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June 23 Worship Service: The Symbols of our Faith

Updated: Jul 1

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  • Preacher: Andrew Wicks

  • Music: Irene Choi and Chris Hart, Soloists; Cheryl Gaudette, Soloist and Guitarist; Kevin Ma, Piano (2023 Music Scholarship Winner)

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Dear Friends,

On Sunday, you're invited to join us for worship at 9:00 a.m. in the Meetinghouse or online, when we will be talking about the power of symbols.

In 1978, Harvey Milk, the mayor of San Francisco and first openly gay elected leader in America, asked graphic artist and drag queen Gilbert Baker to design a symbol of unity for the LGBTQ community, which would be used at the annual San Francisco Pride Parade. Baker hand-sewed the first iteration of today's rainbow Pride flag. While the symbolism of the diverse rainbow colors is self-evident, it was also striking that the banner drew upon a symbol associated since ancient times with the Christian and Jewish faiths.

Our daily lives are full of symbols, and so are the stories of our faith. Symbols evolve and change over time and can mean different things to people of different cultures and different generations. On Sunday, we will talk about how different symbols of faith have evolved over time and how they continue to move, inspire and speak to us today. I look forward to seeing you at our summer worship time - 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Blessings for your weekend!


Pastor Andrew

Our First Church family of faith enjoys worshipping together, and we hope you will join us! Our Sunday worship services are at 9:00 am in the Meetinghouse and livestreamed (and are also available for viewing later).


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