Announcements

Even though we may not be physically together - West Parish continues to be a Church Family!   See some of our most recent announcements and activities below! 


Bundle Up Clothing Drive

 

Let’s share the warmth and spread comfort and joy this season! Join Outreach in helping to provide warm clothing to our neighbors in need. Beginning January 10th, donations can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall alcove. Boxes will be clearly marked.

West Parish Little Library

 

 Do you have some good novels or nonfiction that you've finished, and would love to pass along? Looking for some new books to read, and don't want to buy them or brave the library? Then come by the Fellowship Hall alcove at church and check out our new "Little Library"! Leave a couple of good books, and take a few to enjoy! Thanks so much to Joan  for this idea! (It goes without saying, but please don't leave books that are dirty or in poor condition, or leave a whole box. Kids and teen books are welcome!)

 

 

Morning Meditation, Thursdays at 8:30 am


Join Katrina every Thursday morning at 8:30 am to begin your day with Morning Meditation. Sitting in stillness has scientifically proven benefits for our emotional and physical health! Of course, our religious traditions have known this for thousands of years! Using techniques from both Christian Contemplative Prayer and Buddhist Meditation, we'll breathe, meditate on scripture, and ground ourselves in the midst of this anxious time.

 

Book Discussion:  "I'm Still Here'

 

Join Kate for a book discussion on Austin Channing Brown's I'm Still Here. Brown has created and shared a guide for her book to encourage conversations about racial justice. Over the course of 6 evenings, Kate will follow the author's guide and lead a faith-based discussion on racial justice. The guide includes videos that we will watch together along with questions to explore as a group. Let Kate know if you are interested in sharing leadership of the discussion, if that is something that calls to you. Dates: Monday, January 18 at 7pm continuing for 6 consecutive Mondays. Anyone who would like to participate should commit to attending all 6 sessions. Registration is required as reading assignments will be distributed in advance of each discussion. 

Courage Conversations

 

Join us Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 pm for Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism and You: A Virtual Conversation with Local Educators & Students facilitated by Delia Duran Clark, Principal of Esperanza Academy in Lawrence. Hosted by Courageous Conversations and Memorial Hall Library, this zoom event is the first of our Winter/Spring series focused on mass incarceration and the justice system, particularly the impacts on Black and Latinx communities


Caring Circles

 

Our Caring Circles are small groups that will help us all look out for one another and stay connected! You are ALL in a Circle!  John, Fellowship Chair, is our Circle Coordinator. Circle Leaders are: Heather, Pat, Bink, Lisa, Cindy, Judy, Barbara, Sarah, Kim, Linda  and John. If you have any questions, just be in touch with John or Katrina.

Adult Education

 

Join Domenik for our Adult Education Program - every last Sunday of the month from 9:30 - 10:00 am. We start off this new regular program with the question of whether or not, and how, the church should be involved in politics.

     January 31:  "Too Political": Politics & the Church

    February 28:  Being a UCC Church: What Does It Mean?

    March 28:  Anti-Jewishness Around the Easter Story