Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 10/4/2013

Weekly Link 10-4-13

This Week in Worship

Sunday, October 6, 2013

10:30am WORSHIP

The Body’s Poetry

Rev. Parisa Parsa
with musicians by Emma Jean Moulton and the Meetinghouse Choir

Child dedication ceremony Sunday, October 20th

Would you like to have your infant or child formally welcomed into this faith community with the commitment that we will be there to support you in the challenges of parenting and your child in the challenges of growing up? If so, please let Rev. Parisa know by October 13 by sending her an email:

Would you like to offer a testimonial in worship?

This year, we are asking members to give a brief, 3 minute reflection on some aspect of their spiritual journey or beliefs. If you would be interested in offering a testimonial in worship, please let the worship committee know by sending an email to Joe Ayoub:

Religious Exploration

Sunday, October 6, 2013

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

Spirit Play I & II will meet in their classrooms.

Children’s Church Service Sunday for 3rd – 7th graders

Youth Chat will meet in the youth room.

News & Announcements

Welcome Back Cultural Exchange Potluck ,October 4th

Friday October 4th 6:30-8:30 pm

Parish Hall

Common Hearth

Welcome Back Cultural Exchange Potluck

The RE Committee invites you bring a potluck dish that reflects an aspect of your heritage, or has meaning to you. Please include a brief description of the dish which includes the ingredients for those who have allergies. We hope to have everyone speak about personal or cultural significance of the dish they bring. We look forward to seeing you!

Lotsa handsA Lotsa Helping Hands

A website has been established to coordinate caregiving as India Ennis recuperates from her recent back surgeries. If you are able to offer care by bringing a meal, by doing some light household help, and/or by visiting, please use the following link:

Use the “Join the Community” link and fill out the form “Request to Join the Community”. You will then receive a follow-up email with instructions about signing on where you will find a calendar with needs.

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 13
First Parish will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals. In this unique service, congregants are invited to bring their pets of all shapes and sizes to receive individual blessings from Rev. Parisa Parsa. This is always an experience to cherish, and members of the broader community are invited to come with their furry, feathered, scaly, or slippery friends.

dia de los muertosHalloween/ Dia De Los Muertos Dance Party

Friday, October 25, 7pm-9pm
The RE Committee is hosting its 4th annual Halloween Dance Party. This is a party for all ages and you won’t want to miss it!
If you would like to help setup, cleanup, or providing Halloween-themed desserts, please email Jen Leggett at or Miriam Febres at

Memorial Service for Allison Barry – November 2

A Memorial Service in Loving Memory of Alison Barry will be held on Saturday November 2 at 11am in the Children’s Church Alison’s family would be delighted to have her First Parish and Milton community friends attend, so please spread the word and mark your calendars.

The Story Walk Returns! October 12 – October 31

The StoryWalk® Project is back in Milton with a new book for the fall! Come enjoy this rain or shine, free event sponsored by the Milton Early Childhood Alliance and the Trailside Museum. Visit the Trailside Museum from Saturday, October 12th through Friday, October 31st between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Enjoy a story posted along the way as you walk around the grounds of the Trailside Museum. This is a terrific opportunity to enjoy a wonderful children’s book while taking a healthy walk. This Story Walk can easily be appreciated by children both young and old. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Don’t forget to let us know you were there by signing our guest register after reading the last page of the story!

KikiKiki’s Corner

Autumn housekeeping items.

Do we have your current e-mail, address, and phone information? We want to be current and update the directory. Please send to

Need a new nametag? Please e-mail me at if you need a new permanent nametag. We will also be placing request sheets in the Narthex and outside the Parish Hall.

Make your key ring lighter. If you are not a committee chair and have keys to any church and/or office doors, please return them to the office. If there is a reason for you to continue to need the key, please drop me a note at

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.