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Youth in action (photo essay)

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…

Needham Community Farm – Online Auction Begins March 7th, 2014

By , February 19, 2014
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The Needham Community Farm is our environmental justice partner, raising food for the Needham Food Pantry and offering garden space and educational programs to low income families. The Farm’s 3rd Annual Online Auction will take place from March 7th – March 20th at The auction will feature cool items for the entire family. You can also go to the auction site to learn how to enter a drawing for a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!

RE on the Road

By , 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…

Our First Pre-Candidate Weekend

By , February 12, 2014
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Hi everyone,
The Ministerial Search Committee just had the first of four weekends where we bring a Pre-Candidate to the Boston area to eat with us (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch/brunch), meet with us (most of the day on Saturday) and preach at a guest pulpit (Sunday morning).  We learned a huge amount about the pre-candidate we met (most of which I cannot discuss for fear of revealing their identity), but also a number of other things:

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