First Parish Dorchester, the oldest congregation in what is now the City of Boston, will honor Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins with a Meetinghouse Award for Service to the Community. The award will be presented to Ms. Rollins by Ardis Vaughan, Chair of the … read more.
Read this terrific story in the Dorchester Reporter about our partners from Fair Foods: On the Road with Fair Foods: Mission to feed the hungry
Gently used children’s clothes needed
Laura Maltby and Chris Gray will be traveling to Paraguay with Habitat for Humanity in September. They would like to deliver children’s clothing to an organization there that helps support children ages 4 through teenagers and their families. The children in … read more.
Keith and Andrew Olson with repaired grandfather clock
Master clock magicians have cleaned and repaired our magnificent grandfather clock and it is ticking and chiming up a storm in the Allen Parlor.
The father and son team of Andrew and Keith Olson report that the clock … read more.
The Trustees made an offer of a one-year contract to Rev. Terry Sweetser, a seasoned UUA minister, to come to First Parish Dorchester as Interim Minister. Rev. Sweetser has accepted and will start on August 1. He recently completed an interim ministry at the Salem … read more.
We’ll be reading How to be Less Stupid about Race by Crystal Fleming every Sunday in July, 11:30-12:30 (during coffee hour). Check out the book from the BPL or support a local black business by participating in a 25% off bulk order from Frugal Bookstore … read more.
Ministerial Search Progress
This summer will be a busy time for our ministerial search at First Parish Dorchester. The Trustees voted to have a blended Search Committee to continue the process of identifying and recommending ministerial candidates that Jane Lindsay, Katherine Jenkins Djom, Tom Cunningham, Susan … read more.
Who has a Skill? Buildings and Grounds committee is to expand! Do you paint, clean, putter? Talk to Julie Simmons or Patty Hart if you have the time or talent.
And here’s Patty puttying…Someone hold that ladder!
Following an inspirational service with the theme “On Flows the River” for her final service as Interim Minister on June 9, Rev. Tricia was feted at a farewell luncheon and program in the Parish Hall.
Heartfelt remarks from Richard Kellaway, Eleanor Grady, Myles Crowley, Samantha Tan, … read more.
9 youth and 3 adults helped serve a meal at Rosie’s Place on Sunday, June 16th.
The experience culminated a Goods Drive started by Simon Fernandez-Buehrens, and was a project undertaken by the entire church community. Simon and the youth brought 5 full boxes of food … read more.