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 usually held in the Huntley Room. Monday evenings 7:30-8:45 and Tuesday mornings 9:15-10:30. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Modifications and props will be provided.

Register with Julie for a series of classes or contact her about dropping in for a class or two.  Drop-in rate for class is $13. Contact Julie at portgriff at if you are new to the class or to let her know you are continuing. Check the events calendar for next dates, and fee for a series.

Women’s Alliance

Second Monday, Noon

Pat Greeley

The Alliance 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. A free will donation of $5-$10 to help defray First Parish expenses will be appreciated. For more information, contact Walter Barker at 508-757-4445. Check the events calendar for the next scheduled dance.

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Spirituality Book Group

Monthly on Tuesday at 7:15pm

This adult group meets in the Memorial Room 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 Daryl Hess if you have questions at 508-494-3423.

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.


First Thursday at 7 pm

Join us for reflection on an essay or a film at 7pm in the Huntley Room.   Contact Margaret Krell before the gathering to let her know you are coming, get a copy of the essay or let her know what you are bringing for the potluck dinner (entree or side appreciated). Check the events calendar for the next program date.

Wednesday Evening Meditation and Dharma

Wednesdays at 7pm

Seated meditation from 7-7:30 in the Memorial Room, 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. Your donation supports both the program and First Parish in Framingham.

Coffee and Muffins

Thursdays at 8:30am

All adult members, friends and guests are welcome to join the gathering in the Huntley Room 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.The group asks only for a voluntary donation for the coffee and muffins that are served. Everyone is welcome to give it a try.

Eckhart Tolle (adult program)Eckhart Tolle Evening

Thursdays at 7:00pm

Meet in the Memorial Room for short, silent sitting followed by a dvd presentation of Eckhart Tolle talk. Donations welcome to support the program and First Parish in Framingham. This program continues year-round, except January and August. Check schedule on Meet Up


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