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On the Town Green at the corner of Church and School Streets since 1698
349 Boston Post Road • Weston, Massachusetts 02493
(781) 893-7798
We hold weekly worship services and church school on most Sundays at 10:30 am, with childcare for infants and toddlers available starting at 10:15 am. The sanctuary and parish hall are wheel-chair accessible and there are hearing assist devices in the sanctuary.

We are excited to welcome Augustus A. White III, M.D., at 10:30 am on Sunday, October 22. Dr. White will join Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Wintle in the pulpit as they speak about “Seeing Patients and Not Being Patient: Being Humane.” Childcare for infants and toddlers will be available at 10:15 am; older children will begin in worship at 10:30 before going to chapel and classes. Special music for the service will be provided by Inge Thorn Engler, violinist, and Matthew Chiu, organist.

White, a Weston resident, is an internationally-recognized orthopedic surgeon, author, and advocate for quality health care. His book, Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care, traces his career path from segregated schools in Memphis, Tennessee to Mt. Hermon School in Massachusetts, Brown University, Stanford University School of Medicine (first African-American graduate), Ph.D. studies at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, the U.S. Army Medical Corps, residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, endowed chair professor at Harvard Medical School, and chief of orthopedic surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His life experiences spotlight barriers of racial discrimination, the impact one person can have in changing institutional practices, and how far our society still has to go to overcome racial, cultural, and gender biases.

Following worship, there will be a forum with Dr. White at 11:45 am. Childcare will be provided during the forum. We cordially invite the public to attend either or both parts of his visit to First Parish.


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