Spirituality Book Group

Monthly on Tuesday at 7:15pm

This group meets on Zoom to discuss spirituality books, such as The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, by Charles Eisenstein. The book to read is selected by the group. Check the events calendar on the right for the next meeting date and book title. All are welcome! Contact Nancy Solomon to join the group email list for notifications and Zoom access links. Contact Spirituality Book Group


Mondays at 7:30pm, Tuesday at 9:15am

Julie Porter, leader of yoga program
Julie Porter

Whether you are an experienced yogi or have never taken a yoga class, you are welcome here! Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit and is open to all. If you would like to gain greater strength and flexibility, are in search of physical or emotional healing, or are on a quest for a deeper understanding of life and yourself, yoga might be just the practice to add to your life. Yoga postures, alignment, breathing techniques, and paths to relaxation will be explored.

Julie Porter is the instructor. Classes are held on Zoom. Monday evenings 7:30-8:45 and Tuesday mornings 9:15-10:30.

Fee for each class is $10. Contact Julie at portgriff at comcast.net if you are new to the class or to let her know you are continuing.

Women’s Alliance


Pat Greeley

The Alliance usually meets at September through May for lunch and conversation, a business meeting and program. All the women of First Parish, members and friends, are welcome to attend Alliance meetings and events.

The Women’s Alliance is the oldest organized group of First Parish. Its primary focus remains the support of First Parish including financial support of First Parish activities, special benevolent projects and a meeting place of support and friendship for the women of First Parish.

For further information, call Pat Greeley at 508-877-0204 or Susie MacDonald at 508-875-3322.

Sacred Circle Dancing


Spiritually focused folk dancing in the round. No partner, experience or RSVP required. All dances taught; some live music.

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mandala wall hanging, chalice and books.WomenCircle


Monthly on Monday at 7:15pm

This group meets monthly for discussion and exploration of women’s spirituality. All First Parish women are welcome. Each month, a different member of the group gives a presentation, speaks about a particular passion or offers a crafting event. For more information contact Marianne Orlando. Check the events calendar for the next date.

Wednesday Evening Meditation and Dharma

Wednesdays at 7pm

Seated meditation from 7-7:30 on Zoom followed by a reading or audio recording and discussion on meditation, lovingkindness, leading to a peaceful mind and gentle heart. Drawing from the works of Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh and others. No reservations or fee required. Check out the group on Meetup for how to join.

Coffee and Muffins

Thursdays at 8:30am

All adult members, friends and guests are welcome to join the gathering on Zoom on Thursday mornings.The group is intentionally unstructured and informal. Its sole purpose is for attendees to get to know each other better, and discuss any topic that comes up. There is no agenda and no sign up required. People are invited to attend whenever they choose and may leave early. Contact Dick Paul or Bill Schreiber for Zoom link.

Eckhart Tolle (adult program)Eckhart Tolle Evening

Thursdays at 7:00pm

Meeting for short, silent sitting followed by a dvd presentation of Eckhart Tolle talk. Check schedule on MeetUp  https://www.meetup.com/Eckhart-Tolle-Massachusetts.


Other activities are:

First Parish Choir, listed in the Music section

Handbell Choir, listed in the Music section

Multigenerational Gatherings, listed in the Learning section