The First Parish Blog

Care Committees Explained

Ever wonder about the differences among the three groups at First Parish with “care” in their names? While Caring Crew, Caregivers’ Support Group, and The Pastoral Care Team all work to enact the values of our covenant words of loving community, they are distinct groups, with occasionally overlapping functions. Here’s the essential information to tell the difference. Continue reading…

Overcoming Shame to Find Worthiness

The Friday before April vacation week, I boarded a bus to downtown New York City for a 48-hour visit to the Big Apple. I don’t travel like that for fun—especially when my return train to Westwood won’t get in until late Saturday night, and I’m leading worship at First Parish the next day! But, this quick trip provided me with a very special opportunity. Continue reading…

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