Posts By Mark LaPointe, DLRE

Introducing Spirit of the Earth Month 2014

By , Published on March 26, 2014
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This year, the Green Sanctuary and RE Committees are teaming up to create a very special program for children at First Parish that will run from April 13th through May 4th that we’re calling “Spirit of Earth Month.”  During these four weeks we will take some time out from our regular RE program to engage with the environment in both material and spiritual ways. Continue reading…

The Larger Fellowship

By , Published on March 19, 2014
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DSCN0299Whenever we travel to a new destination, my husband Jim makes it a point to visit the local library.  While he’s always been a bibliophile, his interest in libraries has increased since he earned a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences a number of years ago. Continue reading…

Youth in action (photo essay)

By , Published on March 9, 2014
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In February, members of the First Parish Youth Group became the 5th group of Needham ambassadors to travel to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Each trip serves to strengthen the connection between our two communities and has become an important rite of passage for many youth and adults.  Below, you’ll see some of this year’s trip expressed in photos.  Enjoy! Continue reading…

RE on the Road

By , Published on February 18, 2014
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1392755193628One of the most treasured opportunities for youth at First Parish is the service trip to New Orleans which has happened every other year for the past eight years (or so). I am writing these words as I sip a cup of hot coffee and enjoy some rare solitude.  Continue reading…

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