This Week in Worship, February 17, 2013

This Week in Worship 2-17-2013

This Week in Worship 2-17-2013

This Week in Worship & Religious Education

Sunday, February 17

“The Willing Spirit”
With Reverends Parisa Parsa and Kristin Grassel Schmidt
Experience the power of healing waters in this service of story, song, and ritual for all ages.

Religious Education

Neighboring Faiths (7th grade) will meet in the parlor to discuss their recent visit to a Quaker meeting.
All other children and youth will gather in the meetinghouse for a multigenerational worship service.

RE Teacher Needed!

We are in need of one more adult volunteer to work with our fabulous 5th and 6th graders this term. The commitment is for 2 Sundays per month, now through May. Please contact

Are you interested in becoming a member of First Parish?

We will be welcoming and celebrating new members during a service in March, and we hope that all who attend services, social events, and spiritual development programs will consider making their membership official at this time. If you are interested, please contact and save the dates for the two New Member Orientation sessions on March 3 and March 13.

Events and News

Peace First workshop series

Fridays, February 15, March 8, March 15, 7-8:30 pm

Interested in strengthening your communication, conflict resolution, and cooperation skills? Looking to connect with others at First Parish through games, role-playing, and the arts? Wondering what Rev. Eric Dawson’s peace ministry is all about? Eric will be leading 3 inter-generational workshops (truly for ALL ages) on peacemaking. Building on 20 years of teaching Peace First, these sessions will focus on the critical skills of peacemaking, community-building, and having fun. Please come and feel free to invite friends and family beyond First Parish. Questions? Contact Eric

Young Adult Brunch

Young adults (18-35) are invited to join an informal brunch gathering on February 24th. Join us after church at Sweet Life (2243 Dorchester Ave.) for good food, good conversation, and community building. Cost of brunch will be covered by the Membership Committee.


Makin’ Magic – First Parish Goes to the Movies will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm in the Parish Hall.

The farewell party for Bill Macmillan has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 10th @ 5pm at the Najarians’ home. See the updated Evite for further details.

The Chocolate Auction will be held on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17th immediately following worship in the Parish Hall.

***Don’t forget to join us over on our brand new Facebook Page!***


Worship, 10:30am in the Meetinghouse
Meetinghouse Choir Rehearsal, 8:45am in the Parish Hall
Silent Prayer & Meditation, 9:00am in the Children’s Church


Please consider volunteering for important Sunday worship positions like ushering, hosting social hour, providing flowers for worship, and lighting the chalice.