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Needham, MA 02492

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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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Clean Lines

Happy New Year!  Here's hoping 2018 is filled with joy, love and peace. We got a request to share a bit more about what the various folks in the RE program do and who to contact for various issues.  We wish we could offer a simple list for you all, but there is a lot...

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You can leave a last legacy at First Parish

The Legacy Giving Committee is delighted with the interest in the Challenge Campaign.  Over the coming weeks we will be sharing stories and ideas for including First Parish in your estate plan. Many of you may not know of the generous bequest that Roberta Crocker...

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Legacy Giving – A Simple Codicil to Your Will

The Legacy Giving Committee would like to thank all of you who stopped by our table at the Volunteer fair.  Many people asked how they could include First Parish in Needham (FPN) in their estate plan with a codicil to their will.  You are not required to have an...

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Where Have You Found Transcendence?

Tuesday, May 23rd, at 7:30 in the Parlor We wrap up this year’s Big Question Forum series with a big question about personal geography.  As many anticipate summer travels, we thought it would a fine send-off to reflect on those special places in our lives, where there...

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