As a next step in our congregation’s ongoing efforts to understand our complex history and determine actions to guide our way forward, the Parish Committee will sponsor a panel after service on Feb. 25. The panel is entitled “Grappling with our History: Lessons to be Learned,” and will include speakers from other churches who will share their stories about how their congregations are working to acknowledge and address their history.
Karla Baehr, member of First Parish in Brookline and Chair of Board of Directors for the UU Urban Ministry will share experiences from First Parish Brookline as well as First Church in Roxbury, where they partnered with the Roxbury Historical Society to address their entanglement with enslavement.
The Parish Committee
The church is governed by the Parish Committee, made up of seven members elected by the congregation at the Annual Meeting for a term of three years. The Parish Committee sets policy, hires staff, and manages the overall direction and business of the church.