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Worship Associates Group

The Worship Associates Group (WAG) works with the Minister, the Director of Religious Exploration, and the Music Director, to assess our worship services (Sundays in the Sanctuary, Seekers Gatherings, and summer lay-led services) and to provide supportive suggestions for future services. The WAG team serves as a resource by assisting the minister in planning the annual worship calendar, supporting her efforts to research certain topics, distributing selected worship services to the public in print and on the website, and offering congregational feedback to the staff about all aspects of worship at First Parish.

In addition, the Worship Associates:

  • recruit and host lay leaders and guest ministers who fill the pulpit when our settled minister is away during the program year (Sept-June)
  • assist with Village Worship services (our less formal participative worship for all ages)
  • organize our lay-led summer services by filling volunteer slots for speakers, providers of music, breakfast, and childcare; and serving as worship hosts for each summer service

WAG members would like you to know:

There are lots of different types of projects on WAG—for those who do and don’t wish to actually be in the pulpit.

Helping to create a service that touches others deeply is an honor.

Meetings: Monthly at FPS, presently on a Tuesday evening.

Commitment to Participate: terms are for two years; members are welcome to recommit for an additional term

Roles: convener, members, and many “friends of WAG”—experienced helpers who step in to serve as worship hosts and help with summer service coordination.

For more information contact the minister.