First Parish is deeply rooted in our history and tradition, but we also continue to evolve and remain relevant to the ever-changing world around us. Whether you attend worship each Sunday, once a month or several times per year, you can attest to the energy present at First Parish. It is palpable, and takes many wonderful forms.
This year we have been involved with a major pastoral transition, saying goodbye to the Rev. Kent Allen who retired on April 30, 2019 and preparing the way for our Associate Pastor, the Rev. Kate Dalton to assume Senior Pastor responsibilities upon Kent’s retirement.
We are in the process of searching for a new Associate and look forward to moving forward with a complete team in the near future.
Transition has not slowed us down, however. First Parish continues to be a vibrant place of worship and community activity. In addition to our own programs, we continue to actively participate in the community at large through partnerships with groups like 317 Maine, Merrill Memorial Library, and YCAN. We are the charter organization for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. We donate space to the Food Pantry.
Beyond this involvement, we have a wide variety of other organizations that use our space including AA, Fly-Tyers, the Red Cross, North Yarmouth Academy, Portland Lesbian Coffeehouse, Royal River Academy, Royal River Community Theater, Yarmouth Community Chorus, and Yarmouth Community Services.
Each of us is called to serve in unique and amazing ways, and our collective contributions to the church, local community and wider world is remarkable. We are able to give much, and receive much more in return, because of the financial and spiritual support of our members and friends.
This year’s budget allows us to maintain programming and operations with the same annual pledge amount as last year. Your sustained pledge commitment allows us to continue our work.
An on-line pledge form can be found here www.firstparishyarmouth.org/stewardship or hard copies will be available from the church office.
We appreciate your continued support.
The First Parish Church Council