Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 4/25/2014

Weekly Link 4-25-14

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This Week in Worship

Sunday, April 27, 2014

10:30am WORSHIP

“Right Here”

Rev. Jeffrey Johnson

Our annual Union Sunday worship with First Congregational Church recalls our shared roots as a single congregation. We alternate location and preachers, and this year we welcome the members of First Congregational and Rev. Jeffrey Johnson to our Meetinghouse to share worship with us. Rev. Johnson will offer his reflections as he prepares to retire in June, a combined choir will sing under the direction of our own Emma Jean Moulton.


Do you have a story you would like to share about what it was like to complete your service pledge? If so, please send an email with “Service Pledge” in the subject line to Rev. Parisa at – She would like to include testimonials in upcoming worship services.


Do you have a new infant you would like to dedicate to the care of the First Parish Community? An older child who is new to the community or never had a dedication whom you would like us to welcome formally into the spiritual care of this congregation? Please send an email to Rev. Parisa (subject line: Dedication) – we will have our annual child dedication ceremony on Sunday, June 8.

Religious Exploration

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Passages will go directly to their class room.

Youth chat will gather in the youth room.

Nursery is available for children ages 4 and younger.

All other Children will start in the Meetinghouse before being dismissed to their activity.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the office.

News and Announcements

FP Milton Annual Mothers Day WalkAnnual Mothers Day Walk

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Please join us as we put our faith in our feet and walk to support the amazing and vital work of the Louis D Brown Peace Institute. This is a First Parish tradition. We encourage all to honor mothers or other caregivers by participating in this walk in any way you can.

Please visit our team page to sign up. If you have questions, please talk with Elise Henricks, Ruth Hannon, Pat Gallivan or Tammy Tai.


The Parish Committee is holding an important town hall style meeting on Sunday, May 4 at noon to review the proposed FY15 church budget.

The Annual Meeting is Sunday, May 18th at noon.

Crafty Artists and Designers Needed for Creation of Banner for General Assembly. See Kiki’s Corner below for more information

circle suppersSign up for Circle Suppers in May!

Saturday, May 3 and Saturday, May 17 are the next circle suppers.
Look for the sign up sheet on the membership board or during coffee hour starting April 27.


Marie Laure Brown has won the Cunningham Elementary “Teacher of the Year” award.

Group PhotoBELTANE

Saturday, April 26 at 3:00pm in the Parish Hall Courtyard

For more information please contact Pam Dorsey at 617-698-0057 or Mark Whall at 617-282-4075. Please let Mark know if you think it likely you will attend.

Save the Organ Gala Celebration

Friday, May 16 at 7:00pm

Come for a unique evening celebrating two great women of the arts- Julia Child in a hilarious 25 minute opera, and Emma Jean Moulton in her farewell organ performance. Champagne and a selection of Julia Child inspired dessert make it a night not to be missed! Tickets are $50 per person sold at the door. Event hosted by the Music Committee.

General Assembly 2014

June 25-29, Providence, RI

The theme for General Assembly 2014 is Love Reaches Out.

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates. Early Bird registration ends April 30, 2014. Some financial assistance is available. Contact Kiki for more information.

KikiKiki’s Corner

Gentle Reminder. The office is looking for a few more Committee Reports and Committee Rosters for FY15.

Crafty Artists and Designers Needed for Creation of Banner for General Assembly

In June, a group of First Parish members will be attending UU General Assembly, right in our own backyard in Providence, Rhode Island.

At the beginning of every GA, a colorful, joyful parade of banners kicks off the assembly, each one representing the churches and organizations present. It is carried by the members. It would be fabulous if First Parish could have its own banner to represent us. Leslie MacPherson Artinian has volunteered to coordinate the creation but she needs others to help, particularly with the design.

The banners vary from the quietly simple to over-the-top gorgeous. Anything goes. In addition to a design, we will need talented folks who can assemble it, either by sewing, applique, or hot glue guns. We also need someone who is good with construction to build the pole for it.

Here is a link to the pole design, and here’s a link to some banner ideas.

Contact Leslie for more info.

We are looking to add babysitters to our pool for Sunday mornings! Has your child recently completed the Certification for Babysitting? If he/she is interested in either being considered for helping in the nursery or getting on our list of babysitting referrals for parishioners, please let me know. The first step is to send a copy of the certificate to the office. Please contact me for further information.


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Worship, 10:30am in the Meetinghouse

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. The link to SignUp Genius is:

Sign Up Here!