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Click on the links below to view sermons given from the pulpit of First Parish Church. Sunday Sermons are usually posted on this page by the following Tuesday, with texts and audio recordings as they are available. We are glad that you can ponder with us as we explore what God is saying to us and in us all!

February 19, 2017 - Bowdoin Sunday – John Cross

Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

1900 Commencement

The 1900 Bowdoin Commencement at First Parish Church Courtesy Bowdoin Special Collection & Archives

On a day filled with guests from “across the street,” John Cross, lifetime FPC member and Secretary of Development and College Relations at Bowdoin College joins us to reflect on the two hundred year relationship between the church and the college, and the vision of the future at the heart of each.

Download PDF here – 02/19/2017

February 12, 2017 - Cosmic Dance – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Job 12:7-13

As we recognize the birthday of Charles Darwin, we reflect on how the openness of faith can lead to new belief, and how science and religion can lead us in our search for truth.

Download PDF here – 02/12/2017

January 22, 2017 - Sing a New Song – Rev. Baard

Scripture:  Psalm 98

Celebrating 30 years with our Minster of Music, Ray Cornils, we reflect on the ways in which music helps us keep time, and keeps us in its mystery of timelessness.

Download PDF Here – 01/22/2017

January 15, 2017 - Loving the World – Rev. Baard

Scripture: John 3:16-21

Participating in God’s love for the world, regardless of passports.

Download PDF here – 01/15/2017

January 8, 2017 - Epiphany – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Matthew 3:1-17

In the midst of changing technology and limitless decisions, we connect with Jesus as he faces a decision, meets a wild man, and is refreshed in Spirit.

Download PDF here – 01/08/2017

January 1, 2017 - About Time – Rev. Parker

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13

A strange reading from a preacher of the past—and from some musicians of the present—reminds us that seasons are a just a part of God’s eternity.

Download PDF here – 01/01/2017

December 18, 2016 - God Grounded – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Angels invite us to join them on the ground, and find Emmanuel, God With Us, there.

Download PDF here – 12/18/2016

December 4, 2016 - Growing in Peace – Rev. Parker

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10

Isaiah calls us to follow a child in a new harmony of creation, and a group of veterans and the Standing Rock Sioux show us a way towards acknowledging painful history to embrace a hopeful future.

Download PDF here – 12/04/2016

November 27, 2016 - Walking the Way – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5

As we again travel the Advent road to Bethlehem and beyond, we walk in wise footsteps that have gone before us: expressing gratitude, examining our hearts, and expressing our intentions.

Download PDF here – 11/27/2016

November 13, 2016 - Ministry of the Arts – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Psalm 46

Download PDF here – 11/13/2016


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