First Parish of Norwell

Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

All Church Welcome Back Potluck
The opening worship service of the fall season is Sunday, September 7. The Parish Committee cordially invites everyone to an All-Church Gala Welcome Potluck Party Saturday, September 13 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Please contact Hope in the Church Office at 781-659-7122 x10 or to RSVP. She will need to know the number of people attending (adults and children) and what you will be bringing. Please volunteer to bring a main dish, side dish or dessert for 4-6 people. As well, please bring your own beverages.

Meditation Group
The Meditation Group returns this fall on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Skylight Room. The first meeting will be on September 9 and will follow on October 14, November 11 and December 9.

Meditation is an ancient spiritual practice of mindfulness that leads to greater stress resilience, improved memory and increased empathy. Everyone is welcome whether you have experienced this practice before or are brand new to it. Please join us! Any questions, please contact Ellen Herling at

Tai Chi Class - September / October
As part of adult programming to the congregation and greater community, First Parish of Norwell will continue to offer Tai Chi/Qigong. There will be a special Drop-In class on Tuesday September 16th from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the church Parish Hall for anyone who would like to try out the class. There will be no classes on Tuesday, September 23rd, 30th or October 7th. The next four week session will begin Tuesday October 14th and run through October 21st, 28th and November 4th.

No special equipment, clothing, or shoes are needed. The four week session will be $20 ($5 for the drop-in session) payable at the first class to Mike Showstack. New students are welcome at any time and prior registration is not necessary – so invite friends and neighbors.

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 and can be contacted at and 508-254-2587. He teaches extensively throughout the South Shore area. 

Movie Night
We are again presenting a series of interesting and thought-provoking movies to enjoy and discuss afterwards on the first Saturday of each month. We will be meeting a little earlier this fall, at 6:30 in the Parish Hall. As usual, feel free to bring friends and snacks and beverages of your choice. Kicking off the year on Saturday, October 4 will be the documentary "Inequality for All" which discusses the serious crisis the US faces due to a widening economic gap. It is narrated by Robert Reich, former US Labor Secretary and current UC Berkeley professor. Other movies this year will include "Amistad", "The Normal Heart", "Food, Inc." and "Lincoln" to name a few.

Past Events

August 17, 2013
First Parish of Norwell Regatta

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Regatta 2013

Fall Classic Golf Tournament
Jim Miller, Peter Fairbanks and Larry Baker

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Golf champions 2010


Our prison ministry team with Carolyn Gunther and Lanny Kutakoff, director of Partakers.  

February 14, 2010

Fall Classic Golf winners

Fall Classic Golf Tournament raised over $1300.

Winners: Jon Karush, John Meddaugh, Larry Baker, & Justin Meddaugh

Fall Classic Golf winners

Who Bears the Burden?
with Charlie Clements

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Charlie Clements

Drumbeat for Darfur
with Matt Meyer

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Matt Meyer and Drumbeat for Darfur

The Heifer Ark Project