Speaker: Karen Tucker-Barisano

Speaker: Karen Tucker-Barisano

“Eight Is Enough”

May 30, 2021

We considered the proposed new 8th Principle for the UUA with “Eight Is Enough”. The proposed 8th Principle is: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

“All We Kindred Pilgrim Souls?”

May 16, 2021

As we have talked about over the years, our congregation is (strange as it may seem) descended from the Puritans. You might recall that the Pilgrims (or “Separatists”) who landed in Plymouth in 1620 are a particular subset of the Puritans. For our Auction Sermon, our own church historian, Joyce Williams, has asked me some interesting questions. Namely, How did the Separatists (or Pilgrims) of Plymouth Colony and the Puritans of Boston get along? Did they merge? I found some interesting information to share, and some thoughts about what we might learn from it all.

“Earth Day Alleluia”

April 18, 2021

This was our online-only “Earth Day Sunday” service. If you watch on YouTube, click “show more” to see the Order of Service. This was also Share the Plate Sunday, and our special offering went to the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA) of Lowell.

“Do You Believe in Magic?”

November 18, 2020

On November 18, 2020, our guest preacher was FCU member Lori Locascio, who preached a sermon and created a service based on a UUA General Assembly workshop on magic by UU ministerial candidate Rob Kinslow that inspired her. If you watch on YouTube, click on “Show More”, and you’ll see the Order of Service and blue time stamps.

“New Again”

September 20, 2020

This was the live online worship service of First Church Unitarian in Littleton, Massachusetts, on September 20, 2020. When you watch the video on YouTube, click on “show more”, and you will see the Order of Service. The blue time stamps for each worship element enable you to skip forward or back to any particular time in the service. This service includes an excerpt from the book “Bossypants” by Tina Fey.