Alleviating Our Election Anxiety

By , Published on November 2, 2016
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It’s all over the media and in the public discourse – this year’s election is causing many people great anxiety.  According to a Harris Poll survey, more than half of all Americans experience significant stress around the 2016 election.  This is true across all ages groups although it seems to impact the “Matures” (71+) and the “Millennials” (19-37) most. Continue reading…

Baby Basics Offers Diapers for Low-income Families

By , Published on October 27, 2016
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Baby Basics is an all-volunteer, 501c3 organization, that gives free diapers to working, low-income families who live in Needham, Dedham and South Boston. For a family to be eligible, at least one parent/guardian must be working; the child must be under the age of three; and the family cannot be receiving any federal or state cash assistance and must meet the financial guidelines for WIC – goo.gl/4MnAC0. If you are interested in the service or know someone who might be, check out the attached poster. You can apply online at www.babybasicsinc.org. You can also sign up to volunteer or make a donation at www.babybasicsinc.org.


Fair Compensation for Church Staff

By , Published on March 4, 2016
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The purpose of the Committee on Ministry (CoM) is to provide counsel and support to the minister, and attend to and strengthen the overall shared ministry of First Parish of Needham.

In this context, the CoM would like to raise the concern that many First Parish employees are significantly underpaid according to UUA guidelines.

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Contra Dance on January 30

By , Published on December 30, 2015

The Music Committee and the Towns South Neighborhood Group invite all members and friends to the First Parish Contradance in Parish Hall, Saturday, January 30th at 7pm.   Contradance is a traditional  dance with easy walking steps set to energetic live music. Come dance! No experience is necessary, and no partner is required. All dances are taught and prompted by a caller.  This evening will feature a fiddler and piano player; feel free to stop by just to enjoy the music and camaraderie.  We’ll also offer refreshments including beer and wine.  $5 suggested donation at the door.
This event will feature:
Linda Leslie, caller
Amy Larkin, fiddle
Debby Knight, piano

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