Hello First Parish!

Honoring our Church School Teachers (above photo)

We might only have two more months before summer and the end of the church year, but in the RE program we'll be packing in all we can!

First up, on Friday, May 12 is our monthly Game Night Potluck at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Bring your favorite food and games to share with your First Parish community. This month is going to be a bit different. After we're done with games and dinner, the cooperative youth group of Scituate, Cohasset, Rockland, and Norwell will be hosting their annual youth-led service. The service will be more interactive than the typical adult worship service, and the youth hope to see many representatives of our congregation.

Saturday, May 20 will be our Youth Group Bridging Overnight held at Channing Church in Rockland. Registration will be going out shortly to all Youth Group members and families, but feel free to check with me if you have questions. In addition to current Youth Group members, we would like to invite former members who have bridged in the past 4 years to return and play a part in the bridging ceremony which will be a part of this overnight.

For our OWL class, our 2nd OWL Overnight has been rescheduled. The class will gather at the church on Saturday, May 27 at 6:00 pm for an evening of learning and fun. We plan to complete two classes that evening, and dinner will be provided.

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 Tuesday, May 23 at noon. All are welcome, and the program is free of charge, so feel free to bring friends!

Now you may ask, how do my kids take part in 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 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