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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Ingathering Sunday: Why Church?



Sunday, September 12, 2021

10:30 am, Live from the Sanctuary via YouTube video link


Log into our Ingathering Sunday service to celebrate the start of the new church year, consider the question of “why church?”, and meet three of our new staff members: DLRE Sara Elizabeth Dyer Santa Cruz; music director Laura Nevitt; and accompanist Kelvyn Koning. We will also remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and honor the ongoing tragedy in Afghanistan. 


Virtual Social Hour

After our Sunday morning livestream service, you’re invited to our Virtual Social Hour on Zoom, starting at 11:30am, or as soon as the Sunday service ends.

To log on after the service, click this link: Please refer to your Bell Notes for the passcode.


In-Person Outdoor Water Communion Ceremony

September 12th, 12:30 pm (after Zoom social hour)

The congregation will gather with our worship staff team on the First Parish lawn at Lincoln St and Dedham Ave, rain or shine, for our annual Water Communion ceremony. Please bring water you’ve collected from the summer for the ritual; representational water will also be available. Wear a mask for the safety and comfort of all. Email Rev. Catie ( with any questions.