Spiritual Development

First Parish offers a range of regular and special programs aimed at deepening our individual and communal spiritual identities. Join us as we seek to build a space where all religious and spiritual backgrounds are not only welcome, but integral contributors to our faith community. As iron sharpens iron, so let us strengthen one another in our search for truth and meaning.

Current Programs & Events

Lectio Divina

This is an ancient spiritual practice, exploring the Bible using meditation and silence as well as reason. Facilitated by Rev. Jenny, this group will begin monthly meetings on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 1-2pm in the Styron Room (Parish House). Minimum of 6 participants required to run. Email sarah@fplincoln.org to sign up.


The FPL Meditation Group meets the first Monday (7-8:30) of each month and every Tuesday (4-5:30) in the Stearns Room. We welcome everyone, those experienced in meditation and those new to the practice. People come from the First Parish, from Lincoln and from surrounding towns. Our sittings include silent or guided meditation (on chairs and … Continue reading Meditation

Retreats and Workshops

Ministerial staff and lay leaders collaborate throughout the year to hold various spiritual retreats and workshops. Below you will find descriptions of our offerings for this season. Hygge for Beginners Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, 5:30-7pm | Donaldson RoomThe Danish expression, Hygge, is an attitude towards life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments. Rather than drudge through … Continue reading Retreats and Workshops

Small Groups

Our small groups include around 90 members and friends. The Small Group Leaders promote membership and work to fit interested members with a group, and to offer ideas and guidance to those who serve as facilitators. A monthly packets of ideas for themes and readings are offered to each group. If you are thinking you … Continue reading Small Groups