Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 9/27/2013

Weekly Link 9-27-13

This Week in Worship

Sunday, September 29, 2013

10:30am WORSHIP

“Deeds, Not Creeds”
Rev. Parisa Parsa
with musicians Tim Steele, Franc Graham & Claudia Wellington

We don’t ask members to sign on to a belief statement in this congregation, but we do ask folks to act according to their deepest values. Many of us would rather show our faith in works of love, service and connection than tell it in words. This morning we will take the next step in our congregational goal to be a leader in service to our larger communities by inviting everyone to make a commitment to service (or let us know what you’re already doing). We’ve got tools to get you connected, and the hope that bringing to light all the ways we can and do live our faith will illuminate the path of our collective action as well.

Child dedication ceremony Sunday, October 20th

Would you like to have your infant or child formally welcomed into this faith community with the commitment that we will be there to support you in the challenges of parenting and your child in the challenges of growing up? If so, please let Rev. Parisa know by October 13 by sending her an email:

Would you like to offer a testimonial in worship?

This year, we are asking members to give a brief, 3 minute reflection on some aspect of their spiritual journey or beliefs. If you would be interested in offering a testimonial in worship, please let the worship committee know by sending an email to Joe Ayoub:

Religious Exploration

Sunday, September 29, 2013

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

Spirit Play I & II will meet in their classrooms.

3rd & 6th graders will begin in the meeetinghouse before being dismissed to their Religious Exploration classes.

7th graders will meet in the Library.

Youth Chat will meet in the youth room.

News & Announcements

Learn About Jericho Road Roxbury this Sunday

It’s been a great first year! Please join us this week in worship to learn more about the role First Parish has played in the successful launch of Jericho Road Roxbury, an innovative collaboration with the UU Urban Ministry which builds the capacity of nonprofits organizations in Roxbury. Our parish has already contributed the time and talents of several members, as well as our financial support. The collection this week will be the kickoff for our fall fundraising campaign. Please bring your checkbooks to church this Sunday, and give as you are willing and able, to help us continue building bridges outside our walls! Please feel free to reach out to Elise Henricks, or Carolyn Newman, for more information about Jericho Road.

Welcome Back Cultural Exchange Potluck ,October 4th

Friday October 4th 6:30-8:30 pm

Parish Hall
Common Hearth

Welcome Back Cultural Exchange Potluck

The RE Committee invites you bring a potluck dish that reflects an aspect of your heritage, or has meaning to you. Please include a brief description of the dish which includes the ingredients for those who have allergies. We hope to have everyone speak about personal or cultural significance of the dish they bring. We look forward to seeing you!

Milton Community Food Pantry needs your help.

The Food Pantry is seeking adult volunteers Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until noon. They are looking for a commitment of one Saturday a month. If you are want to help, please call their hotline at 617-696-0221.

Small Group Ministry

Curious about Small Group Ministry?

Contact Melinda Collins: or 617-852-6389

Follow the link to sign up:

No need to be a member. All are welcome!

Memorial Service for Allison Barry – November 2nd

A Memorial Service in Loving Memory of Alison Barry will be held on Saturday November 2 at 11am in the Children’s Church Alison’s family would be delighted to have her First Parish and Milton community friends attend, so please spread the word and mark your calendars.

The Story Walk Returns! October 12th – October 31st

The StoryWalk® Project is back in Milton with a new book for the fall! Come enjoy this rain or shine, free event sponsored by the Milton Early Childhood Alliance and the Trailside Museum. Visit the Trailside Museum from Saturday, October 12th through Friday, October 31st between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Enjoy a story posted along the way as you walk around the grounds of the Trailside Museum. This is a terrific opportunity to enjoy a wonderful children’s book while taking a healthy walk. This Story Walk can easily be appreciated by children both young and old. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Don’t forget to let us know you were there by signing our guest register after reading the last page of the story!

KikiKiki’s Corner

Lost and Found basket is in the Stebbins Parlor. We currently have several pairs of glasses and sunglasses in the basket. Please check the basket on your way to Parish Hall see what you might have inadvertently left behind.

Reminder: Items for The Link should be sent to no later than Wednesday at noon.

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.