This section of the website is geared to First Parish members and friends that want more detailed information on the congregation.

See below for Practical Tips on How to do Things:

Ministry-Related Committees

Practical Tips on  How to Do Things

What is the Parish Committee and how do I contact it?

The Parish Committee (a.k.a. ParCom) is First Parish’s governing board. Email questions,  suggestions,  or requests to Meetings are generally on the third Tuesday of each month, 7-9  p.m., and  are  open to all First Parish members.

How do I make an appointment with one of the ministers?

Email her directly:

Rev. Erica Richmond, Parish Minister at

Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan, Lead Minister at

What is Realm?

Realm is First Parish’s on-line directory/ database and a very helpful resource. Email to request an invitation to join Realm or get help using it.

How do I contribute a listing to the weekly E-Bulletin  or the Sunday Teaser?

Fill out the form at by Wednesday noon.

How do I request a spoken announcement during the Sunday service?

Email it to by Friday noon.

How do I request a table during coffee hour?

Email by Friday noon.

How do I request a room for a First Parish meeting or event and get it listed on the First Parish calendar?

Fill out the form at

How do I submit an article to the Spire?

Email it to by midnight on the last Sunday of the month (or the Sunday before In-Gathering in September).

What do I do if someone’s behavior seems dangerous?

If you feel unsafe, dial 911 immediately. Or you may talk with any staff member. We have procedures in place. Staff emails may be found on our Staff page.

What if what I want to do isn’t listed here?

Email, call 781-648-3799