First Parish of Norwell

Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

Holiday Fair - November 22 - 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!

Meditation Group
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

Tai Chi Class - November / December
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 November 11th and run through December 2nd.

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. 

Cookie Walk

Join us again this year for our Cookie Walk. It will take place on Saturday, December 13, from 10 am to sellout. Come take a few quiet minutes out of your hectic holiday chores to sip a cup of coffee and nibble on a warm cookie right out of the oven as you contemplate your choices and fill boxes to give as gifts or enjoy yourself.  We’ll also need lots of bakers. Sign up with Noel Constantino (339-244-4778 or    

80’s Dance Party
For people of all ages, we hope you will join us at our 80’s Dance Party on Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 pm! We’ll play all of your favorites, dress up in our 80’s finest, and have a lot of fun under the disco ball! 

Talent Show
On Saturday, March 28, we will have our congregation's talent show. This is an opportunity to share your gifts with the community, and have a ton of fun at the same time! We encourage any kind of performance, including music, dance, poetry, juggling, and anything else you can think of.


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