Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 6/14/2013

Weekly Link 6-14-13

This Week in Worship & Religious Education

Rev. Eric Dawson will start off our summer worship series in style! Don’t miss it.

Confessions of a Bad Dad: Lessons about Life, Letting Go, and Frozen Waffles
Parenting, like all of life’s endeavors is fraught with danger — none greater than the realization that we aren’t nearly the talented, competent, sweet-yet-firm figures we always imaged. This Sunday we will explore a few simple lessons culled from the work of raising and supporting the growth of others… and the humility found in everyday failures.

Religious Education

Nursery care will be available for children under the age of 5.

Prayer & Meditation Every Sunday 9:00-9:45am — This week will meet in Chase Parlor

Events and News


Friday, June 14
Dinner: 6:30; Meeting begins at 7

All members of First Parish are invited to join representatives of FP committees at the final All Church Council meeting of the church year. We will celebrate the many accomplishments of the past church year, reflect on the challenges ahead, and plant the seeds for a year of meaning and fulfillment in 2013-2014.

All committees are asked to send at least two representatives to the meeting, but everyone is welcome to attend, have dinner and join in the discussion. Please RSVP to or to Tony Dutzik at

Childcare will be available!

Solo Recital by Grace Allendorf, mezzo-soprano
Friday, June 21

Grace Allendorf accompanied by the fabulous Yukiko Oba on piano
Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und Leben”, Rossini’s “Una voce poco fa”, a lovely set of spirituals, and the world premiere of “To Autumn” by New England composer Josh Hummel

First Parish in Milton (535 Canton Avenue)

Would love to see many of you there!


The Sunday Planner is up for the upcoming Church Year 2013/2014 which begins in September. If you do not want to be stuck with dates that don’t work for you , please take a few moments to sign up:

For our Worship Service to run smoothly it is advised you pick one date for ushering, flowers, hospitality and chalice lighting during the church year!

Beyond First Parish

Milton Art Center to Stage Workshop and Concert with Mission of Burma Singer
By Jeffrey Stoodt

Roger MillerWhat makes Roger run? A relevant question when one considers the activities of Roger Clark Miller, who will appear on Saturday, June 22 at the Milton Arts Center. Primarily known as the co-founder and lead singer of the influential indie rock group Mission of Burma, Miller is also a short-story writer and a Frottage artist.

From noon to 2 pm, Roger Miller will discuss Frottage. In this technique (named from the French frotter, meaning “to rub”) the artist uses a pencil or other drawing tool to make a “rubbing” over a textured surface. The drawing can then be left as is (for a surrealistic effect) or used as a basis for further creative development. During his workshop you can learn this simple and inexpensive technique from an artist who’s a master at it. (Admission to the workshop is $30.)

Roger Miller’s artwork will be on display at the Milton Art Center throughout the weekend, with select pieces available for purchase.

Then there is Roger’s music in the evening. He first hit the scene in a big way from 1979 to 1983 as a member of Mission of Burma, a local group whose ferocious, cerebral sound had a powerful effect on a generation of alternative rockers such as R.E.M., Blur, and Moby. The group reunited in 2004 and still perform throughout the United States and Europe.

You may also have heard of the other musical group Roger Miller co-founded: the Alloy Orchestra. This trio creates original music for silent films. But Roger’s range doesn’t end there – he also performs psychedelic music (with Sproton Layer) and composes viola sonatas and movie soundtracks.

At 7 pm, Roger Miller will give a rare solo musical performance at the Milton Art Center. Tickets are $22 and available at the door or through the Center’s website ( Sponsored by the Blue Hills Brewery, the evening promises to be a celebration of the beginning of summer and the Milton Art Center’s newly redesigned musical space. The center, the former East Milton Library branch, is located at 334 Edge Hill Road, next to the post office in East Milton Square.

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.