-anxious-presence-online-with-wil-darcangelo-3109493
Last Sunday "Being the Non-Anxious Presence", Online with Wil Darcangelo - https://mailchi.mp/1d02e9d5183c/this-sunday-being-the-non-anxious-presence-online-with-wil-darcangelo-3109489
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?...”
hopefulthinkingworld.blogspot.com It’s a points system really. Sometimes we are carrying around a lot of points against us. Sometimes we arrive into stressful situations c...
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 - https://mailchi.mp/9702b17b4bdc/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!
In Case You Missed It... - https://mailchi.mp/fba603e7af31/celebrate-easter-sunrise-and-easter-services-on-sunday-3108501
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 - https://mailchi.mp/12f4ffd178a0/congratulations-and-online-religious-ed-resources-for-the-week
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!
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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This is the page for the Haitian Churches of Southern New England Confernece
Visit us at 793 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523 For more information, call (978) 365-5782 On the web: www.ecclancaster.org
Headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Northeast United States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island), and Bermuda
Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Atlantic Union Conference territory