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Stand Down and Sacrifice: Guest Worship Leader, Ellie del Valle


Sunday, May 26th at 10:30 am, livestreamed from the Sanctuary

This Memorial Day weekend, join Ellie del Valle as she wrestles with the idea of sacrifice.  Speaking from her experience working with homeless veterans, Ellie will invite us to consider how we and society view sacrifice, while considering our tumultuous moment in time.

Bio: Ellie del Valle is a lifelong, Queer UU who is First Parish Needham’s sponsored ministerial aspirant.  Ellie is a licensed social worker who works with Boston’s homeless veteran population. She just graduated with her MDiv from Boston University last week, and will be doing Clinical Pastoral Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center later this year. Ellie loves poutine, storytelling, and really digs nuance.

We need donations of the following items for putting together the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Reentry Kits:

  1.   New socks for men and women
  2.   Masks
  3.   Hand sanitizer
  4.   Personal care items: tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, shampoo

Please bring items to church with you on Sunday and leave them in Parish Hall for our Spiritual Practices during the service