Soul Matters An exciting addition to the life of First Parish this year is the Soul Matters program. Soul Matters is a themed-based program, providing thematic resources for many aspects of church life. Centered mostly on small groups that meet regularly to engage with the monthly themes, the themes are also used in worship, by our musicians, and our Lifespan Religious Education program.

Used by our Soul Matters Small Groups as part of our Adult Programs, we also utilize the themes across the generations in our programming, from Spirit Play with our little ones, to the faith development-focused Chapel gatherings for kids, and also in our Junior and Senior Youth Groups, as well as Adult Programs other than our Soul Matters Small Groups.

Soul Matters Themes for 2016-2017

September: Covenant
October: Healing
November: Story
December: Presence
January: Prophecy
February: Identity
March: Risk
April: Transformation
May: Embodiment
June: Zest