Events will be posted once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. To learn about ZOOM and other events during #COVID-19Stayhome, email office@northparish.org and ask to be added to our E-news list.


The People’s Pantry will be holding a Food Drive on Saturday, September 26th from 9 AM until noon at the North Parish. 

The number of guests served at the People’s Pantry has doubled in the last 6 months. To meet this increased need, the People’s Pantry is seeking donations of canned/boxed food. The items most needed include: canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, beans (pinto, black, kidney, etc), hot or cold cereal, and macaroni and cheese.

COVID-19 precautions will be taken during the food drive. Donors will drive up to the circle in front of the North Parish and stay in their cars while pantry volunteers unload the food donations from their trunks. All volunteers will wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Please consider donating during these difficult times!


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, 7 – 9 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 csmerac@aol.com.  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. 

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 greatpondsangha@gmail.com or Laura Howell, Director at directorgreatpondsangha@gmail.com.

Green Gardeners Group – 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 deborahputnam@gmail.com.

Due to COVID-19, the Office Administrator will be working remotely as well as onsite.  Her onsite office hours will be Monday through Thursday 8 am to 12 pm.  Please call 978-687-7948 if you would like to speak to her or leave a message and she will return your call.  She is also available via email at office@northparish.org until 4 pm.

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