Rev. Arthur Lavoie

A Year in Transition

One year ago some of you were sad about the loss of your minister, Rev Dan King, and fearful of what this next would bring. There have been many joys and some struggles as you have negotiated this time of transition. Let’s share some of those together as you Commission the Search Committee that you … Continued

A Walk with Jesus

There is a wonderful passage in Luke’s gospel where two sad and weary travelers are leaving Jerusalem after the Passover celebration during which Jesus was crucified. They meet someone on the road that they begin to think resembles him. Let’s explore their story more fully on this Easter Sunday.

Thanks! OOPS! Gimme! Wow!

As we enter Holy Week, the most sacred time in the Christian calendar, let us consider some ideas about prayer. These have been identified by one of my colleagues as the four basic modes of prayer. As Unitarian Universalists, we don’t often talk about the ways we pray or what meaning prayer has in our … Continued

The Village

It takes a village to raise a child.” That’s an expression that is well known in Unitarian Universalist circles. But I’m not sure we spend much time reflecting on what that might mean in our lives and in our congregations. We also don’t often remember that we all need that village, that deep connection of … Continued

Honoring the Women

Women do much of the work that is needed for a thriving church and community. But they don’t always get recognized in the history books. This morning we’ll explore and celebrate some of the women who have made significant contributions to the history and vitality of First Parish Church Kingston.

The Moo Shu Burrito and the Korean Taco

The Moo Shu Burrito and the Korean Taco. We are a land of immigrants. Unless you are American Indian, you or your ancestors came here from somewhere else. More than a melting pot, the United States has become this wonderful salad with people from many places, races and cultures building meaningful connections with each other. Figuring out what to do about people who want to be here continues to be a difficult political battle. What are we to think? What can we do?