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Baraye, Because


Sunday, March 12, 2023

10:30 am; live streamed from the Sanctuary

Darrah Bryans, Ministerial Intern, leading


Join us for our service this Sunday as we continue our exploration of March’s theme of “Good and Evil.” How do we make sense of evil in our world? Using the current revolution in Iran, we will explore ideas of repression, injustice, totalitarian governments, and our responses to them. How does our faith call us to respond and to act in the face of these kinds of evil?

The unofficial anthem of the uprising in Iran is Shervin Hajipour’s Baraye. If you’d like to hear this protest song before the service, please use this link:


Previous Posts

Kay and Clark: Because They Said Yes

  Anyone who has the pleasure of knowing Kay and Clark Taylor appreciate that they have had a 60+ year love story.  But many of you may not know about all the other valuable contributions they have made to our community, as well as, to the people in Guatemala. ...

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Pastoral Message on the Invasion of Ukraine

    At the time of this writing, Russian airstrikes have impacted twelve major Ukrainian cities, and tens of thousands of Russian troops and tanks have invaded the borders of the smaller nation. Significant fighting and damage has been reported in Chernobyl, where...

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Reopening Task Force

  As a result of the sharply dropping number of cases of Covid 19 in our community, the Reopening Task Force, using the algorithm developed at MIT, considers the risk acceptable to return to hybrid worship beginning February 6, 2022 in the Parish Hall.  It is...

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“Food as Medicine”

  To view a previous Lane Lyceum or other Continuing Ed programs, use this link to find the talk.     Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 7:30 pm via Zoom link Jean Terranova,...

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Search for Our 2022-2024 Intern

  Our wonderful ministerial intern, Jenna Crawford, will be leaving First Parish at the conclusion of her internship in June 2022. We will miss her dearly, and appreciate all the gifts she's offered to the First Parish community.  This also means that we are...

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Fridays For Future

  Members of the First Parish Needham congregation recently joined Fridays for Future, a weekly climate justice action at Needham Town Common. Enjoy these photos from the event:                    

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First Parish Carol Sing

  Sunday, December 12th 2:00pm - 3:00pm First Parish Lawn and Parish Hall   Come one, come all to enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of song and fellowship! All ages are welcome on the Sunday afternoon of December 12th as we sing together our favorite holiday...

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