First Parish in Wayland: “Hard Conversations”

On Jan. 21 at 10 a.m., join us service on the theme of having hard conversations. A famous UU saying posits: “We need not think alike to love alike.” And for the most part we as UUs kind of accept that idea — to a degree. But are there limits? What if we really do not think alike? So many of us have unwritten rules with relatives or friends to not talk about politics or religion. But perhaps these are precisely the things we should be talking about. Today we explore the idea of “hard conversations.” Whether with others with whom we share some sense of resonance or with others who are way across the political or religious belief spectrum, being able to converse is vital. Join the conversation! The Rev. Deborah Bennett will lead the service.

First Parish in Wayland (225 Boston Post Rd.), a Unitarian Universalist community, extends a warm invitation to everyone interested in joining our services. Our vibrant, multigenerational community offers a sanctuary for diverse beliefs and passions. We joyfully offer our hearts and hands to build a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world. All are truly welcome, including LGBTQ+ persons. For more information, please visit or call 508-358-6133.

Free childcare is available for infants through pre-K. Older children can attend our Spiritual and Ethical Exploration for Kids (SEEK) program, where kids explore ways to lead principled lives. Children of all ages also are welcome to stay with parents during services if their families prefer. We also offer social and educational opportunities for middle and high school youth. For a class schedule and updates, please contact the office (508-358-6133) to sign up for our weekly emails.

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