iSpi - July 3, 2018
WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday, July 8
Fresh Air and Fellowship Walk, 10 am
Meet Patti Walters and Mary Nickerson at the church, then head over to the Norris Reservation for a walk. We'll gather in the Parish Hall in case of bad weather.

Sunday, July 15
Summer Worship Service led by Nelson Sherry – “Embracing Uncertainty”
Shower for Baby Traggorth, Fogg Parlor 11:30 am

Sunday, July 22
First Parish Regatta - leave 9-10 am from the Union Street boat ramp in Marshfield
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rev. Lise will be out of town from July 6-13. While she is gone, please contact Sue Robinson of the Pastoral Care Team at 781-294-8840 or via email with any pastoral care needs. Sue and the Church Office will have a list of ministers to contact in case of an emergency.

All are welcome to a baby shower for baby Traggorth on Sunday, July 17 at 11:30 am-1 pm in the Fogg Parlor. We’ll have lunch and games and fun for all ages. Please come and help us welcome our newest member! Contact Mandy Metzger to RSVP.

The next iSpi deadline is 9 am SHARP on Wednesday, July 18.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW DRE!

Rev. Lise, the Parish Committee and the Religious Education Committee are delighted to announce that Gabrielle Millins has accepted the position of Director of Religious Education! Gabe has quickly become a familiar face at FPN through her time as an RE teacher, Membership Committee chair and Parish Committee member. You'll hear more from Gabe in a future iSpi or Spire.
YA GOTTA REGATTA!

Don’t miss this year’s family day on the North River or the pizza party in the evening! Join us on the North River on Sunday, July 22 , followed by a late afternoon pizza party at the home of Peter and Roberta Fairbanks. Both parts of the day are for all ages. Here are the specifics:

9-10 am: Head to the Bridge Street/Union Street canoe launch on the Marshfield side of the river. Bring your canoe or kayak and a picnic lunch. (Don’t forget paddles, life preservers, and sunblock!)  Leave the canoe launch and paddle upstream on your own schedule to the picnic and swimming beach at the Couch property in Marshfield. We’ll be going WITH the tide- much easier and more fun!!
      
11:30 am - 12:30 pm (estimated): Swim and picnic at the Couch property. We’ll leave when the tide turns.

12:30 or 1:00 pm: Start back WITH the tide.  Optional: Stop at the home of Ralph and Betsy Gordon (short break, beautiful location, bathroom available) . R eturn to the canoe launch and your car. Take a few hours to relax at home, then come to the Pizza Party.

5:00 pm: Family pizza party at the home of Peter and Roberta Fairbanks (1243 Union Street, Marshfield). Bring $5.00 per person for pizza and an appetizer or dessert to share. There is a lovely swimming pool (a favorite of the children) and a gorgeous view of the River. 

If you need to borrow a canoe or kayak, we may be able to find one for you. And if you don’t feel comfortable in a canoe or kayak, we will try to find space for you on a pontoon boat. Pontoon seats are limited, though, so call Marcia or Scott Babcock (781-659-2956) soon to reserve your space. If you have a canoe or kayak to loan or plan to bring a pontoon or motor boat that can take extra people, please let Marcia or Scott know, too.
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