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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Animal Ministry Service -- January 8

On Sunday, January 8th, the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry and the Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition will present a service entitled "Farm Animals ~ Amazing Grace".  In conjunction with the service, we encourage you to watch this short (4 1/2 minute) montage film featuring farm animals.  It's very child friendly!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pro-Marriage Video

Almost a decade ago, members of First Parish voted to participate in our denomination's Welcoming Congregation Program. This is a voluntary program of the UUA for "for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT)."

It is in this spirit that our minister and I are sharing this short video, which is currently making the internet rounds as Iowa legislators debate an amendment that would eliminate same-sex marriage in that state.

Vietnam Witness

At our December 4 service, Dr. Thanh Nguyen and her daughter Titania shared their recent experiences with orphans in Vietnam. Thanh described her experience as a survivor of the war in Vietnam and as one of the Boat People who attained an education in the United States. She is currently a professor of education at BSU. In recent years, she and her family have visited orphanages in Vietnam. During our morning service they described the experience and challenged our congregation to become involved.

The presentation included videos that are available on their Children of Vietnam blog. We expect to see the entire Nguyen family again in future services, both at First Parish Bridgewater and elsewhere in the Cranberry Cluster.