Friends in Need
Caritas: Caring for One Another
Caritas is a committee of parishioners that supplements the many
informal networks that helps those in the congregation who encounter
difficulties such as hospitalization, illness, or the death of a loved
Volunteers send cards, make visits, cook meals for other parishioners,
and provide referrals to services outside the church. Caritas
volunteers also celebrate a joyous life transition by sending
congratulatory cards on behalf of the church.
To volunteer or to request services, parishioners may call the minister or the
scheduled coordinator for the month (listed in the Parish newsletter).
Ours is a large congregation with a multitude of needs. Our senior minister is available for counseling, visits, conversation, and pastoral
crises. Call the church office
to be directed to the appropriate person. In an emergency, please call
Rev. Kathleen Hepler, at 508-872-3111, ext. 205.
Parents and Others
This group is composed of members and friends of First Parish with
small children who seek to support each other in our parenting.
Meetings provide an opportunity for unstructured discussion of the
challenges and joys of childrearing.
Periodically, a sequence of structured meetings in a workshop format is offered
on topics such as the parent’s role in their child’s spiritual education. The
group meets in the Parish House monthly from 6:30 to
8:00 pm and cooperatively provides childcare and dinner.