A computer screen filled with ZOOM rectangles. Blue sky beyond tall clear windows. Prismatic reflections on maroon seat cushions and uplifted, masked faces. Prayers typed into “the chat.” Hugs in the aisles of the supermarket, an unexpected card in the mail. Five around a firepit. Laughter spilling from rainbow chairs. Soup on the doorstep. A new puppy. Birth, death, a deferred wedding.
The web of life. The fabric of community.
For generations, FPL has woven our faith, generosity, service, and love into a fabric that binds neighbors to strangers, prayers to action, the mundane to the holy. A fabric that offers love and care in times of need, strength, and courage to seek and serve. It connects our founders, our faith traditions, all who have come before, and all who are here, now.
First Parish in Lincoln.
In recent years, change within and beyond our walls has disrupted our patterns. Some have found silver threads. Others are frayed and worn thin. Yet, we know how to darn, mend, and patch. We show up. We pray, sing, offer care. We fight climate change and advocate for social justice. We find faith, grace, life-changing service. A new cookie recipe, a shared passion, a dear friend. We weave and we are woven into the fabric of this community.