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Easter Sunday Service for All Ages: Parting Gifts

11:00
12:00
The First Parish in Bedford, MA
Event organized by The First Parish in Bedford, MA

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Youth Choirs will sing
DRE Lisa Rubin is coordinating this multigenerational service. Some people believe that Jesus literally came back to life after he died, but many Unitarian Universalists believe that Easter is a metaphor for remembering how a special person's message lived on in spite of their death. This year we’ll hear the story "Badger’s Parting Gifts" by Susan Varley, and how some woodland friends deal with the sadness of Badger’s death by treasuring the memories and lessons that he left behind. The story will be brought to life for the young and the young at heart by FPB youth puppeteers. The service will also give us an opportunity to remember special gifts that people in our lives have left behind for us. Led by the dynamic Janet Welby, our youth choirs will sing three delightful songs: the Caribbean song, “Halle, Halle, Halle”; J.S. Bach’s “Alleluia! Sing Alleluia!”; and “Easter Lily” by Teresa Jennings. Steve Sussman and Robert Noble will be contributing keyboard favorites. The service will last a little less than an hour. Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will follow the 11 a.m. service on the Common outside. Bring a basket or bag to collect some treasures!