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Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - Monday, January 8, 2001

Homage To Image   . . . Program
    The Gallery at First Parish
-   Delightful fabric paintings by Dilla Gooch Tingley.

Sunday, January 7, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Family Sunday
-   Rev. Dávid Gyerö preaching on "A Happy New Year for Transylvania"
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, January 8, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Sunday, January 14, 2001 - Friday, February 23, 2001

Healing through Art  
    The Gallery at First Parish
-   Watercolor monoprints by Claudine Bing from her book "Painting out of Sorrow."
-   Drawings from a journal by Wendy Wheeler, "Path through the Fire," done while she was recovering from breast cancer.
-   Here are two stories about assessing one's own inner creative resources as a means of healing. Both of these books are available in our church library.
-   Gallery Talks by the artists:
-   - Claudine Bing --- Thursday, Feb. 15th 3:00 pm
-   - Wendy Wheeler --- Sunday, Feb. 11th after church, 11:45 to 12:30

Sunday, January 14, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Rev. Harold Vann Knight, from Victoria, British Columbia, preaching
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Sunday, January 21, 2001

Bible Study  
    9:30 AM, Library
-   Paul's letter to the Galatians

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Family Sunday
-   Communion Sunday
-   Tom Wintle preaching
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, January 22, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Sunday, January 28, 2001

Bible Study  
    9:30 AM, Library
-   Paul's letter to the Galatians, chapter 3

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Sue Spencer preaching
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, January 29, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Sunday, February 4, 2001

Bible Study  
    9:30 AM, Library
-   Paul's letter to the Galatians, chapter 4

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Family Sunday (grades 1-4)
-   Tom Wintle preaching
-   Transportation available

Reel Spirituality  
    6:00 PM
-   Star Wars

Monday, February 5, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Sunday, February 11, 2001

Bible Study  
    9:30 AM, Library
-   Paul's letter to the Galatians, chapters 5 & 6

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Family Sunday (Grades 5-8)
-   Tom Wintle preaching on Robert Frost
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Path through the Fire  
Wendy Wheeler
    11:45 AM, The Gallery at First Parish
-   Gallery Talk

Monday, February 12, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Thursday, February 15, 2001

Painting out of Sorrow  
Claudine Bing
    3:00 PM, The Gallery at First Parish
-   Gallery Talk

Sunday, February 18, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Sue Spencer preaching on "Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves"
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Sunday, February 25, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Peter Boullata preaching
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, February 26, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Meditative Service  
    7:00 PM, Sears Chapel
-   Sue Spencer conducting

Friday, March 2, 2001

World Day of Prayer Service   . . . Description
    11:00 AM, Sanctuary
-   The service will be followed by a simple luncheon.

Sunday, March 4, 2001 - Sunday, April 15, 2001

Youthful Visions of Mongolia   . . . Mongolian Man
The public is invited to the exhibition's opening on Sun., March 4, between 12 and 4 pm.
    The Gallery at First Parish
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-   Art work by young people in the remote village of Tsenhermandal, Mongolia.
-   These people live much as they did when Marco Polo met Kublai Khan 800 years ago.
-   The children used donated art supplies to paint images of their landscape, still lifes and portraits.
-   Photos and Mongolian music will add to our understanding of this ancient culture.

Sunday, March 4, 2001

Spiritual Practices  
Sue Spencer
    9:30 AM, Library
-   The Bible Workbench

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Family Sunday, grades 5-8
-   Tom Wintle preaching
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Reel Spirituality  
    6:00 PM, Parlor
-   What Dreams May Come

Monday, March 5, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography   . . . POSTPONED to March 12
    7:30 PM, Library
-   Call 781-893-7798 to reserve a space or for more info

Sunday, March 11, 2001

Spiritual Practices  
Tom Wintle
    9:30 AM, Library
-   Morning Prayer

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   All-Music Sunday
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, March 12, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography   . . . RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, March 20
    7:30 PM, Library
-   Call 781-893-7798 to reserve a space or for more info

Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Parents as Resident Theologians  
Sue Spencer, Discussion Leader
    7:30 PM, Library
-   Call the church office 781-893-7798 to reserve your place

Sunday, March 18, 2001

Spiritual Practices  
Peter Boullata
    9:30 AM, Library
-   Sabbath-Keeping

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Family Sunday, Grades 1 - 4
-   Tom Wintle preaching on "What Happens When You Pray?"
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Slides of Transylvania  
Tom Wintle
    11:30 AM, Parlor
-   Pictures of Tom Wintle's recent trip to the UU church in Torda

Monday, March 19, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography  
    12:00 noon, Library
-   Call 781-893-7798 to reserve a space or for more info

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Parents as Resident Theologians  
Sue Spencer, Discussion Leader
    7:30 PM, Library
-   Call the church office 781-893-7798 to reserve your place

Saturday, March 24, 2001

Memorial Service for Bill Whittemore  
    2:00 PM, Sanctuary

Sunday, March 25, 2001

Spiritual Practices  
Sue Spencer
    9:30 AM, Library
-   Creating Inner Space

Worship Service  
Tom Wintle preaching on "And What About Evil?"
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Taize Worship Service  
    7:30 PM, Sears Chapel
-   A simple service of chanting and meditation
-   Rehearsal, 7:00 PM

Monday, March 26, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography  
    12:00 noon, Library
-   Call 781-893-7798 to reserve a space or for more info

Sunday, April 1, 2001

Worship Service  
Sue Spencer preaching
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Daffodil Sale  
4th Grade Class
    11:30 AM, Breezeway
-   Supporting Heifer Project International

Reel Spirituality  
    6:00 PM
-   The Apostle

Parents as Resident Theologians  
Sue Spencer, Discussion Leader
    7:30 PM, Conference Room
-   Call the church office 781-893-7798 to reserve your place

Monday, April 2, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, April 3, 2001

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography  
    12:00 noon, Library
-   Call 781-893-7798 to reserve a space or for more info

Friday, April 6, 2001

Ecumenical Service  
    St Peter's Episcopal Church

Origami Workshop  
Barbara Coburn and Carolyn Thomas, leaders
    1:00 PM, Library
-   No experience necessary
-   Materials will be provided
-   Please call the Church office to sign up 781-893-7798

Sunday, April 8, 2001

Worship Service - Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday  
Family Sunday (Grades 1-8 begin in church)
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   10:15am - Preschool thru Gr 4 line-up in chapel for palm processional
-   Children's story about Palm Sunday
-   Dramatic reading of the Passion Story
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, April 9, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography  
    12:00 noon, Library
-   Call 781-893-7798 to reserve a space or for more info

Reception for Rev. Diane Miller, Candidate for UUA President  
    7:00 PM, Breezeway

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Maundy Thursday Communion Service  
    7:30 PM, Sears Chapel
-   "Maundy" means "mandate - recalling Jesus' command to love one another
-   And his invitation to share bread and wine in remembrance of him
-   A quiet service in the lovely Sears Chapel
-   With eighth grade students helping to lead the service
-   All are welcome

Friday, April 13, 2001

Good Friday Tenebrae Service  
    7:30 PM, Sears Chapel
-   "Tenebrae" means "darkness" - this moving service uses the progressive extinguishing of candles to illustrate the Passion Story
-   As the story is read, the increasing darkness is both literal and spiritual.
-   The service concludes with the Good Friday prayers
-   The congregation leaves in thoughtful silence

Sunday, April 15, 2001

Worship Service - Easter Sunday  
Tom Wintle preaching
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Children's story by Sue Spencer
-   Senior Choir sings
-   Transportation available

Sunday, April 22, 2001

Worship Service - Ecumenical Sunday  
Sr. Sheila Megley, President of Regis College
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Ecumenical Sunday after Easter
-   Participating churches include: First Parish, St. Peter's Episcopal, Congregational Church, First Baptist
-   A resurrection celebration of friendship between the churches of town
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, April 23, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, April 24, 2001 - Sunday, June 3, 2001

Drawings   . . . Program
Barbara Grad, Head of the painting department at Mass. College of Art
    The Gallery at First Parish
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-   These painterly drawings tackle lofty ideas such as spirituality, consciousness and the bounds of human understanding.

Saturday, April 28, 2001

A Quiet Day with Carl Scovel   . . . Program . . . NOTE change in time and location
Rev. Carl Scovel, leader
    9:00 AM, various locations throughout the church
-   A quiet morning (9-12) a time of discussion, silence, worship and reflection.
-   Nationally-known retreat leader and former minister of Boston's King's Chapel,
-   Carl Scovel, will lead a "quiet day" of reflecting on the meaning of the
-   resurrection, what it might and might not mean.
-   Reservations, call the church office, 781-893-7798

Sunday, April 29, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Reception for the show "Drawings"   . . . Program
Barbara Grad, Head of the painting department, Mass. College of Art
    11:30 AM, The Gallery at First Parish
-   Barbara's painterly drawings tackle lofty ideas such as spirituality, consciousness and the bounds of human understanding.
-   The show begins April 24th and remains in the Gallery through June 3rd.

Monday, April 30, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Sunday, May 6, 2001

Worship Service & New Member Recognition Sunday  
Tom Wintle preaching
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Family Sunday (Grades 1-4 begin in church with their parents)
-   New members of the church will be recognized and welcomed
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Sunday, May 13, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Family Sunday, Grades 5 - 8
-   Flower Communion
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, May 14, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography  
    12:00 noon, Library
-   Call 781-893-7798 to reserve a space or for more info

Sunday, May 20, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Sue Spencer preaching on "In Defense of Dawdling"
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, May 21, 2001

Knitters Drop-In  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography  
    12:00 noon, Library
-   Call 781-893-7798 to reserve a space or for more info

Sunday, May 27, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sears Chapel
-   Peter Boullata preaching
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, May 28, 2001

Weston Memorial Day Service  
    10:00 AM, Parish Hall

Sunday, June 10, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, June 11, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Wednesday, June 13, 2001

ICARE meeting  
    4:00 PM, Library

Sunday, June 17, 2001

Worship Service: "An Attitude of Gratitude"  
Peter Boullata
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, June 18, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, June 24, 2001

Worship Service  
Judy & Harry Hoehler preaching a Dialogue Sermon
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   We are delighted to welcome our distinguished retired ministers back to the pulpit.
-   Harry was minister here from 1964 to 1995, with Judy becoming co-minister in 1975, serving until their retirement in 1995.
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-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, June 25, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Bristol Lodge  
Mary Menino, 781-894-3165
    3:00 PM, First Parish Kitchen
-   Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen/Middlesex County Human Services.
-   Contribute food or volunteer to prepare and/or serve our monthly meal.
-   At Immanuel Methodist Church, 545 Moody Street, Waltham

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, July 1, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service: "At Home on Both Sides of the Border"  
Suzanne Spencer and Peter Boullata
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   The Sunday before Independence Day is also Canada Day.
-   Two Americans who have lived in both countries reflect on the meaning of patriotism.
-   Lemonade in the Breezeway following the service

Monday, July 2, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, July 8, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Lemonade in the Breezeway following the service

Monday, July 9, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, July 15, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Lemonade in the Breezeway following the service

Monday, July 16, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, July 22, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Lemonade in the Breezeway following

Monday, July 23, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Bristol Lodge  
Mary Menino, 781-894-3165
    3:00 PM, First Parish Kitchen
-   Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen/Middlesex County Human Services.
-   Contribute food or volunteer to prepare and/or serve our monthly meal
-   at Immanuel Methodist Church, 545 Moody Street, Waltham

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, July 29, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, First Baptist, 657 Boston Post Road, Weston

Monday, July 30, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, August 5, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, First Baptist, 657 Boston Post Road, Weston

Monday, August 6, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, August 12, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, First Baptist Church, 657 Boston Post Road, Weston

Monday, August 13, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, August 19, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street

Monday, August 20, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Bristol Lodge  
Mary Menino, 781-894-3165
    3:00 PM, First Parish Kitchen
-   Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen/Middlesex County Human Services.
-   Contribute food or volunteer to prepare and/or serve our monthly meal
-   At Immanuel Methodist Church, 545 Moody Street, Waltham

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, August 26, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street

Monday, August 27, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In, meets every Monday  
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, September 2, 2001

Ecumenical Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street

Monday, September 3, 2001

LABOR DAY  
    12:00 midnight

Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, September 6, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, September 8, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Dorothy A. Field Memorial Service  
Tom Wintle
    11:00 AM, Chapel or Sanctuary TBD
-   Committal Service at Linwood Cemetary at 10:00 am
-   Reception in Parlor at 11:45, following memorial service

Sunday, September 9, 2001

Worship Service - Family Sunday Grades 1-8  
Tom Wintle preaching
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Church School registration Sunday
-   Students in Grades 1-8 begin in church with parents, then will attend a special program
-   Infants & toddlers thru kindergarten begin in the Church School wing
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, September 10, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, September 15, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, September 16, 2001

Worship Service: A Sunday of National Mourning   . . . Sermon
Tom Wintle preaching on "There Are No Words"
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Prayers and reflections on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
-   Senior Choir sings "Kyrie Eleison", "Agnus Dei," and "Salve Regina" (Schubert)
-   Church School classes and chapel
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Benevolent Alliance Fall Reception  
    11:30 AM, Parish Hall

Sunday, September 16, 2001 - Friday, November 2, 2001

Reopening of The Gallery at First Parish "Paintings of Summer"   . . . Details
Artist: Mary Jo Rines
    11:30 AM, The Gallery at First Parish
-   Please join the artist for a gallery walk after the service, on Sept. 16th. These watercolors and acrylics offer a new look at the subjects of sea and shore, a joyous celebration of the splendors of our natural world.

Sunday, September 16, 2001

Memorial Service for Helen Blake  
Tom Wintle
    2:00 PM, Sanctuary
-   Reception in Parish Hall

Monday, September 17, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, September 20, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, September 22, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Memorial Service for Jeannette Cheek  
    1:00 PM, Sanctuary
-   Reception following in the Parish Hall

Sunday, September 23, 2001

Worship Service: A Time for National Reflection  
Tom Wintle preaching on "To Take a Deep Breath" reflections on what our nation should do next.
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Junior & Senior Choirs will sing
-   Prayer of an Arab American
-   Baptism of Diana Wilderwood Kirche
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

For Parents: Why Church?  
Sue Spencer
    11:45 AM, Parlor
-   Reservations requested

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Bristol Lodge  
Mary Menino, 781-894-3165
    3:00 PM, First Parish Kitchen
-   Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen/Middlesex County Human Services.
-   Contribute food or volunteer to prepare and/or serve our monthly meal
-   At Immanuel Methodist Church, 545 Moody Street, Waltham

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, September 29, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, September 30, 2001

Adult Ed: "Bible 101"  
Tom Wintle
    9:30 AM, Library
-   Has it been awhile since Sunday School? Would a brief "refresher" be helpful?
-   A brief overview of the how/what/why of the Bible.
-   We'll meet in the library from 9:30 to 10:15.
-   Please call 781-893-7798 to reserve your place.

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Interment Service for Johanna Reissner  
Tom Wintle presiding
    1:00 PM, Memorial Garden

Monday, October 1, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, October 6, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, October 7, 2001

Worship Service  
Peter Boullata preaching
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, October 8, 2001

NO Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798

COLUMBUS DAY - OFFICE CLOSED  

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, October 13, 2001

"Pot of Gold" Religious Education Conference   . . . Agenda
    8:30 AM, Various locations throughout the church
-   Mass Bay District UUA conference on Religious Education
-   An annual conference for teachers, committee members, youth advisors, directors of religious education, ministers and seminarians.

Convocation of Christian Churches within the UUA   . . . Program
    9:00 AM, First Church in Jamaica Plain
-   Annual meeting of Christian UU Churches
-   Worship and Workshops
-   Business Meeting

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, October 14, 2001

Eighth Grade Disaster Relief Car Wash  
    9:00 AM, First Parish Parking Lot
-   Will take place before and after the service to raise money for the Disaster Relief Fund.

Worship Service: A Service of Holy Communion  
Tom Wintle preaching on "Thou Preparest a Table Before Me, in the Presence of Mine Enemies"
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   ALL are invited to receive communion at First Parish, whether members or not.
-   Junior Choir will sing
-   Children's moment by Sue Spencer
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Taize Prayer Service  
Peter Boullata, Ministerial Intern
    7:30 PM, Sears Chapel

Monday, October 15, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Adult Ed:"Islam and America"  
Tom Wintle & Peter Boullata
    7:30 PM, Library
-   Meets on 3 consecutive Mondays, October 15, 22 and 29
-   Please call 781-893-7798 to reserve your place.

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, October 20, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Lucy Nedzel Memorial Service  
Tom Wintle
    2:00 PM, Sears Chapel
-   Reception in Parish Hall following memorial service

Sunday, October 21, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Weston Interfaith Crop Walk  
    1:00 PM, Town Hall
-   Walkers convene at 1 pm for 4-mile walk to benefit famine relief programs
-   Refresments at First Parish mid-afternoon

Beck Lecture: "O God, Pay Attention! The Book of Lamentations and the Cry to be Heard"  
Dr. Kathleen O'Connor, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia
    7:30 PM, Sanctuary
-   Nationally recognized feminist biblical theologian will speak on "The Book of Lamentations and the Call to Compassion"
-   Sponsored by the Massachusetts Bible Society
-   The lecture is preceded by the annual meeting and dinner of the Mass Bible Society at 5:00pm
-   For dinner information, call MBS 617-542-2230 ($16 per person) by Oct. 16

Monday, October 22, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Adult Ed: "Islam in America" - US Responsibilities to Less Fortunate Nations  
A Conversation with Ambassador Jonathan Moore, Former US coordinator for refugees and ambassador to the United Nations, now at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
    7:30 PM, Sanctuary
-   Please call 781-893-7798 to reserve your place.

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Bristol Lodge  
Mary Menino, 781-894-3165
    3:00 PM, First Parish Kitchen
-   Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen/Middlesex County Human Services.
-   Contribute food or volunteer to prepare and/or serve our monthly meal
-   At Immanuel Methodist Church, 545 Moody Street, Waltham

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Friday, October 26, 2001

NWW Auction Preparation  
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Breezeway, Hall, Parlor
-   NewtonWellesleyWeston Committee for Community Living

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

NewtonWellesleyWeston Committee for Community Living Annual Auction  
    4:00 - 7:00 PM, Parish Hall

Sunday, October 28, 2001

Worship Service  
Rev. Sue Spencer, "Liberating Christianity from Anti-Semitism"
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Newcomers Orientation Session  
Tom Wintle, Senior Minister
    11:45 AM, Library
-   An opportunity for newcomers and visitors to learn more about First Parish Church
-   A brief introduction to our way of being a church community
-   Child care is available until 12:30. Please call the office to sign up your child.
-   Will end approximately 12:15

Weston Gay Straight Alliance organizing committee meeting  
    1:00 PM, Library
-   Initial organizing meeting for a committee to support adults and youth in the community at large.
-   Everyone welcome.

Memorial Service for Virginia Mason  
Tom Wintle officiating
    2:00 PM, Sears Chapel
-   Reception in parlor

Monday, October 29, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Adult ed: "Islamic Fundamentalism, Law & Role of Women"  
Habid Rahman, a lawyer and devout Muslim
    7:30 PM, Sanctuary
-   Habid Rahman, a lawyer and devout Muslim, will be our guest.
-   Please call 781-893-7798 to reserve your place.
-   This series is led by Tom Wintle & Peter Boullata

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, November 1, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, November 3, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, November 4, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Michael McSherry preaching
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Sunday, November 4, 2001 - Friday, January 4, 2002

Artist Dora Hsiung   . . . Details
Dora Hsiung
    11:30 AM, The Gallery at First Parish
-   A display of yarn wrappings inspired by a traditional Chinese craft
-   More information

Monday, November 5, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Unplugging the Xmas Machine  
    12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
-   Two sessions: November 7 and 14
-   May meet at noon or evening, tbd
-   Please call 781-893-7798 to reserve your place.

Unplugging the Xmas Machine  
    7:30 - 9:30 PM
-   Two sessions: November 7 and 14
-   May meet at noon or evening, tbd
-   Please call 781-893-7798 to reserve your place.

Thursday, November 8, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Friday, November 9, 2001

IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY (11/12/01) - OFFICE CLOSED  

Saturday, November 10, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Square Dance  
    7:30 PM, Parish Hall
-   Professional Caller and Refreshments
-   All ages welcome, recommended for Kindergarten and older
-   RSVP to Church Office

Sunday, November 11, 2001

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Organizing Meeting of Weston Gay/Straight Alliance  
    1:00 PM, Parlor

Monday, November 12, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Unplug the Xmas Machine  
    12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
-   Two sessions: November 7 and 14
-   Daytime sessions will be held; evening sessions cancelled

Unplugging the Xmas Machine   . . . CANCELLED
    7:30 - 9:30 PM
-   Two sessions: November 7 and 14
-   May meet at noon or evening, tbd

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, November 17, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, November 18, 2001

Worship Service - Thanksgiving Sunday Early Service  
Tom Wintle preaching, Peter Boullata telling children's story
    9:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   9:30 service oriented toward children and families
-   Children's story
-   Junior Choir will sing
-   Luellen Best solo
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Worship Service - Thanksgiving Sunday Second Service  
Tom Wintle preaching, Sue Spencer tells children's story
    11:00 AM, Sanctuary
-   Youth Choir & Senior Choir will sing
-   Litany of Thanksgiving (please bring canned foods for the needy)

Taize Prayer Service  
Peter Boullata, Ministerial Intern
    7:30 PM, Sears Chapel

Monday, November 19, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Weston Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service  
    7:30 PM, Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St
-   A long Weston tradition: Muslims, Jews & Christians gather for worship
-   Location rotates among the churches of Weston
-   The newest clergyperson in town is usually the preacher

Thursday, November 22, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Friday, November 23, 2001

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING  

Saturday, November 24, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, November 25, 2001

Worship Service  
Sue Spencer preaching
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   No Sunday School, but childcare available
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, November 26, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Weston Historical Society  
Pam Fox
    7:30 PM, Parish Hall

Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Bristol Lodge  
Mary Menino, 781-894-3165
    3:00 PM, First Parish Kitchen
-   Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen/Middlesex County Human Services.
-   Contribute food or volunteer to prepare and/or serve our monthly meal
-   At Immanuel Methodist Church, 545 Moody Street, Waltham

Thursday, November 29, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, December 1, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, December 2, 2001

Adult Ed: "Orientation to Saint Matthew"  
Peter Boullata, Ministerial Intern
    9:30 AM, Library
-   Please call 781-893-7798 to reserve your place.
-   An overview of the themes, concerns, and context of the Gospel according to Matthew, the main text for the upcoming church year.
-   A 45 minute presentation and discussion.

Worship Service  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Childcare available from 9:30 am to Noon. Church School 10:30-11:45 am
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Monday, December 3, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Keeping the "X" in Xmas  
Tom Wintle and Peter Boullata
    7:30 PM, Sears Chapel and Library
-   Three sessions: Dec. 3, 10 & 17
-   Please call 781-893-7798 to reserve your place.

Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, December 6, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, December 8, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, December 9, 2001

Worship Service - All-Music Sunday  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Transportation: Marcia and David Trook; Ushers: Jay & Becky Allen-Mixter,
-   Anne & Charles Sincerbeaux, Hospitality: Tare Newbury, Bruce Peterson, David Rines, Paul Arkema
-   Transportation available . . . Coffee Hour following

Steering Committee Meeting of Weston Gay-Straight Alliance  
    1:00 PM, Library

Monday, December 10, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, December 13, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, December 15, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, December 16, 2001

Worship Service - Christmas Pageant Sunday  
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   A joyous, youthful, Sunday when the students of the Church School present their annual Christmas pageant.
-   Ushers: Bruce Black, Mary Brogan, Sally & Ernst Schloemann; Hospitality: Carol & Kevin Schopfer, Connie Davis, Winky Merrill
-   Transportation available: Robert Ruland . . . Coffee Hour following- Guest table: Randy Harwood

Taize Prayer Service  
Peter Boullata, Ministerial Intern
    7:30 PM, Sears Chapel

Monday, December 17, 2001

Knitters/Stitchers Drop-In  
Meets every Monday, contact Marcia Matthysse (781) 893-7798
    12:00 noon, Parlor

Keeping the "X" in Xmas   . . . CANCELLED
Tom Wintle and Peter Boullata
    7:30 PM, Sears Chapel and Library
-   Four sessions: Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 & 17

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Thursday, December 20, 2001

Youth Choir Christmas Vespers  
Choir Director Luellen Best, 617-965-0031
    7:00 PM, Sears Chapel

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Saturday, December 22, 2001

Sports Exchange, Attic Treasures & Books  
    10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Lower Level/Church Street entrance
-   Donations welcome.
-   781-894-5310

Sunday, December 23, 2001

Communion Service  
    9:30 AM, Sears Chapel
-   Sermon, no music
-   This service IS SCHEDULED to take place.

Worship Service: Sunday Before Christmas  
Tom Wintle preaching
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Baptism of Cai Maxwell Davis
-   Ushers: Diana & Douglas Bonner, Karen & John MacDuffie; Hospitality: Cindy & Ollie Curme, Georgia & Tod Foote
-   Transportation available: Kathy & Glenn Strehle... Coffee Hour following

Monday, December 24, 2001

Christmas Eve Worship Service - First Service  
    5:00 PM, Sanctuary
-   Family Choir sings - please come to the parlor to rehearse & robe a half-hour before the service

Christmas Eve Worship Service - Second Service  
    6:15 PM, Sanctuary
-   Family Choir sings - please come to parlor to rehearse & robe a half-hour before the service

Christmas Eve Worship Service - Third Service  
    7:45 PM, Sanctuary
-   Family Choir sings - please come to parlor to rehearse & robe a half-hour before the service

Tuesday, December 25, 2001

Briston Lodge  
Mary Menino 781-894-3165
    3:00 PM, First Parish Kitchen
-   Prepare and deliver Christmas Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen.

Wednesday, December 26, 2001

Bristol Lodge   . . . Meeting cancelled because of Xmas Dinner event
Mary Menino, 781-894-3165
    3:00 PM, First Parish Kitchen
-   Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen/Middlesex County Human Services.
-   Contribute food or volunteer to prepare and/or serve our monthly meal
-   At Immanuel Methodist Church, 545 Moody Street, Waltham

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  
    8:00 PM, Parish Hall
-   weekly Thursday evening meeting

Sunday, December 30, 2001

Worship Service  
Peter Boullata
    10:30 AM, Sanctuary
-   Ushers: Sandra & George Ashley, Karyn Campbell; Hospitality: Lisette & Phil Cooper, Charlene & Jerry Lynch
-   Transportation available: Gail & Dan Nozik . . . Coffee Hour following

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