- Sunday Service
The music program at First Parish in Lexington will present a special “Music Sunday” celebration on Sunday morning, November 5th as part of the church’s 325th anniversary year. The sanctuary choir with guest soloists, trumpets, recorder, percussion, and French horn will present diverse compositions celebrating the sacred spirit and lasting legacy of First Parish’s outreach to the community through music. The service will feature music by Rene Claussen, Franz Joseph Haydn, J. S. Bach, Ivan Moody, Joan Szymko, David Dickau and Rip Jackson.
Please join us at 10:30am. All are welcome!
- Time Change this Weekend
Don’t forget to change your clock on Saturday before bed.
Fall back one hour so you don’t miss Music Sunday!
- Thursday! 325th Celebration Kick-Off
- The Great Fall Auction is this Saturday!The 2017 Great Fall Auction is Saturday night, November 18th at the church. Doors open at 6 PM with finger food and beverages; silent auction is from 6-7:30 PM; live auction starts at 7:30 PM. Come and be a part of this fun church social event! We will gratefully accept donations of finger food, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. You can view the catalog by clicking here.You do not need to be present to win! If you see a live auction item you’d like to bid on but can’t attend the auction, fill out the proxy form by clicking here or email FallAuction@fplex.org with the item and your maximum bid.
To reserve a childcare voucher, please email Lisa Maria Steinberg.
See you Saturday night!
The auction team,
Toni and Pete Tasker, Margie and Bob Gibbons, and Tom Rich (chair)
- Winter Outerwear Clothing Drive
Thank you for all of the donations of gently used or new fall and winter outerwear for children, women and men. The box has been overflowing!
The clothing will be donated to immigrants supported by WATCH in Waltham, which serves families with limited resources. (See http://watchcdc.org/index.php.) Families particularly need winter jackets, coats, snowsuits, snow pants, hats, gloves or mittens, and boots. Rugged outdoor coats for men are especially appreciated (most of these guys have outdoor construction jobs). Men’s sizes tend to be smaller (M and L, not XL usually), but WATCH can find a home for everything. Stylish coats for women are also a hit.
The outerwear needs to be clean and in good condition, so it can be distributed without delay.
Donations will continue through Sunday, December 3rd. Items may be brought to the Collection Center outside Jane’s office.
Questions? Contact Marty Kvaal…and thanks!
- First Sunday Food Collection
This Sunday, and on the first Sunday of every month, the Social Action Ministry Committee will place a food donation basket in the sanctuary for non-perishable food donations to benefit the Lexington Food Pantry. This basket serves to remind us that there are hungry people in Lexington, and that we can make a difference. Please place non-perishable items into the basket in the sanctuary on the first Sunday of each month or during office hours in the basket outside of the main office.
Please contact Lynne Yansen or Tom Wanderer for more information.
- Among Our Own
With sadness and surprise, we learned on Monday that Bill Smith has passed away. Since his move to Chelmsford, Bill had not been attending services regularly, but he remained active with the History Committee and was working with the 325th Celebration Committee as well. There will be a viewing at Douglas Funeral Home on this coming Sunday, Nov. 5th from 2 to 5pm. Please hold his brother and sister in your hearts in this time.
Also, the memorial service for Tom Peterson is Saturday, November 4th at 11:00am at First Parish. Please join Tom’s family as they honor and remember him.
- Voices on the Green a Success!
Thanks to all who performed at and came to our first Voices on the Green of the season, I Protest!. It was a great night of storytelling and music with unexpected tales and rowdy song!
- This Week at First Parish
Wednesday, November 1 Deb Abel Dance Class 1:30 p.m. Parish Hall Creative Callings 1:30 p.m. Parlor Choir Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Master Singers Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Parker Hall Thursday, November 2 Meditation 4:00 p.m. Parlor Youth art activity 4:00 p.m. Common Room Thursday Evening Adult Program 7:00 p.m. Parish Hall Scrabble Club 7:30 p.m. Parker Hall Saturday, November 4 OWL Retreat 9:00 a.m. Parker Hall Tom Peterson Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary & Parish Hall Choir Rehearsal 2:00 p.m. Sanctuary Private Event 6:00 p.m. Parker Hall & Parish Hall Sunday, November 5 Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:45 a.m. Yellow Room Private Event 2:00 p.m. Parish Hall Bill Smith viewing 2:00 p.m. Douglas Funeral Home OWL 4:00 p.m. Parker Hall SHYG 7:00 p.m. Robinson Hall Monday, November 6 Deb Abel Dance Class 4:00 p.m. Parish Hall Members & Friends Committee 7:30 p.m. Green Room Tuesday, November 7 Music Committee 2:00 p.m. Green Room Deb Abel Dance Class 4:00 p.m. Parish Hall Empty Sky Sangha 7:30 p.m. Common Room Finance Committee 7:30 p.m. Green Room Wednesday, November 8 District Ministers’ Meeting 9:30 a.m. Parish Hall, Parker Hall, Sanctuary History Committee 1:30 p.m. History Room Deb Abel Dance Class 1:30 p.m. Parish Hall Choir Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Master Singers Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Parker Hall
- Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico
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