Get Involved with Spiritual Development

There are many opportunities at First Parish to meet in small groups to study and share spiritual topics. Some are focused on the study of scripture and the Bible and follow a set agenda, while others are free form and let the discussion take itself where it will. These ministries are aimed at adult participation.  Activities are open to anyone who would like to participate, church membership is not a requirement.

Bible Study

Every Thursday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am join our Senior Pastor at the church to study the scripture passages that will be used in the next Sunday’s service. Goodies are usually available and a Bible quiz starts the meeting.

The group meets September through May, and there is room for all.

For more information, contact the Senior Pastor through the church office at 846-3773, or just show up.

Men's Spirituality

The Men’s Spirituality Group meets monthly from September through May, alternating between a Saturday morning for breakfast one month and a Sunday evening for dinner the next. All adult men are welcome.

During our time together, we discuss a range of issues, including our faith, our sense of belonging, and our successes and failures. Conversations are profound at times and profane at others, but always meaningful.

For more information, contact the Men’s Spirituality ministry leader through the church office at 846-3773, or just show up.

Soul Spa - Women's Spirituality

Soul Spa is a woman’s spiritual ministry that meets on Saturday mornings in the chapel two times a year, in October/November and February/March, for a four-week session.

The leaders choose a theme for each session, and participants then share their experiences and thoughts, or something tangible that is pertinent to the theme. For example, one selected theme focused on the poem “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon. Over the course of the session, participants shared pictures, family heirlooms, mementos, and recipes from their past.

For more information, contact the Soul Spa ministry leader through the church office at 846-3773, or just show up. All women are welcome.

Library Committee

Through the planning of the Library Committee, the wider church is able to participate in discussions based on topics addressed by books, articles, videos, or speakers selected by the committee.

Past events have included all-church book reads, collaborations with the Merrill Memorial Library, and speakers and story tellers.

All adults, including the greater Yarmouth community, are invited to participate in the readings and discussions. The Library Committee announces their events as they happen.

For more information, contact the Library Committee ministry leader through the church office at 846-3773, or just show up.

Book Group

The Book Group meets monthly at 10:00am on a Wednesday morning. Books, both fiction and nonfiction, are read at home and then discussed during the meeting.

Examples of past titles that have been chosen include “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant, “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough, and “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson.

Books are chosen by the group and are available through the church at a discounted rate. All are welcome.

For more information, contact the Book Group ministry leader through the church office at 846-3773, or just show up.

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