Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 6/13/2024

Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 6/13/2024

Table of Contents

  • This Week in Worship
  • Message from Rev. Lisa
  • This Week in Religious Exploration
  • News and Announcements
  • Events and Meetings
  • Social & Environmental Justice Committee (SEJC)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Beyond First Parish

This Week in Worship

“Survival Tools for the 21st Century”

This Week in Worship

Leader: Dan De Angeli

Worship Assistant: Steve Yakutis

Audio: Nina Truog

Music: Deb Galiga

Please join us for service at 9:30am.

Please log in at 10:20, to give some lead time for the service at 10:30. You will be muted, but you can communicate through the chat box. If you do not have zoom on your computer, please download it ahead of time. It is free.

This week’s offering will be going towards the service and ministry of First Parish.


This last Sunday, we centered on delight, both in worship and at our annual picnic. We shared in an interactive worship, inviting those gathered to visit various stations that suggested an angle of delight to explore: tasting, touching, hearing, seeing, creating (to name a few). One of the stations was dedicated to “delight in our faith” with an invitation to write something within our faith that one finds delightful. Here are the responses we gathered:

Respect for earth

Belonging to a loving community

Becoming a member of this loving and generous community

Being with everyone at church

Sense of community

My relationships

Feeling of belonging

The music during service, the warm community!

The beautiful music

Not only the light within but so too the light between

The community and joy within

Shared music to harmonize with beloved singers

History. Connection. I love the beautiful quilt of lives I’ve gotten to know

Trading life stories

Choice and openness to grow in faith

Support with times of need and sickness

Laughter at coffee hour

Delight continued at our annual picnic, organized by the membership committee. We enjoyed a wonderful pot luck luncheon, lovely music from many resident musicians, craft tables, and a rousing affirmation for Louise and all they have brought this year, sweetened by a cake congratulating them on completing their Master of Divinity (MDIV).

There is much to be grateful for at First Parish in Milton. Most precious, of course, is you, our faith community.

 Blessings Be, Rev. Lisa

RE This Week

UU Summer Fun

UU Summer Fun Registration!

It’s time to formally register for our UU summer fun! Follow this link to register. If you signed up on the “Express Interest” form, we still need you to officially register with this link! Per the recommendation of the Religious Education Committee, we are shifting our age range to also welcome preschoolers whose older siblings will also be attending our summer fun and/or who attend Spirit Play but may not be entering first grade. Please reach out to Louise ( with questions about this new policy. We continue to want to be flexible and accommodating, while still prioritizing safety and a quality experience for all involved.

News & Announcements

Don’t forget- Summer Services start on 6/16 at 9:30am in the Meetinghouse!

6/16 Dan De Angeli: “Personal responsibility to the environment”

6/23 Jennie Mulqueen & Friends: “Democracy Is Under Attack: Songs of Reality & Stories of Hope”

6/30 Steve Yakutis & Guy Pugh “Retirement: Oh No, Now What?”

Share the Plate

We sincerely thank you for your generous gift to the organizations below. We are so lucky to have your support.

4/7 ACE $1,287.59

4/21 Sunflower of Peace $592.94

5/5 LD Brown Peace Institute $888.69

5/19 Neponset Rivershed Water Assoc. $898.15

6/2 Bridges $713.10

6/9 Movement Voter Project Fund

First Parish is Hiring!

First Parish is looking for another Audio Technician to work with us. The job is primarily Sunday mornings (9:45-11:45 most of year, earlier in summer) managing all the audio, visual and lighting needs for the church during Sunday worship services. Extra hours available for special services and events throughout year. Pay is $20/hr, with paid training and a great network of experienced staff to help learn the job. 

Do you know anyone looking for a part time job? Maybe a busy teen or college student who needs no hours during the school week? Please share with your networks! 

Contact Susan at if you know anyone interested.

Events & Meetings

yard sale

Yard Sale – Less Than Two Weeks Away

DONATION drop-off information

We’re looking for clean, gently-used furniture, sporting equipment, toys, clothes, books, lawn and garden items, household goods, bicycles, and more…

Please assist our volunteers by organizing your items by category.

DROP OFF times: First Parish – In the Link

  • Thurs, June 13: 4pm-7pm
  • Sat, June 15: 2pm – 5pm
  • Sun, June 16:  9am-noon
  • Mon, June 17: 9am-noon, 4pm-7pm
  • Tues, June 18: 9am-noon, 4pm-7pm
  • Wed, June 19:  9am-noon, 4pm-7pm

If these times don’t work for you, please email Jen Pinkus ( to arrange an alternate drop-off time. We may also be able to arrange to pick up your items.

Can you help? We need LOTS of volunteers to:

  • staff the donation drop-off hours
  • help set up and organize on June 20-21
  • staff the tables and help with set-up or clean-up on the day of the yard sale (June 22)
  • clean up and distribute leftover items after the yard sale on June 23-24

If you can commit 2 hours or 20, we’d appreciate your help! Please Sign Up via Signup Genius or email Jen Pinkus (

The event is open to the public – rain or shine – spread the word

Social & Environmental Justice Committee (SEJC)

Sign up before it’s TOO LATE!!!

June 19th is the last lunch delivery until September. The whole team – including YOU will be on a break for the busy summer months. 

Thanks to all for another successful year of lunch making


Beyond First Parish

Opportunity to Support our Haitian Neighbors!

Rev. RG Wilson-Lyons of First Congregational Church has organized a “Support on Saturdays” for the Haitian community, and is looking for volunteers. Can you help?

Ways to get involved:

·       Being there to talk with folks, make them feel comfortable, play with children, etc.

·       Providing snacks (drinks, chips, granola bars, etc.)

·       Driving people to the laundromat (if needed)

·       Donating money to cover the cost of lunch

Please contact Rev. RG Wilson-Lyons at for any questions or communications of interest.


Sponsored by

Milton Interfaith Clergy Association

Thursday, June 27th 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills

18 Shoolman Way

Milton, MA 02186

To schedule appointment on or after Mar 18 please visit and

enter sponsor code: MICA

Or call 1 (800)-Red-Cross


Join us for world-class jazz music on the beautiful UUUM greenspace. We’re happy to announce The Makanda Project will have three concerts this summer at the Urban Ministry. Join us under the summer sky for these free shows in the heart of Roxbury.

  1. Saturday, July 13th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  2. Saturday, August 17th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  3. Saturday, September 14th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Events are free! | All are welcome | Bring a lawn chair

Click here for more information

June is Pride Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, Caribbean Heritage Month, and the month of Juneteenth Celebrations!

Click the Links included to learn more !!

 Pride Month is a time to celebrate LGBTQ+ community, appreciate identify, rights, equity and inclusion. It’s also a time to recognize the community’s accomplishments and commemorate the struggle for civil rights and equal justice.

Immigrant Heritage Month-a time for all Americans, regardless of immigration status, to celebrate the rich and diverse heritage of our country.

Caribbean Heritage MonthIn June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H.Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States.


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Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Other times by appointment


Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Other times by appointment

The Church office is closed on Fridays

Sundays through mid June

  • Worship, 9:30 am in the Meetinghouse
  • Choir Rehearsal (most Sundays) at 8:45 am

SIGN UP GENIUS (formerly known as the Planner)

The link to SignUp Genius is:

You can sign up for one our our Sunday volunteer positions.