First Parish of Norwell

Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

Tai Chi Class - July/August
July/August Tai Chi Classes - As part of adult programming to the congregation and greater community, First Parish of Norwell will continue to offer Tai Chi/Qigong. The next session of four classes will be held on Tuesdays: July 22, 29, and August 5 and 12 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the church Parish Hall. No special equipment, clothing, or shoes are needed. The four week session will be $20 ($5 per 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. Download the Program Flyer.

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. 

August 9 - YA Gotta Regatta - Saturday Time depends on the tides.
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:


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. Bring your lunch and a beverage.  We’ll picnic along the way, stop for a swim and wait for the tide to turn before heading back to our cars. Don't forget life preservers, sun block and paddles.  A camera and binoculars are nice to have, too, if they're waterproof. 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 Marcia or Scott Babcock (781-659-2956) to reserve one right away.


It's become a tradition to end the evening together - children as well as adults. The party begins at 5:00 pm at Peter and Roberta Fairbanks' home (1243 Union Street - Rocky Reach Farm - in Marshfield). Bring $5.00/person for pizza and either an appetizer or dessert to share.  We'll have soda and lemonade here.  Bring any other beverages you'd like.

QUESTIONS?  Call Scott or Marcia Babcock at 781-659-2956.

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