First Parish Church Manchester by the Sea Sunday, September 25, 2022
Sunday morning worship, 10 AM, is held in person at 10 Central St and also streamed on Facebook Live at FirstParishChurchManchesterMa
Guest Minister, Rev. Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray*
Guest Musician Bonnie Anderson**, First Parish Choir, Paul Knox, Rebecca Shrimpton
Sue Parker, Deacon
Sermon “Discovering Peace”
Elegy Stephen Wood (1972)
How Firm a Foundation Mack Wilberg (1955)
Just a Closer Walk with Thee traditional, arr. Richard Walters (1982)
Awake, My Soul, and Sing Allen Pote (1945 – 2010) text: based on Psalms 71 & 108
The Peace of the Earth words and music Guatemalan traditional
Lynda Griffiths Proverbs 3:13-18
Hymns Community of Christ, Lead On Eternal Sovereign
*Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray. Brian is the Mission Director for Disciples Peace Fellowship, the oldest denominational peace fellowship in the country. An ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) he is a leader in his faith tradition on issues of peace, justice, advocacy, and movement building. Before taking this call, Brian was a pastor for UCC and Disciples congregations in Ohio and Arizona. Brian is married to the Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association. They live together in Cambridge, Massachusetts with their 16-year-old son Henry and their 3-year-old Cavalier King Charles puppy Hercules.
**Dr. Bonnie Anderson
Bonnie has a varied career as chamber pianist, orchestral pianist, soloist, and teacher of students ages 12-88.
She enjoys collaborating with musicians from the Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony. Highlights of her collaborations include performing Hindemith’s Trio for Saxophone, Viola and Piano with Branford Marsalis and Christof Huebner on the Nantucket Island Musical Arts Society Series, recital with Joseph Foley on the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra “Unleashed Series” in Houston, and concerts with her Piano Duo partner Stella Owen around New England. As orchestral pianist, Bonnie is a member of Orchestra of Indian Hill and performs as guest pianist with Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Concord Orchestra, and Portland Symphony. An enthusiastic educator, Bonnie teaches at Phillips Andover Academy and was previously on the faculty at UMass Lowell. This year’s projects include outdoor concerts on two keyboards with her Piano Duo, solo recitals of her solo arrangements of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, and concerts with her new Piano Trio. Bonnie’s recordings include a solo piano disc featuring French composers and a collaborative disc (Nightsongs) with trumpeter Joseph Foley. Bonnie attended the Juilliard School, Michigan State University, French Piano Institute in Paris and received her DMA from Boston University. She lives in Manchester with her family and two golden retrievers.