Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 7/12/2013

Weekly Link 7-12-13

This Week in Worship & Religious Education

Sunday, July 14
Rev. Colin Bossen
Music Joel Hiller

Dear Friends and Members of First Parish:

Last Sunday we had worship outside, under one of the old trees outside of the meeting hall. This week, weather permitting, we may do the same. Either way, during the service I will ask you: How can we be present to each other? The common meditation for the week, which we will explore more during the service, is Joy Harjo’s poem “Remember” available on-line at

Incidentally, I will be posting the texts of my sermons on my blog. Last week’s sermon can be found at

I hope to see you Sunday.



If you have a pastoral issue or would like to get ahold of me for another reason I can be reached at or 857.615.4142.

July and August

Summer Service held in the Parish Hall

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 the Meetinghouse


Many hands are needed to assist with our vibrant church services at First Parish in Milton.

Choose or be Chosen

Please sign up for one each of
Flowers, Hospitality & Ushering

Please see the office with any questions or special requests

Thank you!

News & Announcements

Volunteers Needed!

NVNA and Hospice will open the only Hospice Residence on the South Shore this September. Many volunteers are needed for various tasks such as patient visiting, sitting respite, running errands, cooking and many more opportunities. Please contact: Terri Fedrow at or 781-610-1427 for more information.

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

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.