Events & Activities
Holiday Fair - 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mark your calendar right away. We need your help with this major fundraiser. We will need you to bake, make handcrafts, clean out your closets and bring your clean/in good condition toys, books/CDs and household treasures to the church the week before. See Bev Gardner for ideas on gift baskets you could make.
Sue Robinson will chair a new Artists’ Table, featuring work by First Parish artists and friends. Work will be sold on consignment with all or a portion of the sale going to the church.
To volunteer to help, call any of the following coordinators:
Set up & Handcrafts - Marcia Babcock, 781-659-2956 & Betsey Drollett, 781-934-6672
Silent Auction - Marina Selby, 781-659-2019, Joanne Howard, 781-826-6561 & Joyce Hockman , 781-545-6517
Snack Bar- Jim Miller, 781-837-6620
Books – Sally Turner, 781-659-4646, and Nancy Fuller, 781-659-5995
Grandma’s Attic – Phyllis Buell, 781-659-2203 and Noel Constantino, 339-244-4778
Jewelry – Jean Christensen, 781-837-0665
Gift Baskets – Bev Gardner, 781-829-0932
Baked Goods – Helen Keeler, 781-837-8248 and the Alliance.
Toy Table – Debi Meddaugh, 781-659-2901 and Patti Waters, 781-659-2633
Electronics/Sports – Chris Kitchenham, 781-447-5831 & Larry Baker, 781-826-3284
Face Painting/Popcorn - (proceeds to the Youth Group) Julian Baptista, 978-595-7782
Artists Table – Sue Robinson, 781-294-8840
Publicity & Raffle – Peg Kitchenham, 781-447-5831
Clean-Up - Don Messinger, 781-659-7574 & Les Taylor, 781-837-2929
Don’t leave items in the sheds unless protected. They get very dirty there. NOTE: We will not accept large sports equipment, TV’s or very old skis. Bring pictures of any large furniture instead of the actual item.
Be a part of this year’s fair and make special memories! Be sure to bring a good appetite for lunch and don’t miss the fun of this important all church activity. Download the Holiday Fair Poster!
The Meditation Group returns this fall on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Skylight Room. Sessions are scheduled for 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 email@example.com.
Tai Chi Class - October / November
As part of adult programming to the congregation and greater community, First Parish of Norwell will continue to offer Tai Chi/Qigong. 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 wuliacademy.com and 508-254-2587. He teaches extensively throughout the South Shore area.
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, September 27 will be “Crash” (rated R). The movie looks at racism in the 21st century. It is a crime drama set in the LA area. It was nominated for six Oscars, won three and has an all-star cast. Please note that the movie originally scheduled for October 4 (“Inequality for All”) has been cancelled. Other movies this year will include “Amistad”, “The Normal Heart”, “Food, Inc.” and “Lincoln”, to name a few.
August 17, 2013
Fall Classic Golf Tournament
Our prison ministry team with Carolyn Gunther and Lanny Kutakoff, director of Partakers.
February 14, 2010
Winners: Jon Karush, John Meddaugh, Larry Baker, & Justin Meddaugh
Who Bears the Burden?
Drumbeat for Darfur
The Heifer Ark Project