706, 2021

James Baldwin Summer

June 7th, 2021|Categories: Adult Programs, Anti-Racism, Book Groups|

James Baldwin Summer An All Church Read, Summer 2021 Image Description: James Baldwin addresses the crowd after participating in the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in support of voting rights in March 1965. (Photo by Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images) The Racial Justice Advocates of the First [...]

706, 2021

Slavery in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Reckoning with Our Past, Planning for a More Honest and Inclusive Future

June 7th, 2021|Categories: Adult Programs, Anti-Racism|

Slavery in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Reckoning with Our Past, Planning for a More Honest and Inclusive Future Save the Date — Juneteenth!  The Bemis Lecture Series and The Lincoln Historical Society invite you to a special presentation Slavery in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Reckoning with Our Past, Planning for a More [...]

106, 2021

Racial Justice Advocates: Living our Mission

June 1st, 2021|Categories: Anti-Racism|

Racial Justice Advocates: Living our Mission At our Annual Meeting on June 9th the FPL Racial Justice Advocates (RJA) will describe a church-wide plan for engaging our congregation in deeper racial justice dialogue, learning and action in the coming church year. This work directly addresses the Values, Mission and Vision [...]

106, 2021

Transition Team prepares summary of its recent work

June 1st, 2021|Categories: Transition Team|

Transition Team prepares summary of its recent work As the Church year draws to a close, the Transition Team is devoting energy to two major efforts – Strategic Planning roundtable discussions and writing a summary report. During the month of May, a series of small roundtables were offered [...]

305, 2021

Strategic Planning Roundtable Discussions May 2021

May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Transition Team|

Strategic Planning Roundtable Discussions May 2021 As we have been thinking about First Parish’s future, we have come together to articulate our values, mission, and vision.  Now it is time to start thinking about related questions that have been prompted by our strategic planning project.  To that end, the [...]

804, 2021

Safe Congregations Task Force Update (4/8/21)

April 8th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19|

Safe Congregations Task Force Update The Safe Congregation Task Force has been meeting monthly during the pandemic, taking guidance from federal and state public health entities, as well as the UCC and UU national organizations. We are heartened by the remarkable efficacy of the various vaccines, and vigilant [...]

104, 2021

Minister’s Message: April 2021

April 1st, 2021|Categories: Notes from Rev. Jenny|

Minister's Message April 2021 Dear Friends, I’m writing this in the days leading up to Easter; it has been a long year and a long winter, and little by little, we inch forward, one vaccine at a time, looking hopefully towards a future we can’t fully imagine [...]