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23 Dedham Avenue
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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Pride Sunday 2022

We rallied! We marched! We partied! 🌈 It was a great honor and joy to co-host, co-organize, and co-sponsor today’s Needham Has Pride: Family Sized gathering. We deeply appreciate every person (and puppy) who "came out" to show their Pride as members of the queer...

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Youth Led Sunday Worship

Our Youth-Led Sunday worship was absolutely wonderful, and so special to have in-person for the first time since 2019! The youth offered thoughtful reflections and words, skillful music, and surprised their service trip guides with a lovely gift. The whole community...

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Annual Meeting 2022 – Including Documents

  Our First Parish Annual Meeting will be hybrid (in person and on Zoom), right after worship and social hour, on Sunday, May 15th, at 12:30 in person in the sanctuary. For folks participating online, use the same Zoom link as for worship and social hour. The...

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 Announcing our 2022-2024 Ministerial Intern

  The Ministerial Intern Committee, Parish Committee, and Rev. Catie are thrilled to announce that Darrah Bryans will join our staff team this fall as our 2022-2024 ministerial intern! Welcome, Darrah! Here’s a message from Darrah herself: Hi First Parish in...

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Digital Order of Service

      This is our final Saturday Bell Notes because the order of service is now available on your smart phone or tablet via this QR code or by entering uuneedham.updates.church (bookmark it!) in your browser. Each Sunday's order of service will become available on the...

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The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: A Community Teach-In

  Join Us for a Special Lane Lyceum: Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 pm via Zoom link: https://bit.ly/UkraineLyceum   Speakers: Ilana Pavlotsky and Cinzia Solari Moderator: Smriti Rao   Is Ukraine part of Russia? Is Ukraine Europe? Why do some Ukrainians...

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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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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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