There are many ways to participate in activities at First Church. In addition to our Religious Education program, Choir, and Food Pantry, there are a variety of ongoing events. You can sign-up to host coffeehour by following this link. For more information, please email the church administrator at email@example.com.
First Church Ongoing Activities
Monday Evening Yoga, 6:45 – 8:15 pm:
Join us any Monday for 90 minutes of stretching, flexing and core strengthening. Please try to be on time, out of respect for other attendees. Some mats and props will be available to borrow. Bring a friend! Suggested donation is $15. For any questions about yoga, contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Group: Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm to discuss, debate and decipher varying novels. These will be listed in the weekly newsletter. People are welcome to participate in any given discussion. Please check with the office (email@example.com) to verify that this group is meeting.
Friday Night Flicks: Movie and pizza nights frequently through-out the year (monthly). This is a youth event that features pizza and snacks, potluck dessert, film and discussion.
Talks and Lectures: Periodic talks by George Wardle, our historian, on the church’s history, and our minister Rev. Terry Burke, on the history of Unitarian Universalism. These will be listed in the weekly newsletter.
Fundraising: Fundraisers are a great way to meet people and we are always looking for new fundraising ideas! Contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
Other Community Events at First Church
First Church is proud to be a sacred heart in the center of JP. We share our building with a number of organizations, listed below. If you are interested in renting space at First Church, contact Monroe Heyman at 617 796-8613 or MHeym02130@aol.com for more details.
Gays for Patsy
A gay country western dance where everyone is welcome, gay and straight.
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
First Church is a member of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization. GBIO is a collaboration of about 80 institutions across the metropolitan and surrounding area that includes churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, unions, and social services agencies. Representing about 55,000 constituents, GBIO organizes and advocates on social issues. For years, GBIO has been particularly active in the areas of housing and education. It has most notably pressured city and state government officials to dedicate funds and land for affordable housing in greater Boston.
First Church became a voting and dues-paying member of GBIO in the ’02-’03 church year. Our decision to join GBIO was an acknowledgement that no church is an island-we are not a religious community alone and we are not the only ones struggling to put our faith into action in the wider world. As a member of GBIO, we have cast our lot with other faith communities to work for a better life for all of us.