2406, 2021

Pop-Up Clothing Drive to benefit Solutions at Work

June 24th, 2021|Categories: Anti-Racism, Outreach Committee|

Pop-Up Clothing Drive to benefit Solutions at Work Still sorting through closets and drawers?  Finding outgrown items and overstocks? If so, please join the Racial Justice Advocates and the Outreach Committee in a  Pop-Up Clothing Drive for Children's and Adults’ Summer Clothing to benefit Solutions at Work When? Monday, [...]

205, 2021

2021 Preston Grants Announced

May 2nd, 2021|Categories: Outreach Committee|

2021 Preston Grants Announced By: Ralph Smith The Outreach Committee has completed the Preston grant review and Parish Committee approved the three applicants which are listed below. The committee started with seventeen applications, interview seven and selected three. African Cultural Services Inc.  - Van to transport youth [...]

2903, 2021

Easter Offering Supports Health Care Without Walls

March 29th, 2021|Categories: Outreach Committee|

Easter Offering supports Health Care Without Walls Easter Offering HEALTH CARE WITHOUT WALLS - HCWW Compassionate care for women and families in need Boston, MA Thanks to the generosity of First Parish, this Easter offering will provide more than bandages, cold medicine and vital sign checks so needed [...]

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 [...]

806, 2020

An Update on Outreach (May 2020)

June 8th, 2020|Categories: Outreach Committee|

An Update on Outreach (May 2020) by Larry Buell   Throughout this season of disruptions, First Parish has risen inspiringly to the challenge of reaching out to our vulnerable neighbors near home and in the greater Boston area.  The Outreach Committee is delighted to report that thanks to the [...]

2005, 2020

Webinar: Air Pollution, COVID-19 Mortality and Communities of Color

May 20th, 2020|Categories: FPL Green|

Webinar: Air Pollution, COVID19 and Communities of Color Wednesday, May 27, 6pm   With a respiratory pandemic sweeping the globe, it’s important to understand the links between air quality, health, and injustice. MetroWest Climate Solutions—an all-volunteer committee made up of members of First Parish in Wayland, First Parish [...]

1705, 2020

Conservation Agriculture

May 17th, 2020|Categories: FPL Green|

By David O'Neil   Could a single idea embraced globally make a major contribution toward avoiding catastrophic climate change, while at the same time increasing the world’s food supply, restoring biodiversity and, in fact, saving farmers money?  “Conservation Agriculture” is that rapidly evolving practice.  American soils have lost more [...]

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