Hello First Parish!

Honoring our Church School Teachers (above photo)

It’s getting towards spring, and we have even more great RE programming coming up this month. First of all is our monthly Game Night/Potluck on Friday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. This month’s Game Night coincides with one of our Cottage Meetings, so come at 5:30, have some great food and play some games, then give your opinion on the important church matters while your kids play together. It will be a great evening!

If service work is more your style, you can help us with our collection for the organization Cradles to Crayons. This amazing organization helps disadvantaged children get all of the things they need to have happy and fulfilling childhoods. We'll be collecting items all month at First Parish, and you can see the recommended items here: cradlestocrayons.app.box.com/v/donationguidelines.

Over the past several weeks I've had a great time with members of our congregation discussing the hard choices we all have to make in our lives. 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. If thinking about these big issues and discussing them with your fellow First Parish members appeals to you, come to our adult program entitled “What We Choose” continuing on next on Tuesday, March 14 at noon in the Fogg Parlor. All are welcome, and the program is free of charge, so feel free to bring friends!

Finally, Sunday, March 26 is our Bring a Friend to Church Sunday! We all have a friend who we think is really a UU at heart, but hasn’t discovered us yet. They’re your thoughtful friend who thinks about big ideas, helps the people around them, and knows the value of community. This is the perfect time to introduce them to your community. Invite them for lunch afterwards, and talk about the service, or encourage them to stay after church to meet everyone at Coffee Hour.

Now you may ask, how do my kids take part in all of these great programs? Well the answer is Registration! This year we are supporting both in-person and web based child registrations. So if you haven’t registered yet, come see me in person, or go to our new online registration form here: www.goo.gl/forms/BT1HXxgMKY9hZLVL2.

I can’t wait to see you all at church!

Julian Baptista
Director of Religious Education