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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… “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… “The Labyrinth in the Woods”

After last month’s focus on the history of our indoor labyrinth, we will now turn our attention to the history of our outdoor labyrinth. Our archive display on both can be seen in the sanctuary through December.  Although our church and community have enjoyed our  Church’s indoor labyrinth…

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…

From the Archives – “The Original Gentle Dove”

This is a photo of the original “Gentle Dove” weathervane that adorned our steeple when our Second Meeting House was built in 1806 and is an  artifact in the Pejebscot History Center collection. Our Sanctuary Archive Display is focused on the “Gentle Dove,” a copy of the large…

From the Archives… “A Gentle Dove”

For those of you who have not been able to attend our summer worship services in person, you may be surprised to learn that in addition to Judy and Rev. Bill Imes, former pastor 1985-2001, joining us for a service two weeks ago, in June many of us…