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Needham, MA 02492

Our Festivals, Our Families



December 19, 2021

10:30 am Pre-recorded and Live streamed on Zoom/YouTube

Please refer to your Bell Notes for the link to this service.


As we enter the month of December, it is time to start looking toward some of our favorite parts of this holiday season at First Parish. As we continue to weather the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and a feeling of separation from one another, the Religious Exploration and Music programs are excited to announce this year’s approach to our winter holiday tableau. In an effort to foster greater connection, we are taking this opportunity to highlight the beautiful traditions and customs our First Parish community marks this time with. We are calling it Our Festivals, Our Families. We are inviting all families of the church to submit short videos of them showing and explaining their own family traditions this time of year. Do you have a favorite latke recipe? If you celebrated Diwali earlier this month, do you have pictures of a beautiful rangoli to share with us? Maybe your family cuts down their own Christmas tree! Please connect with our Music Director, Laura Nevitt (, and our DLRE, Sara Elizbaeth Dyer Santa-Cruz (, with any questions or to figure out how your family can participate!