Our next Five Points Cluster collective worship service will be held on New Year's Eve Day at Unity Church of North Easton, 9 Main Street, North Easton. Worship will be on December 31 at 10:30 a.m.
The service will include a variety of music, spoken word and poetry, and there will be opportunities to sing and participate in the service. Following the service, Unity will be hosting a Coffee Hour where music may spill into time for fellowship and community. Jason Potash, Coordinator of Music at Unity Church (email@example.com), is the contact for the music planning.
First Parish Stoughton will be closed and we will NOT be holding services. Instead, we encourage everyone from Stoughton to attend worship with our Five Points Cluster neighbors and to meet friends, new and old. If you are interested in attending and would like to carpool, contact the office and we will try to arrange a ride.
Morning Worship - Sunday, December 24, 10:30 a.m.
We WILL be holding our usual Sunday morning worship on Christmas Eve! Come to church in pajamas and jeans for a very low-key and contemplative morning to enjoy the blessings of shared community.
Christmas Eve Service - Sunday, December 24, 9:00 p.m.
Join us for a celebration to welcome Christmas with poetry, Bible lessons, carols, and a message about peace, hope, and love. This traditional service will culminate in our annual candle lighting ritual and a Christmas blessing.
After the worship service on Sunday, December 17, please join us for a Congregation Holiday Luncheon. This celebration lunch will give us an opportunity to relax and enjoy a meal with church friends during this busy time of the year. We will continue the tradition of oranges and candy canes for all, and there might even be a visit from a jolly man dressed in red!
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Join us for a service of quiet and gratitude during this busy holiday season on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church (76 Pierce Street, Stoughton, MA). This annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is sponsored and led by members of the Stoughton Clergy Association including Rev. Sarah.
All are welcome!! Light refreshments will be served following the service.
Have you ever had a tough time, with illness or grief or other struggles, and someone brought you a home-cooked meal? Do you remember how helpful that was and how much it meant to you? Every year First Parish tries to make large batches of delicious food that we can freeze and share with church members and friends who could use a home-cooked meal. Join us after church at 11:45 on November 12 to help cook something up! Many hands make light work, and all ages are welcome to help.
On the second Saturday, November 11 at 5:00 pm the Welcoming Congregation Committee is asking you to join us on a journey to discover the modern-day dynamics of gender.
We will be showing Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, a 1 ½ hour long special created with the National Geographic Channel to help us understand the meaning of gender. To educate ourselves, Gender Revolution will provide us with a wealth of facts, images, and ideas about gender and how it is expressed. The Welcoming Congregation Committee will provide a safe place in our community in which to share information, thoughts, and concern about this increasingly frequent topic in our personal, work, and political lives.
We ask you to come at 5:00 p.m. and we will get the program started right away. We do plan to have activities for the younger children. There will be an intermission about halfway through the show, where we can take a break and have some pizza and conversation: 30 minutes or so. We will then play the second half with discussion time following. Here is the website for you to peruse in your own time: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/gender-revolution-a-journey-with-katie-couric/
Please RSVP and/or ask questions to either co-chair Lynn (LHover@draperknitting.com) or Jean (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to seeing you there and please bring your friends that are interested!
Suggested Book of the Month: The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie A. Brill
Friday, November 3, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00PM and Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 to 12:00 PM.
Don’t miss the First Parish Annual Holiday Fair!! Come on down for our Holiday Gift & Decoration Shop, Book Sale, Knit and Handmade Goods, and bountiful array of Attic Treasures and Secondhand Store!!
NEW this year: additional raffle baskets (Thanksgiving! Football!) and a kid-friendly game & carnival/fair game zone! Grab a bite at the Snack Bar, take home a pint of delicious homemade Soup To Go, or buy some homemade jams as delicious, local, stocking stuffers and small holiday gifts.
Contact First Parish at 781-344-6800 or Office@FirstParishStoughton.org for additional information.
Sunday, September 17, 2017