Your Support is needed, now more than ever

Over the past year we celebrated 325 years as a presence in this community.  We heard about our history in establishing this town and all the work that has been done over those years to search for truth and work toward justice.  Our amazing staff has supported our volunteers in working tirelessly, still aspiring to act on the prophetic voice of our historical member, Theodore Parker: “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways… And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.”

Last month, through the Imagination Cafe events, together we shared our love and dreams for First Parish to do important work in the world. We need to support those dreams with resources.  Let our steeple be a beacon of hope and justice into the world. We need to support our staff and programs financially to enable any of the amazing new ideas we imagined for our community.

What is the pledge drive?

This is the time of year when we make our financial pledges to the church to support the programs and mission of First Parish. Please visit our FAQ page to see valuable information about making your pledge.

How do I Pledge?

We expect members and long-time friends (non-members) to pledge.  We also welcome pledges from the wider community.  Pledge cards will be mailed in early March. On Celebration Sunday, March 18, please bring your card to the Sunday service at church or pledge online.

How much should I pledge?

The amount you pledge of course depends on your household’s financial situation. Following guidelines for churches like ours, we encourage active and committed donors to pledge at least $3,000, moderated by financial situation. Find out more at our FAQ page.

Why is it important?

The programming and the operations of our congregation is funded mainly by the commitment of our members and friends.  Although we are always looking for new ways to fund our upcoming initiatives, community events, and expanded programming, the support of the church community is the foundation of the annual budget.  As our circle of community widens, we hope that we will be able to create more opportunities to serve, to broaden the access to our programming, and to expand the reach our prophetic voice.  Dedication to justice and the search for truth and meaning is needed more than ever.

Join our worship service on March 18th to hand in a pledge card or pledge online!


Who is driving the Stewardship Pledge Drive this year?

The Stewardship Planning Team members are:

  • Bob Coyne
  • Marsha Fox
  • Elisabeth Jas
  • Katie O’Hare-Gibson
  • Erik Svenson
  • Tom Rich

Got questions or comments?

Contact the Stewardship Planning Team by sending email to