Sunday Services begin at 10:30AM
October 18 Can we invest in the future?
October 25 Reformation Sunday
Learn more about this important time in the life of the church.
2015 Annual Holiday Greens Festival
Saturday, Dec 5th at 9 AM to 3 PM
Looking ahead to October in Religious Education
Christmas is a great time of year at First Parish and one of the best occasions is the annual Greens Sale. Walk into the Fellowship Hall and the Christmas experience engulfs you. The wonderful scent of fresh greens, the beautiful bows, plants, greens and ornaments all contribute to getting you in the spirit. Volunteers can learn the art of bow making, help paint the annual wooden ornaments, or join the middle and high school youth for an evening gathering to organize the greens and eat pizza!
Visit the Greens Festival page for more information.
10/18 PK-2nd: #4 The Tower of Babel (Faith Focus: Work together for God's purposes)
3rd-5th: #3 A Framework for Peace & Justice
Middle School: #3 Choice & Accountability
High School: NO Nursery Care: YES! (TBA)
10/25 PK-5th grade World Religion Workshop- meet downstairs at 10:30!
High School meets- downstairs in Room #5
Parish Activities for the Fall of 2015
Educational Reception—Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:30—9:00 PM
The Investment Committee along with the Enduring Gifts Advisory Group will host an educational reception on Wednesday, October 21st, in the Gathering Room, upstairs in the Connector. Please consider coming to learn about FPCU’s Endowment and how one can support it through action now to create an Enduring Gift that gives forever!
Enduring Gifts to FPCU give each of us the opportunity to create something tangible and permanent to guarantee that our church will serve the people of Westford for generations to come. This educational reception will help you understand more about this opportunity, and get answers to your questions. Special Guest, Estate Planning Attorney Edward Adamsky, will speak about the many ways you can include the church in your personal plan, both now and in the future.
Church members will share stories about their own commitment of an Enduring Gift to FPCU.
Investment Committee members will provide information about the church’s endowment funds and how they are managed.
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Steve Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 978-692-8219 to sign up for the reception.
Investment Committee: Steve Smith, Chair, Keller Duncan, Mark Tincknell
Enduring Gifts Advisory Group: Win Brown, Rev. Eric Hausman, Cynthia Maloney, Alison Peternell
Thanks for all the wonderful support in creating our September Barn Dance to start off our Fellowship events. From Beth Perkins, who designed our eye catching posters around town, to Darlene from Printing Solutions who helped with layout design/printing, to Mike Harde who gave valuable advice about staging a Barn Dance and brought his wonderful musicians, to Reverend Eric who provided support and encouragement, this was a truly a community effort. Watching the grins, smiles, and hearing the laughter amid the lively music made it a joyful occasion for young and old alike. With the organizational skills of Marcia /Earl Stokes, June Evans, and Mary Lyman, our team is off and running. Thanks also to Agway who donated the hay bales to create a fall festive atmosphere.
Stay tuned for our next exciting event on Sat., October 24, with a Trivia Night Challenge and Church Supper from 6-9 p.m. All ages are invited to create a team of 6-9 people that must include someone over 50, someone under 12, a teenager, a male and female adult , etc. Your team will need a name and “mascot” prior to Oct. 24 so our competition can start at 7 p.m. Please submit this information to Chris Robinson email@example.com by October 20. Prizes??? More details to follow soon.
Find additional details about happenings listed below.
Resources regarding Domestic Violence and Abuse
•SafeLink (1-877-785-2020) is a 24-hour free and multi-lingual hotline for programs in Massachusetts. An advocate can talk with you about your needs and help you identify shelters, programs and other resources.
•Alternative House (1-888-291-6228) offers shelter, support, options, counseling and legal advocacy for battered women and their children.