Sermons

Lizard Brain

Sermon Date: 
Jul 28, 2019

The Reverend Lara K-J Campbell led this service and gave a homily on the brain behavior and the control one has to stay calm under many conditions in coping with adversity. 

It Never Ends

Sermon Date: 
Jul 15, 2019

This service was led by Ted Trainer on his journey of learning about faith and spirituality.

Church of Safe Injections

Sermon Date: 
Jul 7, 2019

Our guest for this day's service, Jesse Harvey, was introducing the workings in the Maine area on creating a safe environment for opioid victims and recovery hopefuls. Jesse was introduced by our own Doctor Meredith Norris. 

Pride and Protest

Sermon Date: 
Jun 30, 2019

This sermon was introduced by the Reverend Lara K-J Campbell with her own reflections on her experiences and welcoming on the Pride month, and included two lay person reflections namely Sam Casey and Logan Alexander. 

Charity and Justice

Sermon Date: 
Jun 23, 2019

This summer Sunday service was led by Cynthia Howard and Marylyn Wentworth on Americas role on injustice. Due to technical difficulties this week, we were unable to present the audio homily from Marylyn. We offer the transcript Marylyn used as her message about Cynthia and her voyage to the southern border, which was very thought provoking and inspiring. Please select HERE to read the message.

Fathers Day Reflections

Sermon Date: 
Jun 16, 2019

This is our first Summer Sunday Service and it was hosted by the Worship Committee. We had the privilege of hearing reflections on fathers and fatherhood from five members of this team.The speakers were in the sequence that you will hear; Merideth Norris, Bob Lown, Paul Beach, Brian Kaufman, and Sally Keene.

The Language of Flowers

Sermon Date: 
Jun 9, 2019

This is the last programed year service. The following Sunday will be a Summer Service. Summer services are not usually recorded unless requested. 

Rivers and Roads Music

Sermon Date: 
Jun 2, 2019

This may look strange but we are posting a personally arranged song by our beautiful high school graduates who were honored in a bridging ceremony and gave us back an unexpected and memorable gift. They are Sophie and Jackie Allaire-MacDonald, Colliope Landgrebe playing guitar as well. This was sung during the Sunday Service ceremony and specially posted for those who missed the service this Sunday.

Religious Education: 200 Years of Change at First Parish

Sermon Date: 
Jun 2, 2019

This was a service delivered by the RE Director, Emily C Jones, and the assistance of the Reverend Lara K-J Campbell. The homily explaining change for the past 200 years of change was presented by Emily. On a special note, this church was the first church to have a Sunday School in Maine 200 years ago.

Memorial Day in Words and Music

Sermon Date: 
May 26, 2019

In remembrance for the fallen soldiers and their close ones, we respectfully honor this service with poems and chalice conversations, and music to help us reflect. The Reverend Lara K-J Campbell stayed silent but present  with laryngitis while volunteering congregants led. 

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