The First Parish Social Action program engages First Parish members, friends and neighbors in deepening our understanding of social and environmental injustices, and opens our hearts and minds spiritually to act in support of those in need.
What We Do
The Social Action Council oversees a number of Social Action Programs that engage congregants in many different types of social justice action and advocacy. The Council also accepts and manages funding requests for Social Action Giving and Share the Plate recipients.
There are many opportunities for the wider congregation and community to engage with social justice through education, films, panels, speakers, and direct action. We at First Parish in Concord believe that social action is a pillar of our community life and that doing this work is an inherently spiritual act.
Recruiting a Social Action Manager
We are currently searching for a social action manager. Here are links to information about the position:
- FPC Social action mgr, overview, 6-25-19
- FPC Social Action Mgr Job Description, 6-25-19
- General Expectations of the Staff at First Parish in Concord
Resumes/applications are being accepted through August 15, 2019, with an anticipated start date by October 1, 2019. To apply, please email your resume to SAMsearch@firstparish.org or mail to: SAM Search Team, First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742.
Who We Are
Many congregants are active in making our Social Action community vibrant. Feel free to contact any one of the Social Action Council members below, for further information on how to get involved in social justice work at First Parish; or review the list of currently active Social Action Programs and contact the leader of that program directly.
Fred Van Deusen – Vice-chair of the Council, Reclaim Our Democracy Representative on the Council; manages the website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Rust – Treasurer of the Council; leads the Social Action Grants and Share-the-Plate programs, manages the Social Action candle at Sunday services: email@example.com
Sue St. Croix – Council Co-secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted Bayne – Council Co-secretary, Environmental Action Team and Immigration Justice Task Force Representative on the Council: email@example.com
Kate Kavanagh – manages Social Action email and Facebook page: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lora Venesy – Standing Committee and Advocates for Women’s Empowerment Representative on the Council: email@example.com
Marilyn Lowitt – Women’s Parish Association Representative on the Council: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammie Foote: email@example.com