First Parish of Norwell

Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

Knitters Group - and all other Needlework of choice!
This chatting and stitching group will continue to gather throughout the summer – using the air conditioned office as needed. Drop in anytime from 9:30 on (the coffee will be on) and stay as your schedule permits. No project necessary to join the conversations! This will be a great way to stay connected to the church family over the summer when services are not held on Sunday.


Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. (Rain date July 12)

Save the date! Bring your canoes and kayaks for a wonderful family day on the North River. Then, keep the fellowship going for a pizza party in the late afternoon. You can join us for either or both parts of the day. Here are the specifics:


1. Meet at the Marshfield canoe launch site at the Union Street bridge (Bridge Street in Norwell becomes Union Street when you cross the river). Arrive promptly to have time to get your canoes and kayaks off your car and in the water.

2. Bring your lunch and a beverage. We’ll picnic at along the way, where we stop for a swim and wait for the tide to turn before heading back to our cars.

3. Don’t forget life preservers, sun block and paddles. A camera and binoculars are nice to have, too, if they’re waterproof.

4. If you can’t canoe or kayak but want to take part in the river trip, we’ll have several spaces available on a pontoon boat. These seats fill up early, so call Scott or Marcia Babcock (781-659-2956) to reserve one right away.


1. It’s become a tradition to end the evening together - children as well as adults.

2. The party begins at 5:00 pm (location Peter and Roberta Fairbanks home at Rocky Reach Farm, 1243 Union Street, Marshfield)

3. Bring $5.00/person for pizza and either an appetizer or dessert to share. We’ll have soda and lemonade available. Bring any other beverages you’d like. QUESTIONS? Call Scott or Marcia Babcock at 781-659-2956.

The Helen Fogg Service Committee is co-sponsoring a forum on “Restorative Justice” on Wednesday, July 15, at our church from 7-9 pm. Police, leadership in the district courts, state representatives and senators, schools, and community members are welcome to attend this free event, with light refreshments served.

The program will repeat a forum that was held on May 14 at the State House.  Sen. Eldridge of Acton led the program, which featured the director of Communities for Restorative Justice and the police chiefs of Bedford and Concord. They showed an informative a 15-minute film to demonstrate the process. Restorative justice is happening in a dozen communities in Middlesex County, in schools, at police stations, and in courtrooms. It is an alternative for all ages to divert cases from the courts and jails, while giving the offender an opportunity to express remorse and make restitution.

The first step in the process is for the police to refer a case to the Restorative Justice group. The next step is for the victim and offender to agree to participate. The third step is to hold a meeting facilitated by a trained volunteer, to speak of their experiences, impact of the event, and for the offender takes responsibility.

An agreement is reached as to how the offender will make restitution to the victim.  In the hundreds of cases that have taken this route over the past decade in Middlesex County, 100 percent of victims received full restitution, 92 percent of victims were satisfied with the process, and recidivism was only 16 percent, compared to a typical recidivism rate of 40 percent or more.

We hope you are able to attend this informative event and learn about alternatives to the traditional justice system. For information, please contact Susan Tordella, 978-772-3930, This event is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network. The event is co-sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network, First Parish of Norwell Unitarian Universalist, Communities for Restorative Justice and State Sen. Jamie Eldridge.

Photos from our most Recent Events are posted on our Facebook page! Take a look!

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