Worship Schedule

December Ministry Theme - Illumination

December 2, 2018 - Blue Christmas - For many of us, the holidays are not always “the happiest time of the year,” reminding us of losses and past events that may leave us feeling sad, lonely, or just not “Merry.” Jon Hazilla and friends will offer music to lift our spirits, with seasonal readings and Rev. Lisa preaching.

December 9, 2018 - Dance Your Life! - Regie O’Hare Gibson, local literary performer and spoken word poet, will lead this service of poetry, lively music, and reflection on living our lives fully in the spirit. Rev. Lisa will join in the fun!

December 16, 2018 - Love, the Guest, is on the Way - How do we make space in this season, in our lives and in our hearts for the full expression of the love that is always within us. Rev. Lisa preaching. This service is also our Annual Christmas Pageant - a legendary tradition for more than 100 years at First Parish!

December 23, 2018 - Winter Solstice - This Sunday, we honor the Earth-centered tradition of Winter Solstice, which this year fell on December 21–the shortest day, through story, song, and ritual. We will take time to sit in darkness, and honor light’s return. The service is designed for worshipers of all ages! Rev. Lisa preaching. 

December 24, 2018 - Christmas Eve 5pm Service - Our annual candlelight Christmas Eve service at First Parish in Brookline., open and affirming to all. Come, join us in worship and song, and let your spirits be filled. All ages welcome, nursery care provided for up to age 6. Rev Lisa will lead the service. First Parish's Music Director Keith Kirchoff will lead the unaccompanied Chancel Choir in stirring renditions of timeless carols.

December 30, 2018 - Join our Guest Preacher, Rev. Jolie Olivetti - Rev. Olivetti is an Affiliate Minister at Theodore Parker and is serving as a Chaplain in Residence at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Ministry Themes for 2018-2019:

Sept. 2018

Blessings of Water

Oct. 2018

Beloved Accompaniment

Nov. 2018


Dec. 2018


Jan. 2019


Feb. 2019

Breaking Through

Mar. 2019


Apr. 2019

Fulfilling Prophecy

May 2019


Jun. 2019

Blessing the Journey