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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Revisiting Our Slavery Past




February 16, 2020

10:30 am in the Sanctuary

Rev. Catie Scudera preaching

It’s been a year since the first worship service when Rev. Catie and the Racial Justice Task Force revealed publically that First Parish and the Town of Needham had many eighteenth-century residents who were slaveholders, including our congregation’s founding minister Rev. Jonathan Townsend. We’ll revisit this part of our history and consider what reconciliation and reparations might look like for us, over 225 years after slavery was abolished in Massachusetts. The First Parish Choir will offer music.