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Are you looking for a welcoming location for your special event? Consider First Parish of Norwell. Our beautiful and historic meeting house, built in 1830, and our adjoining Parish Hall and Fogg Parlor are available and handicapped accessible. The meeting house has a long center aisle and is well lit by daytime sunshine or evening chandelier and candles. Organ, piano, and harpsichord as well as a sound system are available. More info....
First Parish of Norwell
First Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for over 360 years.
Sunday Service 10 a.m.
December 8 - "The Unitarians Who Saved Christmas"
Second Sunday of Advent - Christmas as we know it culturally has evolved from Puritan times. Much of that evolution was because of Unitarians. Rev. Len will tell their story.
December 15 - "The Green Man and Christmas"
Third Sunday of Advent - An Arthurian legend says that Arthur would not allow the Christmas feast to begin until a miracle occurred. Len will explain the miracle and tell the children a story about the Green Man.
December 22 - "Nativity in a Trunk"
Fourth Sunday of Advent
This service will be the children’s Christmas pageant.
December 24 - Christmas Eve Services
Candlelight Services - 5 and 7:30 p.m.
December 29 - "Soap Box Sunday"
Scott Babcock will be orchestrating as members of the congregation will get on their Soap Box for five minutes. Our church youth will keep the Soap Boxers within their time constraints.
January 5 - "New Orleans Jazz Funeral"
This Sunday you get to bury your mistakes for 2013. The service will be in the form of a jazz funeral. This is an intergenerational event that the younger members should enjoy.
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Richard M. Fewkes
First Parish of Norwell
24 River Street P.O. Box 152
Norwell, MA 02061
Fax: 781-659-7939 email@example.com
Tues. - Thurs.: 9-1 p.m.
Friday: 9-12 p.m.
(the office is closed on Mondays)
The Church Office will close at noon on Wednesday, December 18 for the staff holiday lunch. Hope and Donna's schedules will change a bit during the week between Christmas and New Year's. Hope will be in on Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 31, from 9 am to noon. Donna will be in one ½-day that week, but isn't sure yet which day it will be. If you need her for something urgent that week, email her at home at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular office hours will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
Should severe weather necessitate cancellation of any church activities, we will make every effort to leave an outgoing message on the church’s voicemail and send an all-church email with the cancellation.
We will also notify WATD radio in Marshfield (95.9 FM), WCVB – TV (Channel 5), WHDH 7News and radio/AM 680.
Depending on the amount of advance notice, check here or on Facebook.