Happening at First Parish…

Youth Breakfast

Bring a Friend Youth Breakfast is Sunday January 28th from 10:15-11:30. We would like a head count, to make sure we buy enough food, so please RSVP. All are welcome!


OWL (Our Whole Lives)

FPUU Canton RE is offering a 10th-12th grade OWL class. This is a comprehensive human sexuality program. This will be a safe, healthy, open forum for Our Whole Lives discussion. Parents, please support this sexuality education in our community: by spreading the word and enrolling your children you increase the ability for our youth to make wise and informative decisions regarding relationships.

Permission is mandatory: the Parent Orientation for 10th -12th grade OWL Education is on Sunday January 28th. 2018 11:45 a.m.-12:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Questions are welcome. Remember to RSVP to dre@fpuucanton.org before the 14th! At our orientation we will determine, together, the exact dates to offer the OWL classes which will be a minimum of at least two per month. Individual workshops can range from twenty-five minutes to an hour, so we may teach 2 or 3 workshops in a single Sunday class. Class time will be on Sundays 11:45 – 12:45.

Weather is a consideration, so our plan is to start with 2 classes in Feb. and 3 classes in March, then 2 classes in April and 3 classes in May ending with another 2 or 3 classes in June.


Religious Education Habitat for Humanity Project

The children have been busy here at First Parish! Our next service activity will be for Habitat for Humanity. We will make lunch for volunteer construction workers on Saturday, February 3. Our plan is to meet at the church at 9:30 AM. Spread the word and invite a friend! All are welcome. The High School youth can get community service credits for school as well as enjoying the service activity.The construction is in Duxbury. Feel free to email Melissa Sturdy at dre@fpuucanton.org with any questions or to get involved.


First Parish Coffee House

Save the date, Saturday, March 24th, for the 14th Annual First Parish Coffee House. If you want to perform or help out, contact Dave B.


Five Points Cluster News

Upcoming Dates

The next Five Points Cluster planning meeting will be on Saturday, January 20, at 10 AM at our church. You are welcome to attend and participate in the meeting. We will have coffee/hot water/juice and breakfast items for the group.

Upcoming First Points Cluster dates involving First Parish are:

  • Saturday, February 24 – Pot luck/games at Stoughton Universalist (5 – 8 PM)
  • Sunday, April 15 – Shared worship service at FPUU-Canton (10:30 AM)
  • Saturday, May 12 – FPUU-Canton’s volunteer date at the Community Closet in Brockton (9:30 AM – 2:30 PM)

Contact Barbara C., Kitty, Nancy, or Dave B. for more information.

Community Closet in Brockton

The Community Closet, located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brockton, 325 West Elm Street, Brockton, will be open on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Volunteers from the Cluster churches are asked to take a Saturday in rotation, with volunteer hours from 9:30 to 2:30. We are looking for volunteers to staff the Community Closet on Saturday, May 12, our church’s volunteer rotation day. New underwear, socks, diapers, and sanitary items are needed. Clean used clothes, especially winter coats, are needed. There will be a box in Parish Hall for collection in January. Unity church has set up an account, with some funding from a previous project already available.

For more information about the Five Points Cluster please visit the Five Points Cluster page.