What’s Happening: The First Parish Blog

“We Cannot Walk Alone” – January 15th, 2023

Reading: “Choose to Bless the World,” Rev. Rebecca Parker Your gifts—whatever you discover them to be— can be used to bless or curse the world. The mind's power, the strength of the hands, the reaches of the heart, the gift of speaking, listening, imagining, seeing,...

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The View From Here – February 3, 2023

Greetings Church Family, This comes to you as I hurl through the air! Maybe somewhere between Boston and Los Angeles? I am making my way to California for a short visit with my mom and will be home Wednesday evening. I am grateful to you and to our wonderful staff for...

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Musically Speaking – January 13th, 2023

Happy New Year!  All hopes and optimism return as we start anew this year.  Challenges can be overcome and we can create the goodness we want to see and be in 2023.  Our theme for January is Finding our Center, and success toward our shared world can rest on finding...

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Happy 2023 From the Fellowship Committee!

Here are reminders of fun social events happening in the coming months - mark your calendars. These are easy ways to meet and enjoy more people at FPW!  Feel free to reach out to Izzy Td with any questions about helping or getting involved in any of these events. Also...

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The View from Here – January 6th, 2023

Greetings Church Family, It was wonderful to be in the sanctuary with many of you on Christmas Eve. I loved seeing your faces; singing with you; and seeing the light from our candles spread across the sanctuary. Deep thanks to everyone who helped, including our...

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“Hints and Guesses” – December 11th, 2022

“Love After Love,” by St. Lucian poet, playwright and professor, Derek Walcott. The time will come  when, with elation  you will greet yourself arriving  at your own door, in your own mirror  and each will smile at the other's welcome,  and say, sit here. Eat.  You...

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Parish Committee – December 23rd, 2022

Happy Holidays and Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy New Year! There are so many wonderful happenings, where to begin? The Newcomers lunch was well attended and a fun social time was had by all. We are so happy you are all here! The Pageant was a joyful...

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Musically Speaking – December 9th, 2022

I am excited!  I just met lots of new folks at the Newcomer’s lunch and the energy in the room was awesome.  As I remember this time last year, we were ready to open our arms to each other for celebrating the holidays, singing together, being together;  and instead we...

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“A Conversion to Humanity” – November 20, 2022

“With That Moon Language” by Sufi Poet Hafez Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect. Why not become...

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