Worship Schedule

November Ministry Theme - Legacy

November 4, 2018 - Remembering Collective Joy - Alice Walker writes that “hard times require furious dancing.” How might experiences of “collective effervescence “re-member a community of beauty and integrity? Rev. Martha Niebanck, Minister Emerita of First Parish in Brookline, preaching. In retirement from parish ministry, Rev. Martha has a coaching practice of spiritual friendship with religious professionals and climate activists as a certified Immunity to Change Coach. She and her husband Josef enjoy living next door to their two grandchildren in Roslindale.

November 11, 2018 - Still Here - The mid-terms elections behind us, we'll take stock of where are we now, as a country, a community, a justice-seeking people, remembering, "We're still here." Rev. Lisa preaching.

November 18, 2018 - We Gather in Love - Our annual multi-generational celebration of First Parish community will include multiple roles by the young people of our church as greeters, readers, song leaders, maybe even preachers! Join us for celebration, followed by our community potluck lunch and pie-making event - pies to be donated to a local service organization.

November 25, 2018 - What the Living Know - This morning’s service offers reflections on the paradoxes of this season: as winter comes on, we bring our attention to, are attracted by, visions filled with warmth and light - gifts, candles, food in abundance, warmth, and old stories. What’s the story we need to share today? Is there a common theme, a thread we can all hold onto as the sun grows fainter and the winds colder? Where do we gather our resilience from?  Join us and we’ll dig deep into our covenant to renew our delight in walking together into a new season. Our affiliate minister, Rev. Eliza Blanchard will lead the service.

Ministry Themes for 2018-2019:

Sept. 2018

Blessings of Water

Oct. 2018

Beloved Accompaniment

Nov. 2018


Dec. 2018


Jan. 2019


Feb. 2019

Breaking Through

Mar. 2019


Apr. 2019

Fulfilling Prophecy

May 2019


Jun. 2019

Blessing the Journey