First Parish of Norwell

Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

Meditation Group

The Meditation Group continues the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30-8:30 in the Skylight Room. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Strengthen your relaxation skills, develop a greater sense of well being and deeper empathy through this ancient practice.  We all need greater stress resilience in this hectic life.
Tai Chi Class
As part of adult programming to the congregation and greater community, First Parish of Norwell will again offer a 4- week session of Tai Chi/Qigong.  The session of four classes will be held on Tuesdays: April 8, 15, 29 and May 6 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the church Parish Hall.  (Note there will be no class on Tuesday, April 22.)  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 your 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 or 508-254-2587. He teaches extensively throughout the South Shore area. 

April 20 - Easter Breakfast
Bring your whole family for a super breakfast served in the Parish Hall before church services on Easter morning from 8:45 to 9:50 am.  The menu includes egg casserole (ham or vegetarian), cereal and coffee cake.  The cost is $3.00 per adult and $2.00 per child.  Your help is needed!  We will supply a recipe and pan for an egg casserole for you to bake at home and bring in by 8:30 am.  Or, you can make or buy a coffee cake.  We also need servers and people to clean up.  We will set up Saturday morning (April 19) at 9:30 am.  To volunteer to help in any way, please contact Peg Kitchenham at 781-447-5831 or   (Please note that there will be no coffee hour after church on Easter).

May 3 - Kentucky Derby Movie Night
Saturday, May 3 is the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Enjoy the race on our wide-screen TV and follow it up with the showing of the movie Secretariat - two hours in length and rated PG.  Gather as early as 5:00 pm for the preliminaries, watch the race at 6:25, and stay for the movie.  Bring your own snacks, light supper, and beverages.   This will be a family event – kids, bring your pillows and relax on the floor!  Ladies, wear your most elegant hats!

May 4 - Organ and Trumpet recital
Join us on Sunday, May 4 at 3 pm.  Erica Johnson and Daniel Davis will be performing an organ and trumpet recital on the Meetinghouse organ.  Erica is currently Director of Pastoral Music at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Walpole, MA, where she directs and oversees seven parish ensembles and plays for hundreds of services annually. Erica has performed across the United States and Europe, playing a variety of instruments and repertoire.  Erica is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin College, New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, in addition to two years of further study at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany. 

Daniel Davis holds a Master of Music Degree and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  He has performed with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Palm Beach Opera, and as concerto soloist with the Eastman Wind Orchestra in addition to a variety of brass quintet and trumpet with organ recital performances.  He presently teaches privately in Shrewsbury, Dover-Sherborn, and Westwood, MA.

Please join us for what should be a memorable recital.  A reception will follow the recital.  Admission is $15, $10 (senior, student). Contact Dexter Robinson at for additional information.

May 17 - Golf Tournament and Dinner
golf trophySave the date!  Once again, the immunity idol is back up for grabs.  The Annual First Parish Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 1.  Want to know what you’ll be playing for?

Immunity from greed: You’ll have it all.
Immunity from anger: You won, be happy.
Immunity from envy: That’s for losers.
Immunity from sloth: Golf is such physical work with spiritual connections.
Immunity from pride: Sorry, can’t help you there.
Immunity from lust: Once again, not included.
Immunity from gluttony: Delicious steak and swordfish dinner knocks that one out.

Worth playing for?  The tournament will be played at Squirrel Run Golf Course in Plymouth on Saturday, May 17. Gather by 12:30 pm. Tee off at 1:00 pm. $100 per golfer includes dinner back in the Parish Hall of steak or swordfish. The “dinner only” option is $25. Corporate sponsors are still needed at $50 per hole.  Sign up with Noel Constantino, Deane Howard, Peter Fairbanks, Don Messinger, Larry Baker, Chris Kitchenham, or John Meddaugh.

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