Participation by members and friends in all areas of church life is essential to the continued success of the Church. If you have a skill, a talent, or an interest – or just a burning desire to make friends and do great things – chances are you’ll find one of our many committees to be just what you’re look for! If you are interested in joining a committee please email the Nominating Chair, Tracy Wagner.
Unitarian Universalist organizations are self-governing and independent to operate as per the vote of its members. Authority and responsibility are vested in the membership of the congregation, which adopts its own bylaws, elects its own officers and approves its operating budget. Every member is encouraged to take part in church or fellowship activities. Our active committees are essential to the life and growth of our congregation.
2020-2021 Governance Structure
Click on the links below to learn more about committee initiatives.
Committee Chair: Russ Pelham
Committee Chairs: Susan Taylor and Doug Friesen
Regularly assess, maintain, and upgrade all church buildings and grounds.
Committee Co-Chairs: Jon Lehman & Sharon Nebreski
Committee Chair: Kathy Bray
The mission of the Caring Connection is to mobilize the caring power of Church members and friends to comfort and support fellow parishioners in need.
Volunteer opportunities include meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation to healthcare appointments, babysitting, or visiting shut-ins; providing assistance to members of our church community who are having a difficult time.
If you have time to volunteer, please contact the church office at 781-934-6532.
Committee Chair: Sharon Nabreski
Committee Chair: Nancy Landgren
Committee Chair: Gail Murphy
The Governing Board represents the Parish membership and exercises general supervision over all matters affecting the interests and welfare of the church between Parish meetings. The Board consists of nine voting members including the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Parish Clerk and five at-large board members, each of whom is responsible for liaison with a cluster of committees. Our Minister and Director of Community Life and Learning are non-voting members of the board. The Board meets at least once monthly during the church year to conduct the business of the church and to address policy and budget issues.
To reach the Governing Board, call the Church Office at (781) 934-6532 or send an email to FPCGovBoard@verizon.net.
Governing Board 2020-2021
Committee Chair: Regina Mortland
Facilitate and maintain the quality of the ministry of the called minister as well as the ministries of other committees and individuals within First Parish Church.
Committee Chair: Tracy Wagner
Committee Chair: Jerry Larke
The mission of the Partner Church Committee is to sponsor and coordinate an on-going relationship with our Unitarian Partner Church in Nyaradszereda, Transylvania, Romania. Unitarianism has its roots in Transylvania where it was founded in the 1500s. The church has survived in the Hungarian communities in Transylvania and after the fall of Communism, relationships between American and Transylvanian parishes were established. This work is an important part of our international outreach at First Parish Church. The relationship is made possible through the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council.
Learn more about the The Church in Nyaradszerada
Committee Chair: Emily Simeone and Co-Chair Alexa Howell
Director of of Community Life and Learning: Dr. Kate Sullivan
Committee Chair: Nancy Ovaska
Committee Co-Chairs: Mary Flanagan
The First Parish Church Welcoming Congregation Committee actively affirms and promotes the first Unitarian Universalist principle: The recognition of the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
We strive to support civil rights and to foster understanding, enabling us to welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people into the church family.
Learn more: Welcoming Congregation
Committee Chair: Michael Gardner
Mission Statement: “The Worship-Music Committee strives to meet the diverse spiritual needs of the congregation while supporting the minister and music director in working to create welcoming and high quality worship services. Our worship should lift up Unitarian Universalist principles and be accessible to all”