Order of Service

Sunday Worship
First Parish
A liberal religious community, welcoming to all
First gathered 1739

Sunday Service ~~ May 26, 2024

Yvette McDonnell, Guest Speaker

“Social Justice and Planting Seeds”

Yvette McDonnell, Interfaith Chaplain and Spiritual Companion Ritualist, inspires with stories of sowing seeds of change and nurturing a summer garden.

Yvette (she/her) is an Interfaith Chaplain who has dedicated her life to helping others. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Change from Starr King School for Ministry, with certificates in Chaplaincy and Interfaith Studies. Yvette’s ministry is centered around love, healing, and an intuitive understanding of ancestral wisdom that honors the many ways of knowing in the world. Her background in Social Justice helps her support those who have been marginalized by society and companion those who are interested in exploring their biases. Yvette is an educator, Spiritual Companion Ritualist and proprietor of Soul Tapestry LLC. She encourages people to breathe slowly and savor each moment, so that they can bring integrated awareness into their lives. Yvette specializes in guiding people who are interested in creating rituals to guide, protect, celebrate, and mourn the many aspects of life.

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Giving First for May 2024

This month we are funding the work of Neighborhood Birth Center (NBC). https://neighborhoodbirthcenter.org/

Neighborhood Birth Center’s mission is to offer comprehensive midwifery care throughout pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period by integrating an independent community birth center in Boston’s healthcare and community landscape. Birth is a sacred process, and when the pregnant person is centered, the experience has the power to transform and heal individuals, families and communities. Their work is guided by the belief that the world we want to live in – from a healthy family to a healthy planet – requires the reimagination of healthcare and the equitable redistribution of capital.

The other half of the offering supports the life and work of First Parish.

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