Category: WU_11-22-17

Soul Matters: Abundance

“What does it mean to be a people of ABUNDANCE?”

Here’s another option that some of the Soul Matters group members chose to reflect on this month of Thanksgiving.  Try it out:

Abundance On a Scale of 1-10

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This Week at First Parish

Wednesday, November 22


Saturday, November 25

No events Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 26
Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary
Transgender Day of Remembrance 12:00 p.m. Front Steps
Monday, November 27    
Nonfiction Book Group 7:30 p.m. Parlor
Tuesday, November 28    
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Nonfiction Book Group

Image result for the hidden life of treesThe next meeting of the Nonfiction Book Group is Monday, November 27th at 7:30pm in the Parlor. The group will be discussing The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. Please come if you have read it, partially read it, … Read the rest

News from the Office

The Office will be closed from noon on Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. The lights will be on again at 8:30am on Monday.

The deadline for December’s Focalpoint is today! However, if you get … Read the rest

Voices on the Green

Voices on the Green, the community outreach program for First Parish that was created last fall, has now completed its first year with three programs: “Breakthrough” and “Balancing-on-the-Hyphen” last spring, and “I Protest!” on October 28.

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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 Read the rest

Transgender Day of Remembrance

At noon on Sunday, please join Rev. Anne and members of UCC Hancock on the front steps of the church for a Transgender Day of Remembrance to honor those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence.


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Poinsettias for the Sanctuary

It’s time to plan for a festive sanctuary this holiday season! First Parish will be accepting orders for poinsettias from Wilson Farm through Sunday, December 3rd.

The cost is $10.00 for a 6 1/2″ pot, with proceeds going towards the … Read the rest

A Successful Great Fall Auction

Last Saturday night’s Great Fall Auction was a rousing success, with lots of laughs and good company, plus we raised $24,000 for the church. I want to thank the many people who made this evening possible:

– Auctioneers: Chris Hess, … Read the rest

325th Celebration: Sunday, December 3

Please join us for the final 325th Celebration event!

12:00 COLONIAL LUNCH – Sold out!

A feast fit for revolutionaries, omnivores, vegetarians, vegans; gluten-free and nut-free dishes finishing with Apple Knobby Cake and Gingerbread catered by Chris Bateman, owner/chef of … Read the rest

An Enlightening Dialogue

George Washington [Dean Malissa] and James Madison [John Douglas Hall] informed and entertained a large, attentive audience at a Dialogue on Church and State at First Parish on Thursday, November 16, the second event in the church’s 325th birthday celebration. … Read the rest

Sunday Service

There is an old saying that says “if you have forgotten the language of gratitude, you will never be on speaking terms with happiness.” What is it about practicing the habit of gratitude that actually makes us happier? In the … Read the rest

SHYG is Selling Equal Exchange

Image result for equal exchangeAlong with soup sales every Sunday, the Senior High Youth Group will be selling Equal Exchange products! Tea, chocolate, and coffee can now be purchased at the youth group sales table. Come and help us raise money for our service … Read the rest

Winter Outerwear Clothing Drive

Thank you for all of the donations of gently used or new fall and winter outerwear for children, women and men. The box has been overflowing!

The clothing will be donated to immigrants supported by WATCH in Waltham, which serves … Read the rest

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