Thursday, April 30, 2020
Clearly the spirit of generosity remains alive and well at First Parish amidst the threat that faces us all! The final tally for the Easter offering was an amazing $9260, which by a very large margin breaks all previous records for any holiday offering for the past decade if not for all time. Checks for $1852 are being sent to each of the five organizations now struggling to provide food for neighbors in need in and near Lincoln: the Lincoln Food Pantry, Open Table, the Community Day Center of Waltham, Waltham-based Chaplains on the Way, and the Roxbury-based Unitarian Universalist Urban Mission. And greeted with thanks and relief: “This is wonderful news!” “The outpouring of support from your community has been amazing.” This impressive and heartwarming collective accomplishment also augurs well, we hope and trust, for the success of such other efforts now in process under FPL leadership as the Mother’s Day popup drive and the food donation drive for the Lincoln Food Pantry.