Order of Service

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“Embrace the Darkness”, Friday, December 8, 7pm

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

Sunday Service ~~ December 10, 2023

“Peace and a Few of Our Favorite Things”

On the third day of Hanukkah, Parish Minister Rev. Erica Richmond preaches on what ancient and modern texts teach us about peace. Peace is not a passive stance but a hard-won salve to an aching world. And we will hear how Eleanor Roosevelt connects to all of this! Worship includes the installation of our new Lay Ministers and instrumental accompaniment by our own “C-Winds”

Worship in the Sanctuary and Online

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Giving First for December

The Cole Resource Center is our Giving First recipient for December 2023. CRC offers custom support for individuals and family members facing mental challenges. CRC’s staff have both lived experience and expertise in navigating the mental healthcare system. There is something special about the understanding and guidance offered by those who have traveled similar paths. CRC’s clients learn that they are not alone. They welcome the hope and resilience they discover through the CRC community.

CRC navigators listen and provide relevant and accessible Resource Referrals. CRC’s Women’s Support Group gathers family caregivers who come together to share their concerns and celebrate their successes. CRC’s Workforce Development Program assists job seekers with mental health issues who are looking for work, through its online Job Club and individual coaching. The non-clinical support offered by the Cole Resource Center has proven an invaluable complement to clinical care, especially during this time of intense community need for mental health services. For more information, please see https://www.coleresourcecenter.org/

  The remaining half supports the life and work of this Parish.

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