Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 6/28/2013

Weekly Link 6-28-13

This Week in Worship & Religious Education

Sunday, June 30
“Avoiding Dysfunctional Closure”
Jennie Mulqueen,
Joel Hiller musician

June is a time of tremendous transition. Class parties, picnics, concerts, and celebrations provide a dizzying array of closure exercises that can leave us feeling empty and deflated rather than a true sense of belonging, wholeness and completion. What tactics might we employ to harness ourselves to a healthy spiritual energy as we close one chapter of our lives and begin another? How can we suffuse these moments with deep meaning as we create space to reflect and hold – and then – let go and move on?

Worship Service will be held in the Meetinghouse this coming Sunday and will be moving into the Parish Hall Sunday, July 7th.

Religious Education

Nursery care will be available for children under the age of 5.

Prayer & Meditation Every Sunday 9:00-9:45am. This Sunday will take place in Chase Parlor

News & Announcements

We are delighted to announce the birth of Jason Paul (JP) Dumais, Jr.  to Christine and Jay.  JP was born on May 27 and came to church for the first time last Sunday.  The whole family is doing well, and we will look forward to a formal church blessing in the fall!

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Alison Barry, longtime member of First Parish, passed away last Saturday, June 22.  A memorial service will be held at First Parish later in the summer (date to be determined).  Messages of condolence may be sent to:  Kristin Barry, P.O. Box 704, Goshen, MA 01032-0704.

Jericho Road Roxbury

*Self-esteem program for teen girls seeks

*someone to upgrade their website OR
*someone to develop a human resources & workplace culture guide

*Social services agency focused on the Latino community seeks
*ETOS database specialist

*Teen program needs a new marketing and fundraising plan to address leadership transition

*Environmental justice organization needs a real estate feasibility study

Other Opportunities in the Pipeline

*coalition of nonprofits needs to develop new budgeting and financial forms
*teen leadership program seeks a new website
*community theater space needs new rental contract templates
*youth coalition needs legal help to reinstate nonprofit status


The Sunday Planner is up for the upcoming Church Year 2013/2014 which begins in September. If you do not want to be stuck with dates that don’t work for you , please take a few moments to sign up here.

For our Worship Service to run smoothly it is advised you pick one date for ushering, flowers, hospitality and chalice lighting during the church year!

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.