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Service Auction was a Big Success!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in General News

Thank you to everyone who made such generous and creative donations and to everyone who came!  The spirited bidding pushed this year’s net income to  approximately $15,500!!!

This is about 20% more than last year’s results. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the evening a success.  We are already  looking forward to next year and welcome your suggestions and comments.

Sheila Murphy, Sherene Aram, Gail and Jan Hardenbergh, Leslie Bryant, Anna Lee and Sherri Cline

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We Will Rise…

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

Easter Sunday is a time for stories of spring, the return of the sun, Ostara – the Dawn Goddess, Easter bunnies, eggs and the resurrection of Jesus. How do all of these varied topics meld into a meaningful Sunday? Come be a part of this amazing and loving community and experience a Unitarian Universalist Easter Sunday. Please bring canned food that will be donated to the local food pantry.

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We Will Rise…(for NUCU)

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

Easter Sunday is a time for stories of spring, the return of the sun, Ostara – the Dawn Goddess, Easter bunnies, eggs and the resurrection of Jesus. How do all of these varied topics meld into a meaningful Sunday? Come be a part of this amazing and loving community and experience a Unitarian Universalist Easter Sunday. Please bring canned food that will be donated to the local food pantry.

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From the Women’s Alliance: We Need Your Stuff!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in General News

for our Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 22 from 10am-2pm

Please bring the stuff you have been collecting for the First Parish Rummage Sale to the church vestibule for sorting starting on Monday, April 17 and continuing through Thursday evening, April 20.  We are looking for clean and gently used clothing, books, toys and puzzles, CD’s, household goods and jewelry to sell at the sale on Saturday, April 22.

We do NOT want furniture, electronics, sporting goods, vinyl records, VHS and Blu-Ray tapes or anything that is damaged and doesn’t work.

Then come back Saturday between 10 and 2 and pick up some good stuff for yourself!

Contact Peg Espinola if you have any questions.

 

 

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We need a little help!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in General News

Are you able to help? Here’s what we need:

  1. for this Sunday, April 16:  1  greeter to help Peg Espinola  (we have instructions)
  2. for Music Sunday, April 30: a team of social hour hosts so we can thank our choir with a nice spread of nibbles.

Please contact Fran in the office at or 978/443-2043 x3.

You are a lifesaver–it’s true. Thank you!

 

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Music Sunday April 30th “Sun, Moon and Stars”

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in General News

The First Parish Choir presents our spring Music Sunday service

Who hasn’t looked up at the night sky with wonder and awe? And who hasn’t experienced a breathtaking sunrise or sunset?  On April 30th, the First Parish Choir will present its spring Music Sunday on the theme of “Sun, Moon and Stars”.  We hope you will join us as explore through music and readings our thoughts and inspirations of these celestial orbs.  Throughout centuries, we have been inspired by and often sought solace in their presence.  Included in the musical offerings will be Randall Thompson’s beloved choral setting of Robert Frost’s poem “Choose Something Like a Star”.

Music Director, Debra Morris-Bennett was inspired to craft this service after learning Daniel Elder’s piece titled “Ballade to the Moon” in which he takes us through a nighttime walk through the woods and we experience, in his words, “Love for the surrounding dusky beauty that causes the narrator to weep with joy, with only the moon as witness.” Closing the service, the choir will sing ‘We Are Stars” by Kenley Kristofferson, which is based on the words of Carl Sagan.  An avid Carl Sagan fan, Kenley describes this powerful work with these words, “This choral anthem is wrapped in warmth, thick harmonies and lyrical melodies as it manifests the connectedness of life, the Earth and the stars through a united chemistry.”

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