Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 5/16/2014

Weekly Link 5-16-14

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This Week in Worship

Sunday, May 18, 2014

10:30am WORSHIP

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door”

Rev. Parisa Parsa

Music by Emma Jean Moulton & the Meetinghouse Choir

Near-death experiences that offer glimpses of the afterlife have long been the subject of both fascination and ridicule. Neuroscientist Eben Alexander’s book Proof of Heaven offers an account of his own faith-changing journey which offers some interesting insight for our journey this month.

This morning we also recognize the young people completing the Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education program and their patient and courageous teachers!



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, May 18, 2014

The RE Students in grades 3 to 6 will start in the Meetinghouse before being dismissed to their classrooms.

Spirit Play students will meet in their classroom.

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.

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

REMINDER: We all love being outside in this wonderful spring weather. It’s great we have space for the children to play. If your child is outside, you need to be outside too to make sure everyone stays safe. Climbing trees and tipping over benches are safety hazards.

News and Announcements

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

Childcare available

The 2014 Annual Report has been posted on the Members Page. Look for the yellow highlight under Governance. Paper copies of the report are also available.

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 $25 per person sold at the door.
Event hosted by the Music Committee. Evite has been sent, We would love you to RSVP if you plan to go so we have enough refreshments on hand.

End of the formal church year is fast approaching.

Here are a few things coming up:

  • Memorial Day weekend – Rev. Parisa Parsa will be preaching
  • June 1st RE Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
  • June 1st last day of RE
  • June 8th End of the formal church year, multigenerational worship, Passages graduation, flower celebration and church picnic!
  • June 25-29 UUA General Assembly Providence, RI

KikiKiki’s Corner

Take a look at the Information Table for information on Ferry Beach, Camp Rowe and other summer programs at UU affiliated organizations.

You may have noticed we are getting a paint spruce up in the Link and in the Parish Hall foyer. Please thank our Building and Grounds team for the work that have done and will finish shortly!


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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:

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