Thursday, November 16, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Washington and Jefferson Dialogue on the Issues of Church and State. George Washington and James Madison will discuss the issues of church and state. Come and hear the views of two of our early presidents on an issue which still troubles us today. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so please get tickets on Sunday morning, at the church office <fplex.org>, or at Wales Copy Shop.
Sunday, December 3:
12:00 Colonial Lunch, catered by Chris Bateman of Lexx Restaurant. And updated colonial meal fit for omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans (nut-free, and most items gluten-free) with soup, olla (a meat stew), a variety of vegetable sides, breads, and finished with apple knobby cake and gingerbread! Coffee, tea, cider, and milk.
Tickets for the lunch and the 3:00 program “325 and Counting,” are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and are available on the next two Sunday mornings, November 12th and 19th, or through the church office. Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible so that we can provide Chris Bateman with the numbers he will be serving.
2:00 Bell-Ringing at the Old Belfry, Clarke Street and Massachusetts Avenue, opposite Cary Memorial Library. Followed by a procession to the church which will stop briefly at important sites on the Green, including the monument with the inspiring words of the First Parish Minister Jonas Clarke, who served the church throughout the second half of the eighteenth century and played a significant role in Lexington’s participation in the American Revolution.
3:00 “325 and Counting: A First Parish Historical Drama,” written by Don Cohen and presented in the sanctuary. An account of our “removal” from Cambridge, our founding, our first building, and a brief overview of key moments in the church’s life. Period music will be provided by music director Rip Jackson and members of the choir.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5.00 for children and youth, and are available on Sunday mornings and through the church office <fplex.org>.