First Parish in Wayland: “The Hidden Wounds of War”

Join us on May 26 at 10 a.m. for a special service. Memorial Day is a national day of mourning for those who have died while serving in the U.S. military. For most people, this brings to mind the many brave souls who have sacrificed so much for the freedom of our nation. But sadly the ravages of war do not end on the battlefield. This morning we honor the many hidden wounds of war and ask the questions: Is this really the best we can do? Isn’t there another way? We will have extra time in silence this morning to reflect and sit in memorial. The service will be led by the Rev. Deborah Bennett.

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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