Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 12/27/2013

Weekly Link 12-27-13

Small & Mighty

Small changes can be a lever for big transformations.  Often-overlooked actions, people and practices can have incredible power in our world and in our lives.  Through the Advent season, we’d like to share stories – both ancient and modern, from many cultures – in which the power of a single step, a single person, a single action had a major impact.

This Week in Worship

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Burning of Grudges and Grievances

Jennie Mulqueen, Worship Assistant

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, December 29, 2013

Intergenerational Service in the Meetinghouse.

Sunday, January 5, 2013

Children’s Church

News & Announcements

FoodSunday, December 29th Social Hour

Please bring something to share for a pot luck social hour. Fruit, cookies, breads, and other treats are most welcome. Coffee will be available.

Office Hours – December 26 – January 2. The office is closed Thursday, December 26 and Wednesday January 1st. There will be staff working some hours during the rest of the week. Please call or email us if you want to drop by the office to make sure someone is available. The normal workweek is Sunday through Thursday.

Friday, December 27th, 7:00pm in the Parish Hall

Merry Christmas!
Happy Horus!
Cheery Mithra!
Joyous Yule!
And don’t forget Krishna! And Attis! And Dionysus!

After all the mad rush of Christmas is done, join 1st Parish’s Earth-Centered-Spirituality Group in a celebration of the “Reason for the Season” – the rebirth of the sun at the Winter Solstice in the great wheel of the year.
All are welcome!

We’ll celebrate with song, prayer, and merry-making, including a gift lottery. Please bring a potluck snack and libation to share; if you are interested in participating in the gift lottery, also bring a wrapped $20 gift…gift need not be bought:might be some treasure you already have (something you like ,and would be happy keeping…makes the best gift you know!…)(don’t have to bring a gift!…just yourself is fine!)…see ya!…

Friday, December 27th, 7:00pm in the Parish Hall

God rest ye merry, paganfolk,
Let nothing you dismay.
Remember that the Sun returns
Upon this Solstice day.
The growing dark is ending now
And Spring is on its way.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy!
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

Meditation Wednesday evenings – Restarts January 1, 2014

Have you been wanting to try meditation but could not find the time? Would you like some quiet time for prayer and reflection during the busy holiday season? Join us in the children’s church Wednesday evenings from 7:00-7:30pm and see how restorative a quiet 30 minutes can be. Questions, contact Tracey Robinson:

REMINDER: Snow Cancellations. Please check Channel 5 (WCVB) if you think we are
cancelling services due to snow. You may sign up for email and text alerts through their website We also will post on our web page. Decisions will be made by 8 a.m.

KikiKiki’s Corner

Have you marked your 2014 calendar?

Sunday, January 26 – All Church Council

Sundays January 26 and February 9. New Member Class will be offered.

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.