STAR Community Programs

STAR Community Programs:
Spirit, Transformation, Adventure, Reflection

The STAR Committee sponsors programs for adults that encourage spiritual growth, religious understanding, and vibrant community connections.

Some STAR programs are led by our ministers or lay people and encourage deeper reflection and sharing — a workshop on prayer, for example, or conversations about spiritual practices, or discussing a book about loneliness or aging, Muslim history or spiritual journeys.  Other STAR programs are lighter and more about community-weaving — potlucks in the courtyard, or games nights or crafts, or a walk in a garden or a woods.

Everyone is welcome!

If you have questions about STAR, or want to propose a STAR program that you would like to lead, please email us at

Two STAR programs meet multiple times a week, year round, and are listed below.  Please see the Events page to learn about other upcoming programs.

STAR Ongoing Programs

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a method of reading and listening, lingering with, and sharing personal responses to selected texts from the Bible or other sources. New people are always welcome!  No commitment is expected.

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Looking for support for your meditation practice? Every week First Parish offers both virtual and in-person opportunities to sit together in community for 30 minutes.  Both beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.

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Spirit Talks

Weekly Spirit Talk discussions provide an opportunity for a small group to reflect together on a spiritual theme inspired by a different quote each week. Spirit Talk meets every Monday at 4pm on Zoom.

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