Soul Matters

Theme-Based Ministry at First Parish Unitarian Universalist

Soul Matters

– a new way of “doing church” –

This year at First Parish we will organize the program year into monthly themes. This means that each month we will explore a particular theme in worship, religious education, and other aspects of church life.

It’s a coordinated way of being in religious community with one another, thematically, tying in

  • Twice-monthly small group ministry meetings (Read more about small groups…)
  • All-week-long resources for personal contemplation and/or family discussions
  • Sunday services

Every month we will focus on a different religious or spiritual theme, and we will explore these areas through a Unitarian Universalist lens. The newsletter will include weekly questions called “Ruminations” to consider and engage as an individual, a family, or in other aspects of our lives outside of church. The overarching concept for the 2016-2017 year will be: “What does it mean to be a community of…”

Themes related to this concept for the year include:

 A community of…
September: Covenant        February: Identity
October: Healing   March: Risk
November: Story   April: Transformation
December: Presence   May: Embodiment
January: Prophecy   June: Zest