Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 5/9/2013

Weekly Link 5-9-13

Louis D Brown Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

This Sunday, May 12

Please join us for our annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace!

We welcome all to live out our faith by walking in solidarity and witness with those who have lost loved ones to violence. Help us to reach our fundraising goal of $2000 We have had up to 90 people walk on behalf of First Parish in Milton in past years – let’s make this year the best ever!

First Parish Milton Walk for PeaceYou can contact Elise Henricks at tonyelise@earthlink.netor Tammy Tai at with any questions

Please see the link below to find our fundraising page and sign up. It is not necessary to donate in order to join us, but any contribution helps in the effort.

Singers should gather at 7:30 at Town Field to gather in rousing song as part of the pre-walk program!  Our own Jennie Mulqueen will be leading the multi faith singing.  These familiar songs will be included, and people of all ages are welcome to sing:

“Guide My Feet”
“I’ve Got Peace Like a River”
“There Is More Love Somewhere”
“He’s Got the Whole World”
“This Little Light of Mine”
If you would like to car pool from church, we will plan to leave by 7:15 to be part of the early program.

This Week in Worship & Religious Education

Sunday, May 5

Religious Education

There will be no RE classes this week. All children and youth are invited to join multigenerational worship in the meetinghouse. Nursery care is available for children under the age of 5.

Register Now for Religious Education!

As we move toward the end of this church year, we are already beginning preparations for fall and another great year of Religious Education for First Parish children and youth. Please register all children who will be participating in RE next year by completing this simple form: It helps us so much to have registrations completed early! If you have any questions please contact

First Parish in Milton

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sunday May 19th

Warrant and Reports have been mailed and can also be found on the Members Page of the website.

Events and News

Friday Film Night

Friday, May 10

7pm Parish Hall


First Parish to Screen Taut Film About Fathers and Sons

by Jeffrey Stoodt

A 2012 movie that Philadelphia Inquirer critic Steven Rea insists should have won the best foreign-language film over A Separation.  The latter film “doesn’t achieve anywhere near the levels of psychological depth and emotional punch of its fellow nominee,” he writes.

Footnote tells the story of a deeply emotional rivalry between father and son. Both are Talmudic scholars. “If you doubt that a film set in the world of religious scholarship can pack such a wallop – it’s suspenseful, funny, crushing, heartbreaking – doubt not,” Rea says. The embittered father, whose brilliant work has long been overlooked, wrestles with his feelings after he’s been chosen to receive a prize. His son is forced to make hard moral decisions soon thereafter.

Footnote,” Rea concludes, “is a film about the nature of truth, about sacrifice, hubris, hypocrisy. It’s nothing short of brilliant.”

Pub Trivia Night

Wednesday, May 15

For the young and the young at heart – come join an FP trivia team at Sonny’s Pub!   Bring your wicked trivia knowledge to compete for prizes, or simply bring yourself to laugh and marvel at the strange things we all store in our brains.  Trivia begins at 8:00 sharp.  Come early to share dinner and drinks.  Sonny’s is at 750 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.  Contact for more information.

Annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Sunday June 2nd  from 9-10:15 a.m.

Teacher Appreciation BreakfastThe RE committee is hosting the annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast to honor everyone who has been involved with Religious Education at First Parish this year.  Breakfast will be served to the teachers, substitute teachers and their families and all teachers will receive a gift of appreciation from First Parish.  If you would like to thank a teacher by contributing a breakfast item, please sign up on the doodle poll by using this link:, or contacting Beth Greenawalt at

2013 Annual Report

Members can view our 2013 Annual Report here: [Cover] – [Report]

You have been CHOSEN!

In the interest of efficiency, the Worship Committee has designated a “Chosen Few” to assist during Worship Services as ushers for the remainder of the Church year.  Please check the list below to see if you are one of the “Chosen Few”.

The Worship Committee is grateful for your participation as an usher.  If, for some reason, you are unable to fulfill your usher duties on your  “Chosen” Sunday, please either trade with someone else, or find a replacement.

Thank you, in advance, for your help!

If you do not see your name on the list and you would like to usher, please let Miriam, our new office assistant, know and she will try to fit you in.

Happy spring!

The Worship Committee

Usher Assignments for May and June

May 12          Elise Henricks and Tony Dutzik

May 19          Charlie Franich and Ruth Hannon

May 26          Dianna Wilson and Alyson Allen

June 2          Ruth  and Clara Heiden

June 9          Beth Gray Nix and Lisa Beck

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.