March 30, 2023
Dear Fellow First Parish Members,
Welcome to the emerging Springtime and the renewal of commitment to First Parish—yes it is time for the FY 2024 annual canvass during April! We welcome you to once again join in pledging your financial support to ensure that First Parish can thrive and grow now and for the future.
There is so much to be thankful for in our community. This past year has seen our emergence from the most challenging aspects of our collective pandemic experience—services are once more in person, a refreshed Lyon Chapel is host to lively coffee hours, justice action committees are alive and well, and First Friday community dinners are a wonder.
It takes more than $635,000 to sustain our community each year. While every household has different financial circumstances, we ask you to consider how much you value First Parish and what it means to you. Please give generously and to your capacity.
One of our enthusiastic canvass representatives will be reaching out soon to you for a conversation about your pledge commitment for the next church year. Our goal for FY 2024 is $370,000. Recognizing the impact of inflation on Church expenses, we hope you’ll consider increasing your pledge by 8%. Let’s move First Parish toward a financially self-sustaining condition.
You can pledge in person at Sunday Coffee Hour or make your pledge online.
Gratefully, your extended canvass family,
Ed Page (Canvass Chair), Margaret Williams (Co-Chair), Madeline Fine, Ebiere Omoregie (Parish Administrator)
If you have questions about the campaign, please email email@example.com.
First Parish “Early Bird” Pledgers
Sue Andrews and Margie Beal
Alfred and Bessie Brownell
Karla Baehr and Ann Dinsmoor
Janet Britcher and David Fitch
Jeff Cadow and Beth Fagan
Anne Copeland and Jim Womack
Suzanne Federspiel and Clint Richmond
Madeline Fine and Manuel Perry
Nate Freitas and Micaela Coady
Jen and Rob Guillemin
Jami Jordan and Mike Luke
Susan and Whit Larrabee
Jody Leader and Paul McLean
Elizabeth and Kristen McIntire
John Mignano and Darlene Millman
Steve and Dru Pratt-Otto
Barbara Simonetti and Charles Sandmel
Carol Spitzer and Bob Williamson
Marilyn Tressel and Ed Page
Lisa Underhill and Michael Monroe
Laura and Jake Walters
Ray Wellbaum and Karen Campbell