MEETING HOUSE ADDITION

We put an addition onto the church! Read all about it in our brochure and check out the slideshow of building progress below.

SING, SING A SONG!

Did you know that singing in a group is good for your health ? It improves your mood, lowers stress, and can contribute to overall well-being. Did you also know that our choir is in great need of new members? You are warmly invited to join us for one or more practices to see if you like it! Although some musical experience is helpful, none is required -- we are a friendly group, happy to answer any questions.  And you don't need to be a great singer, either.  Group singing is supportive and forgiving. All talents and abilities are welcome! 

Consider joining for either the short-term or long-term. You can limit your participation, such as to only those practices leading up to a special musical offering like Easter or Christmas. Or you could decide to join us for as often as you are able throughout the year! This is a volunteer choir with a great deal of flexibility. 

Practices are held in the church classrooms on most Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays in the sanctuary from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Please contact our choir director, Sarah Tocco, at haera@usa.net if you are interested and would like a schedule of upcoming rehearsals. Choir members will be happy to answer any questions as well.  Hope to sing with you soon! 

UPCOMING EVENTS

First Parish hosts a variety of events both in our church and in the community. Join us! We are located at 252 Nahatan Street in Westwood.

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE

First Baptist Church of Westwood

Monday, November 25th

7PM

Please join us as we take time as a community to reflect, share and give thanks. All ages are welcome. This year's service will be held at First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808 High Street.

CHRISTMAS FAIR

Saturday, December 7th

9AM-2PM

First Parish’s Christmas Fair will launch the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 1st from 9 AM-2 PM. Wreath shoppers will enjoy the rustic beauty of our Barn, filled with plenty of freshly decorated wreaths and greens to adorn doorways and mantles all over Westwood.
 
Additional festivities will be offered in the warmth of our new addition. Shoppers will enjoy browsing through handmade knit goods, jewelry, collectibles and stocking up on delicious, hand decorated Christmas cookies for all those holiday parties. A silent auction will be taking place, and lunch will also be served.

Mark your calendars now – and don’t forget to tell all your friends and neighbors.
 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Saturday, December 7th

5:30PM

We will have an exciting Christmas Concert with a world-renowned baritone, RaShaun Campbell, and Willie and Friends Jazz Band. The concert will start with beloved classic Christmas songs performed by RaShaun's golden voice and a fun-audience-participation carols sing-along. The concert will finish with a truly wonderful holiday treat…a special appearance from the North Pole for those who have not been naughty! Suggested donation of $10.00 at the door.

TROOP 1 ISLINGTON CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

November 29th-December 15th

The Boy Scouts of Islington Troop 1 will be holding a Christmas tree sale at First Parish of Westwood from November 29th through December 15th. On Friday, Nov. 29th the sale will run from 10am-8pm. Subsequent hours are as follows: 4-8pm on weekdays, 10am-8pm on Saturdays and 12pm-8pm on Sundays. The sale will be set-up in the back right corner of the church parking lot. Please considering supporting Troop 1’s fundraising effort by buying your tree from them.