NP Book/Movie Group, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Blue Room

This month’s book is Together by Julie Cohen, a beautifully written and evocative story, rich in detail, about a loving couple. The book begins toward the end of their long marriage when elderly Robbie is struggling with Alzheimer’s and Emily still feels the weight of their shared secret. We come to know them as their story unfolds in reverse chronological order until we learn their closely held secret.

Sacred Supper Dinner Worship 
Friday, November 16, 7 pm, Parlor

I would like to welcome everyone to the first North Parish sacred supper dinner worship, a gathering of kindred spirits, fueled by meaningful conversation, storytelling, joyful music, meditation, and of course delicious food.

Together we will share a communal meal in a worshipful atmosphere, with singing, time for reflection, and facilitated discussion for connecting with each other.

We also need volunteers to help with cooking, setup, and cleanup.  Let me know if you’d like to help create a beautiful evening of food and fellowship!

Invite your friends and neighbors without gas too!

All are welcome!  Please RSVP to Israel at

Five Wishes Conversations
Sunday, November 18, 8:45 am – 9:45 am, Orange Room

Nancy Adrian will lead a conversation on how to begin conversations with loved ones about what matters most to you (or them) at end of life, including resources available to determine medical wishes (Five Wishes).   No RSVP required; drop ins welcome.  If you have questions about this session, email

Brown Bag Lunch, Tuesday, November 20, 12 pm, Parlor

Bring your bag lunch, your stories and room for dessert.  All are welcome!



Vegetarian Potluck, Monday, TBA

Sponsored by the Climate Justice Task Force. If you are new to vegetarian cooking or don’t have time to cook, there is always an abundance of food so please come anyway. We organize these potlucks in an effort to highlight the adverse effect the meat and cheese industry has on climate change and in the hopes that more and more of us will take the Meatless Monday pledge.

North Parish Knitting Circle – Tuesday, TBD, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Blue Room

Knitters of all levels are welcome. Drop in and knit a square or begin a prayer shawl. Yarn, needles and treats will be available. Hosted by Prayer Shawl Coordinator Phila Slade and the Caring Team.

Bread & Roses Food Prep, Fourth Saturday of the month, NP Kitchen

Bread & Roses is a soup kitchen in Lawrence that serves daily meals to those in need. For many years, North Parish has prepared a dinner meal for them to be served on 4th Saturday of each month. We pick up the ingredients and prepare a meal of Shepherd’s Pie in the Parish Hall kitchen that we deliver to them that afternoon. The commitment is only for a couple of hours on a Saturday (from 1-3pm) and is a very worthwhile service project that is becoming more important in these tough economic times. I am continuing to create a list of people who would want to participate in the future. Please contact Carolyn Murphy at  You will be assisting people who need a helping hand and feel better for doing it!

Morning Meditation for Everyone – Fridays, 8:30-9:15 am

Great Pond Sangha offers a “secular mindfulness style” silent sitting meditation plus short walking meditation (outside labyrinth in good weather). Drop in. Newcomers & beginners welcome. Free. Meditation cushions and chairs are available. For info contact Coordinator Grace Durfee at

Buddhist Meditation – Wednesdays, 7:30- 9 pm, Chapel

Each Wednesday the Great Pond Sangha offers guided meditation and discussion in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, guest teachers, Dharma talks. Drop in. Newcomers/Beginners welcome. Free. Meditation cushions and chairs are available. For more info contact Mark Lemire or Susan Malloy at  

Glorious Gardeners – Tuesdays, 9:00 am

Join us in the North Parish gardens for chatting and relaxed yard work. Getting to know each other and pooling our knowledge are important aspects of what we do.  Weather dependent, we will gather.  Come when you can.  To add your name to our contact list, email Debb Putnam at


The North Parish office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  It is recommended to call ahead to confirm that someone is in the office.  Thank you.