Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 7/19/2013

Weekly Link 7-12-13

This Week in Worship & Religious Education

Sunday, July 21
Rev. Colin Bossen
Music Joel Hiller

This week in worship we ask the question: What does it mean to be present to justice. As part of the service we will be reflecting on the verdict from the Trayvon Martin case and the state of race relations. Sunday’s reading, and this week’s meditation, is Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Psalm III” available on-line at

If your interested in last week’s sermon it can be read on-line 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.


We still have lots of open slots! Please take a minute to sign up!

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

Do you enjoy spending time with kids?

Are you interested in exploring your own faith in a new context?

Do you want to engage with young people at First Parish as they ask big questions, think deeply, and grow spiritually?

Please consider leading a Religious Education class next year. You don’t have to be a parent, and you don’t have to have taught before – everyone has something to offer to our young people! We provide all curriculum materials, training and support for teachers, and we have a list of willing substitutes for days when you are unavailable. Leaders are needed for all age groups, in a variety of different formats with different time commitments. We’ll do our best to find the place where program needs meet your gifts and passions. Please contact or today!

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

For more information, please contact: Sandy Martin, Director, Jericho Road Roxbury,

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.