This Week in Worship
Sunday, December 28
On behalf of all of the staff here at First Parish and our families, I want to wish all of you a Christmas full of joy and a New Year full of excitement and good health. May you feel the blessing of the Spirit during this holiday season, and may you in turn be a blessing to others.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Worship theme for December is Hope
December 28 First Footing
This morning we’ll think about the ways we start off our New Year.
Intergeneral Service at 10:30 a.m. No Religious Exploration or Youth Group programming. All children and babies and are invited to the Service.
Our Spirit Play class made a thank you card to those who donated legos to the class. It’s the orange card on the RE bulletin board.
News and Announcements
Christmas Week at the First Parish Office
The office will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 and re-open on Monday, January 5th.
Rev. Hank will lead worship services on Christmas Eve, December 28 and January 4. The Link will go out December31st. The staff schedule will be intermittent at best. You are welcome to email or leave voice mail. But you should not expect a response until January 5. If there is a pastoral emergency, please call Rev. Hank at 781.475.9891. May your holidays be joyful and peaceful.
Taking Stock Workshop with Jennie Mulqueen
When: Tuesday, December 30, 12:30-5:30
The Religious Exploration Committee is sponsoring the Taking Stock Workshop this year. You will spend the afternoon gathering materials from the year and spend the day in reflection: writing, journaling, collaging, or any combination thereof. Please contact Jennie to enroll or get further information.
OPEN HOUSE INVITE!
Hello friends – I am having an Open House on New Year’s Day to ring in 2015! You are invited!
The invitation can be viewed HERE. Have a wonderful holiday week until then! – Laurie Macintosh – c: 617-686-3663
Thanks to all that participated in the Milton Residence Fund Holiday gift program.
Here are some highlights of January and February Events at First Parish. Stay tuned for details but mark your calendar now!
- Saturday, January 10 morning – Visiting Steward Training in the Parish Hall
- Saturday, January 10 afternoon – Musical Performance in the Meetinghouse
- Sunday, January 25 after social hour – All Church Council
- Sunday, February 8 after social hour – Chocolate Auction
- Saturday, February 7 evening – Sweetheart Dinner (Youth Group sponsored)
- Sunday, February 15 – Laura Graham, Ministerial Settlement Rep, is in the pulpit for the morning service, meets with the congregation after social hour.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. It is a pleasure to serve this congregation.
There are a number of ways you may make payment on your FY15 pledge. You may mail us a check or make payments electronically by clicking HERE. You may put a check in the collection plate (please mark “pledge” in the memo line). To have your payment credited for the 2014 calendar year, we need to receive the payment by December 31, 2014 (or postmarked that date if you are sending it by mail).
2015 looks to be a very busy and exciting time at First Parish. One of the best ways to get your church event publicized is to include it as an item in The Link and Order of Worship announcements. For announcements beginning in January, please submit via e-mail to Miriam and Kiki by 5pm each Tuesday.
Have you signed up for ushering yet this church season? Hosted Social Hour? Gave flowers for the Meetinghouse? If not, make it part of what you do for First Parish in 2015. Please click here to sign up and select your date(s).
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Worship, 10:30am in the Meetinghouse
Silent Prayer & Meditation, 9:00am in the Children’s Church
THE SUNDAY PLANNER
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