Author: Jeff Brainerd

2021 Pledge Testimonial – Jeff Brainerd

Good morning everyone. My name is Jeff Brainerd and as we embark on our Annual Pledge Campaign I wanted to share a little bit about what’s on my mind.

I know I don’t have to tell anybody here this, but this has been such an unprecedented, … read more.

2021 Pledge Testimonial – Peter Nobile

Good morning, First Parish family and friends.  This year’s Annual Campaign theme of “Here Together, Never Alone,”  at first struck me as odd: aren’t we in fact NOT together, and aren’t many of us feeling isolated from one another?  Before we had to go online, … read more.

2021 Pledge Testimonial – Dinny McIntyre

Good morning First Parish friends.  I send you a big air hug, as Liz has taught us to do. We’ll be back in our balcony perch before long, but I miss seeing all your faces.

John and I signed the book in 1988, thirty-three years ago, … read more.

Raffle Prize Cottage Letter

Eighth and final  in a series of letters to First Parish about this year’s pledge campaign. It would normally have appeared as an insert in the April 26, Sunday order of service, but now will be sent via email. All are being posted on: firstparish.org/campaign.

April 30, … read more.

2020 Pledge Testimonial – Tom Wilson

Good morning and I am glad to be with you today.

Let me start by telling you a quick story.  You’ve probably have heard this, but it bears repeating.  There once were 3 blind people and an elephant.  They were asked to describe what the elephant … read more.

Stove Letter

Seventh  in a series of letters to First Parish about this year’s pledge campaign and would normally have appeared as an insert in the April 5, Sunday order of service, but now will be sent via email. All are being posted on: firstparish.org/campaign.

Good afternoon—

I figured you’d … read more.

2020 Pledge Testimonial – Mary Ann Barton

Today I’ll tell you a story from back in 2008, when the First Parish building was being renovated. Our congregation met at Kerem Shalom, the synagogue on Elm Street. My heart was heavy that year and I wanted to attend services. I couldn’t because of … read more.

Wiring Letter #2

Sixth  in a series of letters to First Parish about this year’s pledge campaign and would normally have appeared as an insert in the March 29, Sunday order of service, but now will be sent via email. All are being posted on: firstparish.org/campaign.

Hey—

I had … read more.