This Week in Worship, January 27, 2013

This Week in Worship 1-27-2013

This Week in Worship 1-27-13

This Week in Religious Education

Spirit Play I (ages 3-5) and Spirit Play II (K-1st grades) will meet in their classrooms downstairs.  They will be hearing the stories “I Love You Sun, I Love You Moon” (I) and “UUs Have Different Ideas about God” (II).
Passages (2nd grade) will meet in the third classroom downstairs to begin their exploration of the UU principles.
Small Group Ministries (3rd – 6th grades) 
will begin in the meetinghouse before being dismissed to their classrooms.  They will be reflecting on the theme of Success.
Neighboring Faiths (7th grade) will meet in the parlor to begin learning about Quakers in preparation for their upcoming trip to the Friends Meeting in Cambridge.

Did you know that nurturing the spiritual development of children, youth and adults in our community costs $70,000 a year?

Common Hearth: The Faces of Homelessness

Wednesday, January 23,  7:00pm
Everyone deserves a home, and everyone has a story.  The Massachusetts Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau is comprised of homeless and formerly homeless individuals who share their experiences in order to break down stereotypes and engage communities in efforts to end homelessness.  The Speakers’ Bureau presentation at  First Parish is supported by a grant from the Milton Cultural Council.

Growing Deep Faith Together: Engaging Children with Different Learning Styles

Friday, January 25,  6:30-8:30 pm
RE teachers, as well as parents and all who are interested in nurturing deep faith in children, are invited to join in this evening of dinner, training, and orientation to the RE program.  Lisa Maria Andreoli Steinberg, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at First Parish in Wayland, will share wisdom from her experience in education, social work, and church music.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Jamez: 617-698-6329 or

Makin’ Magic: First Parish Goes to the Movies

Saturday, February 9, 7-11pm
Please save the date for our annual mid-winter Budget Drive celebration!  This year’s theme is “Makin’ Magic: First Parish Goes to the Movies.”  Come as your favorite movie star or character, hear star-studded performances by First Parish members, dance to great music, and eat fine food.  Oscars will be presented for best costume and best performance.  Hope to see you ALL there!

If you have any movie memorabilia kicking around your attic or basement that might help set the scene, we would love to hear from you.  Contact Charlie Franich at

Bring-a-Friend-to-Church Day

Sunday, February 10, 2013
It’s never a bad time to invite a friend to church – but if you’ve been waiting for the right occasion, this is it!  Share this important part of your life with the other people in your life.  Who will you invite?

The Hospitality Committee is need of Social Hour Hosts

Please consider signing up for a vacant hosting spot.  There are still several openings in the coming months. SIGN UP HERE