Pastors' Blog

Archives: August 2019

Aug 29, 2019 - Amy Norton

Dear United Parish Family,

Hard to believe we're approaching our last Sunday of Summer Worship down in Willett Hall! I've been trying to avoid the 's-word' (September, of course) for as long as possible, but it is now undeniably upon us!

For our last day of our Milestones in our Faith Summer Worship Series, we'll be hearing from United Parish Member Matt Weber, as he traces his faith journey through faith and doubt, navigating the relationship between "truth" and "fact," and...

Aug 22, 2019 - Amy Norton

Greetings to you, and peace, from the One who is, and was, and is to come!

Ever get the feeling that you're being watched? Either in the prickling-hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck kind of way, or even in The Truman Show kind of way...probably not a great feeling. Ever get the feeling that you're being watched over? Those moments when you think "wow, my guardian angel must have been watching over me just then" or "...

Aug 15, 2019 - Kent French

common art is an art studio for unhoused and low income people, which takes place weekly at Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street. Many of you recall past summer and autumn Sundays when we have invited artists from the studio to join us in worship and sell their works afterwards. 

Two of our members, Alicia Hsu and Terry Bruce, were so inspired by the work and...

Aug 08, 2019 - Kent French

Have you ever been in the midst of a group of people and felt totally alone? Maybe you’re an introvert and this happens all the time. Maybe you’re shy. Maybe you had something personally troubling going on, or maybe you needed to be around people, but just not interact with them too much. 

Psychological research tells us that all humans need a mix of autonomy, a sense that we can do it by ourselves, and relationality, an...