Upcoming Service

Lost, Found and Prodigious Love

Rabbi Jesus taught with stories, and the Story of the Prodigal Son has made its way into our common psyche not to mention a painting by Rembrandt and a song sung by the Rolling Stones. Today’s worship service will reimagine this old parable in hopes … read more.

Collection Drive for Afghan Families - THANK YOU!

Collection Drive for Afghan Families – THANK YOU!

On Dec 18, we hosted a successful collection drive - with so many of you dropping by the Fellowship Building to donate much needed household goods and gift cards that will be distributed by The International Institute of New England to Afghan refugees who are arriving in the area. Many of you also contributed by purchasing items from Amazon and having them shipped directly to IINE. We want to share heartfelt THANKS to everyone who participated in the drive!

Ginger Kendall, Kate Treadway, and Hugh Silk

Religious Education

Religious Education

January’s theme is Living with Intention

"May our collective intention make the world shine anew!" —Rev Scott Taylor

We are on the cusp of Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance and celebration with Monday’s holiday. This Sunday there will be no RE because of the Virtual Church Meeting following worship from 11:15-12:15. The story for Time For All Ages will be Let the Children March.

Last week five youth met to talk about having intentions instead of resolutions. We learned that intentions are what we have inside of us already, like skills, interests, and ideas of our future “us.” Also that intentions are something fun to do, with the focus on internal growth. They are not promises or resolutions we might give up on.

We also talked about our pets and how they see us. Also how they live a life full of intention, whether driven by food or play or love. We wondered if we paid closer attention to our pets, could we learn something?!

-Laura
Director of religious education (and exploration)

Sunday Service Zoom Information

Virtual Service begins at 10:00 a.m., you can join in starting at 9:50. Please Note: You will enter a waiting room and our hosts will admit you to worship.

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♦♦♦ Gem of The Month ♦♦♦

World’s Vast Network of Underground Fungi to be Mapped for the First Time

Much of climate science has focused on what is happening above the ground, but a team of researcher’s is turning their attention to what is happening underground in the network of fungi that serve as the ‘circulatory system of the planet.’ It turns out that ecosystems with thriving mycorrhizal fungi networks have been shown to store eight times as much carbon as ecosystems without such networks. Read more about the work of the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN) in this article from the Guardian.

Prior Gems:

  • Prison Gerrymandering Should incarcerated people be included as residents of the town where the prison is located, or should they be included as residents of their last known address? That is the question with which many states are grappling. If the US Census Bureau counts inmates at the prisons where they’re being detained rather than at their home addresses, critics say it is ‘prison gerrymandering’ that distorts democracy by providing outsized representation to elected leaders in districts containing prisons, while diminishing legitimate representation in the other district. You can read more about how some states are handling prison gerrymandering in this report from NBC News.
  • Indigenous Peoples Day Let’s take a moment to savor a victory- Boston’s mayor declared the city would celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, instead of Columbus Day! Now we just need Governor Baker to do the same. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day by running the Boston Marathon on Monday, honoring ancestors that ran before her. “I started running about 20 years ago," Haaland wrote in an op-ed she penned for the Boston Globe. "Along the way to running my first marathon, I began to think deeply about the story of my people who have used running not only to get places but to preserve their traditions and culture. I run because my ancestors gave me this ability," she later continued.

Glean Team Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers! Please contact Bob Benson to learn about how you can help. For more information about the Glean Team.  

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday Open Meditation

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For All Levels of Meditators

Hosts: Pam Frederick, David Kendall

Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00 p.m. online.

Join Zoom Meeting at 6:45 PM

Zoom Link

By phone:1 301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 832 5298 4458

Passcode: 482254


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Who we are

We are a liberal religious community of people of all ages who hold diverse theological beliefs. We come not only from Harvard, but also from many surrounding towns. We gather together "in the spirit of love," to worship, to learn, and to care for one another. We come together both to be comforted and accepted for who we are, and to be challenged to transform and grow as moral and spiritual persons.

We believe in the value of personal experience and reason, and use both as we explore the wisdom of the world's religious traditions, seeking to find and make meaning for ourselves. We celebrate and honor the prophetic words and deeds of many of those who've come before us, which call us to serve not only one another, but also those outside of our community. We long for a world that is fair and just and filled with compassion, and we work to make it so.

We welcome you! We'd love to have you join us on our journey!