Sermons

“Sikhism & a New Meaning of Baisakhi” by Guest Speaker Tej Mohan Singh Khalsa, DRE

posted on April 17, 2016
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This service was led by the First Parish Director of Religious Education, Tej Mohan Singh Khalsa. His sermon introduced the basics of Sikhism and explored the meaning behind Baisakhi, a Sikh holiday that is celebrated in the spring. Tej outlined the traditional views on the holiday and  provided a modern interpretation, demonstrating the liberal and universalist message behind this sacred holiday.

Chronos and Kairos

posted on February 28, 2016
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Chronos – the personification of Time in pre-Socratic philosophy – is “tick-tock” time, schedule time, the kind of time that you say you don’t have enough of.
Kairos – an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment. When we are overwhelmed, it helps to reflect on these complementary concepts of time.Chronos and Kairos

Thanksgiving — “The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag”

posted on November 22, 2015
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An Intergenerational Thanksgiving Service including sharing bread and cider, and the story of the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims.  Vivian Pratt (one of First Parish’s youth) assisted Rev. Boke with the sermon.  The sermon was given in four segments, interspersed with other elements of the Thanksgiving observance. (The audio version has the opening words and all four segments of the sermon.)FPUU_Thanksgiving_1122-2015_Audio

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