The Women’s Alliance of First Parish is a branch
of the UU Women’s Federation, which is headquartered in Boston. The
meets the second Monday of each month at noon, from September through
lunch, business and a program.
During the year, the Alliance sponsors the Treasure Shoppe at
receptions for memorial services, luncheon
the Holiday Boutique, and activities based on common
interests. All women of the parish, members and friends are welcome to
attend Alliance meetings and to participate in our events.
This program meets on the second Wednesday of the
month at 6 pm for a potluck dinner in the Huntley Room in the Parish House
for fellowship. The dinner may also be followed by a program or film. All
members, friends and visitors are welcome to participate.
Spanish Conversation Club
If you would like to speak Spanish with others, to keep in practice or
for the love of the language, join us in the Servetus Room (downstairs in
the Parish House) on the third Sunday of the month at 11:30 am.
The First Parish Men’s Club has been meeting regularly
since 1946 with the objective of helping First Parish men to know one
another better. The Club holds about several meetings between September to May. Meetings
consist of a social time, a catered dinner, and an interesting speaker,
all at a nominal cost. Men's Club dinners are open to both men and women.
Dinner Discussion Group
Now in its twelth year,
the highly popular Dinner Discussion Group attracts up to 25 people for a
potluck dinner and discussion about a pre-determined topic. The group meets on
the third or fourth Saturday of a month, at an
individual’s home. It provides opportunity for socializing, sharing,
and getting to know better other parishioners and friends.
Coffee and Muffins
The Coffee and Muffins Group is an open gathering of First
Parish members, friends, and guests who meet regularly in
the Huntley Room on Thurday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00.
The group is intentionally unstructured and informal
with its sole purpose to provide an opportunity for
attendees to get better acquainted and to discuss any topic
that might be raised by anyone in the circle. There is no
agenda and no sign-up required. People are invited to attend
whenever they choose and may leave early if desired.
The group asks only for a voluntary donation for the
coffee and muffins. Everyone is welcome to give it a try.
Coffee Hour is a
natural extension of the worship service. It is the time when
parishioners can informally gather each week for refreshments and
conversation, in Scott Hall. Twice a month, the junior and senior youth
groups host the refreshment table. Any donations given for
the baked goods they provide benefit their annual project.
are invited to visit the Newcomers Table for nametags and informational
material, and to meet members of First Parish. All parishioners are
urged to visit church committee tables or bulletin boards that provide information about
their current programs and projects.
Special events, such as the Women’s Alliance Holiday Boutique or the
Guatemalan Jewelry and Crafts Sale also
take place during Coffee Hour.