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.

At-large Members 2017-18

Jeff Brainerd978-243-0101     jeffbrainerd@gmail.com
Dave Elwood508-572-0490     daveelwood@hotmail.com
Kristin Haddad, Chair978-254-5012     kristin.haddad@gmail.com
John Lowe978-884-9975     john.moore.lowe@gmail.com
Patty Popov978-369-1990     ppopov@nichols-pratt.com
Toby Smith Ropeik978-369-0007     tobyasmith@gmail.com
Kate Svrcek781-472-0714     katesvrcek@hotmail.com
Lora Venesy978-254-5433     venesy@comcast.net
Tom Wilson978-254-5906     twilson@wilsongroup.com

Officers 2017-18

Peter Nobile, Clerk978-369-5857     peter.nobile@gmail.com
Michelle Fortier, Treasurer      
John Stevens, Moderator978-369-6061     John_stevens43@comcast.net

Meetings 2017-2018

The Standing Committee meets monthly on the following Sundays at 6:00 PM at First Parish. Members of First Parish are encouraged to attend any or all upcoming meetings:

Sun, May 6, 2018
Additional meeting either May 20 or June 3
Sun, June 10, 2018

Meetings 2018 – 2019 

The Standing Committee will meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at First Parish. Members of First Parish are encouraged to attend any or all meetings:

July 10

September 11

October 9

November 13

December 11

January 8

February 12

March 12

April 9

May 14

Possible Additional Meeting – May 28 or June 4 (may be cancelled)

June 9 (Annual Meeting)

June 11

Information of Interest

Standing Committee Goals 2016-18

Standing Committee News

Standing Committee Covenant

Meeting Agendas 

Governing Policies

Meeting Minutes