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Needham, MA 02492

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Seeking an Engagement Coordinator for Membership and Communications (Half-Time)

First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist, is looking for an openhearted, organized, and creative person to serve as the Engagement Coordinator (20 hours per week) to increase and retain our membership and to promote First Parish in Needham in the wider community. We understand that there may be applicants who are interested in some pieces of this position and not all. We are open to applicants who are interested in performing the functions of only a Membership Coordinator (12 hours) or only a Communications Coordinator (8 hours). All interested applicants should reach out to us for a conversation! For details about the job, please follow this link. The deadline for applications is Feb 5th, 2024.

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The Fight for Women’s Suffrage (10/13)

Fredie Kay, Founder and President of Suffrage100MA will give a presentation and talk about Suffrage100MA and two other important projects that Suffrage100MA is working on: The Safe Elections Network (SEN) The 100 Colleges Initiative. The presentation will be followed...

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Thank You to Needham Town Meeting

  On Sunday, October 4th, Needham Town Meeting voted to authorize Community Preservation Act funds for historic preservation to support a major renovation of our bell tower. Rev. Catie, Carl Franceschi, and Ann Barrett stewarded the application process for these...

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Notes on Ranked Choice Voting Lyceum

This week's Tuesday Night Lane Lyceum featured an informative presentation and discussion with Jim Henderson, General Counsel and Treasurer of the Yes on 2 campaign, non-partisan, citizen-organized campaign to introduce Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) to Massachusetts,...

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Jenna and Rev. Catie Talk Journeys

  In a new "couch conversation" video, Rev. Catie and Jenna Crawford discuss the September 2020 monthly theme, Journeys, by sharing their own spiritual journeys to Unitarian Universalism. You can watch the video on YouTube ( or on the...

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Notes on 9/22 Lane Lyceum: UU the Vote

The Tuesday Night Lane Lyceum on September 22 featured a viewing of the documentary Suppressed 2020: The Fight To Vote, which told the harrowing tale of all the votes that were not counted and all the voters unable to vote - primarily African-Americans - in the 2018...

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Meatless Monday Challenge

  Here is a win-win action that you can do today. Good for your health, good for the environment. One day a week, cut out the meat! Needham’s Meatless Monday Committee has launched a community-wide effort to encourage eating foods that prioritize human and...

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First Parish Remains Virtual Through December 2020

  At our August 19th meeting, the Parish Committee voted to keep our buildings closed to First Parish gatherings until the end of 2020. This is from an abundance of caution to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our congregation and wider community; we love and care...

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Big Question: Whither First Parish and the UUA?

It seems like we’ve been running an unplanned experiment on the value of a spiritual community that cannot gather in person. A faith community that doesn’t come together seems almost like an oxymoron. As with many traditional societal forms, it may be that this time...

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PechaKucha Creators at First Parish

PechaKucha is a visual storytelling art form from Japan. It involves 20 PowerPoint images, each lasting 20 seconds, with a soundtrack of narration and/or music. According to the website, it “began as nighttime get-togethers in Tokyo in 2003 by two...

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