First Parish LRE is sponsoring a potluck seder again this year. It will take place in the parlor on Tuesday, April 11 from 7-pm. Seating is very limited so sign up early. To sign up please email how many seats you need to reserve to Tabby Rappolt (email@example.com.)
We are asking each family to help provide an element of the meal. When you send in your reservation request you will receive an items need list from which you can chose what to bring. We also need people starting at 5:30 to help set up and people who are able to stay after to help clean up. Please indicate when making reservations if you can help out.
Wednesday, June 21st – Sunday, June 25th Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Join Rev. Catie, DLRE Mark LaPointe, and thousands of other Unitarian Universalists in “The Big Easy” for the annual national Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly. The theme this year is “Resist & Rejoice!” There will be worship, workshops, a major lecture from lawyer and prison reform activist Bryan Stevenson, an exhibit hall featuring dozens of UU organizations, and opportunities for service and public witness. If you act as a delegate from First Parish in Needham, you will also have the opportunity to vote on important denominational issues, including who will be our next denominational president. Scholarships are available from the UUA and from First Parish, and you can participate virtually via your home computer through the off-site registration program. Visit the UUA’s website for more information, or speak with Rev. Catie and Mark.
As of March 19, our ‘pledge plant’ is looking great with 100 leaves to represent 100 pledges. Thank you to all who have their financial commitments to First Parish for the coming year!
Our campaign progress is great, BUT THERE IS MORE ROOM FOR THE PLANT TO GROW. For those who have not pledged, we ask that you please respond to let us know your plans ASAP. You can pledge in the following ways:
Securely pledge online by visiting http://uuneedham.org, clicking “Sign In”, clicking on the “Giving” tab, and selecting the 2017-2018 year from the dropdown
Email or call any member of the budget drive committee
The Budget Drive Committee will begin follow up this week, and your timely reply helps keep our email and call lists shorter. More importantly, information about next year’s financial projections allows Parish Committee to set a realistic budget for the year to come.
Come one, come all, COME HUNGRY!! Please join the Youth Group for their Annual Pancake Breakfast before service on the 12th. This is an important fundraiser for the Youth as they get ready for their Annual Service Trip over Spring Break — a truly formative experience for many of our youth. $5 per person.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and James Reeb
Icons of the Civil Rights Movement, an exhibit developed by artist Pamela Chatterton-Purdy and her husband retired minister Rev. Dr. David Purdy, will be on display Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, at First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist. Continue reading…
First Parish of Needham, Unitarian Universalist is looking for a creative and committed individual to act as our part-time Youth Program Coordinator. This person works under the supervision of the Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration and is responsible for planning and implementing weekly meetings (most Sundays) of our senior and junior high school youth groups, as well as our annual service trip during the April or February school break, and other service-oriented opportunities. The successful candidate will have some experience working with youth and will bring an open mind and generous spirit to our program.
Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note “Youth Program Coordinator” in the subject line. The position is open until filled with the successful candidate expected to begin work in mid-August 2017.
For each pledge, we’re adding a leaf to our plant.
Check out the progress of our budget drive campaign
week to week, and watch us grow!
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Our Values. Our Growth. Together!
Thank you to all who have made your financial commitments to First Parish for FY17-18. So far, we have over $100,000 committed from 41 households. With a successful budget drive, we will be able to support our worship and programs, provide fair compensation to our dedicated staff, explore new ways (like Worship Café) to be more welcoming, and further extend our social action beyond our church walls.
We ask that you please respond with your pledge by March 19. Our pledges of financial support represent our connections to this important community. While we cannot all give the same dollar amount, each of us can make a contribution that will support the mission and ministry that we all value. All contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions or did not receive a letter, please contact Rev. Catie or any member of the budget drive committee.
~Katie Barnett,Erik Bailey, David Mackey,Joyce McGovern
Needham Lyceum with Martin Venay Sunday, March 5, 2017 9:15am in the Parlor
Marvin Venay, Director of Congregational and Volunteer Engagement for the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, will address ways for our congregation to engage with the Urban MInistry’s programs in Roxbury.
The Budget Drive for FY2017-18 is underway. Members and friends of First Parish will be receiving a letter asking each household to consider a significant increase in financial commitment to the church. With a successful budget drive, we will be able to support our worship and programs, provide fair compensation to our dedicated staff, explore new ways (like Worship Café) to be more welcoming, and further extend our social action beyond our church walls.
We know that not all households will be able to increase, but we hope that all will make a pledge, and that those who are able will give as generously as they can. Our pledges of financial support represent our connections to this important community. While we cannot all give the same dollar amount, each of us can make a contribution that will support the mission and ministry that we all value. All contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated.