Groups and Activities
Do you want to connect more deeply with others in our community? Do you want to learn and expand your life? Do you want to be of service to others?
Check out the wide variety of groups and activities at First Parish that enable you to make connections with fellow congregation members and enrich your life spiritually, socially, and intellectually.
- Use the menu on the left to explore the many groups active at First Parish.
- Click here for a full list of committees and groups and information about how to join them.
- Check out the E-Bulletin, our weekly electronic publication that lists upcoming events and important church news.
- Use our church calendar to find events that might interest you.
- Visit the Justice section of our website.
- Visit the STAR (adult religious education) section of our website.
First Parish includes several types of groups:
Officers & Standing Committees: The officers and standing committees, in close cooperation with the staff, conduct the basic work of the congregation.
Ministry-Related Committees: These committees share with our Minister, Rev. Marta Flanagan, the ministries of pastoral care, worship, and discernment.
Music: Both singers and instrumentalists provide music for our worship services under the direction of our Music Director, Jonathan Brennand.
Religious Education: Our religious education programs support the spiritual growth and community life of children, youth, and adults. Volunteers are guided by Director of Religious Education Tina Schultz and Youth Group Coordinator Steve Carmody.
Groups for Spiritual Growth and Mutual Support: These groups help adults deepen their spiritual journeys and their relationships with others.
Social Justice Working Groups: These working groups are associated with the Social Justice Committee and help fulfill our mission of challenging the excesses and injustices of our time.
Turning Outward Steering Committee: Created by the Parish Committee, this group supports the congregation in living our faith in the world beyond our walls.
Practical Groups: These groups do useful, practical things such as ushering on Sunday morning or organizing the Harvest Moon Fair.