Fitchburg Meal Program Needs Our Help   [ 2020-11-20 15:14 ]

The Workshop Class is asking for your support in a project for the Fitchburg Meal Program between now and Christmas. The program provides a number of services for the homeless and hungry in the city of Fitchburg, serving a rapidly growing population since the pandemic. If you are able, please bring any of the following items to the Parish House during office hours (Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 - 4:00pm) before December 25th. Items needed:

If you can contribute financially: donate online (using PayPal), or mail a check to: First Parish Church, 3 Powderhouse Road, Groton, MA 01450 with Fitchburg Meal Program noted in the memo line.

Thanks for your support!

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FY20 End-of-Year Financial Report   [ 2020-11-10 15:45 ]

The First Parish Church of Groton FY20 End-of-Year Financial Report is now available in the Members area. If you need the password, please contact the church office or the webmaster (links are at the bottom of the page).
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Covid19 Fund Grant Approval Process Underway   [ 2020-10-30 09:55 ]

The Board of Trustees at FPCOG are pleased to announce that we are kicking off the grant process to start giving out the money from the COVID19 Fund!

Purpose of COVID-19 Emergency Fund: To provide small emergency grants to the surrounding communities who have suffered significant financial losses due to the pandemic. These funds are awarded to provide onetime, stopgap emergency funding and are not intended to provide long term, sustained financial assistance.

Application Process: Fill out the grant form – it can be found here. Your application will be held in strict confidence and shared only with Rev. Elea Kemler and a small group of Trustees who will be responsible for reviewing and awarding grants.

Please note that our funds are limited; our goal is to award as many small grants as our emergency fund allows.

If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 Emergency Fund or your specific application, please contact .

You may submit your application via e-mail to , call the office 978-448-6307, or mail it to COVID-19 Emergency Fund, First Parish Church, 3 Powderhouse Rd, Groton, MA 01450.

Due date for grant form submissions is Friday December 4th, 2020.

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Audio and Transcripts of Sermons at FPCoG   [ 2020-10-04 20:09 ]

Here are links to audio and (where available) transcripts of recent sermons at FPCoG. All the available sermons going back to 2008 are linked from this page.

October 18, 2020: Twenty-seventh: (audio; YouTube)

October 11, 2020: Twenty-sixth: ( audio; YouTube )

October 4, 2020: Twenty-fifth: ( audio; YouTube )

September 27, 2020: Twenty-fourth: ( audio; YouTube )

September 20, 2020: Twenty-third: ( audio; YouTube )

September 13, 2020: Twenty-second: ( audio; YouTube )

August 23, 2020: Twenty-first: ( audio; YouTube )

August 16, 2020: Twentieth: ( audio; YouTube )

August 2, 2020: Nineteenth ( audio; YouTube )

July 19, 2020: Eighteenth ( audio; YouTube )

July 12, 2020: Seventeenth ( audio; YouTube )

July 5, 2020: Sixteenth ( audio; YouTube )

June 21, 2020: Fifteenth ( audio; YouTube )

June 14, 2020: Fourteenth ( audio; YouTube )

June 7, 2020: Thirteenth (Alison Chase) ( audio; YouTube )

May 31, 2020: Twelfth ( audio; YouTube )

May 24, 2020: Eleventh ( audio; YouTube )

May 17, 2020: Tenth ( audio; YouTube )

May 10, 2020: Ninth ( audio; YouTube )

May 3, 2020: Eighth ( audio; YouTube )

April 26, 2020: Seventh ( audio; YouTube )

April 19, 2020: Sixth: Three Ministers Walk Into a Deli ( audio; YouTube )

April 12, 2020: Fifth virtual church service ( audio; YouTube )

April 5, 2020: Fourth virtual church service ( audio; YouTube )

March 29, 2020: Third virtual church service ( audio; YouTube )

March 22, 2020: Second virtual church service ( YouTube )

March 15, 2020: FPCoG’s first virtual church service ( YouTube )

March 8, 2020: Mend and Repair (Rev. Mary Margaret Earl) ( Audio )

March 1, 2020: Five Things Not to Believe ( Audio )

February 23, 2020: Feed Your Enemy’s Children; Learn Their Word for Home ( Audio )

February 16, 2020: Be Generous in Your Dreaming ( Audio )

February 9, 2020: Blessed Are the Forgotten, the Unrepresented, and the Kind ( Audio )

February 2, 2020: Patience Is More Than A Virtue (Nancy Baker) ( Audio )

January 26, 2020: The Place Where I Stand ( Audio )

January 19, 2020: Braver Together ( Audio )

January 12, 2020: To Hope Is to Give Yourself to the Future ( Audio )

January 5, 2020: Beautiful in the Inches ( Audio )

December 24, 2019: A Pinhole of Light ( Transcript )

December 15, 2019: In Defiance, In Hope, In Delight, In Gladness ( Audio )

December 8, 2019: Refections on a Superhero Peace Candle (Eric Elbot) ( Audio ); Undone and Imperfect, Alive and Filled with Grace (Rev. Kemler) ( Audio )

November 17, 2019: Vulnerability is the Path, Courage is the Light ( Audio )

November 10, 2019: The Way of The Heart (Marisa Benson) ( Audio )

October 20, 2019: These Fleeting Temples We Make Together ( Audio )

October 13, 2019: On Behalf of Life ( AudioTranscript )

October 6, 2019: Start Over, Always Start Over ( Audio )

September 29, 2019: In This Autumn Light, There Is a Path for Beginning Again ( Audio )

September 22, 2019: The Thread That Runs Between Us ( AudioTranscript )

September 15, 2019: The No Becoming Yes ( AudioTranscript )

June 2, 2019: Gone to the Fields to Be Lovely ( Audio )

May 19, 2019: The Place We Stand on the Days our Feet are Sore ( Audio )

May 12, 2019: Kiss This Beautiful, Holy Ground ( Audio )

May 5, 2019: Perpetual Becoming (Marisa Benson) ( Audio )

April 28, 2019: Restoring a Cemetery in Bialystok (Josh & Amy Degan) ( Audio; Bialystok Cenetery Restoration )

April 21, 2019: The Doors of Hope ( Audio )

April 14, 2019: Living at the Edge of Our Imaginations ( AudioTranscript )

March 24, 2019: Radical Hospitality: Notes for Living on Planet Earth ( AudioTranscript; Father Boyle’s speech )

March 17, 2019: Larger Worlds Than We Can Imagine ( Audio )

March 10, 2019: Loaves, Fishes, and My Grandmother’s Cookies ( Audio )

March 3, 2019: Loved into Being ( Audio [partial, missing the last 1–2 min.]; Transcript )

February 24, 2019: The Fibrillating Heart of the World ( Audio; Transcript )

February 17, 2019: UU Faith (Jane Thickstun) ( Audio )

February 10, 2019: The Kindness Which Sustains This Beautiful, Aching World ( Audio )

February 3, 2019: Faithful to Living ( Audio )

January 13, 2019: Flesh and Blood and Bone and Spirit ( Audio; Transcript )

January 6, 2019: How to Give Yourself to This World ( Audio )

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