Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 5/9/2014

Weekly Link 5-9-14

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This Week in Worship

Sunday, May 11, 2014
10:30am WORSHIP

Leslie Macpherson Artinian and music by Tim Steele

Heaven on earth. Heaven knows. A slice of heaven. When we use the word, we generally aren’t talking about the afterlife. For UUs, “heaven” is a word rarely used in the literal sense. What about we thinking about, if not an afterlife? Come on Sunday to look into some of our history and perspective on the subject.


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 11, 2014

Workshop Sunday

Passages will go directly to their class room.

NO Youth chat or Youth Group

Nursery is available for children ages 4 and younger.

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

News and Announcements

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

Childcare available

The Warrant and attachments were mailed Thursday, May 8

We will have some extra copies of the material on the Information Table on Sunday. It will be posted on the Members Page of the website

FP Milton Annual Mothers Day WalkAnnual Mothers Day Walk
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Don’t Forget to sign up!

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. We are looking for 100 walkers.

Want to sign up or have questions? Please talk with Elise Henricks, Ruth Hannon, Pat Gallivan or Tammy Tai.

Fundraising Goal: $2,000 as of 5/1/2014 $686.00 has been raised.

Find out more through this THIS LINK.

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.

Last Change to Sign up for May 17 Circle Supper!

Look for the sign up sheet on the membership board or during coffee hour.

9th Annual UU Advocacy Day – Tuesday May 13, 2014

Put your “Faith in Action” on Tuesday, May 13th by planning to attend the 9th Annual UU Advocacy Day, sponsored by UU Mass Action, at the Arlington Street Church and the State House. This year we will be delivering wedding cupcakes to each of Massachusetts’ 200 Senators and Representatives in boxes which say: “Thank You for 10 Years of Marriage Equality! Now it’s time to raise the minimum wage, reform drug sentencing, and change our immigration policies.” Register and get info HERE.

General Assembly 2014 – Help create a First Parish banner for Opening Ceremonies! 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. Contact Kiki for more information.

A group of First Parish members have already registered for General Assembly. 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. Leslie MacPherson Artinian has volunteered to coordinate the creation but she needs others to help, particularly with the design. Please contact Leslie if you are interested in helping with this project.
Contact Leslie HERE.

KikiKiki’s Corner

Due to a variety of projects, this week, it may take a few days to answer your email. I should be caught up again by Monday. I appreciate your patience.

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.

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!


Follow First Parish on Facebook! “Like” our page and get updates, poems, announcements and more. You’ll be glad you did!


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!