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From the Archives… “Sunlight in the Sanctuary”

In what ways does our sanctuary enrich your worship experience? Its stunning and awe-inspiring wooden architectural designs combined with the gorgeous stained glass windows combine to remind me of God’s overwhelming love and beauty that abounds within us and around us. Feeling small, but safe, within its warm…

From the Archives… “The Clock in the Closet”

Can you imagine 1000-1200 people gathered in our church?  From the 1846 reports, on the 18th of March, it was estimated that these were the numbers of church and parish members gathered to dedicate our third Meeting House (sanctuary).  Our present church sits on the same site as…

From the Archives… “More on the Prayer Shawl Ministry”

Continuing our focus on the history of our prayer shawl ministry, little did Jackie Wild imagine what she started when she brought this significant ministry to First Parish Church in 2004. As she and Jane Primmer inspired other knitters to join them in creating prayer shawls for our…

From the Archives… “Robert Peter Tristram Coffin”

Several weeks ago, in his sermon I Told Myself, Rev. Allen spoke about the poet Charles Wright who won the Pulitzer Prize for his work.  This reminded me that First Parish has its own Pulitzer Prize-winning poet—Robert Peter Tristram Coffin.  Some of you may know his poem, The…