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Sun, Sep 24


First Unitarian Church in New Bedford

Sunday Service - September 24

With John Bullard

Sunday Service - September 24
Sunday Service - September 24

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

First Unitarian Church in New Bedford, 71 8th St, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA

About The Event

Join us for a service with the former mayor of New Bedford and UU church member John Bullard as he reflects on his new book Hometown.

From the publisher: Hometown is a state of mind. In this deeply moving and thoughtful memoir, John K. Bullard weaves a tale of a family legacy intertwined with the pitfalls and promise of New Bedford, a storied Massachusetts seaport whose past and future can be found in every small American city struggling to survive and thrive. Bullard explores the meaning of public service, greater good, personal responsibility, and the ties that bind people to their hometowns. He grapples with immigration, economics, race, poverty, politics but also our innermost conflicts and ambitions as we make our way in the world. Bullard’s story―and his sense of hometown―as he rises from a local to federal leader becomes more sophisticated but never loses sight of the importance of extending a helping hand and giving back to the community. It acknowledges that community is nothing without family, friends, and yes, even rivals. Hometown is about what sends you into the world to seek your fortunes and what draws you home to complete your life.


Join us for coffee hour after the service.  Bring your favorite dish, and we will have a good old-fashioned potluck! 

Authors of our congregation, bring your published books to share with our members and community.

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