Rev. Edmund Robinson, Minister
Office hours: 2–5 Tuesdays, other times by appointment
Hello! I am the interim minister at First Church in Boston, while a Search Committee looks for a new settled minister. In the meantime, I’d like to meet you and get to know you and invite you to come to one of our First Church services to see whether this congregation might be what you are looking for.
Here’s who I am: I was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 1999, and have served four congregations prior to First Church. Prior to entering the ministry, I was a trial attorney in South Carolina and Boston. I graduated from Yale in 1970 with a major in Anthropology, and was in the charter class to receive my Juris Doctor from Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC in 1975. My seminary training was at Harvard Divinity School, culminating in an M.Div. in 1999. I have been on the board of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) and have served as Minister of the Week at two IRAS conferences held on Star Island, NH. I have given a paper at the Parliament of World Religions in Salt Lake City in 2016 arguing that evil does not exist.
I am an avid folk musician, folk promoter and dancer; I sing and play fiddle, banjo and concertina. I’m married to the pianist Jacqueline Schwab, who is best known for her playing on Ken Burns’ documentaries. We live in Lexington, MA. I also have two children from a previous marriage and two grandsons in England.
Videos of many of my sermons are available under my name on YouTube, together with songs and tunes I recorded during the pandemic under the name Quarantunes. Much of my philosophy and some of my sermons are collected in a website I constructed for use in my ministerial searches which can be accessed at uuministry.com/edmundhrobinson.
Drop me a line, let me know about yourself. Where are you on your spiritual journey? My office hours are Tuesday from 2 to 5. You can text me or phone me at 617-710-0508 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can also “meet” you on Zoom or FaceTime.