First Parish Weekly News

Weekly News for October 18, 2017 —

Boughs and Bows 2017
We need in good to great condition: green plastic bases used for boxwood trees/centerpieces, small ornaments, Christmas theme/color vases and baskets, new Christmas ribbon, plastic containers to use as basket liners, and all sizes pine cones. A collection box will be in the front hall.
Thanks to everyone for your donations and support. See you soon!
Christie Harriman (846-5096) and Dale Lewis (846-3544)

NOTE:  Other boxes to collect items for Attic Treasures, Kids Corner and Play it Again Santa will not be in the lobby until November 1.  Please be patient.

The Carlo Aonzo Trio – 317 Main will be hosting a concert at First Parish on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 pm featuring The Carlo Aonzo Trio.  From Italy, this World-renowned mandolin virtuoso and his trio (guitar & bass) present a delightful musical world tour of the Italian national instrument.  Tickets are available at the door or by email at  $15 for adults, $10 under 12.

Open Sing – Please join us for an Open Sing (adults AND kids!) on Sunday October 22. We will meet at 9am in the Project Room. Amanda will teach Michael Jackson’s “We Are the World” in which will be shared during worship. No music experience necessary, just a love of singing!

Harvest Dinner 
The Yarmouth Community Garden invites you to the 14th annual Harvest Dinner at Yarmouth High School on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Adults $10/Children under 12 $5.  There will be a raffle, silent auction and kids crafts.  The meal includes pasta with marinara and pesto, meatballs, tossed greens and bread, and apple crisp a la mode.

Flower Committee – The Flower Committee will hold a meeting on Sunday, October 29 following worship.  If you are interested in what the Flower Committee does and would like more information please join them.  Grab a coffee and a treat and head upstairs to the conference room.

“The Yarmouth Aging in Place Project is sponsoring a viewing of the movie Being Mortal on Oct 30 from 6-8 PM in the Yarmouth Library.  Our goal is to open up the conversation about end of life issues and this is a must see/read on this topic.  The author (a physician) challenges the medical community and all of us to find a better way at the end of life (regardless of age) rather than the “over medicalization” that is more typical. If you need a ride please reach out to the YCAN Rides Program (329-7295).

Copies of the book Being Mortal are available at the library  but it is NOT necessary to have read the book ahead of time. Carol Schoneberg from Hospice of Southern Maine will facilitate the after movie discussion.
Questions?  Call Leigh at 712-7244 or email her at

Wednesday, October 18 – Chair Yoga – 9:30 am
Book Group – 10:00 am
Christmas Crafters – 10:30 am

Thursday, October 19 – Bible Study – 9:30 am
Confirmation – 7:00 pm
Choir – 7:00 pm

Friday, October 20 – No Strings Attached Coffee – 10:00 am

Saturday, October 21 – 317 Main Concert at First Parish – 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 22 – Worship – 10:00 am

Monday, October 23 – Worship – 10:00 am

Tuesday, October 24 – FP Steering Committee Mtg-6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 25 – Chair Yoga – 9:30 am

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