Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 11/1/2013

Weekly Link 11-1-13

“In the Flesh”

We are made of matter, and as Barbara Brown Taylor puts it “matter matters to God.” We are formed with bodies with which to experience the world, which carry our love and our longing. How do we respond in spiritually healthy ways to the un-loving messages our culture gives us about our bodies? This month we will explore themes of body image, our connection with animal nature (Blessing of the Animals), aging, sexuality, and death (Remembrance Sunday, November 3).

This Week in Worship

Sunday, November 3, 2013

10:30am WORSHIP

Remembrance Sunday

Rev. Parisa Parsa

Music by Emma Jean Moultan and the Meetinghouse Choir

In many cultures, the end of October and the beginning of November is marked by events that celebrate and remember the transitions from life to death with Halloween, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, Dia de los Muertos, and Samhain. During this special service – similar to the Day of the Dead celebrations – a colorful altar of mementos dedicated to loved ones will be assembled. Anyone in the community who wishes to remember a loved one, particular those who have passed this year, is warmly invited to attend. Members, please invite friends who may wish to mark a loss.

Please bring a small dish of your loved one’s favorite food, flower, or any kind of memento of them to the Sanctuary.

Are you a parent of a teen who could use some extra support? Please contact Rev. Parisa to discuss some upcoming possibilities here at church. or 617-698-6329 x102

Religious Exploration

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Multicultural Service

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

Spirit Play I will meet in their classroom.

All others are invited to attend the service!

Bake SaleChildren’s Church Service Project

Sunday, November 24, 2014

After a lively and thoughtful discussion, the children who attended Children’s Church on October 6 voted to have a bake sale to raise money for the poor.  They are very enthusiastic about this gift they will give to the community.  The bake sale will be held during social hour on November 24.  Typical social hour fare will be lighter on that day, so please consider supporting the children in RE classes as they fulfill their service pledge.

News & Announcements

Memorial Service for Allison Barry – this Saturday, November 2

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

Friday, November 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cultural Exchange Potluck/Meet the Augusta, ME Leap of Faith Team

Parish Hall

The Parish and RE Committees invite you bring a potluck dish that reflects an aspect of your heritage, or has meaning to you. This will also be a great opportunity to share your personal or cultural significance of the dish you bring as well as welcoming the Augusta, Maine members of the Leap of Faith team. A great evening of good food and good company. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lotsa handsThere has been a Lotsa Helping Hands website set up to support Kevin Harnden (our First Parish sexton) and his wife Barbara, as Barbara receives treatment for recently diagnosed cancer. Please consider signing on at the following link:

Kevin and Barbara are very grateful for the support of our community during this difficult time.

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Milton Community Blood Drive


Milton Public Library Keys Room
476 Canton Ave.
Milton, MA 02186

Kiki’s Corner


Volunteers needed for Sunday Participation around Worship and Social Hour:

We have an urgent need for 2 Ushers for our worship service on Sunday, November 10 and again on December 29.

We are in need of Chalice Lighters and Flower donations.

Chalice Lighter: November 24, December 1, 8 and 15

Flowers: November 24, December 8 and 29

Please use SignUp Genius (aka The Planner) to confirm your date to help. There are many opportunities for 2014 as well. Click on this link (or copy and paste to your browser) to access SignUp Genius.

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.