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Archives: September 2018

Sep 27, 2018 - Kent French

I love the stories from the first five books of the Bible. The characters are so rich, so human, so flawed, so amazing, so interesting, so crafty. The collection of writers (traditionally attributed to Moses) who put it all down knew how to paint a picture of real human beings.

On Sunday, we are going to dip into the Book of Numbers (chapter 11, verses 4-29), a part of the Bible we often don't hear from,...

Sep 21, 2018 - Kent French

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus learns that his disciples were arguing about who was going to be greatest. He tells them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all” and then, taking a child in his arms, he says, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” (Mark 9:36-37)

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Sep 13, 2018 - Amy Norton

Greetings, Beloved Children of God!

To hear a recording of Kent's sermon last Sunday, click here!

As many of you are already aware, having grown up in Massachusetts, I am an unapologetically (ok, a little apologetically) obnoxious Patriots fan. I played rugby for 8 years, so there will always be a small, special place in my heart for contact sports, even as I go about my day-to-day life a...

Sep 06, 2018 - Kent French

New England congregations have a great tradition of scattering during the summer. As one of our Unitarian Universalist-raised members likes to say, "God goes to Maine in the summer..." Or the beach, or to camp, or the mountains, or to other countries, or to visit relatives. Wherever God went this summer, I hope that you followed Them and had a soul-enriching time. I just returned from my own intensified God encounters white-...