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Needham, MA 02492

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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 community or as allies 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈 Many thanks to our friends at the Congregational Church for being such wonderful faith partners for this event, and for NHS student leader Jesse, state Rep. Denise, and Select Board member Heidi for sharing their words.

Happy Pride!

First Parish Members at Congregational Church for Pride Sunday 2022

Pride Sunday 2022 First Parish Lawn

First Parish Pride Sunday 2022 Clergy and Friends

First Parish Pride Sunday 2022 Person with Dog

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Previous Posts

Having Trouble Accessing the Online Sunday Service?

  Not everyone has access to the internet or digital devices. If you find you can't get on YouTube to watch our Sunday services, you can still join us using your cell phone or landline.  Even on those Sundays when we are going on one of our "Congregational...

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Introducing Sophia! 

  Our senior minister Rev. Catie and her husband welcomed their daughter Sophia into the world on April 10th. Sophia and Mom are both doing well. Rev. Catie will return to First Parish on August 24th and will be unavailable until then. Rev. Catie and her husband look...

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Weekly Programs and Opportunities for Connection Schedule

First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist Note:  For access to all Zoom Links, please go through your current Bell Note   Beloved Adult Religious Education Programs continuing this summer!   Stay tuned as some Tuesday evenings will offer our popular Lane...

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Changes to First Parish Life in Response to COVID-19

  I remember feeling delighted when I realized in February that our baby’s due date, April 2nd, was also the home opener for the Red Sox at Fenway. It felt like a good sign that our daughter would choose her mother’s team (the Sox) over her father’s (the Cardinals)....

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Welcome to our new Ministerial Intern

  We are delighted to announce the selection of Jenna Crawford to become our next Ministerial Intern.  We were very impressed with Jenna’s many qualities:  her poise, eloquence, and confidence during the interview;  her intelligence and talent as a writer; and her...

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DLRE Search Update

We currently have three qualified applicants for the Interim Director of Lifespan Religious Education and will be conducting phone interviews with them over the next two weeks.   We will follow up with in person interviews and will keep you updated on our progress.

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The Search Is On

As most of you know, Mark LaPointe will not be returning in the fall as Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration.   The time has come for First Parish to find an Interim DLRE to take over his duties.  An interim director will assist us in this time of transition to...

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Sanctuary Service Welcome

Parishioner John Gallo delivered this inspiring Welcome to start the service on February 18, which focused on Immigration: Me llamo John Gallo, y mi familia, incluida mi esposa Traci Abbott, hija Julia, en el noveno grado, y hijo Sebastian, en el séptimo grado. Nos...

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Bring a Friend to Church Follow-up

  For those of you who were able to get your friends to First Parish on March 4th, thank you very much. We hope they enjoyed the service and the conversations at Social Hour. If your friends wish to know more about what’s going on at First Parish, please give us...

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