Unitarian Universalist congregations practice congregational polity, a form of governance for communities of faith. More about our collaborative leadership structure.

The Standing Committee, composed of eleven members including the Clerk and the Treasurer, is elected by the First Parish congregation and responsible for strategic visioning and the conduct of its business affairs.


Members At Large

  Jeff Brainerd      
  Dave Elwood, Chair 508-572-0490      daveelwood@hotmail.com
  CC King      
  Alec Walker (provisional)      
  Liz Rust      
  Susan See
  Kate Svrcek
  Lora Venesy      
  Tom Wilson      


  Peter Nobile, Clerk      
  Jane Barnes, Treasurer       


The Standing Committee will meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at First Parish. Members of First Parish are invited to attend.

July 9, 2019

August 13, 2019

September 10, 2019

October 8, 2019

November 12, 2019

December 10, 2019

January 14, 2020

February 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 12, 2020

Additional Meetings, if needed: May 26, June 2

June 9, 2020


Standing Committee Covenant 

Governing Policies

Meeting Agendas 

Meeting Minutes