2202, 2021

Strategic Planning Update

February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Committee News, Transition Team|

Strategic Planning Update The Strategic Planning Committee wants your input.  We have created a list of "strategic issues", or decisions to be made.  We would like your input on whether these are the right questions for the team to be working on and ultimately, for the congregation to decide upon.  [...]

202, 2021

Nominating Committee begins its work.

February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Committee News, Parish Committee|

Nominating Committee begins its work. Each year our Nominating Committee prepares a slate of Officers, Deacons and Parish Committee members to bring before the Annual Meeting of our Congregation for its vote.   We welcome and encourage your participation.  Would you like to serve as a Deacon or Parish Committee member [...]

2101, 2021

Outerwear Winter Clothing Drive: In partnership with St. Vincent de Paul of Lincoln and Weston

January 21st, 2021|Categories: Outreach Committee|

The First Parish is honored to be asked to partner with the St Vincent de Paul to create an opportunity to share warmth. Through the efforts of several of our members we know the excellent work of the St Vincent De Paul Society and the need for outerwear to [...]

601, 2021

Transition Team receives feedback on Vision Statements

January 6th, 2021|Categories: Transition Team|

Transition Team receives feedback on Vision Statements As 2020 approached its end, First Parish gathered to consider its future.  After the service on December 6th, parishioners met in small groups to share thoughts on a Vision for the church 5-10 years from now.    Members reaffirmed or provided feedback on aspirations [...]

3011, 2020

Transition Team: Vision2020 Aspirations

November 30th, 2020|Categories: Transition Team|

Vision2020 Aspirations In 2017, Dwight Gertz and Steve Johnson led The Vision2020 exercise. Over 150 parishioners participated in a series of small discussions which explored, amongst other things, a question about Aspirations – what we wanted FPL to be in the future. Sarah Andrysiak skillfully summarized the Aspirations [...]

411, 2020

Jean Wood Preston grants 2020-1: Call for Nominations

November 4th, 2020|Categories: Outreach Committee|

Jean Wood Preston grants 2020-1: Call for Nominations The Outreach Committee is hoping to award 2-4 substantial grants in 2020-1 of $5000-$25,000 to small but proven charities in the greater Boston area for Capital Improvement and/or Transformative Innovation programs.  We welcome suggestions from FPL members and friends of [...]

411, 2020

Thanksgiving Special Offering: Helping our neighbors through the pandemic with the Lincoln Rental Assistance Program

November 4th, 2020|Categories: Outreach Committee|

Thanksgiving Special Offering: Helping our neighbors through the pandemic with the Lincoln Rental Assistance Program As you would imagine, this year of Covid-19 has many more people struggling with challenges of all types.  Among them has been a major increase in the number of people who have housing [...]

2010, 2020

Summary of feedback on proposed FPL Values

October 20th, 2020|Categories: Transition Team|

Summary of feedback on proposed FPL Values Comments on Question 1: Four Values Many participants felt that the statements, as proposed, accurately capture the Values of First Parish. Others proposed changes: Most often mentioned was the desire to strengthen the language of “Serving Our Neighbor” to reflect a [...]

609, 2020

Transition Team invites feedback on First Parish Values

September 6th, 2020|Categories: Transition Team|

First Parish Values: Tell us what you think During the last two years, the Transition Team and the congregation have worked together to understand the identity of First Parish, or “who we are.”  This year we will be asking “who do we want to be?”    Addressing these questions [...]

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