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Wholly Family Service

We’re in for a special treat this Sunday. In First Unitarian’s annual Wholly Family service, several families from our congregation will speak about their experiences coming together as a family, what they have learned, what they have shared along the way. Some are traditional families, … read more.

Love Lessons



Sermon Text

“Love is a many-splendored thing.”  So, so true.  It is a many splendored thing – and also sometimes it’s a mess.  Ideally, even the messes can get us, did get us, to a better place, to a capacity for our loving to be wiser, … read more.

Building Bridges

We invite you to worship with First Unitarian – members, friends, visitors, from wherever in the country or world you may be. This Sunday’s virtual service features Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay reflecting on a multi-cultural world and how our differences may influence our interactions.


Until we … read more.

Shelter for the Birds of Heaven

Four days into the new administration, our emeritus minister James reflects on the mysteries of change – good, ugly, and sometimes surprising.

Rev. James Ishmael Ford is emeritus minister of the First Unitarian Church of Providence. He currently lives with his spouse Jan in a very … read more.


How do we deal with our aspirations? Do we go after them, or do we prefer to simply have them? Do we risk having big ones?

Click here to view this service on YouTube, live-streamed from the Meeting House. If you have a joy or … read more.