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The Green Corner

News & Action from First Parish Climate Action Team

Thank you One—to all who make calls to help get the Carbon Pricing Legislation out of the Joint Committee on Telecommunica-tions, Utilities and Energy.  The legislation is now part of an Omnibus bill in a Senate Committee … read more.

Voices on the Green Draws Huge Crowd

   Our popular community outreach series, Voices on the Green, drew 212 people to First Parish on Friday night, the biggest audience for the series so far. The evening included personal storytelling, art, music, and a neuroscience talk all about “Modern Love.” Among … read more.

Special Collection on Sunday

On February 18th we will have a special collection called:  The Promise and the Practice of Our Faith.

Imagine what our faith would look like if we upheld and centered the history, the perspectives, the voices, and the leadership of Black Unitarian Universalists…

The Promise and the Practice … read more.

News from the Office

The office will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, February 19th.

The office will be closed, Tuesday & Wednesday, February 20th & 21st, while Jane is on vacation.

Next week’s Weekly Update will be published on Thursday afternoon, February 22nd.

The deadline for the March edition of … read more.

Invitation from Roaring Jelly Contra Dancing

We, Roaring Jelly, would like to extend a special invitation to all members of First Parish to come to our February contra dance as our guests this Friday, February 16th. There is an informal beginners’ teaching session at about 7:45. The dance starts at 8:00. … read more.

Soul Matters

February’s Soul Matters theme is “What does it mean to be a people of perseverance?” Perseverance doesn’t have to be a solo activity; in fact, it can be more successful with occasional support, which can sometimes come from unanticipated sources.  What enables you to carry … read more.

Project Joy is Coming Your Way

Project Joy is about finding, experiencing, and sharing more joy in our personal lives and in our church community. The official launch date for Project Joy will occur as part of the Easter Sunday service on April 1. All members of the church will be … read more.

Sunday Service

In a follow-up sermon to her MLK sermon, Rev. Anne continues her exploration of the difficulties inherent for African American voices to be heard and valued within our denomination. Today we lift up the Black Lives Unitarian Universalist movement and will have a special collection to … read more.

Weekly Update

The email newsletter of First Parish in Lexington is published on Wednesdays at 4 pm. Submissions are due on Mondays at 10 am. Email submissions or inquiries to the church office.

Sunday Service

Scientists predict that climate change will have dire consequences for humanity … read more.

This Week at First Parish

Wednesday, February 7

Choir Rehearsal
7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary

Master Singers Rehearsal
7:30 p.m.
Parker Hall

Thursday, February 8

Meditation Group
4:00 p.m.
Parlor

Scrabble Club
7:30 p.m.
Parker Hall

Climate Action Collaborative
7:30 p.m.
Common Room

Friday, February 9

Voices on the Green
7:00 p.m.
Sanctuary

Saturday, February 10

New UU Class
9:00 a.m.
Parish Hall

Youth Group Fundraiser
5:00 p.m.
Parker Hall

Sunday, February 11

Choir Warm-up
9:30 a.m.
Sanctuary

Worship Service
10:30 a.m.
Sanctuary

Children’s Choir Rehearsal
11:45 a.m.
Yellow … read more.

Soul Matters

February’s Soul Matters theme is “What does it mean to be a people of perseverance?” You might want to talk about the theme with your elementary-aged child or children this week.  Here are some thoughts about the definition of perseverance from the Soul Matters materials:

Perseverance … read more.

February Concerts at First Parish

Sol y Canto Trio with Cecilia Zabala 

(Benefit for Puerto Rico)

Sunday, February 18th at 4PM

Join us on Sunday, February 18th at 4pm for an afternoon of traditional and original Latin American Music featuring Sol y Canto and Cecilia Zabala. Cambridge-based … read more.

The Green Corner

News & Action from the Climate Action Team

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Thank You for participating in the “Phone-In” Sunday February 4th. We will know later this week if the Carbon Pricing legislation was reported out of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications and Utilities. Regardless of the outcome your calls … read more.

Welcome Rev. Fred Small

This Sunday, we welcome guest preacher, the Rev. Fred Small, to First Parish. Cited by Bill McKibben as “one of the key figures in the religious environmental surge,” Rev. Fred Small is Minister for Climate Justice at Arlington Street Church, Boston.

A Unitarian Universalist parish minister for … read more.

Imagination Café

The second Imagination Café is happening this Sunday, February 11th after the service. If you have not yet signed up and wish to come, the deadline is tomorrow, Thursday, February 8th at 12pm (for ordering lunches).  Please phone/email Jane Foley at the office BEFORE NOON at 781-862-8200 … read more.

Unity Group

The next gathering of the Unity Group is Monday, February 12th at 12:00pm in Parker Hall. Please bring your own lunch. If your name begins S, T, U, and V, please bring a dessert to share. The program will be a book exchange – pick … read more.

Sunday Service

Scientists predict that climate change will have dire consequences for humanity and the planet we inhabit. Can global warming move us to change course and build a new society grounded in justice, equity, and compassion? Join Rev. Fred Small this morning as he digs into these important questions.

Rev. … read more.

This Week at First Parish

Wednesday, January 31
 
 

Choir Rehearsal
7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary

Master Singers Rehearsal
7:30 p.m.
Parker Hall

 
 
 

Thursday, February 1
 
 

Meditation Group
4:00 p.m.
Parlor

Nonfiction Book Group
7:30 p.m.
Parlor

Scrabble Club
7:30 p.m.
Parker Hall

 
 

Saturday, February 3
 
 

Beloved Conversations Retreat
9:00 a.m.
All church

Munroe Saturday Night
7:00 p.m.
Sanctuary

 
 

Sunday, February 4
 
 

Choir Warm-up
9:30 a.m.
Sanctuary

Worship Service
10:30 a.m.
Sanctuary

Children’s Choir Rehearsal
11:45 a.m.
Yellow Room

Climate Action “phone-in”
11:45 a.m.
Parlor

Communities Without Borders
3:00 p.m.
Green Room

OWL
4:00 … read more.

First Parish in Pictures

Thanks to Lew Counts for the wonderful photographs of recent events at First Parish.

On Sunday, January 28th, over 100 people participated in the first Imagination Cafe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that afternoon, Austin Burns performed Music from the Gilded Age, accompanied by Rip Jackson.