New – Discovery Classes 

October 15, 22, and 29 

from 12:30-2:00 pm.
Wondering what it means to be a member of First Parish UU Northboro? Whether you are thinking of joining, curious as to what it’s all about, or want a refresher on UU teachings and history and First Parish inner workings, this class is for you. For more information or to sign up for the class, contact Cindy Lenault at

Men’s Group:

Monday, Sept. 25, 6:30-9:30 pm, Parish Hall

Knitwits:

Monday, Sept. 25, 2-4:00 pm 

@ Donna Massey’s home.

Community Meal:

Wednesday, Oct, 4, 4:30-7:30 pm
@ Trinity Church
Contact: Adi Pandit, Alicia Coderre, or Renee Peace

Membership Team:

Wednesday, September 20 , 7-9:00 pm
in Rev. Lynda’s study

Penultimate Potluck:

Friday, September 22, 6-7:30 pm, Parish Hall
Bring a home-made or purchased dish and join us for a good meal and lots of conversation.

Habitat for Humanity

We are on the schedule for another Habitat for Humanity build day on Oct. 21st. Habitat is refurbishing two houses in Northboro.  No prior construction experience is required.
Please let me know if you are interested and likely available. We will try to cover two shifts, 8-12 and 1-4, with a break for a community lunch. You can do either or both shifts. Feel free to extend this invitation to others, both inside and outside the congregation. Contact: Linda Clark or 978-798-2333

Ferry Beach Weekend- Oct. 20-22  

We join with the Marblehead and Haverhill churches for a relaxing retreat at a UU Conference Center in Saco, Maine.
Accomodations are in buildings with 2-4 bunk rooms or you can camp in the pine grove. Pricing includes lodging and 4 meals (3 Sat. and Sun. breakfast).  Activities include beach walks, polar bear swim, music making, kite-flying, games in the dining hall, even trips to LLBean.Cost is $130/ adult ($110 to camp) and children 7-17 $60/40/35 (1st, 2nd, 3rd) or $35/30/25 to camp. For more detailed information and online sign-up, contact Karen Nelson at 508 842-8480 or karen.nelson4745@gmail.com

Celebrating our Abundance – Opportunity Fair

November 5th – During our Social Hour

We’ll have a great time learning more about First Parish from each other. Not just for new folks!  Members and Friends from all the groups and committees are invited to host tables to share their passions and opportunities.  The folks who provide Pastoral Care, Membership Development, Hospitality, and Safety all have their stories to tell. And ears to hear. Do you have more of an interest or knowledge in Buildings and Grounds or the Financial aspects of First Parish life? See the B&G folks or Stewardship.  Maybe you enjoy Fund Raising projects. If so, the Fundraising team has Fun for you! The Worship Committee may have a place for your ideas and creative spark. Religious Education and Life Long Learning will have opportunities to explore.  And, there’ll be treats for all!
The Worship Committee will be highlighting these Abundant Talents, Gifts and Opportunities during the service that morning.  We would also like to display art work, or clothing you have made. Wear something special! Would you like to share a poem or a song in the Meeting House that day? Contact  Linda Clark or 978-798-2333.

First Parish Choir Schedule:

Choir rehearsals start at 9:00 Sunday morning in the Meeting House.

Choir Days Off:: October 8th, November 5th, December 3rd, December 31st

RE Corner: 

Beginning Sept. 17, our RE program will resume:
Nursery Professional child care for kids up to age 5
Spirit Play Story-based, interactive sessions grades K-2
Harry and UU  Harry Potter themed, grades 3-5+
Exploring Ethics Exploring UU values, grades 6-10+
Adult Faith Formation Small Group Ministry will return in a slightly new format this year.
 
Sign up for RE classes and small groups on Sept. 10 during coffee hour!

Governing Board:

Tuesday, September 14, 6-9 pm

Clara Barton Room

Council of Committees

Tuesday, September 5, 7-9 pm

The new position of Chair of the Council of Committees was created as part of implementing our new governance structure. The council will consist of the chair person or liaison of the following committees: Religious Education, Building and Grounds, Communications, Fund Raising, Governance, Hospitality, Pastoral Care, Social Justice, Membership, Safety, Worship, and Stewardship. The Council Chair will be a resource for the committees in operational matters.

Audrey Lambert, who is currently the Chair of the Council of Committees met for the second time on Sept. 5.. The group will meet on a quarterly schedule. Please direct questions to Audrey,

ANNUAL MEETING held on June 4

 At our Annual Meeting or First Parish Northboro held in the Parish Hall on Sunday, June 4, 2017 we held our elections for the Governing Board and Committee positions:
Audrey Kracke-Lambert, President; Nancy LaPelle, Vice President; Lori Tiron-Pandit, Clerk; Dave Johnson, Overseer of Operations; Jeff Hagelberg, Treasurer; Kathleen Howland, Cindy Bushey and Rick Morreale as Members At Large.  Rebecca Ingerslev, Nominating Committee, Jeanne Cahill, Collector.

Thanks to everyone who helped at and/or attended the Memorial Day Fair.

In spite of the cold, damp weather we had a great number of people visit us and they helped us raise about $3500. As a community we can’t be beat when it comes to putting on a great event.