The First Parish Book Club 2017 - 2018

What’s almost as good as reading a book? Talking about books! All FPN members and friends are invited to our discussions. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 pm- in the air-conditioned Church Office in July and August, and in the Fogg Parlor for the rest of the year. Our discussions are unpretentious, we sometimes go off on tangents, and someone usually brings snacks.

July 12, 2017Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

August 2, 2017Alex: the Life of a Child by Frank Deford

September 6, 2017Beartown by Fredrik Backman

October 4, 2017The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

November 1, 2017A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

December 6, 2017Goodnight, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan

January 3, 2018 - 1984 by George Orwell

February 7, 2018 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

March 7, 2018 - This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

April 4, 2018 - We are inviting Rev. Lise or our future DRE to lead the discussion. Title TBA.

May 2, 2018 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

June 8, 2018 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Tai Chi and Qi Gong

As part of adult programming to the congregation and greater community, First Parish of Norwell continues its popular Tai Chi/Qigong class.

Tai Chi/Qigong is an ancient Taoist system of exercise to preserve health, mind and body and to cultivate physical and spiritual harmony within oneself. It is a meditation in motion, balance and harmony. Practiced daily, it is an excellent stress management technique. Mike Showstack, instructor, has over 25 years experience in Shaolin Hung Gar Tiger Crane Kung Fu and Yang Tai Chi Chuan. He teaches extensively throughout the South Shore area. (, 508-254-2587)

A $25 fee for four weeks is payable at the first class. No special equipment, clothing, or shoes are needed. New students are welcome at any time and prior attendance or registration is not necessary – so invite friends and neighbors. Questions? Contact Sue Robinson at 781-294-8840.

Adult Religious Education Class

You will not want to miss the last session of the Adult RE program "What We Choose" concluding on Tuesday, June 13 at noon. Whether it's deciding if it is ethical for every person to steal a single paperclip, or something a little more personal; UUs have a hard road to travel. We do not have a creed dictating what is right, so we must decide the best course for ourselves based off of the best sources we have. All are welcome, and the program is free of charge, so feel free to bring friends!

Young Adult Group

First Parish of Norwell has a YA Group! We are a gathering of young adults, ages 18+. We meet occasionally for fellowship (and cookies). Our aim is to provide a lay-led space for young adults (or young adults at heart), which may include readings, activities, sharing of experiences, or just a friendly face. Our topics are directed by the interests of the group, and we welcome new additions! Contact Elizabeth Robinson at to be added to the email list.