Posts By Roger Peltier

All Revved Up

By , November 2, 2017
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I was having a refreshing conversation a few weeks ago. In relation to the affirmation “Love is the Spirit of this church…” a woman said, “I used to have so much trouble with the word “church.” Being a Jew she much preferred the word “congregation” and she cited years of persecution as part of her

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When to Call the Minister

By , October 13, 2017
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The relationship you have with your minister can be, and should be, supportive, affirming, and empowering. Your minister should feel approachable and accessible. Not sure when to call your minister? Here are some ideas developed several years ago by the Rev. Peter Lee Scott, and adapted by many over the years: Call the Minister when…

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Be the Blessings People Need

By , October 4, 2017
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Dear Members and Friends of FPUU, As I write this message, the television is telling me we have just experienced the “deadliest mass shooting in American history.” I am horrified. I am heartbroken. My prayers and my deep sympathy go to all the people affected by this terrible injustice. Just yesterday I preached about blessings

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An Invitation

By , September 4, 2017
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As the days of summer draw to a close, we stand at the threshold of a new season of ministry in the life of our congregation and the celebration of 300 years of reason, justice and diversity! I have been contracted as your new minister, as someone with a wide vision for all of us

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Hello Friends

By , August 1, 2017
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Thank you for visiting the website of First Parish Unitarian Universalist-Canton: gathered to inspire and promote reason, compassion, justice and diversity through love and service. Since 1717 we’ve been a vital spiritual center of liberating thought, feeling and action. Today, we are a growing and vibrant congregation that proudly affirms and promotes the worth and

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