Religious Education News 2/25

Hello Friends,


We hope you’ve seen the news about our pinwheel project? We’re getting ready for Easter and the message of “Hope”. We would love to fill the lawn at First Parish with festive, and colorful wind spinners. We will write our hopes on pinwheels and stick them in our meeting house front lawn on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Pleasant Street to be on display from April 1st – April 8th.

First Parish will order pinwheels that may need some basic assembly. You may choose to assemble, write your hope, and place your pinwheel yourself OR you may ask First Parish to assemble, write your hope and place your pinwheel for you. (Limit 6 per family, please!)

We are also collecting photos of individuals with their pinwheels to be made into a video compilation and shared during Easter Sunday worship! If you choose to assemble your pinwheel(s) yourself, you have the option of sending in a photo for our video compilation! Instructions for submitting your photo(s) will be emailed to you if you opt to share.

Order Pinwheels


Does your child like to bake? Perhaps they would like to join First Parish’s own William Melton for a baking class, peer to peer instruction. The next one is scheduled for March 6th (soft pretzels with a sweet and savory sauce).  Please note: there is a suggested fee.



Does your family enjoy gardening? Please contact Tina (  or Peggy Gardiner ( learn more about supporting the lovely garden on Pleasant Street. Following many years of work with Cathie Desjardins, Peggy is ready to teach others how to keep that beautiful space thriving.


Upcoming Events:


Toddler Sing a Longs with Diane Taraz, 9:30 a.m. on Zoom


Sunday, February 28: “Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven” a Puppet Performance by local artist Margaret Moody.  To learn more click on this link:

The Chinese Monkey King delights in his new job in the Heavenly Peach Garden, snatching delicious, forbidden peaches. But when he finds out that he’s been left out of the Peach Blossom banquet honoring the Year of the Ox, Monkey flies off to make mischief in the Heavens.   Puppeteer Margaret Moody presents this lively episode of the Chinese epic “Journey to the West” with traditional Taiwanese hand puppets and choreography, which she studied with the I Wan Jan Traditional Hand Puppet Troupe in Taiwan.          More at


Sunday, March 7: “Imagination” Join us for a shared experience/exploration of where we can go in our minds.

Sunday, March 14: “Finding the Light” As our seasons begin to shift and spring emerges where can we look for the light in our natural world?

Sunday, March 21:Facing our Fears: Lessons from COVID” How have we changed and how have we remained the same over the past year? What tools have we used to get through our days and nights?

Sunday, March 28: Passover Celebration with Andee Rubin

Sunday, April 4: Easter Sunday, “Hope”


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