February Theme: Buddhism

February Theme: Buddhism

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.” The Buddha (from the Udana) The Buddha, originally named Siddhartha Gautama, was born in what is now modern-day Nepal, and it is...

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Blanket Drive for Welcome Home Mass.

Blanket Drive for Welcome Home Mass.

It’s cold outside! From Feb. 6-10, First Parish in Wayland will serve as a collection point for clean, new or like-new blankets to benefit Welcome Home, an award-winning organization. We are collecting full, queen or king blankets. You can drop off your blankets at...

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Something Happened in Our Town

Something Happened In Our Town by  Marianne Celano PhD  (Author), Marietta Collins PhD  (Author), Ann Hazzard PhD  (Author), Jennifer Zivoin (Illustrator) “Follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their...

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January Theme: Hinduism

January Theme: Hinduism

Rooted in India, Hinduism is often called the oldest living religious tradition – or, perhaps, more accurately – traditions, in the plural. Dating back to the Vedic religion of Iron Age India, the threads of different philosophies and devotional expression have...

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Martin Luther King Day – A Special Service

Martin Luther King Day – A Special Service

On Sunday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m., we will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we remember him, we will honor the life and legacy of artist Winfred Rembert. Born in the Jim Crow South, Rembert endured imprisonment in multiple forms. Released in...

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Heat Pumps: How to Cut Your Carbon Footprint

Heat Pumps: How to Cut Your Carbon Footprint

Join MetroWest Climate Solutions on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. for a webinar with Steve Breit, cofounder of HeatSmart Alliance. Steve will explain why heat pumps can greatly reduce your home’s climate impact, which type of heat pump might be right for your home, and what it...

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Tutti Bassi Classical Cello Concert

Tutti Bassi Classical Cello Concert

Through our new arrangement with Arts Wayland, First Parish is pleased to host concerts and other events. Join us on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. for a classical cello performance, Music for a Sunday Afternoon, with Tutti Bassi -- the duo of Sarah Freiberg and Colleen...

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Grow Native Pollinator Plants in the Snow: A Workshop

Grow Native Pollinator Plants in the Snow: A Workshop

On Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m., join Wayland’s Native Plant Ambassador Jean Milburn at First Parish to learn a new technique — the winter sow — and grow local native flowering perennials from seed. In this in-person workshop, you will plant native seeds in a used milk jug,...

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Winter Solstice Fire

Winter Solstice Fire

On Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m., a Winter Solstice gathering for all ages will be held beside the fire pit at First Parish in Wayland. Join with friends and new friends as we mark the longest night of the year and the turn towards more light. Recognizing this...

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