Why do we need your support?
The last several years have presented many challenges and changed some of the ways that we gather and connect as parishioners at First Parish. Jeff and team have stayed active and continued to bring new events and programs to the church community that keep us engaged and connected as a congregation. Your Stewardship dollars allow First Parish to meet the evolving needs of the church and our congregation, and we hope you will consider making a financial contribution to First Parish this year.
As you consider making a commitment, think about the many ways that First Parish inspires and impacts you and your family and keeps us all engaged as members of the congregation. Sunday worship services continue to be held in-person and live streamed on Sunday mornings. If you haven’t recently attended a worship service at the church, view one of our recent services, come worship in person, or join our live stream on Sunday mornings.
We understand that not everyone can attend weekly worship services, so continuing to bring opportunities for engagement and providing ways for us to make a difference in other people’s lives is an important and ongoing focus of the church. First Parish has consistently had a strong focus on providing engagement opportunities. Jeff and team, and members of our church committees & task forces at First Parish, provide opportunities for us to stay active and involved with the church and our local communities.
Engagement opportunities take many forms. We have our recurring weekly, bi-weekly and monthly activities at the church. The church hosts, or sponsors with other organizations, many programs and events that are available for parishioners and the wider church community. First Parish also has a long list of important and impactful charitable outreach programs and services that support community members and groups in need – with several initiatives added during the pandemic.
We also continue to try new ways to bring parishioners, families and members of the community together for events at the church. We have had many popular programs, including our Sunday evening Family Service & Supper, our Community Harvest Fest & Trunk or Treat event, and various youth group events. These are just a few examples of the many activities and events that are going on at First Parish on a regular basis.
You might not be involved in some of these activities and the various events might not be visible to all of us, but each event and program takes time and money and it is your ongoing support that allows First Parish to continue to offer these opportunities to all of us, our families and the church community. I hope you find those activities, events and opportunities that inspire you and keep your engagement with First Parish at a high level.
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To learn more about the 2023 Stewardship Campaign and the many ways that First Parish supports our parishioners and the larger community, watch the remarks by Kurt Flory (Stewardship Chair) and/or by Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell at our Stewardship Sunday service on September 25, 2022. We are hoping to have participation from all of our members and active church participants – we hope you can help us meet this goal!
All contributions to First Parish are tax-deductible. Donations in support of the Stewardship Campaign can be made in a variety of ways – see the Giving & Stewardship page for more details.
Chair of the Stewardship Committee