Annual Poetry Jam
The First Parish Annual Poetry Jam is coming up on Sunday, August 28th!
Each year we end our summer services with a morning of poetry reading. All poems are welcome. They might be funny or profound. They could be classics that you memorized years ago or free verse you saw on the internet yesterday. Unknown poets join with those whose names are virtually synonymous with poetry. If you write poetry, we’d love to have you share your own work.
If you wake up Sunday morning and realize you forgot to find a poem, don’t worry. We’ll have a variety of poetry books available to choose from. And if you don’t feel like reading, come and listen to what is always a wide ranging, fun, and meaningful morning of poetry.
Nibbles are served at 9:30 and the service starts at 10:00. Hope to see you there!
Thanks again to the many members (45+ adults and youth) who have contributed to the development of the FPS strategic plan. Our goal is to determine what direction we want to go long term and why, and how best to get there. FPS Strategic Plan Framework 2014
We began in January of 2014 brainstorming with the Trustees to prepare for a meeting of the congregation in March 2014. This 5-hour meeting generated strong ideas for strategies and activities, as well as vivid images of what FPS can be. Additionally, Susan Curnan and I met with the youth group in June at Ferry Beach to engage them in the planning process – again with excellent ideas to put into action and lots of congruence with information generated in the earlier sessions. The Trustees took all of this information and distilled it into a one-page overarching framework. We also have kept all of the ideas from the congregation and youth meetings to use as appropriate in more detailed planning and have made these available to the committees.
So, what’s happening in 2015?