June Plate Shares for Melanin Mass Moms

June Plate Shares for Melanin Mass Moms

On June 2 and 9, half the Sunday collection will be donated to Melanin Mass Moms, a network of moms of color in Massachusetts who work to bridge the gap between community resources and health disparities for mothers of color as they navigate all stages of motherhood....

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Summer Transitions at First Parish

Summer Transitions at First Parish

June is a time of transition at First Parish, as we shift from regular Sunday services in the Sanctuary to more informal Sunday gatherings downstairs in the Vestry. This summer, we will also have a ministerial transition as we say a fond goodbye to Rev. Deborah...

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Introducing Rev. Lisa Perry-Wood

Introducing Rev. Lisa Perry-Wood

First Parish in Wayland is delighted to announce that the Rev. Lisa Perry-Wood will serve as our contract minister beginning in August, 2024. Rev. Lisa served as settled senior minister in Brookline for five years and comes to us most recently from First Unitarian...

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Sharing Our Offering: Reproductive Equity Now

Sharing Our Offering: Reproductive Equity Now

On May 5 and 19, half the Sunday offering will be donated to Reproductive Equity Now, which works to make equitable access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care a reality for all people regardless of their race, ethnicity, income, zip code, gender, age,...

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Supporting the Urban Ministry in Roxbury

Supporting the Urban Ministry in Roxbury

First Parish is one of 50 UU churches in the Boston area that supports the UU Urban Ministry in Roxbury both financially and with volunteer time. The UUUM supports survivors of domestic violence, works to close the achievement gap for urban youth through academic and...

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Buy a May Bouquet and Do Some Good

Buy a May Bouquet and Do Some Good

Buy a specially marked Bloomin' for Good bouquet at Stop & Shop during the month of May, and you'll benefit the First Parish Pantry Garden, which grows produce to support local shelters. For every $10.99 bouquet sold at the Wayland Town Center Stop & Shop, the...

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Earth Day 2024 – Planet vs. Plastics

Earth Day 2024 – Planet vs. Plastics

For this year’s Earth Day (April 22), earthday.org is committing to “end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60% reduction in the production of ALL plastics by 2040.” This year’s program aims to raise awareness of the health issues posed...

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April Theme: The Gift of Interdependence

April Theme: The Gift of Interdependence

May we love the earth not as an object—beautiful nature to pass through—but as a complex, miraculous subject that we build a relationship with. Courtney Martin Talk of interdependence immediately calls up the work of saving the planet, rightly so. But what if the...

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