Click this link for a listing of all recordings of First Parish Norwell Sunday Morning Services. Click on a title listed below to view the full sermon text (if available) or click the play button (if available) to listen to the entire service.

5/22/16

Forming a Faith

The 7th and 8th graders presented their personal credos, created after a year of religious exploration, at this very special Coming of Age service.

5/15/16

RE Sunday

This special service recognized and appreciated our Religious Education program and all those who make it happen. Rev. Lise and DRE Julian co-led the multigenerational service.

5/8/16

Caring for Our Community

Moms, and all parents, do a lot for their families and others in their lives. As a church, we care about and help others, too. Sometimes we all care so much that things can start to feel a little out of control. Then it’s time to pull back and reassess. How do we think we’re doing in our relationship with our larger community? Do we like where we’re putting our energies, or do we want to refocus and change some things? This was a conversational service.

5/1/16

Moving the Spirit

Sermon at First Parish Church of Norwell, MA on May 1, 2016. Rev. Lise Adams Sherry preaching on "Moving the Spirit".

4/24/16

Remembering the Holocaust

This special worship service, focusing on remembering the Holocaust, was led by Joanne Howard. Music was provided by Francis Grimes on viola.

4/17/16

Opening Our Hearts to the World

Rev. Lise speaks about "Opening Our Hearts to the World."

4/3/16

Unitarian Universalist Sisterhood

Rev. Lise and member Sue Robinson jointly led this service, focusing on Unitarian Universalist sisterhood and the many contributions over the years of the Alliance.

3/27/16

Easter Sunday

Our Easter Sunday worship service included a special presentation of a play based on "City Green" by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan, presented by Rev. Lise and DRE Julian.

3/20/16

Palms for Oscar Romero

Rev. Lise’s Palm Sunday sermon highlighted the work of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, who championed the poor and underprivileged after his appointment.

1/31/16

To Minister to Each Other's Needs and to Those of Humanity

On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps and challenged Americans to help people in foreign countries build better lives for themselves. Several members of the congregation responded and shared their stories with us at this special service led by Joyce Pickel.

1/17/16

The School to Prison Pipeline

Particularly since the war on drugs began in the 1980s, many in our country have found themselves filtered into a particularly negative life path. It's important to acknowledge this, figure out how to change it and then act. This is an Outreach Sunday and our offering will benefit Partakers.

1/3/16

Happy New Moment!

Our first worship service of the new year included the burning bowl ritual.

12/24/15

What Did Those Angels Say?

Rev. Lise’s homily for our annual Christmas Eve Service of Lights.

12/13/15

Blue Holidays

Sometimes it's difficult to be of good holiday cheer.

12/6/15

The Importance of Sanctuary

Rev. Lise preaches on "The Importance of Sanctuary" as a service focusing on Hanukah.

11/22/15

Annual Intergenerational Thanksgiving Service

Rev. Lise’s homily is titled "Traditions of Welcoming"

11/8/15

Installation of Rev. Lise Adams Sherry

Installation of Rev. Lise Adams Sherry as our 29th settled minister. The sermon was given by the Rev. Richard Davis of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, OR. Music was presented by the choir, with John McCann playing the trumpet.

11/1/15

Beside the Still Waters

Our beloved minister emeritus, Rev. Richard Fewkes, preaching on "Beside the Still Waters"

10/25/15

The Season of Samhein

Rev. Lise explores the meaning behind this Pagan holiday and what we can learn from it as Unitarian Universalists.

10/18/15

I am Thankful for Laughter, Except When Milk Comes Out My Nose

Rev. Lise leads a service on humor.

10/11/15

Blessing of the Animals

At our annual Blessing of the Animals, Rev. Lise preaches on "Animal Spirits".

10/4/15

Rev. Joseph Tuckerman: Transforming with Love

Worship Service from Sunday, October 4, 2015 at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Norwell, MA. Rev. Lise Adams Sherry preaching on "Rev.
Joseph Tuckerman: Transforming with Love".

9/27/15

Agape – The Love of God Operating in the Human Heart

Worship leader Joyce Pickel preaching on "Agape - the Love of God Operating in the Human Heart"

9/20/15

Home is Where the Heart Is

This is our first Service/Outreach Sunday of the year, with our collection going to Y2Y Harvard Square, a group in Cambridge who is helping homeless youth, ages 18-24, in the community. Their new shelter will be in the UU church, opening November 1.

9/13/15

Ingathering and Water Communion Service

Rev. Lise welcomes all ages as we gather together again for the official church year as a wonderful religious community. Bringing a small amount of water to share from your spiritual or other meaningful journeys over the summer. As we mingle our water, so we mingle our lives.