An Easter poem

These were the opening words in worship on March 31, 2013, at the First Parish in Needham. I saw the sun rise over Wollaston Beach, This day just like all the ones before it. The sky changing, black purple blue pink yellow, And suddenly, a blaze of light, doubled by the water beneath it. I … Continue reading

Chalice lighting: To serve

A tiny spark begins a flame; it lights an ember that grows and builds and becomes a burning in our hearts to serve. This chalice lighting was written for use in worship on Jan. 29, 2012, at the First Parish in Needham.

We make a choice

Each time we light this flame, We make a choice: A choice to show our light, to speak our truth, to comfort those in need. May we have the strength to make this choice today and forevermore. A chalice lighting, written for use in worship at the First Parish in Needham on Nov. 4, 2011. … Continue reading