This Week in Social Action Ministry

The Social Action Ministry (SAM) at First Parish comes from our Unitarian Universalist faith based on the values of love, justice, community and responsibility. We do this within the supportive environment of our broader church community and the mission of First Parish “…to act on our values to serve the larger community and create a more just and loving world.”

Waking Up White Book Discussion

First Parish is co-sponsoring with Temple Isaiah and other congregations in Lexington a presentation by Debby Irving on June 8 entitled “I’m a Good Person – Isn’t that Enough?”

In anticipation of that, John Oberteuffer will be leading a discussion of her book, Waking up White. Please borrow, or buy a copy now and join together on Sunday, May 21st at 4 pm in the Common Room for an interesting discussion.

Save the Date – Day of Service

All members of First Parish and their families are asked to keep Saturday, June 3rd, open so you can participate in our Annual Day of Service. A wide spectrum of activities will be available to all ages. We will highlight the day’s activities in the coming weeks.

UU Urban Ministry Opportunities

The UU Urban Ministry is launching Believe in Success, a new job-readiness program for survivors of domestic violence, and YOU can be a part of it!
Join us for one of our upcoming Believe in Success volunteer training sessions:
► Tuesday, May 9 ~ 6:00 pm pm – 9:00 pm
     with a community dinner
► Saturday, May 13 ~ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

     with coffee and snacks

Opportunities include:

  • Career Panel Participant
  • Classroom Teacher Assistant
  • Gardener
  • Mentor
  • Wellness Leader
  • Practice Interviewer
…and more!
Both training sessions will be led by Associate Director Rev. Susan Chorley with staff from our Renewal House domestic violence shelter, along with three former Renewal House residents who are participating in our Believe in Success planning committee.
These training session will focus on working with and supporting survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner abuse.
For more information, please email Associate Director Rev. Susan Chorley at
Training sessions will take place at the UU Urban Ministry:
10 Putnam St., Roxbury, MA 02119