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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

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Rev. Catie Featured on “TUUSK”

 

Last year, Rev. Catie was interviewed by fellow UU minister Rev. Sarah Skochko for her Things UUs Should Know video series about our congregation’s research into our enslavement history. That video has now been edited and is available both on Rev. Sarah’s Facebook page and on YouTube. At the end, Rev. Catie also offers up other things she thinks all UUs should know, including her firmly held animosity toward the Twilight series and The Rise of Skywalker. Many thanks to Rev. Sarah for this great series, and for highlighting First Parish’s work on enslavement history!

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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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Laura Nevitt, First Parish Music Director

Hello, all! My name is Laura Nevitt (she/they) and I am so glad to be joining you as the new Music Director. I have grown up and served in many churches, but this will be my first time in a UU Congregation. I am so excited for this, because my beliefs much more align...

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Kelvyn Koning, Collaborative Pianist

  Greetings, new church family! My name is Kelvyn Koning (he/they) and I am thrilled to be serving as your Collaborative Pianist. My dad is actually a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church and I have spent most of my life playing piano, singing, and writing music...

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Welcome to our new Music Director and Accompanist!

Dear First Parish,   As chair of the Music Director Search Committee, I am so happy to announce and welcome Laura Nevitt as our new Music Director. Laura comes to us with years of experience as a singer, teacher, and choral conductor, leading both youth and...

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Steeple/Bell Tower Work

  The Steeple/Bell Tower work is now finished and ready to welcome us back to a new Church Year.     The work was...

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Rainbow Values Banner Debuted

  Over Thanksgiving weekend, our rainbow values banner was affixed to our program building facing the large parking lot on Lincoln Street. We give special thanks to our Social Action Committee, Racial Justice Task Force, Parish Committee, and Property Committee...

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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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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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