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 email@example.com 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!
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.
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 through December 15th. 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.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Thursday, December 19th
On Thursday, December 19th at 7PM, First Parish of Westwood, UCC will offer a worship service in support of those whose holidays may be darkened by feelings of grief, loss, doubt or uncertainty. Although the season is filled with words like hope, peace, joy and love, for some the loss of a loved one, or a job, or a relationship, or feelings of doubt and uncertainty can cast shadows.
So on the longest night of the year, a service of prayer, reflection and light will take place in the Meeting House at 252 Nahatan Street. All are invited to attend to find comfort for themselves and to pray for comfort for those facing struggles.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC SUNDAY
Sunday, December 22nd
Join us in our beautifully decorated Meeting House as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. “Seekers of the Light”, a Cantata for Christmas, will be presented.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Tuesday, December 24th
All ages are invited to gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus through story, song, communion and candlelight. There will be something in the service for all ages.
CHRISTMAS FAIR SILENT AUCTION DONORS
A big thank you to those who generously donated to our Christmas Fair Silent Auction. A list of current donors is included below:
Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy
Henry Bear's Park
Sisco and Berluti
Launch Entertainment Park
Blue Moon Bagel Cafe
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
Kids in Sports
Wild Blossom restaurant
Big Bear Cafe + Expresso Bar
Dedham Community Savings Bank
Blue Ribbon BBQ
Starbucks (Westwood/Route 109)
Get in Shape for Women
Preservation Society of Newport County
In Touch Well-Being
Pawtucket Red Sox
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Linda and Jim McKenzie
Nancy and Steve Whitney
Peter and Pam Kane
Jim and Ruth Aldinger
Roger and Anne Christian
Louise and Peter Donoavan
Dave and Bonnie Blomquist
Phil and Molly Speros