Sermons and Services

All First Parish services are videotaped and shown on Bridgewater TV, public access cable channel 9 (available within Bridgewater only). To view videos of past services, go to the BTV website and click on "Religious" on the menu on the left side of the screen.  You can also borrow a DVD of most of our services from the church office, and you can watch some of our sermons on YouTube by following the links below.

Again his year we're selecting one overall theme for the services each month; and we are also using these themes for our Religious Education program.  We share these themes with about 140 other congregations participating in the Soul Matters program, a UUA-wide group sharing themes and resources):

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

"Our Unitarian Universalist Identity" - (text)
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, February 19, 2016, 10:30 am

"Blurring the Lines" - (text)
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, February 5, 2016, 10:30 am

"A People So Bold" - (text)
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, January 29, 2016, 10:30 am

"The Prophet Resisted" - (text) Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, January 15, 2016, 10:30 am

"Real Presents" - (text)
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, December 11, 2016, 10:30 am

"Paying Attention" - (text)
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, December 4, 2016, 10:30 am

"Giving in Thanksgiving" - (text)
Rev. Richard Fewkes, First Parish Bridgewater, November 20, 2016, 10:30 am

"Do Unitarian Universalists Have a Story?" - (text)
Rev. Richard Fewkes, First Parish Bridgewater, November 13, 2016, 10:30 am

"Free to Be You and Me"- (text)
Rev. Rachel Tedesco, First Parish Bridgewater, November 6, 2016, 10:30 am

"The Theology of Eating" - (text)
Rev. Richard Fewkes, First Parish Bridgewater, October 23, 2016, 10:30 am

"Making and Remaking Covenants" - (text)
Rev. Richard Fewkes, First Parish Bridgewater, October 16, 2016, 10:30 am

"Beside the Still Waters" - (text)
Rev. Richard Fewkes, First Parish Bridgewater, October 2, 2016, 10:30 am

"Journey to Right Relations" - (text)
Rev. Richard Fewkes, First Parish Bridgewater, September 25, 2016, 10:30 am

"All My Relations" - (text)
Rev. Richard Fewkes, First Parish Bridgewater, Water Communion/Ingathering - September 11, 2016, 10:30 am

"Bless This Family" - (text) - and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Mothers' Day May 8, 2016, 10:30 am

"Not Bowling Alone" - (text) - and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, New Member Sunday April 17, 2016, 10:30 am

"Easter & Resurrection - & Spring!" - (text) - and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Easter Sunday March 27, 2016, 10:30 am

"Stewardship:  What Do We Owe?" - (text) - and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 20, 2016, 10:30 am

"Lent:  Mindfulness and Self-Denial" - (text) - and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 6, 2016, 10:30 am

"What We Love" - (text) - and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday February 21, 2016, 10:30 am

"Desire/Grasping" - (text) - and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday February 7, 2016, 10:30 am

"Conservatively Liberal?" - (text) - and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday January 31, 2016, 10:30 am

"Black Lives Matter" - (text) - no Video - met in Parish Hall
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday January 17, 2015, 10:30 am

"Beyond Partisan Division" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday January 3, 2015, 10:30 am

"Still Waiting" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday December 13, 2015, 10:30 am

"Miracles & Martyrs" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday December 6, 2015, 10:30 am

"In The Middle" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday November 15, 2015, 10:30 am

"Summoning Memories" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday November 1, 2015, 10:30 am

"Religious Experience" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday October 18, 2015, 10:30 am

"Rediscovering Awe" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday October 4, 2015, 10:30 am

"Peace Sunday Reflections" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher and Rev. Rachel Tedesco, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Sept. 24, 2015, 10:30 am

"What Is Freedom, Really?" - (text) and on YouTube  The reading was a video, Sweet Honey in the Rock singing "We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest" (Ella's Song) in the background.  It's here: https://youtu.be/EGQJmUsEE2I
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday June 14, 2015, 10:30 am

"Love Yourself as Your Neighbor" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday May 31, 2015, 10:30 am

"Broken Hearts" - (text) and on YouTube
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday May 17, 2015, 10:30 am

"Compassion in Many Tongues" - and YouTube Video
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday May 3, 2015, 10:30 am

"Together, We Can" - New Member Sunday (text) 
                                                                           and YouTube Video
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday April 19, 2015, 10:30 am

"Crosses, Flowers and Easter Eggs" (text) and YouTube Video
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday April 5, 2015, 10:30 am

"Listen to the Crying of the Earth" (text) and YouTube Video
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 29, 2015, 10:30 am

"Simplicity and Silence" 
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 15, 2015, 10:30 am

"Listening Deeply" 
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 1, 2015, 10:30 am

"Skeptical Science" 
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday February 22, 2015, 10:30 am 

"Trouble with Science and Religion" 
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday February 1, 2015 

"Selma Was Then, Ferguson Is Now" 
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday January 18, 2015 

"We Are Unitarian Universalists" 
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday January 4, 2015 

"The Old Story" (text) and on YouTube
Rev, Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday December 7, 2014

"My Cup Runneth Over" (Text) or YouTube Video 
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday November 23, 2014 

"Standing Before Us"
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday November 2, 2014 

"Prayer and Meditation"
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday October 19, 2014 

"What, Me Worship?"
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday October 5, 2014 

"Beginning Again"
Rev. Rachel G. Tedesco, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday September 28, 2014 

"Covenant of Nations" - Peace Sunday
Rev. Paul Sprecher, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday September 21, 2014 

"Up Close and Personal"
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 16, 2014

"Contradictory Truths"
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 2, 2014

"Gifts of Love and Service"
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Jan. 19, 2014

"Tikkun Olam"
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Jan. 5, 2014

"Christmas Message"
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Dec. 23, 2013
Watch video of this service.

"Who Is the Christ Child?" A Reflection on Pageant Sunday
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Dec. 15, 2013

Universal Puzzlement
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Dec. 1, 2013

Unqualified Thanksgiving
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Nov. 17, 2013

Reason Prevailed

Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Oct. 6, 2013

Holding On
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Sept. 22, 2013

Water Communion- A Sharing of the Sacred
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday Sept. 8, 2013

The Wisdom in Flower Communion
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday June 16, 2013

A Child Went Forth
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday June 2, 2013

It Means Everybody
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday May 9, 2013

What Have You Gotten Into?!
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday April 21, 2013

Good Information
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday April 7, 2013

Easter Homily
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 31, 2013
Watch video of this service.

A Story that is Loving and True
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 17, 2013

 

Inhabiting the Level Playing Field
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday March 3, 2013

We Begin Again In Love
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday February 17, 2013

More than Threads
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday February 3, 2013

Love Is the Spirit, Service Its Gift
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday January 20, 2013

Epiphanies: Shifting Sureties
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday January 6, 2013

Christmas Message
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, Candlelight service, First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday December 23, 2012

Making Room
First Parish Bridgewater, Sunday December 2, 2012

Reflection for Thanksgiving
Bridgewater Community Thanksgiving Service
The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson Nov. 18, 2012

Life Has Been Shared
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson Nov. 4, 2012

Democracy: A Spiritual Discipline
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson Oct. 21, 2012

Coming Back to Truths
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, Oct. 7, 2012

The Heart of Peace
Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, Sept. 23, 2012

Opening Our Parachutes
The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson Sept. 9, 2012

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First Parish Bridgewater, 50 School St., Bridgewater, Mass., (508) 697-2525, firstparishbridgewater@hotmail.com
Services are on Sunday at 10:30 AM