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 [...]

1801, 2021

COVID Memorial

January 18th, 2021|Categories: Anti-Racism, COVID-19|

COVID Memorial To remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19, the Biden Inaugural Committee is hosting a memorial at the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30pm.  They are encouraging communities and individuals to join by illuminating buildings and ringing church bells. First Parish in Lincoln will [...]

411, 2020

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: CLOTHING DRIVE ALERT!

November 4th, 2020|Categories: Anti-Racism|

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: CLOTHING DRIVE ALERT! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14th, 1-3 We have just learned from Tara Riopelle, manager of Solutions At Work’s outreach programs, that she and her team are working hard to respond to urgent need, made more acute by the pandemic, for adults’ and children’s [...]

411, 2020

Fill a THANKSGIVING BASKET for neighbors in need in Cambridge!

November 4th, 2020|Categories: Anti-Racism|

Fill a THANKSGIVING BASKET for neighbors in need in Cambridge! Once again this year, Solutions At Work (SAW) has invited FPL to help them with their Thanksgiving outreach to families facing the challenges of poverty. Last November donations from FPL members made it possible for us to fill 30reusable [...]

2010, 2020

Lincoln Town conversation about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Racism

October 20th, 2020|Categories: Anti-Racism|

Lincoln Town conversation about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Racism Reminder to sign up: Wednesday, October 21, 7pm.  Roundtable #3 What is the role of community groups in Diversity Equity Inclusion and Racism in Lincoln?  Please join the Lincoln Town conversation about Diversity Equity Inclusion and Racism Wednesday night at [...]

1609, 2020

Reclaim our Vote: Update (9/16/20)

September 16th, 2020|Categories: Anti-Racism|

Reclaim our Vote Dear FPL Members and Friends, Are you ready for one last round of postcard writing for Reclaim Our Vote?   We  indicated we would have two opportunities in September.  The first involved many of you in writing 1040 postcards to encourage voter registration and early voting-by-mail [...]

709, 2020

Antiracism Task Force: September 2020 Update

September 7th, 2020|Categories: Anti-Racism|

Antiracism Task Force: September 2020 Update The Anti-Racism Task Force (AR-TF) was formed to focus on offering learning, giving and acting opportunities that address racial justice. A year ago the First Parish church summer read was Waking Up White, and we held a moderated discussion of the book [...]

209, 2020

A New Opportunity to Help Vulnerable Communities

September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Anti-Racism|

A New Opportunity to Help Vulnerable Communities Cambridge-based Solutions At Work is currently partnering with the City of Cambridge to meet the urgent needs of unhoused women and men during the Covid-19 crisis. Funding from the City enables SAW to distribute 30 meals a day, as well as [...]