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.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3004, 2020

Transition Team extends commitment

April 30th, 2020|Categories: Committee News, Transition Team|

Transition Team Extends Commitment Recently, in light of the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on the world and our church, the Parish Committee, in conversation with the Transition Team chairs, voted to extend FPL’s Interim Period to a fourth year.  The plan now is to name a Search [...]

2702, 2020

Transitioning Into Spring

February 27th, 2020|Categories: Committee News, Transition Team|

Transitioning Into Spring February 27, 2020 Our church’s transition work is running full speed ahead as Spring approaches. Here’s the latest on the Interim Period effort: February – Core Values: The exploration of First Parish Identity continues as members of the congregation discuss First Parish’s Core Values. By the end of [...]

702, 2020

Transition Team: WOW THANKS HELP

February 7th, 2020|Categories: Committee News, Transition Team|

In her book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Anne Lamotte shares a philosophy of using prayer to ask for guidance, offer gratitude and express wonder. Riffing off this theme, the Transition Team would like to say, “WOW, THANKS, HELP”. WOW: 194 responses to the Spiritual Snapshot Survey604 written comments50+ participants [...]

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