First Parish of Norwell

Events & Activities

Upcoming Events


Peg Kitchenham set up a series of events April 25- May 3 that will enable all of us to have a chance to personally welcome the Rev. Lise Adams Sherry, the Ministerial Candidate for First Parish of Norwell, chosen by the Search Committee. The focus of these get-togethers will primarily be social, though time will be set aside for conversation on church matters so that you may hear the candidate speak briefly to various topics. 

Below is a calendar for the week that lists planned get-togethers. Events marked with an asterisk (*) are set aside for groups of you to come together around a particular focus of committee interests or lay leadership involvement. Each of you is asked to sign up for at least one of these events that best fits your schedule. For example, if you are in the choir and serve on a committee, you need only attend one event. Spouses and significant others are encouraged to come with their partner. If you do not see yourself neatly fitting into one of the groups, select one you would like to attend or consider coming to the Open House Coffee Tuesday morning. The Sunday Pizza Party is a family-friendly event, as is the Saturday Ham and Bean Supper; however feel free to bring children to another event if you need to.

The Saturday Ham and Bean Supper is an all-church event as well as an opportunity for those who have not been able to attend other group meetings to meet the candidate. What is MOST important is that everyone signs up! Sign-up lists will be available beginning April 12 at Coffee Hour, or the Church Office will gladly take your reservation by phone. Volunteers have stepped forward to coordinate events and would like a head count, so please make your commitment by Friday, April 24, to allow for plans to move forward.

The following schedule indicates group meetings.  Those marked with an asterisk (*) are open for sign up.

SATURDAY, April 25, 6:00 pm - Search Committee

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, April 26, 10:00 am - Rev. Lise Adams Sherry

SUNDAY PIZZA PARTY, April 26, 5:30 pm - *Religious Education Committee, R.E. Staff, Teachers and Families

TUESDAY MORNING COFFEE, April 28, 10:30 am - *Open House Coffee

TUESDAY EVENING LIGHT SUPPER, April 28, 6:30 pm – at the James Library - hearty appetizers and desserts  will be served - *Parish Committee, Finance Committee, Church Treasurer, Invested Funds, Moderator, Deputy Moderator, Clerk, Auditor
WEDNESDAY MORNING COFFEE, April 29 - 9:30 am – First Parish Preschool; 10:00 am - Alliance Meeting

WEDNESDAY STAFF MEETING/LUNCH, April 29, 11:00 am - Staff Meeting; 12:00 Lunch - Treasurer, Asst. Treasurer, Office Administrator, Music Director and Sexton

WEDNESDAY EVENING POTLUCK, April 29, 6:30 pm - *Membership Committee, Buildings & Grounds Committee, Service  Committee, Denominational Affairs, Nominating Committee, Activities Committee, all other Committees

THURSDAY EVENING SOUP, April 30, 6:00-7:00 pm - *Search Committee, Music Committee, Choir, Pastoral Care Committee, Partner Church Committee, Worship Committee (including Head Usher)


SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, May 3, 10:00 am - Rev. Lise Adams Sherry - PARISH MEETING TO VOTE ON CANDIDATE at 11:00 am

Members of the Search Committee will attend each event with our candidate and will be available to talk with you as needed.  Important phone numbers for the week:

Search Committee:
Scott Babcock-781-659-2956            
Ingrid Carlson-781-826-9678
Bernie Gardner-781-829-0932            
Ellie Handleman-781-749-3498
Marie Miller- 781-837-6620
Mary Nickerson-781-659-2633
Sally Turner-781-659-4646

Candidating Week Coordinator: Peg Kitchenham-781-447-5831

A drumming circle has begun at FPN, and will run until each Sunday at 4 pm in the Parish Hall until May 17.  (There will not be sessions on Easter, April 5 or on April 12). All levels welcome, no experience required. Just bring your enthusiasm!  Bring your own drum or you can share one here. Open to all 13 years old and up.  If you want any additional information, please contact Denise Rachel at or Ellen Herling at

First Parish Annual Golf Tournament

Once again, the Silver Chalice of golfing superiority is back up for grabs.

The Annual First Parish Golf Tournament is Saturday, May 16 at Squirrel Run Golf Course in Plymouth. Gather by 12:30. Tee off at 1:00.  $100.00 per golfer includes delicious dinner back in the Parish Hall. Your choice: steak or swordfish. Dinner only option: $25.00.
Corporate Sponsors Needed - $50 Per Hole.

Sign up with Noel Constantino, Deane Howard, Peter Fairbanks, Don Messinger, Larry Baker, Chris Kitchenham, or John Meddaugh.


Saturday, May 30, 6:30 pm

Don’t miss the fun and festivities. Share your talents.  Donate boats, babysitting, baking and bijou. A Silent Auction will be held for food and smaller items.   Advance bids may be placed if you will not be present at the Auction.  See Peg Kitchenham or e-mail

Click here to download the donation form.

Wine, coffee &  dessert………6:30 pm

Auction……………7:00 pm

Childcare (upstairs)…………6:30-9:00ish
By Deb Walsh & Adriana McLane  (Come in your PJ’s and bring a cuddly friend)

Knitters Group - and all other Needlework of choice!
Each Tuesday morning beginning at around 9:30 am, a group gathers in the Fogg Parlor for handiwork, coffee, and conversation.  Some come for the whole morning and bring a light lunch. Others drop in after Tai Chi class or errands. Some come for just the coffee and conversation. Whatever your interests, please drop in and join us - no agendas and no requirements.  Just a great group who care!


Photos from our most Recent Events are posted on our Facebook page! Take a look!

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