Social Action

The Social Action Committee is a part of First Parish Milton.

We are dedicated to taking action to support

  • Anti-Poverty
  • Anti-Racism
  • Going Green/Climate Change

Our current involvements include:

Fair Foods is a non-profit food rescue organization dedicated to providing surplus goods at low or no cost to those in need. Since 1988 we have rescued and delivered millions of pounds of fresh produce and quality building supplies to low income communities throughout New England and around the world. First Parish volunteers meet at First Parish on the 2nd Saturday of the month, travel to Roxbury together to help distribute food. (October – June)

Father Bills

Father Bill’s & MainSpring is committed to ending and preventing homelessness in Southern Massachusetts with programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and services. We help people who are struggling with homelessness or are at risk of homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency. First Parish volunteers will help prepare and serve a meal to our neighbors in need on the third Saturdays of the month (October – June)

Courageous Conversations. This is a partnership with the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association, Milton Reflecting, and Milton for Peace. This monthly series is a dialogue-centered programs on racism and privilege designed to address racial healing and justice in our town. Now more than ever, we must engage in this critical work of recognizing and dismantling racism in our society. Meetings are monthly and at various church location in Milton.

Other activities include:

Annual Toiletries Drive for Renewal House. Renewal House is a domestic violence shelter for individuals and families who are fleeing violence or abuse. Since 1980, Renewal House has provided temporary emergency shelter and advocacy services to more than 1,000 individuals and families escaping domestic violence

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace (Louis D. Brown Institute)
If you are interested in joining us for one of these fun and transforming events, please contact: David Goodrich or Linda Carney-Goodrich, Social Action Chairs at:

Green Team

First Parish GREEN ACTION TEAM is going “live!” Our October theme is PLASTICS.  Why, because Milton Town Meeting (October 22-23-?) will vote on Warrant Article 12 to ban flimsy, single-use plastic bags in our town. Please contact your own Precinct Town Meeting Members; express your opinion: that you favor a YES vote on Article 12 to BAN PLASTIC BAGS.

Information is provided and on our team’s bulletin board. Watch for an upcoming Milton Times “Sustainably Speaking” article.  Connect the social action dots as well… communities impacted by fossil fuel refineries, manufacturers, landfills, and shorelines.  Take ACTION! Contact your elected TM reps.  Let’s do this — together, we can.

Learn more about the “Bag Ban” below!

2018.10.02 SM.Bag ban advocacy

Peter Schneider and Tucker Smith, Green Action Team


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