iSpi - July 26, 2017
Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 30
Summer Worship Service in the Meetinghouse 10 am - Rev. Jo VonRue, Pulpit Guest

"One Of Us"
What if God Was One of Us?... In these uncertain times its important for us to consider God… God as a theistic being, God as a spirit, God as a stranger, God as a tree…  What does God... or spirit look like to you, what is it that brings meaning to your life?

Rev. VonRue lives in Shavertown PA with her husband Isaac, and their two dogs Sam and Derby. She is an avid equestrian and musician (French horn and ukulele), and in her spare time she is a certified high ropes challenge course facilitator.  Jo was recently ordained into the UU tradition and will be serving the 2017-2018 church year as the Minister in Residence at First Parish UU in Concord, MA.

Tuesday, August 1
Tai Chi, Parish Hall 9:15 am (meets Tuesdays through August 15)
Knitters, 9:30 am - in the Office or Fogg Parlor depending on the temperature (meets every Tuesday)

Sunday, August 6
"Fresh Air and Fellowship" at 10 am
Meet Betsy Gordon at the Norris Reservation parking lot at 10 am. We’ll leave promptly on a walk through the Norris Reservation to the Gordon’s house where there will be music provided by Alex along with refreshments.  We’ll return on foot through Reservation to Norris parking lot. Expect to be back about 11:30 am.  If raining, come directly to their house (111 Chittenden Lane, Norwell) at 10:00 for music, refreshments and fellowship. If weather is uncertain, check to see if Betsy is waiting at the Norris parking lot for you.  

Wednesday, August 9
Book Group, Fogg Parlor 7 pm - new date

Sunday, August 13
Summer Worship in the Meetinghouse at 10 am with David Turner

Sunday, August 20
Fresh Air and Fellowship - meet at the church at 10 am

Sunday, August 27
Summer Worship in the Meetinghouse at 10 am with Rev. Lise - topic TBD
Parish Committee Retreat - 12-6 pm

Sunday, September 3
Third annual potluck breakfast and church clean-up from 10 am to 12:30 pm.

The First Parish Book Group's August discussion has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 9 at 7 in the Fogg Parlor.  They will be discussing "Alex: the Life of a Child" by Frank DeFord.

Publication Schedules:
The deadlines for Spire submissions are Monday, August 14 and Monday, September 4.  The next iSpi will be distributed on Thursday, September 14; the deadline is 9 am on Wednesday, September 13.

Caring Corner

Best wishes to Prue Miller for a quick recovery from knee surgery early in July.  She is recuperating at home.  

Ed Mosher will be having surgery this summer. Your cards and best wishes would be welcome.

Congratulations to Mary Mercier who began a new job this summer but sorry to report she preceded it with a hospitalization for pneumonia.  She is doing fine now.

Sue and Dexter Robinson's son Richard graduated from Salter College's Culinary Arts program on July 21.

Nancy Fuller's husband John Micek is recuperating at their Colorado home following heart bypass surgery in June.  Debi and John Meddaugh stopped in for a visit while vacationing in the area.

First Parish of Norwell, Unitarian Universalist |  Phone 781-659-7122
Email the  Church Office