The Great Fall Auction

Nov 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Please come to The Great Fall Auction! You can peruse the catalog here. Doors open for refreshments at 6:00pm; silent auction goes from 6-7:30pm; live auction starts at 7:30. Click here to enter your proxy bid for one of the live auction items.
We hope to see you there!

Voices on the Green

Nov 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The next Voices on the Green will take place on Friday, November 30th from 7 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 for refreshment and conversation) Tickets are available now! You can get them by clicking here, at the church office, after Sunday services on November 11th and 18th, and at the door. They are $20 for sponsors, $10 general admission, and $5 for students and children. There will be one intermission.

The program will feature First Parish congregants sharing personal stories reflecting on how social justice experiences have inspired them and helped them learn and grow: Marianne Boswell, Beatrix Klebe, Larry Prusak, Stephen Shick, Ben Soule, Deborah Weiner, and Shana Yansen. It will include two nationally prominent leaders: Adam Foss, who was an Assistant District Attorney in Boston and now advocates for criminal justice reform focused on the impact of prosecutors; and the Rev. Tyronne Edwards of New Orleans, a Baptist preacher and community activist, who initiated, organized, and continues to lead groups in New Orleans to rebuild the structures and the communal life following Hurricane Katrina, and travels and speaks around the country “undoing racism.”

Music will be provided by David Buckles and Matt Meyer, performers and educators, who will present original music and arrangements of popular songs with a focus on building a better world. Marlon Carey, poet, performer, and parent, will return to lead the children’s program that occurs alongside the main event.

This is an evening not to be missed, exploring what it means to be committed to doing what each of us can to build a world where justice prevails for all people.

Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Solstice Service

Dec 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Friday, December 21, First Parish in Lexington will present our first Winter Solstice Experience. With music and candles, dancing and darkness, we will experience the quiet of the longest night, and welcome the sun as we wait for her return. This will be a worship service exploring earth-centered imagery, with an invitation to cherish the darkness.

Led by Rev. Anne Mason and Music Director Rip Jackson, the service will include Skyloom Inter-generational Dancers as well as music by Katie Runde, sax and clarinet, and Marybeth McCaffrey, soprano. Also participating will be First Parish members Amy Johnson and Elisabeth Jas. Our special guest will be Alberto Taxo, an indigenous Ecuadoran shaman.

The Winter Solstice Experience is free and open to the public. First Parish is located at 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington. Parking is in the rear of the church.

Christmas Eve Family Service

Dec 24, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tonight we will gather to celebrate the joy of Christmas with story and song, carols and candles.  Music tonight will feature our children’s Choir and our Teen Choir.  Come one and all to sing joyfully together in our historic sanctuary, and to hear a holiday message from Rev. Anne.

Candlelight Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In wonder we were made. In the flesh and in love. What is the meaning of the Incarnation? Tonight Rev. Anne will share lessons and thoughts of the mystery of Christmas. Our Adult Choir will lead us in songs of the season, and we will light candles in the darkness to celebrate the hope that is inside of us all.

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Dec 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service.