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.

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

7PM

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

10AM

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

5PM

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:

CORPORATE DONORS:

Hale Reservation

Roche Bros.

Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy

Abbott Center

Chiara Bistro

Henry Bear's Park

Sisco and Berluti 

TreeTop Adventures

Abbott Center

Launch Entertainment Park

Blue Moon Bagel Cafe

Bubbling Brook

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

D&G Deli

Kids in Sports 

Wild Blossom restaurant

Big Bear Cafe + Expresso Bar

Dedham Community Savings Bank 

EcoTarium

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

 

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

 

Anne Slattery

Doug Hyde

Cancell Family

Jacqueline Raubach

Judy Thomson

Laura Andrus

Linda and Jim McKenzie

Martha Crawford

Nancy and Steve Whitney

Peter and Pam Kane

Jim and Ruth Aldinger

Sarah Tocco

Roger and Anne Christian

Louise and Peter Donoavan

Thelma Bruno

Donna MacClary

Dave and Bonnie Blomquist

Phil and Molly Speros

View from the Parking Lot