Lots of fun activities are happening here at First Parish. We hope you and yours can participate in them as you feel comfortable. We are holding morning and evening programs indoors. Our volunteer teachers have been asked to show us proof of vaccination. All are wearing masks. Each week, weather permitting, the children go outside for a fresh air break and to stretch and move. Check in with Tina@firstparish.info to learn more about our lessons and curriculum.
Please take a minute to read our news this week to see which activities are of interest and join us!
Food for Families Tuesday, April 5
We at First Parish know that many families these days are feeling the strain of work, child rearing, home maintenance, and family relationships. And sometimes making dinner is one ask too many. So – we would love to help you!
On Tuesday April 5th, you can swing by the foyer entrance (Robbins Library side) at First Parish from 5-6 pm, to pick up a kid friendly dinner for your family, ready to eat.
Just text us when you’re at the door at 781-956-9646 and someone will come out to you. No need to get out of the car or unbuckle your children.
First come, first served.
Offered with love and compassion from the Parish Committee at First Parish.
Easter Sunday, April 17, All Ages Worship and Egg Hunt Returns
Join us at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate “Joyous Community” . Children in grades Prek – 1 will have a special program in the Bailey Room. Older children will remain in the Sanctuary for an All Ages worship service where they will share familiar rituals, listen to stories, prayer and music and reconnect with their elders. An Egg Hunt for older children will take place on church property following the service (weather permitting). An Egg Hunt for the younger children will happen during their special program.
How can you help with the Egg Hunt?
Cartons of empty plastic eggs will be available at coffee hour on Sundays April 3 and 10 for you to bring home to fill. Return them on Easter Sunday. Children in grades 7, 8 and high school can volunteer to help hide the eggs. Sign up sheets will be available at coffee hour. Adults can help as door monitors and clean up.
Family Hike Sunday, April 24
Join us at Habitat in Belmont at 10:00 am for a family hike and bird watching! We will not hold regular morning programs that day. We will be looking for signs of spring, unusual birds, and say hello to our friends, the goats.
Spring Teaching Term Begins May 1
We will have a new set of volunteer teachers and some new programming for the children to celebrate spring, connect with nature, and reinforce our commitment to social justice.
Evening Programs: OWL, COA and Youth Group
OWL Parent Orientation Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
OWL Class begins April 10, 7:00 pm. Class meets in the Grady Room
COA Reverend Erica joins the group on Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 pm
Youth Group, Sunday evenings, 7:00 pm. Seniors, please be sure to let Rose know about your participation in the Senior Dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, April 12th!
If you have any questions about our upcoming happenings please contact DRE Tina Schultz at Tina@firstparish.info