Pastors' Blog

Archives: July 2019

Jul 25, 2019 - Amy Norton

Dear Ones,

One of the joys of this summer worship series has been learning about all of the different paths that have led us to worship on Sunday morning, or even just led us to our current faith. Sometimes these paths loop around, picking up different perspectives and experiences along the way, until we find the landing spot that fits us just right and feels like home.

Our homilist this Sunday is our beloved United Parish member, Casey Brown, who will share with us their...

Jul 18, 2019 - Kent French

NOTE: For this Sunday, 10am worship will be in our Sanctuary, not in Willett Hall.

Two years ago, Netflix came out with a six-part series called “The Story of God,” narrated by Morgan Freeman. It’s a well-produced docu-series that goes all over the world and explores how various faith traditions grapple with the idea of the divine. I was intrigued that they began the first episode of their story in discussing death.

Death is an inevitable part of our lives. I will die, you will...

Jul 11, 2019 - Amy Norton

Dear Ones,

For many years now, United Parish has partnered in ministry with common cathedral, an outdoor church for the housed and unhoused that meets every week on Boston Common. Our youth have participated twice in their CityReach program, we've hosted common art gallery shows, and we've...

Jul 03, 2019 - Kent French

About five years ago, a young couple came into our midst, after relocating to Boston from Texas to study theology. They have blessed us repeatedly with their musical gifts, their preaching, their Church School teaching, their active participation in our 20/30s group, ushering in worship and adding their thoughts and voices in a variety of meetings and social justice efforts.

Like some of us, Kendra and Chad Moore grew up in a conservative strain of Christianity. And like many of us,...