Winter Gifts: The Threadbare Season’s Healing Powers

This service will explore the spiritual gifts given by a lean season filled with both loss and exquisite beauty. Clarity, resignation, freedom: Can there be bounty in diminishment and evanescence? Poetry by Wallace Stevens will center the meditation.

Our guest preacher, Rev. Peter Laarman, is a retired United Church of Christ minister who led Manhattan’s Judson Memorial Church and California’s Progressive Christians Uniting in his past lives. He move from Los Angeles to Providence in 2019 and joined First U last year.