Rev. Wil Darcangelo, M.Div. In addition to his service as Minister of the First Church in Lancaster, he is also the Minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Fitchburg. A columnist and blogger, he writes a weekly column named Hopeful Thinking on spiritual optimism in the information age. Wil is active in community organizing, event production and youth mentorship specifically regarding individual and community empowerment through participation in the cultural economy. He is the Founding Director of the Tribe Mentorship Project. Married to his husband Jamie Darcangelo, RN, they live with their daughter Lavender, their friends Peter, Tina, Julian and several beloved animals. Wil is also a public speaker, vocalist, carpenter and stained glass artist with a long history as a performing arts professional.
Join us for a service meant to prepare us for the challenging year ahead in our culture and politics. What is the advice? To be a dram of non-anxious presence in an ocean of anxiety and fear. A single birthday candle has the power to … read more.
Join us next week for a Communion Sunday service honoring the earth tradition of Imbolc and St. Brigid’s Day. This Sunday is the exact midpoint between the Winter solstice and the Vernal equinox. Many traditions look to this time of the year for encouragements of … read more.
Even though we as a society frequently take steps backward, the overall evolutionary trend is upward. When you think about it, everything in nature seeks to improve upon itself. It all seeks to be stronger, more resilient, efficient, abundant, and frequently, more beautiful.
4:00 p.m. – A Christmas Eve Service for All Ages, presenting the traditional “Lessons in Carols” telling of the nativity story with music and readings. Featuring music by the Youth Ensemble of New England with our organist Kallin Johnson.
In all definitions, grace is something which is bestown. To clarify, grace is something good that’s given to us, or by us to someone else. Grace does not exist separately from its giver. It is a state of being between the bestower and the bestowed. … read more.
Today we are asking deep questions of ourselves: How far goes our ability to trust? Is it possible to trust the untrustworthy? What might come of recalibrating our capacity to trust others? Trustworthiness is statistically far more likely than betrayal. Might we use that fact … read more.