Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 7/8/2021

Weekly Link 7-8-2021

This Week in Worship

July 11, 2021

Sermon: “Emerging with Music”

“We find ourselves in a moment of holding tender hope for new ways of being known in the world. But what does it mean to emerge with a strong commitment to thriving? What does it mean to turn toward justice and love? What does it mean to emerge with faith?”

Led by: Jennie Mulqueen 

Worship Associate:  Franc Graham

Music:  Liz Dunn Alvarez & Jennie Mulqueen

Audio Engineer:  Daniel Truong

Service will be held live in Meetinghouse as well as on Zoom.

Please see the zoom link below. Please log in at 9:20, to give some lead time for the service at 9:30. 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.

Please note this is a NEW summer services only Zoom link!

Sunday’s offering will be dedicated to the services and ministry of First Parish.

Summer Schedule

Vacation:  June 28 – August 3

In office weeks of August 2nd, 9th and August 16th

Study Leave August 23rd-30th (available for pastoral concerns)

Contact Amy Norton for pastoral concerns:


Religious Exploration

Children, Middle School and High School: Programming will resume next fall. Wishing all families a summer full of moments of connection, beauty, and spiritual renewal!

~ Our bodies may not be touching, but our hearts are still connected.

Table of Contents

For Events, News and Announcements 

1. Meditation

2. Yoga

3. Worship Committe News: Summer Worship

4. SJ&E Action Committee News

5. Office Summer Schedule


All are welcome to join for 30 minutes of silent meditation/prayer on:

Thursday evenings at 6:45 pm-7:15 pm 

Sunday mornings at 9:00am-9:30am

Newcomers and friends welcome.

Please contact Tracey at if you have questions or want to join us!  

Yoga classes are now hybrid !6:30pm on Monday evenings  You can come into Parish Hall with  guest yoga instructor, Jayne Ogata.  Or if you choose to continue with Zoom.

If you have never joined, you are invited to try your first class for FREE !

Worship Committee News

2021 Summer services ‘Lay Leaders & Themes

7/11   Jennie Mulqueen, Emerge with a Song

7/18    Leslie MacPherson, What Covid Has Shown Me

7/25    Jim May, Stories from Stone House

8/1      Katie Vhay, Being Present

8/8      Jeff Stoodt, The Benefits of Being Religious Rather than Spiritual

8/15    Elise Henricks, Making Meaning: Handcraft as a Spiritual Practice

8/22    Joe Ayoub, TBD

8/29    Robert Johnson, The Buddah & The Universe

9/5      Elise Henricks and Penny Partridge, Our Labyrinth

From S&EJ: Social Action Committee News

Fair Foods is a non-profit program that rescues fresh produce that would otherwise be wasted and uses it to feed our communities. We volunteer together unloading and sorting food and packing bags once a month. The next volunteer date is Saturday, July 10th If you want to volunteer please sign up on Signup Genius by Thursday evening before the event. Start time and locations vary depending on FairFoods’ needs, but typically start between 8:00 and 10 a.m. at Fair Foods’ warehouse in South Boston. You can sign up to volunteer on Signup Genius.  Any questions or for more information contact Tony Dutzik at

 On Summer Break The Social & Environmental Justice team will be discussing future plans for supporting Mainspring at our summer retreat.  Many thanks to all the generous volunteers who have helped make the lunch program a success over the last 14 months. You are the best!   For more info contact Peter Schneider at  or Pat Gallivan at  for instructions;  if you already know the drill, signup on our schedule Mainspring SignupGenius – please include number of lunches you will bring in the note field – do not use “quantity” field.


Rev. Lisa Ward, Minister

Vacation:  June 28 – August 3

In office weeks of August 2nd, 9th and August 16th

Study Leave August 23rd-30th (available for pastoral concerns)

Contact Amy Norton for pastoral concerns:

Susan DeMinico, Office Manager

In the office Tuesday-Thursday

Vacation: July 26-July 29

Vacation: August 16-August 19

Sherri Moldaver, Administrative Assistant

In the office on Monday-Thursday 8:30am-1:30pm

Vacation days: 6/28, 7/14 & 7/15, 7/26, 8/2

Molly Nolan, Inerim Director of Religious Education

Position starts August 2nd

Tim Steele, Music Director

Back in the Fall