Family Service & Supper

  • Are you and your family feeling worn out, or like you need to hit a “reset” button?
  • Are you looking for ways to reconnect to your sense of wonder and hope? Are you looking for ways to cultivate that wonder in your children?
  • Do you want to experience deeper connections, not just talk about them? 
  • Do you need a “peaceful pause” on your Sunday nights?

Find some rest, renewal, and joy at our

Family Service & Supper

one Sunday of the month
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

an intergenerational worship service followed by a time for conversation & connection over soup, bread, crackers, and cookies.


Upcoming Services

January 2022

…Stay Tuned!

Our Sunday evening services will resume in January 2022.
Until then, join us for some of our many all-ages activities this December:

Christmas Reception – Friday, December 10th

Join us for this adapted, all-ages version of our annual Christmas gathering; this will be a dessert reception and outdoor caroling around a fire pit, featuring cookie decorating for the youngest (and young at heart).

Christmas Pageant – Sunday, December 19th

After skipping it due to Covid in 2020, we’re rallying the troops for our annual Christmas Pageant! (Contact Rev. Sarah if you/your child/your family would like to participate.)

More about Christmas at First Parish


About the Service

Reset, Refresh, Renew… Together

These monthly gatherings are intended for people of all ages and stages, as well as different backgrounds and traditions. The worship will be an all-ages service lasting approximately 50 minutes, followed by a short time for food and fellowship with a simple meal of soup & bread (or crackers and cookies!) – arrive by 5:00, and you’ll be back on the road by 6:30 PM.

The services are filled with engaging music of different styles and eras— from jazz to hymns to pop music and musicals. We include short readings, poems, and stories, as well as some time to share joys & sorrows, and quiet prayer and meditation. At each service, there is a reflection by the worship leader to explore big questions about making meaning of our lives and building connections with one another.

This is a great and inspiring way for families and individuals to start their week off right. Come unplug at our Family Service & Supper and find your monthly “reset” — refresh your mind and renew your spirit.


Save the date!

Join our Family Services for a monthly “reset” this winter & spring:

  • We are potentially shifting to the second Sunday of the month; potential dates would start with January 9, February 13, and March 13 (to be confirmed).

Recent Services

Sarah Napoline talking & gesturing.

November 21, 2021

“Thank-Full” – We welcomed back the musical stylings of Steve Sussman, and Rev. Sarah Napoline led our service in November on the theme of being FULL of thanks for more than just turkey and mashed potatoes, and what it means to bring a feast of blessings to the world.

 

 

October 17, 2021

In October our service was led by Matt Meyer, a longtime activist, drummer, and Unitarian Universalist worship & song leader. Matt has a degree in Hand Drumming from Berklee College of Music and studied drumming across the world.

 

 

 

September 19, 2021

Our September service featured music by Steve Sussman, a professional pianist on the faculty of The Rivers School Conservatory.