Sunday Worship Service

April 26

hands on prison bars

Oh Freedom!


Rev. Marta Flanagan


Prisons and Mass


10:00 am


Following the service, please join us for a special visit by Jumaane Kendrick, director of ABCD's Changing Tracks Initiative, which seeks to improve the life chances of teens affected by substance abuse and the criminal justice system.

 10:00 am


Stewardship Campaign

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New Building, New Opportunities

First Parish is energized, and we're ready to embrace all of the new opportunities our renovated meetinghouse presents! Click here for information about about the 2015-2016 Stewardship Campaign.

Highlights and Upcoming Events

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jumaane kendrickHow to Help At-Risk Teens; How to End Mass Incarceration

Sunday, April 26 ♦11:45 am - 12:30 pm in the Parlor

Please join us after Sunday's worship service for a special visit by Jumaane Kendrick, director of ABCD's Changing Tracks Initiative, which seeks to improve the life chances of teens affected by substance abuse and the criminal justice system. Jumaane was once such a teen himself, before he was hired as a youth organizer by the Center for Teen Empowerment. Now he serves on TE's board of directors. Jumaane will talk with us about his life and work. There will be time for questions and free-flowing conversation.

Annette with Elephant

Alliance Annual Meeting and Program: "Travels with Myself"

Friday, May 1 ♦ Program at 8:00 pm 

Alliance members will gather at 6:30 pm on May 1 for dinner and the annual business meeting. Following the meeting, at 8:00 pm, we’ll adjourn to a program to which all First Parish is warmly invited! “Travels with Myself” features a panel of women solo travelers — Arleen Kulin, Cathy Modica and Annette Sawyer — who will share travel experiences and philosophies. Please visit to see a few sentences from each panelist on their particular theme. Questions? Contact alliance @

classUU Class Conversations Leading Workshop on Class

Saturday, May 2 ♦ 9:45 am in the Vestry and Bailey

Please join the Diversity/Inclusion Group for a special a workshop on class led by trainers from UU Class Conversations. Ingathering in the Vestry at 9:45 am, program begins at 10:00 am in Bailey. Please plan to bring food to share for a potluck lunch. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their class backgrounds and how class dynamics impact on our community at First Parish. To register for the workshop, contact Bill Gardiner at bill.gardiner1942 @, and please visit for more information.


teen empowerment logoCenter for Teen Empowerment Peace Conferences

Saturday, April 25 ♦ 7:00 pm at the Paramount Theater, 559 Washington St. in Boston (near Downtown Crossing)
Saturday, May 9 ♦ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm (or any part thereof) at the Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave

The Mass Incarceration Working Group encourages you to attend the Center for Teen Empowerment's annual Peace Conferences, where participants in TE's Roxbury and Somerville programs will use music, art, theater, and the spoken word to reflect on their experiences -- sort of like our Youth Group's services, but created by urban teens. For more information see or email end-mass-incarceration @


Please Make Your Pledge!

Now is the time to make your annual pledge. We need to know the amount so that we can prepare a budget for the coming year. Please consider increasing the amount from last year to allow First Parish to expand involvement in social justice work and improve operations. Happily, we offer three easy ways for you to make your pledge -- click here for more information!


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