It's Our birthday Year!
Your 375th committee has many events planned.
On October 15th from 12-3 pm, rain or shine we will have an Old Fashioned Harvest Picnic! Kids and adults will enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, fall leaf art, lots of old fashioned outdoor games, music, food, a cake walk, and even a petting zoo! The event is open to ALL, and most of it is FREE (there is a minimal charge for food and drinks. Money raised will go to one of our service projects). We hope all church members can make it, and please feel free to bring family and friends! Please email Lindsey Houston (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elizabeth Robey (email@example.com) if you can help with any of the craft or outdoor game activities.
What a year we have planned! The 375th Committee looks forward to your support and involvement.See our 375th Anniversary page for more details!
Find a friend, family member, neighbor, or a curious stranger and warmly invite them to join us. The Membership Committee will be staffing the informational welcome table before the service, helping with greeting, getting paper name tags to visitors, getting families hooked up with religious education teachers for their age group. Please remember to wear your name tag. The music will be beautiful as always! The message of the day will be joyous! Religious Education classes will be even more welcoming!
Saturday, November 19 - 9a.m. to 2:30p.m.
Mark your calendar right away. We need your help with this major fundraiser. We will need you to bake, make handcrafts (new crafters welcome), clean out your closets and bring your clean, good toys, books/CDs and household treasures to the church the week before. The Jewelry Table has put out a special call for good jewelry items. See Bev Gardner for ideas on Gift Baskets you could make.
Sue Robinson will again chair an Artists Table, featuring work by First Parish artists and friends. We are planning a special theme for the table to celebrate the church’s 375th. It would be great to have original artwork of or about the church. Images can be made into note cards. Work can be donated or given on consignment with proceeds shared with the church.
New helpers are needed. To volunteer, call any of the following coordinators or Peg Kitchenham:
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
Grandma’s Attic: Phyllis Buell, 781-659-2203 and Noel Constantino, 339-244-4778
Jewelry: Kerry Ouellette, 781-834-3472
Gift Baskets: Bev Gardner, 781-829-0932 & Noel Constantino, 339-244-4778
Baked Goods: Prue Miller 781-826-2914, and the Alliance
Toy Table: Debi Meddaugh, 781-659-2901 and Patti Walters, 781-659-2633
Electronics/Sports: Chris Kitchenham, 781-447-5831 & Larry Baker, 781-826-3284
Face Painting/Popcorn (proceeds to 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 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!
Photos from our Recent Events are posted on our Facebook page! Take a look!